How to Win EuroMillions is a question that players throughout Europe ask themselves on a weekly basis, and although there is no easy answer, we do have a few suggestions that might help you to improve your chances. First, remember that you don’t always need to win a jackpot to get rich. Many EuroMillions players have become wealthy overnight by matching five main numbers and just one Lucky Star, and the odds of achieving this are 1 in 6,473,989 – much better than the odds of winning a jackpot, which are 1 in 116,531,800.
If you want to try this way of getting rich, focus on draws where the jackpot has rolled over several times or where the jackpot is guaranteed to paid out even if nobody wins the top prize. These are known as Super Draws or Mega Jackpots. Alternatively keep an eye out for when the prize pool reaches the Jackpot Cap as it did for the first time on Friday 8th July 2011.
Next, maximise your chances by purchasing more tickets. You can either buy more tickets yourself or you can get together with a group of friends and divide the cost of buying more tickets between you. For example, if you and five friends buy ten tickets between you, your personal outlay will only be for two of those tickets.
Our third suggestion is for you to play EuroMillions regularly. It is a simple fact of life that you can’t win if you don’t play, so be sure to participate in as many draws as you can comfortably afford. If you can’t get to a traditional lottery retailer, why not play EuroMillions lottery online?
Want one more tip? Play a Lucky Dip instead of choosing your own number. This won’t increase your chances of winning but it could help you to avoid sharing any jackpot you win, especially if you usually pick predictable sets of numbers based on birthdays and anniversaries.
Finally, we would encourage you to develop a sense of excitement and anticipation. People who think positively might not win any more frequently, but they certain enjoy themselves a lot more.
6th November 2012