Exceptional Draws

Exceptional Draws are raffle based draws that take place in all nine EuroMillions countries, guaranteeing to create a set number of millionaires on a single night. Draws take place on selected occasions throughout the year, with all EuroMillions players who buy a ticket for that night's draw entered into this exciting supplementary raffle.

Did you know? In Luxembourg, Exceptional Draw codes start with the letter L, for example: LABC 12345.

Winning Locations

The most recent Exceptional Draw took place on Friday 23rd February 2018, with 25 players becoming millionaires overnight. The number of winners from each country is shown below alongside the winners from previous draws:

Participating Country Winners (23rd Feb 2018) Total Winners
Austria 0 0
Belgium 4 8
France 4 12
Ireland 1 1
Luxembourg 0 3
Portugal 3 5
Spain 7 11
Switzerland 1 2
UK 5 8
Total: 25 50

How to Play

The raffle works like so - a unique raffle code is printed on the ticket slip when you purchase a EuroMillions ticket ahead of the draw, with each code consisting of four letters and five numbers (e.g. LABC 12345).

The first letter will correspond to the country in which the ticket was purchased:

Participating Country Starting Letter
Austria A, N, O or W
Belgium B
France F
Ireland I
Luxembourg L
Portugal P
Spain E
Switzerland R or S
United Kingdom H, J, M, T, V, X or Z

The winning codes will be chosen at random out of all the entries submitted for the draw, which means that the prizes are guaranteed to be won on the night. The odds of winning a prize in the Exceptional Draw will vary based on how many tickets have been sold for the draw.

Ticket holders are advised to check their tickets carefully after each draw to avoid disappointment, while online players will be automatically notified should their code be selected.