How to Win Euromillions

Published: Written by: Anna Dobson

How To Win Euromillions

Discover 5 Ways to Win Euromillions

To win the Euromillions jackpot players must match all 5 main numbers and 2 Lucky Stars. When the odds of that happening are approximately 1 in 116,531,800, it may seem very disheartening. However, you can become wealthy, and previous Euromillions winners have done so, without necessarily scooping the first prize.

Firstly, to win any Euromillions prize players must match 2 or more numbers, the odds of which are 1 in 13. Secondly, the odds of matching all 5 main numbers and 1 Lucky Star are 1 in 6,473,989, much better than your odds of scooping the Euromillions jackpot. If this is the way you would like to get rich quick then we recommend that you:

1. Focus on Rollovers and Superdraws

If you would like to become wealthy through more achievable odds then we recommend that you focus on draws featuring a multiple rollover jackpot or those where the jackpot will be paid out even if there is no first prize winner. Euromillions Superdraws or Megadraws, both of which usually feature a minimum €100 million jackpot, are a result of multiple rollovers which you may want to keep an eye out for.

Similarly, you can wait until the Euromillions jackpot pool cap has been reached. The jackpot can only remain at €190 million for two draws. If upon the second draw, no first prize winner is produced, all the money rolls down to the next prize tier featuring a winner (matched 5 numbers and 1 Lucky Star, etc.). Similarly, once the jackpot pool cap has been reached, all the money accumulated during the two subsequent rollover draws are distributed amongst the next prize tier featuring a winner.


2. Play Euromillions Regularly

When you actually play your chances of winning the Euromillions increase by 100%! If you don't play, you won't win so try and participate in as many draws as you can (within reason).

3. Join a Euromillions Syndicate

Joining a Euromillions syndicate (group of people) effectively increases your chances of winning because you are playing many combinations at the same time. Thus, instead of buying and playing with a single ticket, you purchase a share. The more shares you purchase the more chances you have of winning a prize.

4. Play with a Multiple Playslip

Multiple playslips feature exactly the same layout as a single playslip. Both consist of two boxes, with the upper box containing 50 numbers and the lower 11 Lucky Star numbers. However, in a normal game of Euromillions, players must select 5 main numbers and two Lucky Stars whilst on a multiple playslip players may select up to 10 main numbers and 5 Lucky Stars.

Number combinations (bets) are generated from the numbers selected on the multiple playslip. Thus, more numbers selected result in a higher number of bets which, in turn, increase your chances of winning a Euromillions prize. This is added to the fact that in one Euromillions draw prizes from various categories can be won when playing Euromillions with a multiple playslip.

5. Buy More Tickets

Similarly to the idea of multiple playslips, the more lines you purchase per draw the higher your chances are of winning a Euromillions prize.

Handy Tip

Many players typically select numbers from 1 to 31 coinciding with birthdays, anniversaries and other special dates. We at recommend that you have your numbers randomly selected for you to avoid picking predictable number combinations. In the event that you match all numbers (or partially match) it will help to reduce sharing any of your winnings.

Anna Dobson