Changes to euromillions

Changes to euromillions

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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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 €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.

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.

Associated Draw Results

EuroMillions Plus Results — Friday 8th January 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 49 €98,000.00
Match 3 €20.00 2,411 €48,220.00
Totals 2,460 €146,220.00

Read more about the EuroMillions Plus draw

Super Star Results — Friday 8th January 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 CHF7,935.35 2 CHF15,870.70
Match First 3 + Last 1 or First 1 + Last 3 CHF2,645.10 5 CHF13,225.50
Match First 4 or Last 4 CHF1,234.40 15 CHF18,516.00
Match First 2 + Last 1 or First 1 + Last 2 CHF256.00 62 CHF15,872.00
Match First 3 or Last 3 CHF51.50 167 CHF8,600.50
Match First 1 + Last 1 CHF20.45 291 CHF5,950.95
Match First 2 or Last 2 CHF11.00 1,561 CHF17,171.00
Match First 1 or Last 1 CHF4.10 16,148 CHF66,206.80
Totals 18,251 CHF161,413.45

Read more about the Super Star draw

Belgium Joker+ Results — Friday 8th January 2016

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Constellation:Schorpioen

Prize Categories Prize Per Winner Winners Prize Fund Amount
Match 6 plus Constellation €400,000.00 €0.00
Match 6 €20,000.00 1 €20,000.00
Match 5 €2,000.00 2 €4,000.00
Match 4 €200.00 26 €5,200.00
Match 3 €20.00 337 €6,740.00
Match 2 €5.00 3,208 €16,040.00
Match 1 €2.00 32,091 €64,182.00
Constellation €1.50 14,947 €22,420.50
Totals 50,612 €138,582.50

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 8th January 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 20 €2,000.00
Match Last 2 in Exact Order €10.00 205 €2,050.00
Match Last 1 in Exact Order €2.00 2,032 €4,064.00
Totals 2,259 €10,114.00

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Prize Breakdown

Numbers Matched Prize Per Winner Total Winners
Match 5 and 2 Stars €150,559,073.00 Rollover! 0
Match 5 and 1 Star €355,136.61 5
Match 5 €24,328.05 17
Match 4 and 2 Stars €3,019.30 67
Match 4 and 1 Star €153.14 1,409
Match 3 and 2 Stars €115.00 2,619
Match 4 €51.75 3,301
Match 2 and 2 Stars €20.98 37,497
Match 3 and 1 Star €13.83 60,136
Match 3 €10.53 149,371
Match 1 and 2 Stars €11.90 187,050
Match 2 and 1 Star €7.99 834,983
Match 2 €3.97 2,066,188
Totals 3,342,643

EuroMillions prizes must be claimed within 90 days of the draw date, so tickets purchased for this draw were valid until Thursday 17th May 2018.

Ball Set: 01

Draw Machine: 11

3,342,643

Tickets won a prize in this draw.

40,867,274

Entries were purchased for this draw.

82 in 1,000

For every 1,000 tickets bought, 82 won a prize.

Predicting the Outcome of the EuroMillions Draw

You have to understand that probability theory is simply a reliable guide.  Naturally, the expected frequency and the actual frequency will not always match exactly.

You use probability to predict the future outcome of the game to guide you on how to play your game.

For example, if we want to know in advance the outcome of EuroMillions after 2000 draws, we use the same formula for expected frequency:

If we are to predict the outcome of all the odd-even patterns, we will come up with the following prediction table below:

Pattern Probability Estimated Occurrence in 2000 draws
3-odd-2-even 0.3256621797655230 651 times
2-odd-3-even 0.3256621797655230 651 times
4-odd-1-even 0.1492618323925310 299 times
4-even-1-odd 0.1492618323925310 299 times
All-odd 0.0250759878419453 50 times
All-even 0.0250759878419453 50 times

As a smart EuroMillions player, you don’t want to waste your money on patterns with low probability. That is the power of probability calculation as we apply it in EuroMillions.

As a lotto player, you want to win the jackpot. Therefore, you should stick with either 3-odd-2-even or 2-odd-3-even and forget about the rest of the patterns.

You get the same idea when it comes to low-high patterns.  You don’t want to pick a combination whose composition is purely low numbers or strictly high numbers.

However, EuroMillions is not only about low-high or odd-even patterns.

We discuss low-high and odd-even patterns to show that the lottery can be predicted to an extent.  But the low-high and odd-even patterns don’t provide the whole picture of the EuroMillions game.

You must understand the EuroMillions game as a whole if you want to win the game.  For you to achieve that, you have to understand intricate combinatorial patterns, which is the real key to EuroMillions’ success.

Let’s proceed to discuss what advanced patterns can do to level up your lotto playing strategy.

Why Prizes Differ Between Currencies

The Euro is the base currency for EuroMillions as it is used by seven of the nine participating countries. When a jackpot is won in the UK the equivalent figure in pounds is paid out, based on the exchange rate on the day of the draw.

For non-jackpot prizes, the amount you receive in the UK is not worked out purely on the basis of the exchange rate. Instead, a formula is in place to take into account each country’s contribution to the game.

Each country that participates in EuroMillions contributes €1.10 into the Common Prize Fund, which is used to pay out prizes to all winners. Camelot’s contribution to the Common Prize Fund is the 50% of £1.74 from every EuroMillions ticket sold.

If, using the exchange rates on the day of a draw, Camelot’s contribution to the Common Prize Fund works out at less than €1.10, prizes paid out to UK players will be reduced to compensate for the shortfall. If, on the other hand, Camelot’s contribution amounts to more than €1.10, UK winners will receive comparatively bigger prizes than winners in other countries.

To put it simply, if £1.74 is worth less than €2.20, UK winners will receive smaller prizes than those in other countries. If £1.74 is worth more than €2.20, UK players will receive more. These rules ensure that prizes are always in line with how much each participating country contributes to the Common Prize Fund.

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.

The Huge Difference Between Odds and Probability

Odds and probability are two different terms with two different equations.  The difference between the two can be best describe when we study the composition of combinations. 

As a lotto player, you don’t have the power to change the underlying probability and you cannot beat the odds of the Euromillions game.  But you have the power to know all the possible choices and make the right decision based on those choices.

And making the right choice is possible when you know the difference between odds and probability.

What is the difference?

Probability refers to the measurement that an event will likely occur.  And we measure the likelihood by using the formula:

We normally expressed the results of this formula in percentage.

Now, to get the odds, we use this formula instead:

What you get from this formula is a ratio.

So the difference is that the probability is the measurement of chance while the odds are the ratio of success to failure.

In layman’s term, the difference between odds and probability can be described in the following way:

Probability = Chance

Odds = Advantage

That is, you cannot control the probability and you cannot beat the odds, but at least you can choose the best odds and get the best ratio of success to failure.

Let’s consider the combination 2-4-6-8-10. This combination is composed of 5 even numbers with no odd numbers. This combination belongs to the 0-odd-5-even group.

In the Euromillions game, there are 53,130 ways you can combine 5 numbers that are all even numbers and no odd numbers.

Therefore we calculate the odds of a 0-odd-5-even in the following way:

Odds of 5-even-0-odd = 53,130 / 2,065,630

This means that 2-4-6-8-10 and all similar combinations under the group of 0-odd-5-even will give you 2 or 3 opportunities to match the winning combinations for every 100 attempts that you play the Euromillions game.

As you can see, a combination such as 2-4-6-8-10 offers a very low ratio of success.

In comparison, you will have a better ratio of success when you pick a more balanced odd and even numbers.

Let’s prove that.

There are 690,000 ways you can combine numbers of type 3-odd-2-even. If we calculate the odds, we get:

Odds of 3-odd-2-even = 690,000 / 1,428,760

In simple terms, a 3-odd-2-even combination will give you the opportunity to match the winning numbers 32 to 33 times in every 100 attempts that you play the Euromillions game.

If we compare the two classes of combinations, we can see a big difference:

0-odd-5-even VS 3-odd-2-even

0-odd-5-even 3-odd-2-even
2 to 3 opportunities to match the winning numbers in every 100 draws 32 to 33 opportunities to match the winning numbers in every 100 draws
The worst ratio of success The best ratio of success
The worst choice An intelligent choice

In a random event like the Euromillions game, making an intelligent choice requires mathematical strategy.  We calculate all the possible choices and finally make an intelligent choice.

Remember this: As a EuroMillions player, your objective is to get a better ratio of success to failure. Know all the possible choices and make an intelligent choice.

I explained the details of this mathematical strategy in my article The Lottery and the Winning Formula of Combinatorial Math and Probability Theory.

But to give you a gist of how to make an intelligent choice, let’s dig deeper through these combinatorial patterns below.

Prize Breakdown

Numbers Matched Prize Per Winner Total Winners
Match 5 and 2 Stars €26,511,570.20 Rollover! 0
Match 5 and 1 Star €70,929.14 7
Match 5 €8,288.65 14
Match 4 and 2 Stars €840.56 43
Match 4 and 1 Star €59.03 1,128
Match 3 and 2 Stars €42.30 1,664
Match 4 €25.51 1,939
Match 2 and 2 Stars €11.77 21,016
Match 3 and 1 Star €7.05 39,142
Match 3 €7.36 69,786
Match 1 and 2 Stars €6.28 99,060
Match 2 and 1 Star €4.17 470,113
Match 2 €3.63 869,851
Totals 1,573,763

EuroMillions prizes must be claimed within 90 days of the draw date, so tickets purchased for this draw are valid until Monday 1st February 2021.

Ball Set: 20

Draw Machine: 14

1,573,763

Tickets won a prize in this draw.

17,293,764

Entries were purchased for this draw.

91 in 1,000

For every 1,000 tickets bought, 91 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 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 €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.

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

Read more about the Luxembourg Joker draw

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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.

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.

Prize Breakdown

Numbers Matched Prize Per Winner Total Winners
Match 5 and 2 Stars €42,155,765.40 Rollover! 0
Match 5 and 1 Star €503,809.54 3
Match 5 €100,761.91 5
Match 4 and 2 Stars €6,629.07 38
Match 4 and 1 Star €269.79 817
Match 4 €136.99 1,609
Match 3 and 2 Stars €70.22 2,242
Match 2 and 2 Stars €20.08 36,063
Match 3 and 1 Star €17.20 40,264
Match 3 €14.74 79,039
Match 1 and 2 Stars €9.96 205,443
Match 2 and 1 Star €8.76 632,914
Match 2 €4.52 1,253,417
Totals 2,251,854

EuroMillions prizes must be claimed within 90 days of the draw date, so tickets purchased for this draw were valid until Thursday 9th June 2016.

Ball Set: 04

Draw Machine: 03

2,251,854

Tickets won a prize in this draw.

31,488,096

Entries were purchased for this draw.

72 in 1,000

For every 1,000 tickets bought, 72 won a prize.

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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Prize Amounts and Statistics

Here is how the EuroMillions prize fund is distributed across each of the 13 prize tiers. The table also shows statistics for the highest and lowest amount ever given away in each category, along with the highest and lowest number of winners in each tier.

Match % Prize Fund Odds of Winning Lowest Ever Prize Amount Highest Ever Prize Amount Average Prize Amount Per Draw Lowest Ever Winners Highest Ever Winners Average Winners Per Draw
5 + 2 50% 1 in 139,838,160 €17,000,000.00 €190,000,000.00 €59,550,482.75 2 0.2
5 + 1 2.61% 1 in 6,991,908 €64,840.10 €5,227,531.10 €412,802.79 17 3.6
5 + 0 0.61% 1 in 3,107,515 €7,000.00 €969,918.10 €58,999.80 36 8.3
4 + 2 0.19% 1 in 621,503 €309.80 €9,956.60 €3,105.64 8 172 42
4 + 1 0.35% 1 in 31,075 €59.00 €266.30 €161.85 249 3,119 823
3 + 2 0.37% 1 in 14,125 €23.10 €179.30 €100.47 517 6,898 1,831
4 + 0 0.26% 1 in 13,811 €21.50 €91.90 €56.02 630 5,668 1,844
2 + 2 1.30% 1 in 985 €8.40 €31.10 €18.72 7,338 98,958 26,173
3 + 1 1.45% 1 in 706 €7.00 €20.30 €13.93 12,558 116,308 35,931
3 + 0 2.70% 1 in 314 €6.40 €17.30 €11.62 29,444 221,456 80,404
1 + 2 3.27% 1 in 188 €4.40 €16.50 €9.86 38,881 486,402 136,389
2 + 1 10.30% 1 in 49 €4.10 €11.10 €7.58 181,198 1,438,780 511,411
2 + 0 16.59% 1 in 22 €3.20 €5.30 €4.28 488,245 2,959,529 1,143,354

Figures calculated using results drawn between 27/09/2016 and 10/11/2020.

This column displays the percentage of the prize fund allocated to each prize level. The remaining 10% goes into a separate fund, known as the Booster Fund, which is used to ensure there is always enough for the advertised minimum jackpot of €17 million. EuroMillions occasionally holds special draws or promotions, where the guaranteed minimum jackpot can be increased up to as much as €130 million, using surplus funds from the Booster Fund.

The 50% allocated to the jackpot only applies for the first five draws in a series of rollovers. Once the top prize has rolled over five times in a row, the ‘Match 5 + 2’ allocation is adjusted down to 42% until the jackpot gets won. The remaining 8% goes to the Booster Fund, ensuring that this reserve pot receives 18% of funds from the sixth draw in a rollover series until the jackpot is won.

The lowest and highest prize amounts for each prize tier, other than the jackpot, are in respect of individual winning tickets.
The Match 5 + 2 Lucky Stars prize values represent the total jackpot amounts regardless of how many winning tickets there were.

All prize data included in the table above relates to EuroMillions lottery draw results since 27th September 2016 when the Lucky Star pool increased from 11 numbers to 12. The details provided are for information purposes only and are not indicative of future prize values.

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 €38,892,369.60 Rollover! 0
Match 5 and 1 Star €133,037.30 10
Match 5 €24,636.54 18
Match 4 and 2 Stars €2,671.43 83
Match 4 and 1 Star €141.41 1,372
Match 4 €68.68 2,825
Match 3 and 2 Stars €50.34 2,753
Match 2 and 2 Stars €17.54 36,350
Match 3 and 1 Star €10.96 55,624
Match 3 €8.93 114,885
Match 1 and 2 Stars €10.48 171,840
Match 2 and 1 Star €6.96 701,192
Match 2 €3.42 1,458,141
Totals 2,545,093

EuroMillions prizes must be claimed within 90 days of the draw date, so tickets purchased for this draw were valid until Thursday 13th October 2016.

Ball Set: 02

Draw Machine: 01

2,545,093

Tickets won a prize in this draw.

27,716,104

Entries were purchased for this draw.

92 in 1,000

For every 1,000 tickets bought, 92 won a prize.

Most Common Triplets and Most Common Consecutive Triplets

Common Triplets: Consecutive Triplets:
Numbers Frequency
10 19 23 6
2 10 22 5
3 22 49 5
5 19 31 5
6 48 50 5
Numbers Frequency
22 23 24 3
11 12 13 2
12 13 14 2
16 17 18 2
18 19 20 2

Top 5 Highest Jackpots Won (£)

Draw Date Jackpot Winners
Friday 6th October 2017 £170,810,000 1
Tuesday 8th October 2019 £170,221,000 1
Tuesday 12th July 2011 £161,653,000 1
Tuesday 25th June 2013 £159,559,034 2
Friday 23rd February 2018 £155,597,796 2

Top 5 Highest Jackpots Won (€)

Draw Date Jackpot Winners
Tuesday 8th October 2019 €190,000,000 1
Friday 6th October 2017 €190,000,000 1
Friday 24th October 2014 €190,000,000 1
Friday 10th August 2012 €190,000,000 1
Tuesday 25th June 2013 €187,937,614 2

Top 5 Highest Number of Jackpot Winners

Draw Date Jackpot Winners
Friday 2nd September 2016 £32,837,522 5
Friday 4th February 2011 £24,368,199 5
Friday 5th October 2007 £10,425,000 5
Friday 28th April 2006 £17,970,266 4
Friday 30th September 2005 £17,020,072 4
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