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Quick Picks or Special Dates? Choosing Your EuroMillions Numbers

When EuroMillions prize winners come forward to pick up their life-changing windfalls, they are often asked about what sort of ticket they purchased as countless people across the UK and Europe hope to follow in their footsteps. Did the new millionaire choose their own numbers or opt for a randomly-generated entry? It’s all a matter of personal preference, but either way, you can still win big.

Many ticket holders like to choose their EuroMillions numbers based on dates that are important to them. Birthdays, wedding anniversaries and other special occasions can all appear on a player’s ticket as they hope to scoop a huge jackpot. While their chances of winning the jackpot or a higher-tier prize are as good as anyone else’s, this method can add a touch of significance to the way they play.

Gary and Sue Ingrams discovered that picking numbers representing their children’s ages was their ticket to EuroMillions success, matching five main numbers in the EuroMillions draw on Tuesday 16th June. “Words can’t describe how we’re feeling really,” said Sue to the Croydon Advertiser when she and her husband claimed their big cheque. The couple plan to use some of the money towards their eventual retirement in Spain.

Other players like to leave the decision up to the computer, opting for Quick Picks, QuickTipps or Lucky Dips to complete what they hope will be the winning line. One Irish EuroMillions player from Co Mayo snapped up €206,760 after matching five main numbers and one Lucky Star in last Friday’s EuroMillions draw by throwing caution to the wind and selecting a €6 Quick Pick at a garage in Newport. He claimed his windfall in Dublin earlier this week, describing himself as “absolutely thrilled” to the press. “I play EuroMillions and Lotto every week but I never expected to win anything like this,” he said.

Perhaps the best example of a big Lucky Dip winner is that of Neil Trotter, who bought a random EuroMillions entry from a shop in south London. He matched the winning line in the draw held on Friday 14th March 2014 and scooped an amazing £107.9 million.

Whether you enjoy choosing numbers or like to grab randomly-generated lines, the only way to win EuroMillions is to buy tickets. Tonight’s draw is offering a jackpot worth £10 million (€15 million) and entries can be purchased online or from authorised retailers across all participating countries. Good luck and have fun!

Published: Tue, 18 August 2015 - 9:19am
Last Updated: Mon, 26 October 2015 - 9:50am
Published By: Euro-Millions.com