Systems & Strategies
There are numerous systems and strategies that have been developed for playing EuroMillions, although the only way to guarantee hitting the jackpot is to buy all 139,838,160 combinations, which isn’t really feasible for most people!
Some ‘smart’ EuroMillions strategies provide practical advice on how to make your odds of winning more favourable or to increase the value of potential wins, whilst there are also other systems developed by those who feel they can find success on EuroMillions through interpreting information that is personally significant to them.
Written by Sam Weren
Smart EuroMillions Strategies
Join a EuroMillions Syndicate
Playing in a EuroMillions syndicate is one of the smartest strategies for playing the game. The more lines you have entered into the draw, the better your chances of winning are, and a EuroMillions syndicate has the sort of buying power that individuals are unlikely to be able to achieve over an extended period of time. See the Syndicates section for more details on this fantastic way to play EuroMillions.
Using systematic entries can maximise the amount of prizes that you could win on EuroMillions. This could involve choosing more main numbers than the five that are drawn and playing every combination of five numbers within that set, or playing with more than two Lucky Stars.
For example, if you wanted to play a systematic entry containing the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7, you would have to buy 21 lines to cover every combination of five main numbers within the seven. This system certainly can’t guarantee you the jackpot but, if you match just two numbers from the seven chosen, you are guaranteed to win some prizes.
While systematic EuroMillions tickets are available for purchase in several participating countries, players in the UK and Ireland will need to create their own if they’d like to use this approach by playing all of the possible combinations they’d like to use across a number of different tickets.
Personal EuroMillions Strategies
The Dream Scheme
According to Sam Weren, author of The National Lottery Book: Winning Strategies, dreams can be translated into a sequence of numbers that could help players discover a successful lottery formula. Weren provides readers with a list of themes that commonly occur in dreams as well as providing their corresponding number sequence. He suggests that readers should keep track of their dreams, check the number sequences and use the digits that appear most often in their EuroMillions lines. Take a look at some of the sequences below:
Birth of a baby: 7, 22, 32, 23 and 5
Christmas: 9, 42, 34, 32 and 43
Death of a friend: 22, 4, 49, 9 and 13
Hair loss: 10, 1, 20, 8 and 2
Swimming: 4, 20, 22, 2 and 48
Toothache: 3, 20, 21, 10 and 12
Weddings: 27, 9, 36, 45 and 3
The Pyramid Plan
The Pyramid Plan is a method of assigning numbers to letters in order to obtain a set of digits that parallels a name, place or word. Use the chart below to convert your name, location or even your favourite band into lucky numbers.
Perhaps use pairs of numbers to create larger digits. If you lived on Dean Street, you would choose 4, 5, 1, 5, 3, 4, 9, 5, 5 and 4. You can pair up the numbers to give you 45, 15, 34, 95 and 54 but, as the last two numbers are out of the range of the game, you could try adding the digits within them together to create a final line of EuroMillions main numbers reading 45, 15, 34, 14 and 9.
Some players like to include just one key number, or a Soul Path number, in every sequence. You can find your Soul Path number by adding together the digits of your birthday to make one number. If you were born on 20 October 1991, your birthday can be written numerically as 20/10/1991, in which case your Soul Path calculation would be (20 + 10) + (1 + 9) + (9 + 1) or 30 + 10 + 10 = 50. Should the final number from the calculation be above the highest number on the lottery number matrix, simply add the two digits together to bring it within the allowable numbers.