Buying two EuroMillions tickets gives you twice as many opportunities to win the jackpot as someone who plays a solitary line, purchasing three entries triples your chances and so on. While you can play up to 70 lines in any EuroMillions draw under UK National Lottery rules, this can quickly become expensive and time-consuming. However, if you join together with others in a syndicate you keep the cost down for each participant, while having multiple lines played on your behalf in the game.
A syndicate of ten members playing ten combinations of five main numbers and two Lucky Stars has odds of 1 in 11,653,180 of winning the top prize, compared with a 1 in 116,531,800 shot for someone who buys just one line. The ten players in the group are each staking the same amount as the individual, but they have a much better chance of winning. They will have to share the jackpot if their numbers come up, but a tenth split of the pie would still grant each of them an astonishing £5.6 million richer in tomorrow’s draw. You can use the Syndicate Calculator to find out how the odds of winning are affected as more people join a syndicate and purchase more shares.
A group that understands the power of playing in a syndicate is the lucky team of workers from Palethorpe’s Pie Factory in Market Drayton, Shropshire, UK who claimed £303,465 (€408,293 at the time) in the draw on Friday 29th January this year, ten years after sharing a £6.7 million (€8.5 million) EuroMillions payout! One of the most impressive EuroMillions syndicate wins came in November 2009, when a group of colleagues from an office in Merseyside, UK shared £45.5 million (£57.8 million). The seven players each took home £6.5 million (€8.2 million).
If you would like to take advantage of the great chances of winning big prizes that come with playing as a syndicate, but you don’t want the hassle of having to organise it yourself, you can join an online EuroMillions syndicate where the tickets are bought, shares divided and prizes are claimed on your behalf. All you need to do is choose how many shares you would like to own in the group and make your purchase.
Find out more about buying the types of syndicates available online, and the steps you need to take if you are setting a group up at work or at home, at the main Syndicates section. Good luck!