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Consecutive Numbers Create EuroMillions Rollover

Consecutive Numbers Create EuroMillions Rollover

The appearance of three consecutive numbers in the EuroMillions game on Friday 2 October meant that the jackpot of €15 million eluded everyone who played. The main numbers that were drawn were 22, 23, 24, 29 and 44, and the Lucky Star numbers were 1 and 5. No jackpot winner means that you now get to play for a EuroMillions rollover jackpot worth around €30 million (around £26 million) this Friday 9 October, 2009.

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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!

Page Last Updated: 05/06/2014 12:23:45