# Brief history and Key facts

Euromillions is currently one of the most popular lotteries in Europe involving nine participating countries: Austria, Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

- EuroMillions was launched on February 7, 2004, initially with 50 Ball Numbers and 9 Lucky Stars, 1 weekly draw on Friday and the first draw took place on February 13, with the following participating countries: United Kingdom, France and Spain.
- In October 2004, EuroMillions expanded to six more countries: Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal and Switzerland.
- On May 10, 2011, EuroMillions introduced a second weekly draw on Tuesdays, in addition to the usual draw that already took place on Fridays. On the same date, the number of Lucky Stars was also increased from 9 to 11, leaving it with 50 Ball Numbers and 11 Lucky Stars.
- On September 27, 2016, EuroMillions again increased the number of Lucky Stars from 11 to 12, remaining since then with 50 Ball Numbers and 12 Lucky Stars to this day.
- The main goal in Euromillions is to match the 5 Ball Numbers and the 2 Lucky Stars to get the 1st Prize.

## Viewing Modes

For Euromillions we have 3 ways of viewing the statistical results that correspond to the 3 relevant moments described above where there was a change in the number of Main Numbers or Lucky Stars.

- A Since February 7, 2004
- B Since May 10, 2011
- C Since September 27, 2016

## Odds

The following table shows all possible combinations of a draw of 5 Ball Numbers and 2 Lucky Stars out of a total of 50 Ball Numbers and 12 Lucky Stars possible with the respective probabilities of winning each EuroMillions prize.

Matches | Combinations | Favorable cases | Winning odds | Prizes |
---|---|---|---|---|

5+2 | C(5,5) * C(45,0) * C(2,2) * C(10,0) | 1 | 1 : 139 838 160.00 | 1º |

5+1 | C(5,5) * C(45,0) * C(2,1) * C(10,1) | 20 | 1 : 6 991 908.00 | 2º |

5+0 | C(5,5) * C(45,0) * C(2,0) * C(10,2) | 45 | 1 : 3 107 514.67 | 3º |

4+2 | C(5,4) * C(45,1) * C(2,2) * C(10,0) | 225 | 1 : 621 502.93 | 4º |

4+1 | C(5,4) * C(45,1) * C(2,1) * C(10,1) | 4 500 | 1 : 31 075.15 | 5º |

4+0 | C(5,4) * C(45,1) * C(2,0) * C(10,2) | 10 125 | 1 : 13 811.18 | 7º |

3+2 | C(5,3) * C(45,2) * C(2,2) * C(10,0) | 9 900 | 1 : 14 125.07 | 6º |

3+1 | C(5,3) * C(45,2) * C(2,1) * C(10,1) | 198 000 | 1 : 706.25 | 9º |

3+0 | C(5,3) * C(45,2) * C(2,0) * C(10,2) | 445 500 | 1 : 313.89 | 10º |

2+2 | C(5,2) * C(45,3) * C(2,2) * C(10,0) | 141 900 | 1 : 985.47 | 8º |

2+1 | C(5,2) * C(45,3) * C(2,1) * C(10,1) | 2 838 000 | 1 : 49.27 | 12º |

2+0 | C(5,2) * C(45,3) * C(2,0) * C(10,2) | 6 385 500 | 1 : 21.90 | 13º |

1+2 | C(5,1) * C(45,4) * C(2,2) * C(10,0) | 744 975 | 1 : 187.71 | 11º |

1+1 | C(5,1) * C(45,4) * C(2,1) * C(10,1) | 14 899 500 | 1 : 9.39 | - |

1+0 | C(5,1) * C(45,4) * C(2,0) * C(10,2) | 33 523 875 | 1 : 4.17 | - |

0+2 | C(5,0) * C(45,5) * C(2,2) * C(10,0) | 1 221 759 | 1 : 114.46 | - |

0+1 | C(5,0) * C(45,5) * C(2,1) * C(10,1) | 24 435 180 | 1 : 5.72 | - |

0+0 | C(5,0) * C(45,5) * C(2,0) * C(10,2) | 54 979 155 | 1 : 2.54 | - |

Total | 139 838 160 |