Double Rollover Déjà Vu for EuroMillions Fans?
10th January 2013 9:58 AM
On Tuesday 1 January 2013 three EuroMillions players shared a double-rollover jackpot worth €38 million (£30 million). There have been two draws since then, and the jackpot has eluded participants on both occasions, so the jackpot for this Friday 11 January is estimated to be worth around €33 million (around £27 million). Now obviously the outcome of every lottery draw is completely independent and in no way influenced by events that have taken place previously. That said, the Lucky Star numbers on 1 January were 1 and 11, and it would be a very strange case of déjà vu if three tickets were to share a double-rollover jackpot prize on both of those dates...
The EuroMillions results on Tuesday 8 January that helped lead to this interesting possibility were 02, 20, 22, 26 and 47, and the Lucky Star numbers were 05 and 09. Three tickets matched the five main numbers and one of those Lucky Stars to win a second-tier prize of €374,293 (£269,797) each. Another 10 tickets won €37,429 (£26,980) each by matching the five main numbers without either of the Lucky Stars.
At the fourth-tier prize level, 41 tickets matched four of the main numbers as well as both of the Lucky Stars to win €4,565 (£3,290) each. 705 tickets matched four main numbers and one Lucky Star to secure a prize of €232 (£167) each, whilst the sixth-tier was populated by 1,261 tickets that won €129 (£93) each by matching four main numbers only. The total number of EuroMillions prizes won on Tuesday was 1,801,164, and in the UK one player matched the Millionaire Raffle number KZZ838323 to win £1 million.
Although we aren’t at all superstitious about lottery games, it is sometimes a bit of fun to try and read things into the numbers that are produced, as we did in the opening paragraph. If you agree then you might also want to consider this: according to our EuroMillions Statistics page the least often picked main numbers are 32, 33, 46, 39 and 13, and the least often picked Lucky Star numbers are 11 and 10. Read those last three numbers backwards (the first two in reverse order) and you get 01 (January) 11 (the date this Friday) and 13 (the current year).
Spooky? Probably not, but as we said earlier, we just might be in for a very strange case of déjà vu this week. Head over to this page to buy your tickets, enjoy the game this Friday and good luck with that €33 million jackpot!
Written by Matthew Swift
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