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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 20th November 2015

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Prize Categories Prize Per Winner Winners Prize Fund Amount
Match 5 €500,000.00 €0.00
Match 4 €2,000.00 126 €252,000.00
Match 3 €20.00 5,411 €108,220.00
Totals 5,537 €360,220.00

Read more about the EuroMillions Plus draw

Super Star Results — Friday 20th November 2015

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Prize Categories Prize Per Winner Winners Prize Fund Amount
Match 5 in Exact Order CHF250,000.00 1 CHF250,000.00
Match First 2 + Last 2 CHF3,130.90 9 CHF28,178.10
Match First 3 + Last 1 or First 1 + Last 3 CHF2,348.20 10 CHF23,482.00
Match First 4 or Last 4 CHF1,217.60 27 CHF32,875.20
Match First 2 + Last 1 or First 1 + Last 2 CHF284.65 99 CHF28,180.35
Match First 3 or Last 3 CHF44.65 342 CHF15,270.30
Match First 1 + Last 1 CHF19.40 544 CHF10,553.60
Match First 2 or Last 2 CHF10.75 2,846 CHF30,594.50
Match First 1 or Last 1 CHF4.10 28,773 CHF117,969.30
Totals 32,651 CHF537,103.35

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Belgium Joker+ Results — Friday 20th November 2015

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Constellation:Vissen

Prize Categories Prize Per Winner Winners Prize Fund Amount
Match 6 plus Constellation €200,000.00 €0.00
Match 6 €20,000.00 €0.00
Match 5 €2,000.00 4 €8,000.00
Match 4 €200.00 32 €6,400.00
Match 3 €20.00 406 €8,120.00
Match 2 €5.00 4,125 €20,625.00
Match 1 €2.00 42,016 €84,032.00
Constellation €1.50 19,370 €29,055.00
Totals 65,953 €156,232.00

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 20th November 2015

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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 4 €4,000.00
Match Last 3 in Exact Order €100.00 26 €2,600.00
Match Last 2 in Exact Order €10.00 273 €2,730.00
Match Last 1 in Exact Order €2.00 2,673 €5,346.00
Totals 2,976 €14,676.00

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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.

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.

Associated Draw Results

EuroMillions Plus Results — Friday 15th 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 59 €118,000.00
Match 3 €20.00 2,500 €50,000.00
Totals 2,559 €168,000.00

Read more about the EuroMillions Plus draw

Super Star Results — Friday 15th July 2016

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Prize Categories Prize Per Winner Winners Prize Fund Amount
Match 5 in Exact Order CHF250,000.00 1 CHF250,000.00
Match First 2 + Last 2 CHF2,523.60 5 CHF12,618.00
Match First 3 + Last 1 or First 1 + Last 3 CHF3,505.00 3 CHF10,515.00
Match First 4 or Last 4 CHF1,338.25 11 CHF14,720.75
Match First 2 + Last 1 or First 1 + Last 2 CHF300.45 42 CHF12,618.90
Match First 3 or Last 3 CHF53.40 128 CHF6,835.20
Match First 1 + Last 1 CHF20.85 227 CHF4,732.95
Match First 2 or Last 2 CHF10.70 1,275 CHF13,642.50
Match First 1 or Last 1 CHF4.20 12,451 CHF52,294.20
Totals 14,143 CHF377,977.50

Read more about the Super Star draw

Belgium Joker+ Results — Friday 15th July 2016

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Constellation:Tweelingen

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 27 €5,400.00
Match 3 €20.00 268 €5,360.00
Match 2 €5.00 2,750 €13,750.00
Match 1 €2.00 27,945 €55,890.00
Constellation €1.50 13,286 €19,929.00
Totals 44,277 €102,329.00

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 15th 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 1 €1,000.00
Match Last 3 in Exact Order €100.00 22 €2,200.00
Match Last 2 in Exact Order €10.00 196 €1,960.00
Match Last 1 in Exact Order €2.00 1,627 €3,254.00
Totals 1,846 €8,414.00

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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?

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.

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.

January 2012 – Change to Jackpot Cap

On 12th January 2012, the EuroMillions jackpot cap was frozen at €190 million. Previous rules set in 2009 stated that each time the jackpot cap was reached, it would be increased by €5 million. The last cap increase had taken place in July 2011, when Scottish couple Colin and Chris Weir won a capped €185 million (£161.6 million) jackpot – the largest lottery prize ever won in the UK at the time.

A second rule was changed alongside the jackpot cap; the top prize could remain at its maximum size for two draws, instead of one draw, before being rolled down to the next prize tier.

Changes Summary

  • Jackpot cap increase rule scrapped; jackpot cap frozen at €190 million
  • Jackpot roll-down deadline increased from one draw after reaching cap to two draws after reaching cap

Combinatorial Patterns in EuroMillions

Let me describe a mathematical method that will catapult you to Euro Million’s success.  Deep within the finite sets of EuroMillions numbers are combinatorial patterns that should tell you the best combinations to play and the worst ones to avoid.

The image above describes the complete randomness of a lottery game. It shows that the lotteries are made up of independent random draws that, when put together with time, exhibit a mathematically deterministic behavior given the law of large numbers. See The Visual Analysis of a True Random Lottery with Deterministic Outcome

Let me clarify that we don’t need statistics to determine the best combinations in a lottery game.  Statistics is not the right tool to analyze a lottery game.

So if statistical analysis will not provide the best clue, what will?

Well, since the lottery has a finite structure, any question that we ask is a combinatorial and probability problem to solve rather than statistical.

So instead of statistics, we need the concept of combinatorics and probability theory.   These two mathematical tools will help predict the general outcome of the EuroMillions game from the perspective of the law of large numbers.

This prediction is possible because a truly random lottery follows the dictate of probability.

Again, we can explain this better from the context of combinatorial patterns.

For example, we can ask:

“What is the probability that the next winning numbers will be 1-2-3-4-5?”

To solve this question combinatorially, we can rephrase the question this way:

“What is the probability that the next winning numbers will be three-odds and two-even numbers?”

Can you see it? Composition matters.

And the composition of a combination is best described using a combinatorial pattern.  You can look at combinatorial patterns in many different ways.  There are simple patterns and there are Lotterycodex patterns.

We will talk about Lotterycodex patterns later (you don’t want to miss this section).

Let’s discuss the simple ones first.

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%
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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.

Associated Draw Results

EuroMillions Plus Results — Friday 18th March 2016

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Prize Categories Prize Per Winner Winners Prize Fund Amount
Match 5 €500,000.00 1 €500,000.00
Match 4 €2,000.00 66 €132,000.00
Match 3 €20.00 2,522 €50,440.00
Totals 2,589 €682,440.00

Read more about the EuroMillions Plus draw

Super Star Results — Friday 18th March 2016

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Prize Categories Prize Per Winner Winners Prize Fund Amount
Match 5 in Exact Order CHF250,000.00 1 CHF250,000.00
Match First 2 + Last 2 CHF3,666.50 4 CHF14,666.00
Match First 3 + Last 1 or First 1 + Last 3 CHF3,055.40 4 CHF12,221.60
Match First 4 or Last 4 CHF814.80 21 CHF17,110.80
Match First 2 + Last 1 or First 1 + Last 2 CHF276.70 53 CHF14,665.10
Match First 3 or Last 3 CHF60.65 131 CHF7,945.15
Match First 1 + Last 1 CHF19.50 282 CHF5,499.00
Match First 2 or Last 2 CHF10.70 1,485 CHF15,889.50
Match First 1 or Last 1 CHF4.15 14,764 CHF61,270.60
Totals 16,745 CHF399,267.75

Read more about the Super Star draw

Belgium Joker+ Results — Friday 18th March 2016

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Constellation:Boogschutter

Prize Categories Prize Per Winner Winners Prize Fund Amount
Match 6 plus Constellation €800,000.00 €0.00
Match 6 €20,000.00 €0.00
Match 5 €2,000.00 5 €10,000.00
Match 4 €200.00 29 €5,800.00
Match 3 €20.00 320 €6,400.00
Match 2 €5.00 3,172 €15,860.00
Match 1 €2.00 30,735 €61,470.00
Constellation €1.50 13,887 €20,830.50
Totals 48,148 €120,360.50

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 18th March 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 12 €1,200.00
Match Last 2 in Exact Order €10.00 171 €1,710.00
Match Last 1 in Exact Order €2.00 1,796 €3,592.00
Totals 1,981 €8,502.00

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Questions or Comments About EuroMillions

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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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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.

Knowing the Best and the Worst Combination Should Help

Getting the right composition will surely give you the best shot possible at winning the EuroMillions.  Of course, you don’t win any money by matching the pattern.  But as a lotto player, you want to play with a sensible strategy and get closer to the winning numbers.

Lotterycodex has no power to change the underlying probability.  But Lotterycodex can calculate all the possible choices so you can make the right choice.

The lottery should be fun.  But at least be sensible when choosing your combinations and don’t waste your money on worthless combinations.

You don’t increase your chance of winning by choosing the right composition.  But when you play the Euromillions, you want to play with the best ratio of success to failure.  So don’t waste your money on useless combinations.  Lotterycodex patterns are here to guide you on that aspect. (Check out the Lotterycodex Calculators)

I encourage you to check the free guide to learn more about how we calculate everything.  Lotterycodex is the only lottery calculator that combines combinatorics and probability calculation in one system.

If you are playing blindly, there’s no guarantee you are not falling into one of these worst patterns in EuroMillions. So I propose that you should incorporate the use of probability theory in your playing strategy.

The benefits are apparent.  First, you are confident that you are not wasting your money, and second, you get the best shot at winning the game.

The difference between the best and the worst is so huge. You don’t want to take it for granted.

We don’t say that those combinations under the worst group will not occur.  We say that those combinations have the worst ratio of success to failure.

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