The EuroMillions lotto draw takes place on Tuesday and Friday every week, and the rolling jackpots regularly reach into the multi-million pounds. Everyone dreams of hitting those huge life-changing jackpots, and we could always use a few pointers and tips to give us the edge when choosing our winning numbers, knowing how many tickets to buy or where we should buy our tickets.
While there are no strategies that you can use to guarantee a win, these tips will help give you an edge and avoid choosing bad combinations of numbers.
Stick With Your Losing Numbers
Don’t be discouraged if your regular numbers haven’t come up in awhile. Statistically speaking, numbers that haven’t come up in 5 or 6 games are 50% more likely to appear in consecutive draws, and numbers that haven’t come up in 12 or more draws are 75% more likely to come up in the following draws. So make sure you stick with your lucky numbers!
Play Bigger Numbers
The most popular numbers for EuroMillions are, in order, 7, 3, 5, 6, 4, 2, 13, 9, 11 and 12. In terms of draws that go without winners, most have 5 or more numbers over 31, and the draws that are split among multiple winners all have 5 or more numbers under 30. So if you want to win those big jackpots without having to split them with other players make sure you stick with numbers over 30.
Avoid Picking Birthdays
It is estimated that 5 out of every 10 lotto players regularly pick their birthday’s as their lotto numbers. This means that when picking their numbers they are limited to those between 1 - 31, effectively meaning that they could be splitting their winnings with other players also choosing their birthdays. As with the previous tip, make sure you keep your numbers as large as possible!
Combine Odd And Even Numbers
If you study the different combinations of winning lottery numbers you’ll find that completely od or completely even winning combinations only occur around 5% of the time. The most commonly found combinations in winning numbers are either 3/2 or 2/3 odd or even, with these patterns repeating themselves for over 60% of winning combinations, so pick both odd and even numbers and make sure to space out those numbers.
Check Your Numbers Regularly
It may seem obvious, but tens of millions of pounds go unclaimed every year in the U.K alone. One of the biggest unclaimed lotto jackpots was a £68.2 million in 2012 that would eventually go to a local charity. You can avoid this mishap by purchasing all of your lottery tickets online and a full record of all your tickets are kept, and you are automatically notified whenever you win a prize.
Don’t Play Multiples Of Numbers
Many players combinations of numbers, such as 3 - 6 - 9 - 12 - 15, while very few winning tickets actually include combination numbers. The worst combination of lottery numbers you could choose are combinations that follow consecutively such as 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5, the amount of times that consecutive numbers have won jackpots are virtually zero.
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