What are the chances of winning the EuroMillions jackpot and what are the most common numbers? – The Sun
WINNING the EuroMillions jackpot is a dream for many people as the prize can transform someone's life.
Punters have only a 1 in 139.8million chance of bagging the top prize, so many turn to older draws to find out which numbers are the most likely to secure the prize.
What are the most common EuroMillions numbers?
The first EuroMillions draw with 12 lucky stars was made on September 27, 2016.
Since then there have been over 450 draws – and multiple millionaires.
The number of times a specific number has been drawn in the EuroMillions ranges from 31 to 58.
Number 20 is the biggest winner, according to EuroMillions statistics, having been drawn 59 times, with 23 and 27 making an entrance 58 times.
17 has been a winning number 54 times.
The numbers drawn out the least number of times are number 18 and 22 – which have been winning numbers 34 times.
Seven, often considered a lucky number, has made an appearance 47 times, while unlucky 13 has been drawn 40 times.
Lucky Stars only include the number 1-12 and two is the out-an-out winner having appeared a total of 95 times.
Number three has been drawn 89 times.
Ten has been drawn the least number of times (61) with one and seven appearing 68 and 69 times respectively.
What are the odds of winning?
Euro-millions.com says the odds of picking five numbers and the two Lucky Stars is 1 in 139,838, 160.
Matching five numbers and one star has odds of 1 in 6,991,908.
There is a 1 in 22 chance of matching two numbers in the draw.
The approximate overall odds of winning a prize in EuroMillions are 1 in 13.
According to the EuroMillions website, the chances of winning the UK Millionaire Maker game can be estimated as 1 in 1,900,000.
But winning in this game depends entirely on the number of the payslips sold so the odds therefore fluctuate.
What numbers do most people choose?
A lot of people doing the EuroMillions pick a lucky dip to get their numbers.
Lottoland advises that people should avoid popular numbers, like 1-31, as people tend to opt for their birth date.
This means if these numbers come up more people will have them and the winning amount will be divided between more people.
They also suggest avoidance of a sequence of numbers.
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