Win Bigger Lottery Prizes

Whilst there is nothing that a EuroMillions player can do to make any specific set of numbers come up, there are steps that we can take to try and increase our share of any jackpot and therefore win bigger lottery prizes. Play like this and the chances of you having to split your eight-or-nine-figure fortune with more than one or two other players are dramatically reduced...

1. First, try to avoid having all your main numbers below 31. Many people do this because they use days of the month that mean something to them, such as birthdays and anniversaries. If the five main numbers selected on the day of the draw ever did all come from the 1-31 range, you can bet your bottom dollar that more than one person would win the top prize. The solution to this problem is therefore to include numbers from the higher end of the range. Having one or two main selections from the 32 or above zone should decrease the number of winners considerably.

2. Don’t follow the “hot” and “cold” numbers that we all read so much about in the newspapers. The EuroMillions lottery numbers are drawn entirely at random, and just because some numbers have historically appeared more or less often than others has no bearing on the likelihood of them appearing in the future. All that following hot and cold numbers does do is ensure that – if and when these numbers do appear – there will be a disproportionate number of players claiming a prize.

3. Avoid numerical patterns when selecting your numbers. Using sequences such as prime numbers, odd numbers, even numbers, numbers ending with a certain digit (2, 12, 22, 32, 42) and suchlike are all extremely common among EuroMillions players. The common belief that “nobody else would ever think of doing that” is completely mistaken – a fact you can corroborate by seeing how many people share the jackpot when such sequences or part-sequences come up in the draw.

4. Avoid famously “lucky” numbers. The number 7 has a global reputation for being lucky, and so many people use it as one of their main or Lucky Star numbers. The number 13 is also surprisingly popular as a main number, because even though it is associated with bad luck, the number 13 is said to be, “lucky for some”.

5. Having established the kind of numbers you should avoid, what is the best strategy for doing this successfully? The answer is to let the lottery terminal choose your numbers entirely at random. The chances of a randomly generated ticket being exactly duplicated by another player are the same as the odds of you winning the jackpot in the first place – 1 in 116,531,800. This dramatically reduces the odds of you having to share any jackpot you might win with other players, allowing you to pursue your helicopter or tropical island purchase with ease.

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