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Auspicious Eights for EuroMillions

The number eight is viewed as being rather auspicious in some countries, so here is something that might interest you: The EuroMillions jackpot last Tuesday rolled over for the seventh time, and the jackpot for the next draw this Friday (the eighth since the last jackpot win) will be worth around €88 million (which is £77 million for UK players). The date this Friday will be 26 August – add 2 and 6 together and you get 8, and of course August is the eighth month of the year…

Now all of this means nothing as far as statistics are concerned, but for anyone who pays even the slightest bit of attention to so-called ‘lucky numbers’ or similar ideas, having a EuroMillions game that appears to be packed with ‘auspicious eights’ might be something worth paying attention to. Some players might decide to try and increase their dose of luck by purchasing eight tickets, or by including certain numbers which contain eight among their selections.

It would be really something if the numbers 08, 18, 28, 38 and 48 were drawn as the main numbers this Friday, but statistically it wouldn’t be any less likely than any other combination of numbers coming up. Our advice is therefore to play as many tickets as you see fit and to use whatever numbers you fancy.

For those who follow our EuroMillions Statistics, we should say that there are no auspicious eights among the numbers that are most overdue to make an appearance. The most overdue main numbers are 43, 02, 09, 21 and 41, and the most overdue Lucky Star numbers are 09 and 06.

Of course, if we look hard enough we can even make those overdue numbers look rather auspicious. For example, if we add the individual digits of the five main numbers together we get 4 + 3 + 0 + 2 + 0 + 9 + 2 + 1 + 4 + 1 = 26. Again, the date of the draw this Friday is 26 August, and 2 + 6 = 8…

Will the number eight play any role in the next batch of EuroMillions results? We really have no idea, but playing around with the notion of ‘auspicious’ numbers like this is certainly interesting! Play EuroMillions online today and see if the game this Friday proves to be a lucky one for you!

Written by Tim Reynolds

Published: Thu, 25 August 2011 - 11:22am
Last Updated: Thu, 5 June 2014 - 2:30pm
Published By: Euro-Millions.com