Although plenty of EuroMillions players were shocked when they saw three consecutive numbers being drawn, the results weren’t actually unusual from a mathematical perspective. As we always remind players, the odds of any single combination of numbers being drawn are exactly the same, so consecutive numbers are just as likely to appear as any other set of numbers.
Of course, whilst the odds of consecutive numbers appearing are exactly the same, most players don’t enter such sequences because they look quite unusual. So, when several consecutive numbers are drawn, the odds are good that the jackpot will elude a very high proportion of players, if not all of them, as was the case last Friday.
Even though nobody won the jackpot last week, there were still plenty of other EuroMillions winners. Two players matched the five main numbers and one Lucky Star to win €1,561,130 (around £1.3 million) each and twelve other players matched the five main numbers only to win €73,837 (around £67,528) each. In total, more than 1.8 million EuroMillions prizes were won, so there were plenty of happy players all over Europe even though the jackpot itself wasn’t landed.
Players who want to take the EuroMillions statistics into consideration when playing for this Friday’s €30 million rollover jackpot will want to note that the most overdue main numbers are 27, 1, 23, 3 and 48. The most overdue Lucky Star numbers are 8 and 7.
Will this Friday 9 October be the day when you become €30 million richer? The only way to find out is to buy tickets online, wait for the draw to take place and then check the EuroMillions results. Good luck!