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Why It’s Good To Play EuroMillions When Others Do Not

The odds of matching five main EuroMillions numbers and both Lucky Stars are the same for each and every line. They do not change from one draw to the next and the location where you buy your ticket does not make a difference to your chances of winning. However, it can be a good idea to play when the overall level of participation drops. Here’s why:


While the odds of winning a EuroMillions prize on the main game are always the same, the chances of success in some of the supplementary draws do depend on how many players enter. For example, the UK Millionaire Maker guarantees that two ticket holders will win £1 million in each draw, so you are far more likely to win if 4 million entries have been sold in the country than if 7 million entries have been sold.


The value of prizes in each tier varies from draw to draw and is calculated on a pari-mutuel basis, where players win a share of a pool rather than a fixed amount. It all depends on the number of tickets sold and the amount of winners, but in a draw where there are fewer entries it is likely that there will be fewer winners. If you are lucky enough to land a prize, you won’t have to share it with as many other participants.

Factors Influencing Participation

The biggest factor influencing participation is the size of the EuroMillions jackpot. When a Spanish player won a record-equalling €190 million on Friday 6th October, there were over 60.6 million entries into the draw. In the following draw, when the jackpot reset to its minimum value of €17 million (£15.2 million) 19.3 million entries were registered. Friday draws are usually more popular than Tuesday draws, and the number of entries in the last game went up from 19.3 million to 33.9 million.

Time To Play

The jackpot for tonight’s draw stands at an estimated £36 million (€41 million). It may no longer be in record territory, but it is still a gigantic sum of money which would allow you to purchase the house of your dreams, jet off on a luxury round-the-world holiday, provide financial security for your loved ones and much more. You can choose numbers online now or visit an authorised retailer in one of the participating countries. Good luck!

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Published: Tue, 17 October 2017 - 9:14am
Last Updated: Tue, 28 June 2022 - 12:39pm
Published By: Euro-Millions.com

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