Players who pick their own EuroMillions numbers often have a personal attachment to them, perhaps because they relate to significant dates, and may feel a greater sense of confidence and find it easier to remember to check if they have won. Others prefer to leave their selection to chance and go with a different line each time, either by picking a Lucky Dip when they buy their tickets or using a random number generator.
Choosing random numbers is quick and simple, and could be more likely to ensure a good spread of numbers. Players who just use important dates, for example, are limiting themselves to numbers between 1 and 31, and if they do land a big prize it may be that they have to share the money with more winners who are also using numbers based on dates. Even if you pick a random line and don’t commit the numbers to memory, it is still easy to see if you have won with the EuroMillions Checker.
The EuroMillions jackpot stands at £23 million (€30 million) for Tuesday’s draw, which will be the last one to take place before the EU referendum on Thursday. You can find out how ‘Brexit’ could affect EuroMillions in terms of the sterling value of prize payouts, but otherwise there is no reason to worry about the future of the game in the UK or any of the other eight participating countries.
You can continue to pick your own favourite numbers, go for a random line or just try something different for one week only if you like, but if you want to be in with a chance of winning you will have to pick up a ticket by either visiting an authorised retailer or playing online. In a momentous week for the UK, it could also turn out turn out to be a very special day for a number of EuroMillions players. Good luck!