# What Are The Best Odds of Winning Euro Millions?

EuroMillions is an international lottery founded by companies from France, Spain and the UK. Prizes are drawn twice a week, on Tuesdays and Fridays.

To participate, you need to buy a ticket, then:

- Choose five main numbers ranging from 1 to 50;
- Pick two lucky numbers from 1 to 12.

You can buy tickets in stores or specialized sites. For residents of many European countries, no taxes are required upon receipt of the winnings. This means that the lucky person gets all the money in full.

There is one problem for the non EU residents. EuroMillions rules are very strict, non-residents are not allowed to play. You can buy a ticket physically being in the territory of one of the European countries, then there will be no problems with receiving a prize. But buying from an online store can make it difficult to claim a prize.

The way out is to use intermediary sites. For a certain commission, intermediaries buy a ticket, mark the numbers, receive a prize, and pass it on to the buyer. The main requirement is compliance with safety rules. It is necessary to make sure that a formal agreement is concluded with the intermediary in order to receive the winnings.

## Game strategies

The easiest way to pick numbers is to rely on your own intuition. Sometimes this works, but more often it is required to use one of the mathematical models to find the lucky numbers.

### Frequency analysis

American Janie Kallus used a frequency analysis strategy to hit the $ 21 million jackpot. The point of the strategy is to keep track of the numbers that come up most often. If the appearance of the same number was recorded at least two times in a row, there is a possibility that it will continue to appear.

Skeptics point out that although there is a precedent of victory for such a strategy, it is rather an accident. The fact is that from the point of view of the theory of probability, in each specific case, the probability of a certain number falling out is the same and does not depend on previous events.

This can be illustrated with heads and tails. Although the chance of hitting heads 50 times in a row is extremely low, there is still a 50% chance that heads will come up again after 49 times. This aspect of the theory of probability belongs to the counterintuitive types. This means that common sense dictates the impossibility of such a scenario, but in reality it is a perfectly acceptable scenario.

Therefore, frequency analysis can be used, but not as the main winning strategy, but as one of the auxiliary elements.

### Multi-Draw Bets

Vitaly Dmitrievich, as well as Valeria T. used this method to get a prize. The essence is simple - the same combination is chosen, which is repeated over and over again, from run to run. Sooner or later, this combination should work.

In terms of mathematics, the script has a right to exist. Indeed, the repetition of the same combination leads to the fact that sooner or later it works. The main requirement in this case is the regularity of repetition. It is also recommended to study previous draws to make sure that the previously sought combination did not fall out. This will increase the likelihood of guessing.

Skipping individual draws reduces the cost of running a lottery, but at the same time increases the risk that a player will miss a winning draw. Multi-Draw Betting is an efficient way to win a prize. It should be borne in mind that on the way to the jackpot, you can periodically win smaller amounts, which will help offset part of the costs of participating in the lottery.

### Lucky numbers

Not so much a method as nice additions. You can select numbers, focusing on significant or pleasant dates from your life. It can be a birthday, meeting an important person, wedding date, other significant events. Lucky numbers work especially well with multi-draw bets. It is easier for the player to remember the numbers that he is going to cross out, and then repeat the same combination every time.

Other secrets of lucky numbers:

- The ratio of even and odd numbers. Since a kind of random number generator is used for the drawing, an approximately equal ratio of even and odd numbers is observed on a large scale.
- The ratio of small and large numbers. Here, the concepts of small and large numbers are used with context. For example, 50 is a large number and 25 is a medium number, while 3 would be considered a small number. On a large scale, there is an approximately equal ratio of large and small numbers.
- Ending in 5. For unknown reasons, there are often numbers ending in 5 among the winning combinations.
- Check the amount. Before filling out the ticket, it is worth calculating the sum of the selected numbers. A good result would be a number that ranges between 95 and 160.
- Skip ten. Look at the statistics of winning combinations for previous draws to make sure that there are dozens missing. For example, 4, 14, 16, 38 and 42. Such a combination can win, it does not have a single number from the third ten. You just need to carefully look at the statistics of the past draws to find the desired ten.

If the player believes in the power of visualization or talismans, these methods can be used as well. But it is worth remembering that according to all research results, mathematics is stronger than any talisman.

## Additional Information

In the statistics of Euromillions there is information about which method the players were guided by when determining the winning combination. According to the results, approximately 70% of all participants whose tickets were won did not use any strategy, relying on automatic computer filling.

The solution deserves the right to exist, since it has been tested by practice. It is noted that a computer can accidentally use one of the winning strategies without even knowing it.

Whichever way the player is guided, one must remember the main thing - it's worth the risk. Sometimes, to hit the jackpot, just one accidentally bought ticket is enough.