The Health Lottery & Euromillions

Playing the lottery can be a lot of fun, and with so many different options and different places to play online, it can be hard to decide which one is best for you.  Today we will be comparing two fan favourites side by side. Let’s dive into their cost, number of players, jackpots and more.

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Euromillions ticket cost

To join the Euromillions draw, you will need to pay £2.50. To play at the Health Lottery is only £1.

You can buy EuroMillions tickets online every day from 6am until 11pm. But remember, to play on a draw day, you'll need to buy your ticket before 7.30pm. Draw days are Tuesday and Friday. 

At The Health Lottery, we have Big Win draws five days a week. You can purchase your £1 ticket on any day. If you are purchasing online, there is a handy countdown timer that will tell you when the next draw is going to be. If you want to join for this draw, make sure to purchase your ticket before the timer hits zero.

How to win Euromillions prizes

A Euromillions jackpot can only be won by matching five main numbers plus two lucky stars. That’s seven correct numbers for the jackpot! 

At The Health Lottery, the second chance draw jackpot can be yours when you match just five balls! That nets you £100,000 on a Wednesday or a whopping £475,000 on a Saturday. 

While the Euromillions amount is much higher, remember that there are a lot more players and you need to match two more balls. This means that you are less likely to match all seven numbers, and if you do, you may have to split the winnings with many other players. 

For both Euromillions and The Big win, you will need to match two balls to get a free ticket or the cost of your ticket back.

How many people play Euromillions?

In the point above we mentioned splitting the jackpot. This is the go-to answer when multiple people win the lottery by matching the same numbers. Of course, the chances of this happening increase with the number of players a lottery has... 

According to The Sun, the Euromillions sees 80 to 100 million people purchasing tickets each week. At The Health Lottery, we typically see around 20,000 players each week.

What numbers should I pick?

Historically (from launch until 2022), Euromillions numbers have stayed under 25 for the most part. On the other hand, The Health Lottery has seen a healthy mix of all numbers from 1 to 50.  

Ready to play?

If you’re ready to get your numbers in and join us for the next draw, head over to play The Big Win   where you can easily place your numbers in for the next draw. If you’d like to get going a bit quicker, you can visit our QuickWin lottery page where we have draws every three minutes. Remember to play responsibly. 

The current society benefitting from funds raised is LEW Health CIC T/A HL London West

The Health Lottery operates on behalf of 6 Community Interest Companies (CICs), managing 6 society lotteries that operate in 12 geographical regions across Great Britain. These exist to help tackle health inequalities in their respective areas. People’s Health Trust (PHT) is an independent charity that assesses grant applications and award funding across the 12 regions. Read about some of the good causes HERE. For information regarding all funded projects or to submit a grant application visit PHT HERE. 20.34% of every lottery draw ticket and online scratchcard purchased is donated to good causes. 36.02% is spent on prizes. 43.64% is spent expenses (actual expenses exceed this figure). Our average annual proceeds from lotteries are £12.5m. The odds of winning The Big Win jackpot are (1 in 2.1m) and the odds of winning any Big Win prize is (1 in 9.7). The odds of winning the All or Nothing jackpot is (1 in 1.35m) and the odds of winning any All or Nothing prize is (1 in 4.5). The odds of winning a QuickWin jackpot is (1 in 2.1m) and the odds of winning any QuickWin prize is (1 in 6). All winning lottery numbers are selected using an approved random number generator (RNG). Click on the links below for full T&Cs and FAQs for each of our games.

Please help us to support vital health causes in your community. Each of the 6 society lotteries is licensed by the Gambling Commission.