EuroMillions is a transnational lottery that brings together players from ten European countries. It was launched on 7 February 2004. France, Spain, and the UK took part in the first draw six days later. The rest of the members joined in the draw that took place in October of the same year.
The lottery goal is to match five numbers from a one to 50 pool and two 'lucky star' numbers from another pot of 12. The lottery draws happen every Tuesday and Friday at 20:45 CET. Results are published after the draw is concluded on both independent and associated websites.
There are additional playing conditions that differ from country to country. These may affect the ticket price, and the way winnings are processed. All winnings, for instance, are tax-free except in Switzerland, Spain, and Portugal. The fixed ticket price may also change subject to the currency of a player's country of residence.