How to Play EuroMillions
Whether you play EuroMillions in store in Portugal or online, the format of the game remains the same:
- Choose five main numbers from 1-50 and two Stars from 1-12.
- You can also choose the Quick Pick ('Gerar chave') option when picking your numbers, where a completely random set of numbers will be generated for you.
- Decide whether you want to enter the next Tuesday draw, the next Friday draw, or both.
- Once you are happy with your selections, you will need to pay for your entries and wait for the draw.
- The latest EuroMillions results are released at around 8:30pm every Tuesday and Friday along with the winning M1lhão codes for that draw.
How to Play M1lhão
M1lhão (in English: "The Million") is a supplementary raffle game that is drawn alongside every Friday EuroMillions draw in Portugal. There is no additional cost to enter the raffle, as you receive a code for each line of EuroMillions numbers you purchase.
At least one EuroMillions player in Portugal wins €1 million in every Friday draw thanks to the M1lhão draw. Your allocated code(s) are found on your lottery ticket below your entries to the main EuroMillions draw. The codes consist of three letters and five numbers, for example ABC 12345. If you match one of the winning raffle codes exactly as it appears, you will instantly become €1 million richer! There is no prize for partially matching one of the winning codes. You can learn more on the M1lhão page.
Note: You also receive a M1lhão code when you purchase a ticket for a Tuesday EuroMillions draw, however the M1lhão draw itself does not take place until the Friday. You should keep hold of any tickets from a Tuesday draw until you have checked the winning raffle code(s) announced after the Friday draw of that week.
Where to Play
There are two ways to play EuroMillions in Portugal - online and instore.
To play EuroMillions online from Portugal, simply visit the Play page, where you will be able to choose the numbers you would like to play and the number of draws you would like to enter.
You can play EuroMillions from any of the Jogos Santa Casa lottery retailers across Portugal. Players must be 18 or over and tickets cost €2.50 per entry.
It is also possible to play instore if you are visiting Portugal while not being a resident, however any prizes you win can only be claimed in Portugal and cannot be claimed in any other participating country.