Euromillions winner statistics

Euromillions prizes & prize fund distribution

The Odd-Even Patterns Based On The Actual EuroMillions Results

Remember that in the list of the odd-even patterns above, we included the probability value. We use the probability value to determine how likely an event will happen in a given period.

In this case, we want to know the frequency of each odd-even pattern. To take things up a notch, we will compare our calculation against the actual results of the EuroMillions.

There are 1,276 draws in EuroMillions from April 16, 2004, to February 4, 2020. Therefore, we calculate the expected frequency by multiplying the probability by 1,276 draws.

Expected Frequency = Probability X 1,276

In the case of 3-odd-2-even with the probability of 0.3256621797655230, the expected frequency will be 416.

Doing similar computation with the rest of the odd-even patterns, we will come up with a completed comparison table below with accompanying graph:

As you see from the graph above, you should notice the agreement between probability prediction and the actual results of the EuroMillions game.  The agreement proves that the EuroMillions game follows the dictate of probability principle.

  • 3-odd-2-even is expected to appear 416 times – it occurred 461 times in the real draw.
  • 4-odd-1-even is projected to appear 190 times – it appeared in 184 times in the actual draw.
  • 0-odd-5-even is supposed to be drawn 32 times – it was drawn 31 times in the real draw.

Thanks to the power of probability.  And you don’t need statistical analysis of the historical results to do such high-accuracy and high-precision prediction.

Associated Draw Results

EuroMillions Plus Results — Friday 24th October 2014

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Prize Categories Prize Per Winner Winners Prize Fund Amount
Match 5 €500,000.00 €0.00
Match 4 €2,000.00 109 €218,000.00
Match 3 €20.00 4,999 €99,980.00
Totals 5,108 €317,980.00

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The Super Star is still to be announced — please check back soon.

Read more about the Super Star draw

Belgium Joker+ Results — Friday 24th October 2014

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Constellation:Stier

Prize Categories Prize Per Winner Winners Prize Fund Amount
Match 6 plus Constellation €1,175,000.00 €0.00
Match 6 €20,000.00 €0.00
Match 5 €2,000.00 4 €8,000.00
Match 4 €200.00 41 €8,200.00
Match 3 €20.00 526 €10,520.00
Match 2 €5.00 5,000 €25,000.00
Match 1 €2.00 51,354 €102,708.00
Constellation €1.50 24,032 €36,048.00
Totals 80,957 €190,476.00

Read more about the Belgium Joker+ draw

Austrian Joker Results

With the Austrian Joker being drawn on dissimilar days to EuroMillions, please refer to the Austrian Joker page for results relevant to your ticket:

Read more about the Austrian Joker draw

Luxembourg Joker Results — Friday 24th October 2014

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Prize Categories Prize Per Winner Winners Prize Fund Amount
Match 6 €500,000.00 €0.00
Match Last 5 in Exact Order €10,000.00 €0.00
Match Last 4 in Exact Order €1,000.00 5 €5,000.00
Match Last 3 in Exact Order €100.00 34 €3,400.00
Match Last 2 in Exact Order €10.00 293 €2,930.00
Match Last 1 in Exact Order €2.00 2,908 €5,816.00
Totals 3,240 €17,146.00

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The Odd-Even Patterns In the EuroMillions

Odd-even patterns do have an impact on your number selection strategy.  You fail to choose the right composition of odd-even numbers, and you fail to win even before you play.

The Euromillions number field can be divided into two sets:

Odd = {1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17,19,21,23,25,27,29,31,33,35,37,39,41,43,45,47,49}

Even = {2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18,20,22,24,26,28,30,32,34,36,38,40,42,44,46,48,50}

The table below shows the complete odd-even patterns in EuroMillions with their corresponding probability:

Patterns Probability Calculus
3-odd-2-even 0.3256621797655230 32.5662179766%
3-even-2-odd 0.3256621797655230 32.5662179766%
1-odd-4-even 0.1492618323925310 14.9261832393%
1-even-4-odd 0.1492618323925310 14.9261832393%
5-odd-0-even 0.0250759878419453 2.5075987842%
5-even-0-odd 0.0250759878419453 2.5075987842%
1 100%

The table shows that the first two are the best ones to play in EuroMillions.  To help you figure out the best and the worst ones, I further divide the patterns into three groups:

Best Patterns Fair Patterns Worst Patterns
3-odd-2-even 1-odd-4-even All-even-numbers
2-odd-3-even 1-even-4-odd All-odd-numbers

As a EuroMillions player, you should either play the 3-odd-2-even or the 2-odd-3-even patterns.

Do you want proof?

Let’s peek at the past EuroMillions results and see how the game follows the dictate of probability.

November 2009 – Changes to EuroMillions Format

On 7th November 2009, EuroMillions’ 11-rollover limit was replaced by a jackpot cap of €185 million. In the event of the jackpot reaching €185 million, it would remain there for one additional draw before being rolled down to winners in the next prize tier. Additionally, the jackpot cap would be increased by €5 million once reached.

The price of a EuroMillions ticket also increased from £1.50 to £2. The price increase heralded the launch of a new supplementary raffle game, ‘Millionaire Raffle’, on 13th November. Included in the EuroMillions ticket’s new price, UK players would get the chance to win a guaranteed €1 million every week by matching the raffle code printed on their ticket with the code revealed during a EuroMillions draw.

Changes Summary

  • Rollover cap replaced by €185 million jackpot cap, increased by €5 million each time it is reached
  • New supplementary ‘Millionaire Raffle’ introduced in the UK
  • Ticket price increased from £1.50 to £2.

EuroMillions Syndicate Winners

There are several notable EuroMillions syndicate wins throughout the history of the game:

  • A family syndicate from County Dublin claimed the biggest ever lottery prize won in Ireland when they won €175 milion on Tuesday 19th February 2019.
  • On Friday 1st July 2016, a syndicate of Dublin bus drivers won a EuroMillions jackpot worth €23.8 million. Each of the 22 members of the group received just over €1 million and even arrived by bus to pick up their cheques!
  • On Friday 6th November 2009, a syndicate of seven office workers in Merseyside won a whopping £45.5 million when their entry was one of two British tickets that split a jackpot of £91.1 million. Each member received £6.5 million.

How to Play

Playing EuroMillions Plus is very similar to playing EuroMillions, but without the Lucky Stars. For an additional €1 per line, you can opt in to the Plus game when you purchase your main EuroMillions entries for the Tuesday draw, Friday draw, or both.

To add Plus to your ticket, you will need to select your EuroMillions numbers as usual and then tick the ‘Add EuroMillions Plus’ box located on the play slip. You will not need to pick any additional numbers, as those on your ticket are entered into both draws (with the exception of the Lucky Stars).

Five numbers are randomly drawn, with prizes awarded if your original EuroMillions numbers match three or more of the five ’Plus’ numbers drawn.

Prizes

There are three prize tiers available, with a guaranteed top prize of €500,000 for matching all five numbers.

Prize Tier Prize
Match 5 €500,000
Match 4 €2,000
Match 3 €20

Advance Play

The Advance Play option allows you to purchase your tickets up to eight draws in advance by simply ticking the Advance Play box for the number of draws you wish to participate in (e.g. one, two, four, six or eight). Any prizes won from an Advance Play ticket are claimed in the usual way.

Prize Breakdown

Numbers Matched Prize Per Winner Total Winners
Match 5 and 2 Stars €163,553,041.00 1
Match 5 and 1 Star €355,600.15 8
Match 5 €118,533.38 8
Match 4 and 2 Stars €5,782.12 82
Match 4 and 1 Star €273.48 1,517
Match 4 €137.46 3,018
Match 3 and 2 Stars €75.69 3,915
Match 2 and 2 Stars €23.13 58,928
Match 3 and 1 Star €17.00 76,686
Match 3 €15.26 143,708
Match 1 and 2 Stars €11.28 341,517
Match 2 and 1 Star €8.65 1,206,195
Match 2 €4.82 2,214,422
Totals 4,050,005

The single winning jackpot ticket matching 5 main numbers and 2 Lucky Stars was purchased in Portugal.

EuroMillions prizes must be claimed within 90 days of the draw date, so tickets purchased for this draw were valid until Thursday 18th February 2016.

Ball Set: 03

Draw Machine: 11

4,050,005

Tickets won a prize in this draw.

59,266,691

Entries were purchased for this draw.

68 in 1,000

For every 1,000 tickets bought, 68 won a prize.

Lotterycodex Patterns and The Best Combinations In EuroMillions

Earlier, we discussed that any questions you ask about the lottery must be a combinatorial and probability problem to solve.

So to know the probability of 1-2-3-4-5, we ask the question “What is the probability of a combination composed of three-odds and two-even numbers?”

However, this is not the only question we can ask, we can also ask:

“What is the probability of a combination composed of five low numbers?”

The problem though, two different questions may provide different probability results.

When you deal with low-high and odd-even patterns as two separate probability analyses, you will encounter serious contradiction.

To illustrate the contradiction, 1-2-3-4-5 is one of the best combinations under odd-even patterns.

But then we know that under the analysis of the low-high patterns, such combination is one of the worst ones.

So combinatorial mathematics and probability theory can be very confusing if you are not careful.

So what is the solution?

The solution is Lotterycodex patterns

Using Lotterycodex patterns, we put these two analyses together into one combinatorial equation. 

So now to solve the probability of the combination 1-2-3-4-5, we ask this question instead:

“What is the probability of a combination composed of three-low-odds and two-low-even numbers?”

That’s how Lotterycodex patterns can help you along the way.  However, combinatorial calculation with probability analysis can be very complex so I created the Lotterycodex calculator to make everything much simpler and faster.

For simplicity, I have divided EuroMillions patterns into three groups.

Best Group Middle Group Worst Group
Patterns #1, #2 Patterns #3 to #28 Patterns #29 to #56
Two patterns 26 patterns 28 patterns

As you notice, there are only two best patterns out of 56 patterns in EuroMillions 5/50 game.

For those of you who want to delve deeper into the nitty-gritty aspect of calculation, I don’t hide the formula. I discuss how these patterns are obtained in detail, so I invite you to check the free guide.

The table above is very straightforward.  If you want to win the EuroMillions, then focus on patterns #1 and #2.  And forget about the rest of the patterns.

The problem, almost 90% of the lotto players, do not know the worst combinations that will put their money down the drain.  For example, many people pick their combinations that belong to the worst group.

There are millions of these worst combinations in EuroMillions.  How do you know your combinations are not one of these worst types?

Prize Breakdown

Numbers Matched Prize Per Winner Total Winners
Match 5 and 2 Stars €15,000,000.00 Rollover! 0
Match 5 and 1 Star €778,378.25 2
Match 5 €64,864.85 8
Match 4 and 2 Stars €4,324.32 60
Match 4 and 1 Star €255.95 887
Match 4 €136.60 1,662
Match 3 and 2 Stars €67.43 2,405
Match 2 and 2 Stars €19.47 38,320
Match 3 and 1 Star €16.71 42,708
Match 3 €14.51 82,686
Match 1 and 2 Stars €9.48 222,426
Match 2 and 1 Star €8.97 636,653
Match 2 €4.58 1,275,854
Totals 2,303,671

EuroMillions prizes must be claimed within 90 days of the draw date, so tickets purchased for this draw were valid until Thursday 5th May 2016.

Ball Set: 03

Draw Machine: 11

2,303,671

Tickets won a prize in this draw.

32,432,427

Entries were purchased for this draw.

71 in 1,000

For every 1,000 tickets bought, 71 won a prize.

How To Win The EuroMillions Game

To play the EuroMillions with the best shot possible, pick your numbers based on pattern #1 or #2.  Please check the free guide and discover how Lotterycodex Patterns work for EuroMillions and other lottery games.

It’s not easy to win the EuroMillions.  But you can do something to make sure your bet is a good one.  With lots of superstitions going around the lottery today, a lot of EuroMillions players are doing it all wrong. Don’t be one of them.  Be ahead of them.  Please read my post on how to win the lottery mathematically.

If you hate math, then you can use the Lotterycodex calculator to avoid manual calculation.  The calculator is a superior type of lotto number generator that is based on combinatorics and probability principle.

But remember, the lottery is just entertainment. Please understand that lottery addiction can affect your life negatively in many ways.  You have to play with the proper attitude and with a lottery game plan. Please play the lottery responsibly.,

Don’t forget to check the free guide: The Lottery and the Winning Formula According to Math.

Associated Draw Results

EuroMillions Plus Results — Friday 1st July 2016

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Prize Categories Prize Per Winner Winners Prize Fund Amount
Match 5 €500,000.00 €0.00
Match 4 €2,000.00 77 €154,000.00
Match 3 €20.00 2,628 €52,560.00
Totals 2,705 €206,560.00

Read more about the EuroMillions Plus draw

Super Star Results — Friday 1st July 2016

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Prize Categories Prize Per Winner Winners Prize Fund Amount
Match 5 in Exact Order CHF0.00 CHF0.00
Match First 2 + Last 2 CHF12,569.70 1 CHF12,569.70
Match First 3 + Last 1 or First 1 + Last 3 CHF2,094.95 5 CHF10,474.75
Match First 4 or Last 4 CHF1,333.15 11 CHF14,664.65
Match First 2 + Last 1 or First 1 + Last 2 CHF261.85 48 CHF12,568.80
Match First 3 or Last 3 CHF52.80 129 CHF6,811.20
Match First 1 + Last 1 CHF20.85 226 CHF4,712.10
Match First 2 or Last 2 CHF10.35 1,313 CHF13,589.55
Match First 1 or Last 1 CHF4.10 12,835 CHF52,623.50
Totals 14,568 CHF128,014.25

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Belgium Joker+ Results — Friday 1st July 2016

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Constellation:Boogschutter

Prize Categories Prize Per Winner Winners Prize Fund Amount
Match 6 plus Constellation €1,600,000.00 €0.00
Match 6 €20,000.00 €0.00
Match 5 €2,000.00 1 €2,000.00
Match 4 €200.00 20 €4,000.00
Match 3 €20.00 264 €5,280.00
Match 2 €5.00 2,858 €14,290.00
Match 1 €2.00 29,140 €58,280.00
Constellation €1.50 12,991 €19,486.50
Totals 45,274 €103,336.50

Read more about the Belgium Joker+ draw

Austrian Joker Results

With the Austrian Joker being drawn on dissimilar days to EuroMillions, please refer to the Austrian Joker page for results relevant to your ticket:

Read more about the Austrian Joker draw

Luxembourg Joker Results — Friday 1st July 2016

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Prize Categories Prize Per Winner Winners Prize Fund Amount
Match 6 €500,000.00 €0.00
Match Last 5 in Exact Order €10,000.00 €0.00
Match Last 4 in Exact Order €1,000.00 2 €2,000.00
Match Last 3 in Exact Order €100.00 10 €1,000.00
Match Last 2 in Exact Order €10.00 166 €1,660.00
Match Last 1 in Exact Order €2.00 1,706 €3,412.00
Totals 1,884 €8,072.00

Read more about the Luxembourg Joker draw

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Total Winners to Date

The total number of EuroMillions winners across all thirteen prize tiers is shown below. This is updated shortly after the latest draw has taken place.

Number of players that have won a EuroMillions prize since 13th February 2004:

2,000,000,000

To view a comprehensive breakdown of winners from all countries, visit the Winner Statistics page.

Biggest Jackpot Winners from the UK

Draw Date Jackpot Won Winner(s)
Tuesday 8th October 2019 £170,221,000 Anonymous
Tuesday 12th July 2011 £161,653,000 Colin and Chris Weir, Largs, Scotland
Friday 10th August 2012 £148,656,000 Adrian and Gillian Bayford, Haverhill, Suffolk
Tuesday 11th June 2019 £123,458,008 Anonymous
Tuesday 24th April 2018 £121,328,187 Anonymous
Tuesday 1st January 2019 £114,969,775 Patrick and Frances Connolly, Moira, Northern Ireland

Biggest Jackpot Winners from Austria

Draw Date Jackpot Won Winner(s)
Friday 16th May 2008 €55,609,411 Anonymous, Carinthia
Tuesday 19th August 2014 €54,304,297 Anonymous, Tirol
Friday 6th March 2009 €50,000,000 Anonymous, Styria
Friday 5th March 2010 €46,258,004 Anonymous, Burgenland
Tuesday 8th May 2018 €45,566,998 Anonymous, Tirol

Biggest Jackpot Winners from Belgium

Draw Date Jackpot Won Winner(s)
Tuesday 11th October 2016 €168,085,323 Anonymous, Schaerbeek
Tuesday 2nd June 2017 €153,873,716 Anonymous, Flemish Region
Tuesday 21st August 2018 €107,839,228 Anonymous, Flemish Region
Friday 9th February 2007 €100,000,000 Anonymous, Tirlemont
Tuesday 25th June 2013 €93,968,807 Anonymous

Biggest Jackpot Winners from France

Draw Date Jackpot Won Winner(s)
Tuesday 13th November 2012 €169,837,010 Anonymous, Alpes-Maritime
Tuesday 13th September 2011 €162,256,622 Anonymous, Calvados
Tuesday 1st September 2020 €157,170,843 Anonymous, Bas-Rhin
Friday 29th March 2013 €132,486,744 Anonymous, Seine-et-Marne
Friday 21st December 2012 €101,835,641 Anonymous, Haute-Garonne

Biggest Jackpot Winners from Ireland

Draw Date Jackpot Won Winner(s)
Tuesday 19th February 2019 €175,475,380 Anonymous, Co Dublin
Friday 29th July 2005 €115,436,126 Dolores McNamara, Co Limerick
Tuesday 25th June 2013 €93,968,807 Anonymous, Co Dublin
Tuesday 24th January 2017 €88,587,275 Anonymous, Co Dublin
Friday 19th September 2014 €86,732,923 Anonymous, Co Dublin

Biggest Jackpot Winners from Luxembourg

Draw Date Jackpot Won Winner(s)
Friday 27th September 2013 €65,793,284 Anonymous
Friday 9th January 2015 €31,666,941 Anonymous
Friday 24th January 2020 €28,601,720

Biggest Jackpot Winners from Portugal

Draw Date Jackpot Won Winner(s)
Friday 24th October 2014 €190,000,000 Anonymous, Castelo Branco
Friday 20th November 2015 €163,553,041 Anonymous, Eiras
Friday 17th January 2020 €100,779,289 Anonymous, Mafra
Friday 6th March 2015 €100,000,000 Anonymous
Tuesday 14th March 2017 €80,571,199 Anonymous, Faro

Biggest Jackpot Winners from Spain

Draw Date Jackpot Won Winner(s)
Friday 6th October 2017 €190,000,000 Anonymous, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
Tuesday 7th July 2020 €144,542,315 Anonymous, Mayorga, Valladolid
Friday 13th June 2014 €137,313,501 Anonymous, Parla, Madrid
Friday 7th February 2020 €130,000,000 Anonymous, Madrid
Friday 25th September 2020 €130,000,000 Anonymous, Valladolid

Biggest Jackpot Winners from Switzerland

Draw Date Jackpot Won Winner(s)
Tuesday 2nd October 2018 €162,403,002 | CHF 183,897,039.30 Anonymous, North-West Switzerland
Tuesday 19th December 2017 €135,346,147 | 157,096,272.80 Anonymous, Zurich
Friday 23rd August 2013 €93,948,087 | CHF 115,507,763.80 Anonymous, Valais
Friday 6th April 2018 €76,119,641 | CHF 89,415,763.15 Anonymous
Tuesday 11th November 2011 €67,939,183 | CHF 83,979,625.35 Anonymous

The Low-High Patterns Based On The Actual EuroMillions Results

Here’s another probability study using the low-high pattern.

We derive the low-high patterns using the following sets:

Low = {1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,…,25}

High = {26,27,28,29,30,…,50}

Again, the results of the study show that EuroMillions follows the dictate of probability.

The table and the graph above reinforces the fact that the EuroMillions game is subordinate to the principle of probability.

  • 3-low-2-high is expected to appear 416 times – it occurred 468 times in the real draw.
  • 4-low-1-high is projected to appear 190 times – it appeared in 216 times in the actual draw.
  • 0-low-5-high is supposed to be drawn 32 times – it was drawn 22 times in the real draw.

As a EuroMillions player, you should pay attention to the composition of your combination and make sure that it follows either the 3-low-2-high or 2-low-3-high patterns.  And never play the rest of the low-high patterns.

Prize Breakdown

Numbers Matched Prize Per Winner Total Winners
Match 5 and 2 Stars €59,687,034.00 1
Match 5 and 1 Star €388,021.80 4
Match 5 €51,736.24 10
Match 4 and 2 Stars €4,172.28 62
Match 4 and 1 Star €215.98 1,048
Match 4 €100.64 2,249
Match 3 and 2 Stars €69.69 2,320
Match 2 and 2 Stars €21.87 34,009
Match 3 and 1 Star €14.19 50,124
Match 3 €11.52 103,830
Match 1 and 2 Stars €11.68 179,955
Match 2 and 1 Star €7.87 723,314
Match 2 €3.89 1,495,041
Totals 2,591,967

The single winning jackpot ticket matching 5 main numbers and 2 Lucky Stars was purchased in Portugal.

EuroMillions prizes must be claimed within 90 days of the draw date, so tickets purchased for this draw were valid until Thursday 16th June 2016.

Ball Set: 04

Draw Machine: 03

2,591,967

Tickets won a prize in this draw.

32,335,150

Entries were purchased for this draw.

80 in 1,000

For every 1,000 tickets bought, 80 won a prize.

Prize Breakdown

Numbers Matched Prize Per Winner Total Winners
Match 5 and 2 Stars €61,385,481.92 Rollover! 0
Match 5 and 1 Star €0.00
Match 5 €382,841.83 6
Match 4 and 2 Stars €5,317.25 54
Match 4 and 1 Star €237.02 1,060
Match 4 €124.68 2,015
Match 3 and 2 Stars €55.00 3,263
Match 2 and 2 Stars €16.86 48,968
Match 3 and 1 Star €15.35 51,438
Match 3 €13.94 95,268
Match 1 and 2 Stars €8.65 269,589
Match 2 and 1 Star €8.11 778,540
Match 2 €4.47 1,445,469
Totals 2,695,670

EuroMillions prizes must be claimed within 90 days of the draw date, so tickets purchased for this draw were valid until Thursday 7th April 2016.

Ball Set: 02

Draw Machine: 01

2,695,670

Tickets won a prize in this draw.

35,891,422

Entries were purchased for this draw.

75 in 1,000

For every 1,000 tickets bought, 75 won a prize.

Prize Breakdown

Numbers Matched Prize Per Winner Total Winners
Match 5 and 2 Stars €190,000,000.00 1
Match 5 and 1 Star €2,174,634.31 9
Match 5 €50,349.46 24
Match 4 and 2 Stars €4,110.16 147
Match 4 and 1 Star €202.01 2,617
Match 4 €92.77 5,699
Match 3 and 2 Stars €59.46 6,351
Match 2 and 2 Stars €19.55 88,855
Match 3 and 1 Star €14.45 115,019
Match 3 €11.53 242,327
Match 1 and 2 Stars €10.66 460,652
Match 2 and 1 Star €8.04 1,654,248
Match 2 €3.94 3,450,472
Totals 6,026,421

The single winning jackpot ticket matching 5 main numbers and 2 Lucky Stars was purchased in Portugal.

EuroMillions prizes must be claimed within 90 days of the draw date, so tickets purchased for this draw were valid until Thursday 22nd January 2015.

Ball Set: 02

Draw Machine: 01

FAQs

Some of the most frequently asked questions and answers regarding EuroMillions Plus are shown below. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Q: Does the Match 5 top prize roll over if there are no winners?
A: No, all prizes amounts are fixed and cannot roll over.

Q: Where are the Plus numbers on my EuroMillions ticket?
A: The five main numbers you enter in the main EuroMillions draw are also used as your EuroMillions Plus numbers. Your ticket will have ‘PLUS YES’ printed on to confirm that your numbers have been entered into both draws.

Q: When do ticket sales close?
A: If you are playing online, entries close at 7:25pm every Tuesday and Friday. If you’re playing instore, it’s 7:30pm.

Q: Are the Plus results the same as the EuroMillions results?
A: No, EuroMillions Plus is a separate draw to EuroMillions and therefore has different winning numbers — however your chosen EuroMillions numbers are entered into both games when Plus is played.

Prize Breakdown

Numbers Matched Prize Per Winner Total Winners
Match 5 and 2 Stars €190,000,000.00 1
Match 5 and 1 Star €1,291,056.09 16
Match 5 €27,910.63 22
Match 4 and 2 Stars €1,865.48 161
Match 4 and 1 Star €102.71 3,119
Match 3 and 2 Stars €70.26 6,365
Match 4 €44.75 5,668
Match 2 and 2 Stars €14.67 79,614
Match 3 and 1 Star €10.62 116,308
Match 3 €10.55 221,456
Match 1 and 2 Stars €9.08 363,925
Match 2 and 1 Star €6.89 1,438,780
Match 2 €4.14 2,939,995
Totals 5,175,430

The single winning jackpot ticket matching 5 main numbers and 2 Lucky Stars was purchased in Spain.

EuroMillions prizes must be claimed within 90 days of the draw date, so tickets purchased for this draw were valid until Thursday 4th January 2018.

Ball Set: 01

Draw Machine: 01

5,175,430

Tickets won a prize in this draw.

60,675,275

Entries were purchased for this draw.

85 in 1,000

For every 1,000 tickets bought, 85 won a prize.

Prize Breakdown

Numbers Matched Prize Per Winner Total Winners
Match 5 and 2 Stars €23,845,060.00 1
Match 5 and 1 Star €442,252.99 3
Match 5 €55,281.62 8
Match 4 and 2 Stars €4,512.79 49
Match 4 and 1 Star €246.48 785
Match 4 €99.22 1,950
Match 3 and 2 Stars €81.06 1,705
Match 2 and 2 Stars €24.55 25,899
Match 3 and 1 Star €16.27 37,370
Match 3 €11.69 87,491
Match 1 and 2 Stars €13.75 130,711
Match 2 and 1 Star €8.76 555,254
Match 2 €3.78 1,315,084
Totals 2,156,310

The single winning jackpot ticket matching 5 main numbers and 2 Lucky Stars was purchased in Ireland.

EuroMillions prizes must be claimed within 90 days of the draw date, so tickets purchased for this draw were valid until Thursday 29th September 2016.

Ball Set: 02

Draw Machine: 01

2,156,310

Tickets won a prize in this draw.

27,640,812

Entries were purchased for this draw.

78 in 1,000

For every 1,000 tickets bought, 78 won a prize.

February 2020 — Changes to the Jackpot Cap

On 1st February 2020 a number of changes were made to EuroMillions and the jackpots on offer. The changes were implemented to help jackpots grow bigger and faster than under previous game rules, without an increase in ticket price or the number of balls to choose from. In addition, the new prize structure meant that the average number of Superdraws taking place each year would increase.

The Jackpot Cap, which stood at €190 million since January 2012, increased to €200 million, with the potential of climbing further to €250 million in future. Read more about the EuroMillions jackpot cap changes from February 2020.

How to Beat the Odds of the EuroMillions Game

Of course, you cannot beat the odds of EuroMillions.  But thankfully, math can help. There’s a way to increase your chances of winning the game.

The only way to increase your chances of winning is to buy more tickets.

But buying more tickets is useless if you’re making the wrong choices.  It’s not OK to choose 1-2-3-4-5, and 2-3-4-5-6, and 46-47-48-49-50.

I will explain why.

But first of all, I must ask you to forget about hot or cold numbers. For the longest time, people mistakenly believe that if a number frequently occurs in the past, the same number is bound to be drawn more often in the future.  This belief must be corrected.

Now, let’s proceed.

All combinations in EuroMillions 5/50 have the same probability.

It means that 1-2-3-4-5 is equally likely.

Play 2-4-6-8-10, and that is equally likely too.

Perhaps your combination is 5-10-15-20-25, this combination has the same probability as any other in the universe of Euromillions’ possible combinations.

The truth, all combinations have equal chances.

But think about this.  Consider more tickets where all numbers are picked in the form of straight combinations:

  • 1-2-3-4-5
  • 2-3-4-5-6
  • 3-4-5-6-7
  • 46-47-48-49-50

If I ask lotto players to spend their money on the above combinations, the surest response I will get is “no way.”

And why not?

That’s because people don’t trust their understanding of probability.

“Gut feeling” dominates the logic

You see, if you are confident that all combinations have the same probability, why be afraid to play all those combinations.

In other words, while you believe that all combinations have the same probability, there’s part of you that says buying “multiple tickets where all combinations are straight numbers” cannot be right.

But gut feeling shouldn’t be superior to mathematics.

If you want to win the EuroMillions game, you have to have a strong mathematical foundation.

And mathematics says:

There’s a big difference between having lots of wrong combinations and having the right combinations.

But how do we explain this mathematically?

Questions or Comments About EuroMillions

Please, I invite you to join the conversation. If you have questions about the EuroMillions game, please let me know.  If you have comments about this article, then leave your comment below. Thank you for reading

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The Odds of Winning The EuroMillions

The National Lottery EuroMillions game is a 5/50 lottery format. So the rule is to pick five numbers from 1 to 50. We compute the total combinations by using the Binomial Coefficient formula.

So there are 2 million possible ways to combine five numbers in EuroMillions.  However, to win the jackpot, you are required to match the extra two lucky stars so that the actual odds become one is to 139.8 million.

If you think about your odds, you have a better chance of becoming the next Prime Minister of the U.K. In short; it is tough to win in the EuroMillions.

In perspective, on the average, you have 139.8 million attempts to win the jackpot.  If you play 100 tickets every week, then you have 1.4 million weeks or 27,000 years to hit the jackpot.

Twenty-seven thousand years is such a long time. You’ve got to be very lucky to win.

The EuroMillions lottery is a random game. You cannot predict the next winning numbers.

So, if superstitions, hot numbers, lucky numbers, quick pick, and a random selection will not help, what will?

Mathematics remains the only tool.

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