Euromillions winner statistics

How to win the euromillions 5/50 according to math

Sum of Prizes Won in Each Prize Tier

The following amounts include all winners from all participating countries.

Prize Total % of Total
Match 5+2 €17,761,096,913.00 39.49%
Match 5+1 €3,138,668,480.61 6.98%
Match 5 €794,246,191.90 1.77%
Match 4+2 €427,870,931.07 0.95%
Match 4+1 €333,628,868.10 0.74%
Match 3+2 €323,973,423.00 0.72%
Match 4 €276,649,495.90 0.62%
Match 2+2 €1,286,530,272.80 2.86%
Match 3+1 €1,396,594,085.00 3.11%
Match 3 €1,776,438,607.10 3.95%
Match 1+2 €3,254,508,700.50 7.24%
Match 2+1 €8,451,734,257.30 18.79%
Match 2 €5,249,614,348.20 11.67%
Etoile+ Prizes* €507,125,791.80 1.13%
Grand Total €44,978,680,366.28 100%

€3,138,668,480.61
€794,246,191.90
€427,870,931.07
€333,628,868.10
€323,973,423.00
€276,649,495.90
€1,286,530,272.80
€1,396,594,085.00
€1,776,438,607.10
€3,254,508,700.50
€8,451,734,257.30

Prize Breakdown

Numbers Matched Prize Per Winner Total Winners
Match 5 and 2 Stars €23,845,060.00 1
Match 5 and 1 Star €442,252.99 3
Match 5 €55,281.62 8
Match 4 and 2 Stars €4,512.79 49
Match 4 and 1 Star €246.48 785
Match 4 €99.22 1,950
Match 3 and 2 Stars €81.06 1,705
Match 2 and 2 Stars €24.55 25,899
Match 3 and 1 Star €16.27 37,370
Match 3 €11.69 87,491
Match 1 and 2 Stars €13.75 130,711
Match 2 and 1 Star €8.76 555,254
Match 2 €3.78 1,315,084
Totals 2,156,310

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

EuroMillions prizes must be claimed within 90 days of the draw date, so tickets purchased for this draw were valid until Thursday 29th September 2016.

Ball Set: 02

Draw Machine: 01

2,156,310

Tickets won a prize in this draw.

27,640,812

Entries were purchased for this draw.

78 in 1,000

For every 1,000 tickets bought, 78 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.

How to Beat the Odds of the EuroMillions Game

Of course, you cannot beat the odds of EuroMillions.  But thankfully, math can help. There’s a way to increase your chances of winning the game.

The only way to increase your chances of winning is to buy more tickets.

But buying more tickets is useless if you’re making the wrong choices.  It’s not OK to choose 1-2-3-4-5, and 2-3-4-5-6, and 46-47-48-49-50.

I will explain why.

But first of all, I must ask you to forget about hot or cold numbers. For the longest time, people mistakenly believe that if a number frequently occurs in the past, the same number is bound to be drawn more often in the future.  This belief must be corrected.

Now, let’s proceed.

All combinations in EuroMillions 5/50 have the same probability.

It means that 1-2-3-4-5 is equally likely.

Play 2-4-6-8-10, and that is equally likely too.

Perhaps your combination is 5-10-15-20-25, this combination has the same probability as any other in the universe of Euromillions’ possible combinations.

The truth, all combinations have equal chances.

But think about this.  Consider more tickets where all numbers are picked in the form of straight combinations:

  • 1-2-3-4-5
  • 2-3-4-5-6
  • 3-4-5-6-7
  • 46-47-48-49-50

If I ask lotto players to spend their money on the above combinations, the surest response I will get is “no way.”

And why not?

That’s because people don’t trust their understanding of probability.

“Gut feeling” dominates the logic

You see, if you are confident that all combinations have the same probability, why be afraid to play all those combinations.

In other words, while you believe that all combinations have the same probability, there’s part of you that says buying “multiple tickets where all combinations are straight numbers” cannot be right.

But gut feeling shouldn’t be superior to mathematics.

If you want to win the EuroMillions game, you have to have a strong mathematical foundation.

And mathematics says:

There’s a big difference between having lots of wrong combinations and having the right combinations.

But how do we explain this mathematically?

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

Associated Draw Results

EuroMillions Plus Results — Friday 15th July 2016

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  • 6
  • 8
  • 35
  • 45
Prize Categories Prize Per Winner Winners Prize Fund Amount
Match 5 €500,000.00 €0.00
Match 4 €2,000.00 59 €118,000.00
Match 3 €20.00 2,500 €50,000.00
Totals 2,559 €168,000.00

Read more about the EuroMillions Plus draw

Super Star Results — Friday 15th July 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 CHF2,523.60 5 CHF12,618.00
Match First 3 + Last 1 or First 1 + Last 3 CHF3,505.00 3 CHF10,515.00
Match First 4 or Last 4 CHF1,338.25 11 CHF14,720.75
Match First 2 + Last 1 or First 1 + Last 2 CHF300.45 42 CHF12,618.90
Match First 3 or Last 3 CHF53.40 128 CHF6,835.20
Match First 1 + Last 1 CHF20.85 227 CHF4,732.95
Match First 2 or Last 2 CHF10.70 1,275 CHF13,642.50
Match First 1 or Last 1 CHF4.20 12,451 CHF52,294.20
Totals 14,143 CHF377,977.50

Read more about the Super Star draw

Belgium Joker+ Results — Friday 15th July 2016

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  • 8
  • 2
  • 4
  • 5

Constellation:Tweelingen

Prize Categories Prize Per Winner Winners Prize Fund Amount
Match 6 plus Constellation €1,600,000.00 €0.00
Match 6 €20,000.00 €0.00
Match 5 €2,000.00 1 €2,000.00
Match 4 €200.00 27 €5,400.00
Match 3 €20.00 268 €5,360.00
Match 2 €5.00 2,750 €13,750.00
Match 1 €2.00 27,945 €55,890.00
Constellation €1.50 13,286 €19,929.00
Totals 44,277 €102,329.00

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 15th July 2016

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  • 4
  • 7
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
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 1 €1,000.00
Match Last 3 in Exact Order €100.00 22 €2,200.00
Match Last 2 in Exact Order €10.00 196 €1,960.00
Match Last 1 in Exact Order €2.00 1,627 €3,254.00
Totals 1,846 €8,414.00

Read more about the Luxembourg Joker draw

NEW EuroMillions App

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How to Play

Playing EuroMillions Plus is very similar to playing EuroMillions, but without the Lucky Stars. For an additional €1 per line, you can opt in to the Plus game when you purchase your main EuroMillions entries for the Tuesday draw, Friday draw, or both.

To add Plus to your ticket, you will need to select your EuroMillions numbers as usual and then tick the ‘Add EuroMillions Plus’ box located on the play slip. You will not need to pick any additional numbers, as those on your ticket are entered into both draws (with the exception of the Lucky Stars).

Five numbers are randomly drawn, with prizes awarded if your original EuroMillions numbers match three or more of the five ’Plus’ numbers drawn.

Prizes

There are three prize tiers available, with a guaranteed top prize of €500,000 for matching all five numbers.

Prize Tier Prize
Match 5 €500,000
Match 4 €2,000
Match 3 €20

Advance Play

The Advance Play option allows you to purchase your tickets up to eight draws in advance by simply ticking the Advance Play box for the number of draws you wish to participate in (e.g. one, two, four, six or eight). Any prizes won from an Advance Play ticket are claimed in the usual way.

Questions or Comments About EuroMillions

Please, I invite you to join the conversation. If you have questions about the EuroMillions game, please let me know.  If you have comments about this article, then leave your comment below. Thank you for reading

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Associated Draw Results

EuroMillions Plus Results — Friday 24th October 2014

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  • 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

  • 3
  • 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

NEW EuroMillions App

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  • Scan your tickets (UK only)
  • Generate random numbers
  • Customisable notifications

Get the App

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.

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?

Prize Breakdown

Numbers Matched Prize Per Winner Total Winners
Match 5 and 2 Stars €38,892,369.60 Rollover! 0
Match 5 and 1 Star €133,037.30 10
Match 5 €24,636.54 18
Match 4 and 2 Stars €2,671.43 83
Match 4 and 1 Star €141.41 1,372
Match 4 €68.68 2,825
Match 3 and 2 Stars €50.34 2,753
Match 2 and 2 Stars €17.54 36,350
Match 3 and 1 Star €10.96 55,624
Match 3 €8.93 114,885
Match 1 and 2 Stars €10.48 171,840
Match 2 and 1 Star €6.96 701,192
Match 2 €3.42 1,458,141
Totals 2,545,093

EuroMillions prizes must be claimed within 90 days of the draw date, so tickets purchased for this draw were valid until Thursday 13th October 2016.

Ball Set: 02

Draw Machine: 01

2,545,093

Tickets won a prize in this draw.

27,716,104

Entries were purchased for this draw.

92 in 1,000

For every 1,000 tickets bought, 92 won a prize.

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