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Associated Draw Results

EuroMillions Plus Results — Friday 18th March 2016

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Prize Categories Prize Per Winner Winners Prize Fund Amount
Match 5 €500,000.00 1 €500,000.00
Match 4 €2,000.00 66 €132,000.00
Match 3 €20.00 2,522 €50,440.00
Totals 2,589 €682,440.00

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Super Star Results — Friday 18th March 2016

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Prize Categories Prize Per Winner Winners Prize Fund Amount
Match 5 in Exact Order CHF250,000.00 1 CHF250,000.00
Match First 2 + Last 2 CHF3,666.50 4 CHF14,666.00
Match First 3 + Last 1 or First 1 + Last 3 CHF3,055.40 4 CHF12,221.60
Match First 4 or Last 4 CHF814.80 21 CHF17,110.80
Match First 2 + Last 1 or First 1 + Last 2 CHF276.70 53 CHF14,665.10
Match First 3 or Last 3 CHF60.65 131 CHF7,945.15
Match First 1 + Last 1 CHF19.50 282 CHF5,499.00
Match First 2 or Last 2 CHF10.70 1,485 CHF15,889.50
Match First 1 or Last 1 CHF4.15 14,764 CHF61,270.60
Totals 16,745 CHF399,267.75

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Belgium Joker+ Results — Friday 18th March 2016

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Constellation:Boogschutter

Prize Categories Prize Per Winner Winners Prize Fund Amount
Match 6 plus Constellation €800,000.00 €0.00
Match 6 €20,000.00 €0.00
Match 5 €2,000.00 5 €10,000.00
Match 4 €200.00 29 €5,800.00
Match 3 €20.00 320 €6,400.00
Match 2 €5.00 3,172 €15,860.00
Match 1 €2.00 30,735 €61,470.00
Constellation €1.50 13,887 €20,830.50
Totals 48,148 €120,360.50

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Austrian Joker Results

With the Austrian Joker being drawn on dissimilar days to EuroMillions, please refer to the Austrian Joker page for results relevant to your ticket:

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Luxembourg Joker Results — Friday 18th March 2016

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Prize Categories Prize Per Winner Winners Prize Fund Amount
Match 6 €500,000.00 €0.00
Match Last 5 in Exact Order €10,000.00 €0.00
Match Last 4 in Exact Order €1,000.00 2 €2,000.00
Match Last 3 in Exact Order €100.00 12 €1,200.00
Match Last 2 in Exact Order €10.00 171 €1,710.00
Match Last 1 in Exact Order €2.00 1,796 €3,592.00
Totals 1,981 €8,502.00

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EuroMillions Plus Results — Friday 20th November 2015

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Prize Categories Prize Per Winner Winners Prize Fund Amount
Match 5 €500,000.00 €0.00
Match 4 €2,000.00 126 €252,000.00
Match 3 €20.00 5,411 €108,220.00
Totals 5,537 €360,220.00

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Super Star Results — Friday 20th November 2015

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Prize Categories Prize Per Winner Winners Prize Fund Amount
Match 5 in Exact Order CHF250,000.00 1 CHF250,000.00
Match First 2 + Last 2 CHF3,130.90 9 CHF28,178.10
Match First 3 + Last 1 or First 1 + Last 3 CHF2,348.20 10 CHF23,482.00
Match First 4 or Last 4 CHF1,217.60 27 CHF32,875.20
Match First 2 + Last 1 or First 1 + Last 2 CHF284.65 99 CHF28,180.35
Match First 3 or Last 3 CHF44.65 342 CHF15,270.30
Match First 1 + Last 1 CHF19.40 544 CHF10,553.60
Match First 2 or Last 2 CHF10.75 2,846 CHF30,594.50
Match First 1 or Last 1 CHF4.10 28,773 CHF117,969.30
Totals 32,651 CHF537,103.35

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Belgium Joker+ Results — Friday 20th November 2015

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Constellation:Vissen

Prize Categories Prize Per Winner Winners Prize Fund Amount
Match 6 plus Constellation €200,000.00 €0.00
Match 6 €20,000.00 €0.00
Match 5 €2,000.00 4 €8,000.00
Match 4 €200.00 32 €6,400.00
Match 3 €20.00 406 €8,120.00
Match 2 €5.00 4,125 €20,625.00
Match 1 €2.00 42,016 €84,032.00
Constellation €1.50 19,370 €29,055.00
Totals 65,953 €156,232.00

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Austrian Joker Results

With the Austrian Joker being drawn on dissimilar days to EuroMillions, please refer to the Austrian Joker page for results relevant to your ticket:

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Luxembourg Joker Results — Friday 20th November 2015

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Prize Categories Prize Per Winner Winners Prize Fund Amount
Match 6 €500,000.00 €0.00
Match Last 5 in Exact Order €10,000.00 €0.00
Match Last 4 in Exact Order €1,000.00 4 €4,000.00
Match Last 3 in Exact Order €100.00 26 €2,600.00
Match Last 2 in Exact Order €10.00 273 €2,730.00
Match Last 1 in Exact Order €2.00 2,673 €5,346.00
Totals 2,976 €14,676.00

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Prize Breakdown

Numbers Matched Prize Per Winner Total Winners
Match 5 and 2 Stars €163,553,041.00 1
Match 5 and 1 Star €355,600.15 8
Match 5 €118,533.38 8
Match 4 and 2 Stars €5,782.12 82
Match 4 and 1 Star €273.48 1,517
Match 4 €137.46 3,018
Match 3 and 2 Stars €75.69 3,915
Match 2 and 2 Stars €23.13 58,928
Match 3 and 1 Star €17.00 76,686
Match 3 €15.26 143,708
Match 1 and 2 Stars €11.28 341,517
Match 2 and 1 Star €8.65 1,206,195
Match 2 €4.82 2,214,422
Totals 4,050,005

The single winning jackpot ticket matching 5 main numbers and 2 Lucky Stars was purchased in Portugal.

EuroMillions prizes must be claimed within 90 days of the draw date, so tickets purchased for this draw were valid until Thursday 18th February 2016.

Ball Set: 03

Draw Machine: 11

4,050,005

Tickets won a prize in this draw.

59,266,691

Entries were purchased for this draw.

68 in 1,000

For every 1,000 tickets bought, 68 won a prize.

Prize Breakdown

Numbers Matched Prize Per Winner Total Winners
Match 5 and 2 Stars €15,000,000.00 Rollover! 0
Match 5 and 1 Star €778,378.25 2
Match 5 €64,864.85 8
Match 4 and 2 Stars €4,324.32 60
Match 4 and 1 Star €255.95 887
Match 4 €136.60 1,662
Match 3 and 2 Stars €67.43 2,405
Match 2 and 2 Stars €19.47 38,320
Match 3 and 1 Star €16.71 42,708
Match 3 €14.51 82,686
Match 1 and 2 Stars €9.48 222,426
Match 2 and 1 Star €8.97 636,653
Match 2 €4.58 1,275,854
Totals 2,303,671

EuroMillions prizes must be claimed within 90 days of the draw date, so tickets purchased for this draw were valid until Thursday 5th May 2016.

Ball Set: 03

Draw Machine: 11

2,303,671

Tickets won a prize in this draw.

32,432,427

Entries were purchased for this draw.

71 in 1,000

For every 1,000 tickets bought, 71 won a prize.

Prize Breakdown

Numbers Matched Prize Per Winner Total Winners
Match 5 and 2 Stars €59,687,034.00 1
Match 5 and 1 Star €388,021.80 4
Match 5 €51,736.24 10
Match 4 and 2 Stars €4,172.28 62
Match 4 and 1 Star €215.98 1,048
Match 4 €100.64 2,249
Match 3 and 2 Stars €69.69 2,320
Match 2 and 2 Stars €21.87 34,009
Match 3 and 1 Star €14.19 50,124
Match 3 €11.52 103,830
Match 1 and 2 Stars €11.68 179,955
Match 2 and 1 Star €7.87 723,314
Match 2 €3.89 1,495,041
Totals 2,591,967

The single winning jackpot ticket matching 5 main numbers and 2 Lucky Stars was purchased in Portugal.

EuroMillions prizes must be claimed within 90 days of the draw date, so tickets purchased for this draw were valid until Thursday 16th June 2016.

Ball Set: 04

Draw Machine: 03

2,591,967

Tickets won a prize in this draw.

32,335,150

Entries were purchased for this draw.

80 in 1,000

For every 1,000 tickets bought, 80 won a prize.

Prize Breakdown

Numbers Matched Prize Per Winner Total Winners
Match 5 and 2 Stars €150,559,073.00 Rollover! 0
Match 5 and 1 Star €355,136.61 5
Match 5 €24,328.05 17
Match 4 and 2 Stars €3,019.30 67
Match 4 and 1 Star €153.14 1,409
Match 3 and 2 Stars €115.00 2,619
Match 4 €51.75 3,301
Match 2 and 2 Stars €20.98 37,497
Match 3 and 1 Star €13.83 60,136
Match 3 €10.53 149,371
Match 1 and 2 Stars €11.90 187,050
Match 2 and 1 Star €7.99 834,983
Match 2 €3.97 2,066,188
Totals 3,342,643

EuroMillions prizes must be claimed within 90 days of the draw date, so tickets purchased for this draw were valid until Thursday 17th May 2018.

Ball Set: 01

Draw Machine: 11

3,342,643

Tickets won a prize in this draw.

40,867,274

Entries were purchased for this draw.

82 in 1,000

For every 1,000 tickets bought, 82 won a prize.

FAQs

Some of the most frequently asked questions and answers regarding EuroMillions Plus are shown below. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Q: Does the Match 5 top prize roll over if there are no winners?
A: No, all prizes amounts are fixed and cannot roll over.

Q: Where are the Plus numbers on my EuroMillions ticket?
A: The five main numbers you enter in the main EuroMillions draw are also used as your EuroMillions Plus numbers. Your ticket will have ‘PLUS YES’ printed on to confirm that your numbers have been entered into both draws.

Q: When do ticket sales close?
A: If you are playing online, entries close at 7:25pm every Tuesday and Friday. If you’re playing instore, it’s 7:30pm.

Q: Are the Plus results the same as the EuroMillions results?
A: No, EuroMillions Plus is a separate draw to EuroMillions and therefore has different winning numbers — however your chosen EuroMillions numbers are entered into both games when Plus is played.

The Odd-Even Patterns Based On The Actual EuroMillions Results

Remember that in the list of the odd-even patterns above, we included the probability value. We use the probability value to determine how likely an event will happen in a given period.

In this case, we want to know the frequency of each odd-even pattern. To take things up a notch, we will compare our calculation against the actual results of the EuroMillions.

There are 1,276 draws in EuroMillions from April 16, 2004, to February 4, 2020. Therefore, we calculate the expected frequency by multiplying the probability by 1,276 draws.

Expected Frequency = Probability X 1,276

In the case of 3-odd-2-even with the probability of 0.3256621797655230, the expected frequency will be 416.

Doing similar computation with the rest of the odd-even patterns, we will come up with a completed comparison table below with accompanying graph:

As you see from the graph above, you should notice the agreement between probability prediction and the actual results of the EuroMillions game.  The agreement proves that the EuroMillions game follows the dictate of probability principle.

  • 3-odd-2-even is expected to appear 416 times – it occurred 461 times in the real draw.
  • 4-odd-1-even is projected to appear 190 times – it appeared in 184 times in the actual draw.
  • 0-odd-5-even is supposed to be drawn 32 times – it was drawn 31 times in the real draw.

Thanks to the power of probability.  And you don’t need statistical analysis of the historical results to do such high-accuracy and high-precision prediction.

Prize Breakdown

Numbers Matched Prize Per Winner Total Winners
Match 5 and 2 Stars €61,385,481.92 Rollover! 0
Match 5 and 1 Star €0.00
Match 5 €382,841.83 6
Match 4 and 2 Stars €5,317.25 54
Match 4 and 1 Star €237.02 1,060
Match 4 €124.68 2,015
Match 3 and 2 Stars €55.00 3,263
Match 2 and 2 Stars €16.86 48,968
Match 3 and 1 Star €15.35 51,438
Match 3 €13.94 95,268
Match 1 and 2 Stars €8.65 269,589
Match 2 and 1 Star €8.11 778,540
Match 2 €4.47 1,445,469
Totals 2,695,670

EuroMillions prizes must be claimed within 90 days of the draw date, so tickets purchased for this draw were valid until Thursday 7th April 2016.

Ball Set: 02

Draw Machine: 01

2,695,670

Tickets won a prize in this draw.

35,891,422

Entries were purchased for this draw.

75 in 1,000

For every 1,000 tickets bought, 75 won a prize.

January 2012 – Change to Jackpot Cap

On 12th January 2012, the EuroMillions jackpot cap was frozen at €190 million. Previous rules set in 2009 stated that each time the jackpot cap was reached, it would be increased by €5 million. The last cap increase had taken place in July 2011, when Scottish couple Colin and Chris Weir won a capped €185 million (£161.6 million) jackpot – the largest lottery prize ever won in the UK at the time.

A second rule was changed alongside the jackpot cap; the top prize could remain at its maximum size for two draws, instead of one draw, before being rolled down to the next prize tier.

Changes Summary

  • Jackpot cap increase rule scrapped; jackpot cap frozen at €190 million
  • Jackpot roll-down deadline increased from one draw after reaching cap to two draws after reaching cap

Prize Breakdown

Numbers Matched Prize Per Winner Total Winners
Match 5 and 2 Stars €26,511,570.20 Rollover! 0
Match 5 and 1 Star €70,929.14 7
Match 5 €8,288.65 14
Match 4 and 2 Stars €840.56 43
Match 4 and 1 Star €59.03 1,128
Match 3 and 2 Stars €42.30 1,664
Match 4 €25.51 1,939
Match 2 and 2 Stars €11.77 21,016
Match 3 and 1 Star €7.05 39,142
Match 3 €7.36 69,786
Match 1 and 2 Stars €6.28 99,060
Match 2 and 1 Star €4.17 470,113
Match 2 €3.63 869,851
Totals 1,573,763

EuroMillions prizes must be claimed within 90 days of the draw date, so tickets purchased for this draw are valid until Monday 1st February 2021.

Ball Set: 20

Draw Machine: 14

1,573,763

Tickets won a prize in this draw.

17,293,764

Entries were purchased for this draw.

91 in 1,000

For every 1,000 tickets bought, 91 won a prize.

The Odds of Winning The EuroMillions

The National Lottery EuroMillions game is a 5/50 lottery format. So the rule is to pick five numbers from 1 to 50. We compute the total combinations by using the Binomial Coefficient formula.

So there are 2 million possible ways to combine five numbers in EuroMillions.  However, to win the jackpot, you are required to match the extra two lucky stars so that the actual odds become one is to 139.8 million.

If you think about your odds, you have a better chance of becoming the next Prime Minister of the U.K. In short; it is tough to win in the EuroMillions.

In perspective, on the average, you have 139.8 million attempts to win the jackpot.  If you play 100 tickets every week, then you have 1.4 million weeks or 27,000 years to hit the jackpot.

Twenty-seven thousand years is such a long time. You’ve got to be very lucky to win.

The EuroMillions lottery is a random game. You cannot predict the next winning numbers.

So, if superstitions, hot numbers, lucky numbers, quick pick, and a random selection will not help, what will?

Mathematics remains the only tool.

September 2016 – EuroMillions Overhaul

September 2016 saw sweeping changes made to the EuroMillions format, including the introduction of new supplementary games in six countries and a €2 million increase to the minimum jackpot. The price of entry was increased as follows:

Austria €2.00 €2.20
Belgium €2.00 €2.50
Ireland €2.00 €2.50
Luxembourg €2.00 €2.50
Portugal €2.00 €2.50
Spain €2.00 €2.50
Switzerland CHF3.00 CHF3.50
UK £2.00 £2.50

The price change covered the cost of new raffles and supplementary games implemented across Europe. With the new games came the introduction of a Europe-wide raffle event, the European Millionaire Maker. The first European Millionaire Maker raffle took place on Friday 28th October 2016, with 25 winning codes selected.

Another big change was the introduction to the game of a 12th Lucky Star; the odds of winning in each prize tier changed as a result:

Match 5 + 2 Stars 1 in 116,531,800 1 in 139,838,160
Match 5 + 1 Star 1 in 6,473,989 1 in 6,991,908
Match 5 1 in 3,236,995 1 in 3,107,515
Match 4 + 2 Stars 1 in 517,920 1 in 621,503
Match 4 + 1 Star 1 in 28,774 1 in 31,076
Match 3 + 2 Stars 1 in 11,771 1 in 14,126
Match 4 1 in 14,387 1 in 13,812
Match 2 + 2 Stars 1 in 882 1 in 986
Match 3 + 1 Star 1 in 654 1 in 707
Match 3 1 in 327 1 in 314
Match 1 + 2 Stars 1 in 157 1 in 188
Match 2 + 1 Stars 1 in 46 1 in 50
Match 2 1 in 23 1 in 22
The overall odds of winning a prize remained at 1 in 13.

The UK’s popular ‘Mega Friday’ promotional draw — which saw multiple £1 million raffle prizes and luxury non-cash prizes awarded on the last Friday of each month – also saw a major change. The event was expanded to offer prizes in two consecutive draws and was renamed ‘Mega Week’.

All changes came into effect as of Saturday 24th September 2016, with the very first Mega Week beginning on Tuesday 27th September. Ten raffle prizes of £1 million plus a 100-day round-the-world trip were given out, and a special €130 million Superdraw took place on Friday 30th September. Mega Week ran for nine months, with the last Mega Week draws taking place on Tuesday 25th and Friday 28th June 2017.

Changes Summary (General)

  • Minimum jackpot increased from €15 million to €17 million
  • European Millionaire Maker raffle introduced
  • Ticket price increased in all participating countries
  • The number of draws in which the jackpot could stay at its cap before triggering a rolldown increased from two to five
  • Number of Lucky Stars increased from 11 to 12, resulting in a change to the odds of winning individual prizes

Changes Summary (UK)

  • UK Mega Friday transformed into Mega Week, an occasional event that offered multiple Millionaire Maker prizes, and non-cash prizes including luxury holidays
  • Number of UK Millionaire Maker prizes offered per draw increased from one to two. The chances of winning improved from 1 in 4.8 million to 1 in 1.9 million for a Tuesday draw, and from 1 in 7.5 million to 1 in 2.95 million for a Friday draw

Changes Summary (Rest of Europe)

  • ‘Ireland Only Raffle’ supplementary game introduced to Ireland, offering ten €5,000 prizes every draw
  • ‘El Millón’ supplementary raffle introduced to Spain, offering a €1 million prize every Friday
  • ‘My Bonus’ supplementary raffle introduced to Belgium, offering 600 prizes of €500 and one prize worth €1 million every week
  • ‘M1lhão’ supplementary raffle introduced to Portugal, offering a €1 million prize every Friday
  • ‘2. Chance’ supplementary draw introduced to Switzerland, offering players the chance to win up to CHF150,000 using their main EuroMillions numbers
  • ‘Etoile+’ add-on game introduced in France, offering increased prizes and additional prize tiers for matching Lucky Stars

Lotterycodex Patterns and The Best Combinations In EuroMillions

Earlier, we discussed that any questions you ask about the lottery must be a combinatorial and probability problem to solve.

So to know the probability of 1-2-3-4-5, we ask the question “What is the probability of a combination composed of three-odds and two-even numbers?”

However, this is not the only question we can ask, we can also ask:

“What is the probability of a combination composed of five low numbers?”

The problem though, two different questions may provide different probability results.

When you deal with low-high and odd-even patterns as two separate probability analyses, you will encounter serious contradiction.

To illustrate the contradiction, 1-2-3-4-5 is one of the best combinations under odd-even patterns.

But then we know that under the analysis of the low-high patterns, such combination is one of the worst ones.

So combinatorial mathematics and probability theory can be very confusing if you are not careful.

So what is the solution?

The solution is Lotterycodex patterns

Using Lotterycodex patterns, we put these two analyses together into one combinatorial equation. 

So now to solve the probability of the combination 1-2-3-4-5, we ask this question instead:

“What is the probability of a combination composed of three-low-odds and two-low-even numbers?”

That’s how Lotterycodex patterns can help you along the way.  However, combinatorial calculation with probability analysis can be very complex so I created the Lotterycodex calculator to make everything much simpler and faster.

For simplicity, I have divided EuroMillions patterns into three groups.

Best Group Middle Group Worst Group
Patterns #1, #2 Patterns #3 to #28 Patterns #29 to #56
Two patterns 26 patterns 28 patterns

As you notice, there are only two best patterns out of 56 patterns in EuroMillions 5/50 game.

For those of you who want to delve deeper into the nitty-gritty aspect of calculation, I don’t hide the formula. I discuss how these patterns are obtained in detail, so I invite you to check the free guide.

The table above is very straightforward.  If you want to win the EuroMillions, then focus on patterns #1 and #2.  And forget about the rest of the patterns.

The problem, almost 90% of the lotto players, do not know the worst combinations that will put their money down the drain.  For example, many people pick their combinations that belong to the worst group.

There are millions of these worst combinations in EuroMillions.  How do you know your combinations are not one of these worst types?

February 2020 — Changes to the Jackpot Cap

On 1st February 2020 a number of changes were made to EuroMillions and the jackpots on offer. The changes were implemented to help jackpots grow bigger and faster than under previous game rules, without an increase in ticket price or the number of balls to choose from. In addition, the new prize structure meant that the average number of Superdraws taking place each year would increase.

The Jackpot Cap, which stood at €190 million since January 2012, increased to €200 million, with the potential of climbing further to €250 million in future. Read more about the EuroMillions jackpot cap changes from February 2020.

Prize Breakdown

Numbers Matched Prize Per Winner Total Winners
Match 5 and 2 Stars €190,000,000.00 1
Match 5 and 1 Star €2,174,634.31 9
Match 5 €50,349.46 24
Match 4 and 2 Stars €4,110.16 147
Match 4 and 1 Star €202.01 2,617
Match 4 €92.77 5,699
Match 3 and 2 Stars €59.46 6,351
Match 2 and 2 Stars €19.55 88,855
Match 3 and 1 Star €14.45 115,019
Match 3 €11.53 242,327
Match 1 and 2 Stars €10.66 460,652
Match 2 and 1 Star €8.04 1,654,248
Match 2 €3.94 3,450,472
Totals 6,026,421

The single winning jackpot ticket matching 5 main numbers and 2 Lucky Stars was purchased in Portugal.

EuroMillions prizes must be claimed within 90 days of the draw date, so tickets purchased for this draw were valid until Thursday 22nd January 2015.

Ball Set: 02

Draw Machine: 01

How Prizes Are Funded

EuroMillions prizes are funded using revenue from ticket sales. A percentage of the money you spend on entering the game is allocated to the prize fund, with the remainder distributed to good causes, Government Lottery Duty and retailer commission, as well as covering operating costs.

When you play EuroMillions in the UK, the £2.50 you spend per line is broken down into £1.74 for entering the main draw and £0.76 for the UK Millionaire Maker raffle. Fifty percent of the £1.74 spent on the main game is allocated to the prize fund. Thirty percent of the £0.76 spent to enter the Millionaire Maker is used to pay prizes in the supplementary raffle.

The Huge Difference Between Odds and Probability

Odds and probability are two different terms with two different equations.  The difference between the two can be best describe when we study the composition of combinations. 

As a lotto player, you don’t have the power to change the underlying probability and you cannot beat the odds of the Euromillions game.  But you have the power to know all the possible choices and make the right decision based on those choices.

And making the right choice is possible when you know the difference between odds and probability.

What is the difference?

Probability refers to the measurement that an event will likely occur.  And we measure the likelihood by using the formula:

We normally expressed the results of this formula in percentage.

Now, to get the odds, we use this formula instead:

What you get from this formula is a ratio.

So the difference is that the probability is the measurement of chance while the odds are the ratio of success to failure.

In layman’s term, the difference between odds and probability can be described in the following way:

Probability = Chance

Odds = Advantage

That is, you cannot control the probability and you cannot beat the odds, but at least you can choose the best odds and get the best ratio of success to failure.

Let’s consider the combination 2-4-6-8-10. This combination is composed of 5 even numbers with no odd numbers. This combination belongs to the 0-odd-5-even group.

In the Euromillions game, there are 53,130 ways you can combine 5 numbers that are all even numbers and no odd numbers.

Therefore we calculate the odds of a 0-odd-5-even in the following way:

Odds of 5-even-0-odd = 53,130 / 2,065,630

This means that 2-4-6-8-10 and all similar combinations under the group of 0-odd-5-even will give you 2 or 3 opportunities to match the winning combinations for every 100 attempts that you play the Euromillions game.

As you can see, a combination such as 2-4-6-8-10 offers a very low ratio of success.

In comparison, you will have a better ratio of success when you pick a more balanced odd and even numbers.

Let’s prove that.

There are 690,000 ways you can combine numbers of type 3-odd-2-even. If we calculate the odds, we get:

Odds of 3-odd-2-even = 690,000 / 1,428,760

In simple terms, a 3-odd-2-even combination will give you the opportunity to match the winning numbers 32 to 33 times in every 100 attempts that you play the Euromillions game.

If we compare the two classes of combinations, we can see a big difference:

0-odd-5-even VS 3-odd-2-even

0-odd-5-even 3-odd-2-even
2 to 3 opportunities to match the winning numbers in every 100 draws 32 to 33 opportunities to match the winning numbers in every 100 draws
The worst ratio of success The best ratio of success
The worst choice An intelligent choice

In a random event like the Euromillions game, making an intelligent choice requires mathematical strategy.  We calculate all the possible choices and finally make an intelligent choice.

Remember this: As a EuroMillions player, your objective is to get a better ratio of success to failure. Know all the possible choices and make an intelligent choice.

I explained the details of this mathematical strategy in my article The Lottery and the Winning Formula of Combinatorial Math and Probability Theory.

But to give you a gist of how to make an intelligent choice, let’s dig deeper through these combinatorial patterns below.

The Low-High Patterns Based On The Actual EuroMillions Results

Here’s another probability study using the low-high pattern.

We derive the low-high patterns using the following sets:

Low = {1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,…,25}

High = {26,27,28,29,30,…,50}

Again, the results of the study show that EuroMillions follows the dictate of probability.

The table and the graph above reinforces the fact that the EuroMillions game is subordinate to the principle of probability.

  • 3-low-2-high is expected to appear 416 times – it occurred 468 times in the real draw.
  • 4-low-1-high is projected to appear 190 times – it appeared in 216 times in the actual draw.
  • 0-low-5-high is supposed to be drawn 32 times – it was drawn 22 times in the real draw.

As a EuroMillions player, you should pay attention to the composition of your combination and make sure that it follows either the 3-low-2-high or 2-low-3-high patterns.  And never play the rest of the low-high patterns.

Prize Breakdown

Numbers Matched Prize Per Winner Total Winners
Match 5 and 2 Stars €153,873,716.00 1
Match 5 and 1 Star €290,732.00 7
Match 5 €20,608.85 23
Match 4 and 2 Stars €2,088.73 111
Match 4 and 1 Star €135.36 1,827
Match 3 and 2 Stars €78.69 4,387
Match 4 €49.15 3,983
Match 2 and 2 Stars €14.60 61,745
Match 3 and 1 Star €12.78 74,589
Match 3 €11.41 158,010
Match 1 and 2 Stars €7.74 329,474
Match 2 and 1 Star €7.46 1,025,852
Match 2 €4.35 2,159,425
Totals 3,819,434

The single winning jackpot ticket matching 5 main numbers and 2 Lucky Stars was purchased in Belgium.

EuroMillions prizes must be claimed within 90 days of the draw date, so tickets purchased for this draw were valid until Thursday 31st August 2017.

Ball Set: 05

Draw Machine: 03

3,819,434

Tickets won a prize in this draw.

46,838,297

Entries were purchased for this draw.

82 in 1,000

For every 1,000 tickets bought, 82 won a prize.

Knowing the Best and the Worst Combination Should Help

Getting the right composition will surely give you the best shot possible at winning the EuroMillions.  Of course, you don’t win any money by matching the pattern.  But as a lotto player, you want to play with a sensible strategy and get closer to the winning numbers.

Lotterycodex has no power to change the underlying probability.  But Lotterycodex can calculate all the possible choices so you can make the right choice.

The lottery should be fun.  But at least be sensible when choosing your combinations and don’t waste your money on worthless combinations.

You don’t increase your chance of winning by choosing the right composition.  But when you play the Euromillions, you want to play with the best ratio of success to failure.  So don’t waste your money on useless combinations.  Lotterycodex patterns are here to guide you on that aspect. (Check out the Lotterycodex Calculators)

I encourage you to check the free guide to learn more about how we calculate everything.  Lotterycodex is the only lottery calculator that combines combinatorics and probability calculation in one system.

If you are playing blindly, there’s no guarantee you are not falling into one of these worst patterns in EuroMillions. So I propose that you should incorporate the use of probability theory in your playing strategy.

The benefits are apparent.  First, you are confident that you are not wasting your money, and second, you get the best shot at winning the game.

The difference between the best and the worst is so huge. You don’t want to take it for granted.

We don’t say that those combinations under the worst group will not occur.  We say that those combinations have the worst ratio of success to failure.

Prize Breakdown

Numbers Matched Prize Per Winner Total Winners
Match 5 and 2 Stars €190,000,000.00 1
Match 5 and 1 Star €1,291,056.09 16
Match 5 €27,910.63 22
Match 4 and 2 Stars €1,865.48 161
Match 4 and 1 Star €102.71 3,119
Match 3 and 2 Stars €70.26 6,365
Match 4 €44.75 5,668
Match 2 and 2 Stars €14.67 79,614
Match 3 and 1 Star €10.62 116,308
Match 3 €10.55 221,456
Match 1 and 2 Stars €9.08 363,925
Match 2 and 1 Star €6.89 1,438,780
Match 2 €4.14 2,939,995
Totals 5,175,430

The single winning jackpot ticket matching 5 main numbers and 2 Lucky Stars was purchased in Spain.

EuroMillions prizes must be claimed within 90 days of the draw date, so tickets purchased for this draw were valid until Thursday 4th January 2018.

Ball Set: 01

Draw Machine: 01

5,175,430

Tickets won a prize in this draw.

60,675,275

Entries were purchased for this draw.

85 in 1,000

For every 1,000 tickets bought, 85 won a prize.

Associated Draw Results

EuroMillions Plus Results — Friday 24th October 2014

  • 23
  • 31
  • 40
  • 47
  • 48
Prize Categories Prize Per Winner Winners Prize Fund Amount
Match 5 €500,000.00 €0.00
Match 4 €2,000.00 109 €218,000.00
Match 3 €20.00 4,999 €99,980.00
Totals 5,108 €317,980.00

Read more about the EuroMillions Plus draw

The Super Star is still to be announced — please check back soon.

Read more about the Super Star draw

Belgium Joker+ Results — Friday 24th October 2014

  • 4
  • 7
  • 2
  • 3
  • 1
  • 4

Constellation:Stier

Prize Categories Prize Per Winner Winners Prize Fund Amount
Match 6 plus Constellation €1,175,000.00 €0.00
Match 6 €20,000.00 €0.00
Match 5 €2,000.00 4 €8,000.00
Match 4 €200.00 41 €8,200.00
Match 3 €20.00 526 €10,520.00
Match 2 €5.00 5,000 €25,000.00
Match 1 €2.00 51,354 €102,708.00
Constellation €1.50 24,032 €36,048.00
Totals 80,957 €190,476.00

Read more about the Belgium Joker+ draw

Austrian Joker Results

With the Austrian Joker being drawn on dissimilar days to EuroMillions, please refer to the Austrian Joker page for results relevant to your ticket:

Read more about the Austrian Joker draw

Luxembourg Joker Results — Friday 24th October 2014

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  • 8
  • 8
  • 1
  • 6
  • 8
Prize Categories Prize Per Winner Winners Prize Fund Amount
Match 6 €500,000.00 €0.00
Match Last 5 in Exact Order €10,000.00 €0.00
Match Last 4 in Exact Order €1,000.00 5 €5,000.00
Match Last 3 in Exact Order €100.00 34 €3,400.00
Match Last 2 in Exact Order €10.00 293 €2,930.00
Match Last 1 in Exact Order €2.00 2,908 €5,816.00
Totals 3,240 €17,146.00

Read more about the Luxembourg Joker draw

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How To Win The EuroMillions Game

To play the EuroMillions with the best shot possible, pick your numbers based on pattern #1 or #2.  Please check the free guide and discover how Lotterycodex Patterns work for EuroMillions and other lottery games.

It’s not easy to win the EuroMillions.  But you can do something to make sure your bet is a good one.  With lots of superstitions going around the lottery today, a lot of EuroMillions players are doing it all wrong. Don’t be one of them.  Be ahead of them.  Please read my post on how to win the lottery mathematically.

If you hate math, then you can use the Lotterycodex calculator to avoid manual calculation.  The calculator is a superior type of lotto number generator that is based on combinatorics and probability principle.

But remember, the lottery is just entertainment. Please understand that lottery addiction can affect your life negatively in many ways.  You have to play with the proper attitude and with a lottery game plan. Please play the lottery responsibly.,

Don’t forget to check the free guide: The Lottery and the Winning Formula According to Math.

EuroMillions Syndicate Winners

There are several notable EuroMillions syndicate wins throughout the history of the game:

  • A family syndicate from County Dublin claimed the biggest ever lottery prize won in Ireland when they won €175 milion on Tuesday 19th February 2019.
  • On Friday 1st July 2016, a syndicate of Dublin bus drivers won a EuroMillions jackpot worth €23.8 million. Each of the 22 members of the group received just over €1 million and even arrived by bus to pick up their cheques!
  • On Friday 6th November 2009, a syndicate of seven office workers in Merseyside won a whopping £45.5 million when their entry was one of two British tickets that split a jackpot of £91.1 million. Each member received £6.5 million.

Prize Breakdown

Numbers Matched Prize Per Winner Total Winners
Match 5 and 2 Stars €42,155,765.40 Rollover! 0
Match 5 and 1 Star €503,809.54 3
Match 5 €100,761.91 5
Match 4 and 2 Stars €6,629.07 38
Match 4 and 1 Star €269.79 817
Match 4 €136.99 1,609
Match 3 and 2 Stars €70.22 2,242
Match 2 and 2 Stars €20.08 36,063
Match 3 and 1 Star €17.20 40,264
Match 3 €14.74 79,039
Match 1 and 2 Stars €9.96 205,443
Match 2 and 1 Star €8.76 632,914
Match 2 €4.52 1,253,417
Totals 2,251,854

EuroMillions prizes must be claimed within 90 days of the draw date, so tickets purchased for this draw were valid until Thursday 9th June 2016.

Ball Set: 04

Draw Machine: 03

2,251,854

Tickets won a prize in this draw.

31,488,096

Entries were purchased for this draw.

72 in 1,000

For every 1,000 tickets bought, 72 won a prize.

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