According to a survey conducted by Euro-Millions.com ahead of the recently-held 1,000th draw, 59.3% chose their numbers randomly. The advantage of picking a random selection rather than using any sort of pattern is that you are less likely to have to share a big prize if you do win, and it is also quick and simple. You can use the Random Number Generator to pick numbers in an instant.
Another popular method is to choose numbers of personal significance, for example important dates or addresses from your own life. It can give you a lot of hope to have a line full of sentimentally important numbers, although it is worth remembering that you may have to share a big prize if you have used dates and selected numbers from 1 to 31 as lots of other players are likely to have done the same.
The EuroMillions Statistics section shows information on the most frequently drawn numbers and most overdue numbers, as well as the most common pairs and triplets and even the numbers picked least often. The numbers that have appeared most frequently in the winning line ahead of tonight’s draw are 50, 19, 44, 23 and 4, with Lucky Stars 8 and 9. The most overdue numbers are 18, 40, 41, 48 and 37, plus Lucky Stars 5 and 11.
Rather than use statistics, some players just like to use the previous winning line in the next draw in the hope that it will reappear. It has happened before, in consecutive Bulgarian national lottery draws in September 2009, but players should be aware that each draw is a separate event and past results have no influence on the future.
Use a System
One way to increase your chances of winning is to employ a system where you choose more than five main EuroMillions numbers and then play a number of lines to cover every combination within that set. Visit the Systems and Strategies page to find out more about how this works, as well as other ideas which have been developed by players who feel they can interpret personally significant information to help them pick the right numbers.
Fans of EuroMillions are sure to be trying out a variety of methods for tonight’s draw in a bid to land the huge jackpot. The odds of any single line winning the top prize are the same regardless of how you play, but it can add to the excitement to use a different technique to normal. You can choose numbers online or by visiting an authorised retailer in any of the participating countries, and you could just have an extra £121 million (€139 million) added to your bank balance. Good luck!