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Is May a Successful Month For EuroMillions Players?

There are nine EuroMillions draws scheduled for the month of May, the first of which takes place this Tuesday, with a rollover jackpot of £21 million up for grabs. But how have ticket holders previously fared in May, and what is the likelihood that a jackpot winner will be crowned in the coming weeks?

Jackpot Winners in May

Since the first EuroMillions draw was held on Friday 13th February 2004, there have been 32 jackpot winners in May – 8.29% of the total jackpot winners in the lottery’s history. This is almost dead-on the average for lottery winners by month, with September leading the way on 40, followed by 39 in January, 36 in February, and October and November tied on 35 each.

May’s first EuroMillions jackpot winner came in just the month’s second draw. A ticket holder from France scooped £22.8 million on Friday 14th May 2004 after matching the numbers 1, 3, 21, 32 and 39, and two Lucky Stars 2 and 6. The most recent jackpot winner in May was on Tuesday 10th May 2016, when a Portuguese player celebrated a £57.5 million purse, becoming the country’s 59th jackpot winner at that time.

Notable Figures for EuroMillions In May

Of the 32 EuroMillions jackpot winners created in May, four of those have become overnight multi-millionaires on 23rd May, the month’s most celebrated day for jackpot winners. It’s the joint-third highest day overall for jackpot winners, with 30th September out in front with an incredible eight first prize ticket holders.

There were six EuroMillions jackpot winners in May 2008, May’s most popular year over the past 14 years. The first-ever Tuesday EuroMillions draw was also held in May, on 10th May 2011. This historic night offered a jackpot of €100 million, and a new prize tier for matching two main numbers was introduced alongside the number of Lucky Stars changing from nine to 11.

A special edition of Millionaire Raffle was held on Friday 31st May 2013, called ‘£1 Million Every Month for a Year’. The £12 million prize went on to be donated to the Good Causes Fund after no ticket holder came forward in the 180 days after the draw to claim their prize.

Play On Tuesday, Friday or Both in May 2018

Although there have only been 74 EuroMillions jackpot winners on Tuesdays compared to the 312 Friday first prize ticket holders, Friday draws began in 2004, whereas Tuesday draws were only introduced in 2011. There are four Friday draws for EuroMillions players to look forward to in May 2018, as well as five Tuesday draws.

The upcoming draw on Tuesday 1st May offers an estimated jackpot worth £21 million, and there’s still time for players to join a syndicate ahead of the announcement of the winning numbers. Good luck to you all in May, and hopefully a 33rd EuroMillions May jackpot winner will be announced!

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Published: Mon, 30 April 2018 - 1:53pm
Last Updated: Wed, 12 April 2023 - 3:24pm
Published By: Euro-Millions.com

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