Play in a Syndicate
The recent EuroMillions Changes have created more big prizes and more ways to win, with the addition of extra supplementary games, but have also lengthened the odds of grabbing the jackpot with the additional of a 12th Lucky Star to the game’s matrix. The only guaranteed way to increase your chances of winning is to buy more tickets, but the good news is that you can join a syndicate in order to own a share of more lines entered into the draw without splashing out too much cash.
While you would have to split any prize won by the group, you will own a share of multiple tickets by joining forces with others and are therefore more likely to win across all the different tiers. The overall odds of winning a prize remain 1 in 13, and you can play in a group either online or by linking up with friends or work colleagues.
Play Random Numbers
The odds of winning are the same for any combination of EuroMillions numbers, but it is always worth trying to select a line which avoids popular combinations of numbers or too many digits below 31. It would be quite galling to win a prize in one of the top tiers and then discover that you have to split it with hundreds, or even thousands, of other participants because you have gone with some sort of pattern like 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 for your main numbers.
While choosing numbers which are personally significant is a big part of the fun for many players, if you stay away from the most popular picks then you are more likely to receive a decent prize if your numbers do come up in the draw.
Keep Track of the Jackpot
While the EuroMillions jackpot cap of €190 million has remained unchanged, the amount of draws for which it can stay at the cap has been increased. It can now roll over for four draws at the cap before it must be won. If it is not won in the subsequent draw, the entire prize amount rolls down into the next prize tier with winning players.
Once the jackpot is capped, any excess funds from ticket sales that normally would have gone to the top prize are instead rolled down into the next winning prize tier, which is usually Match 5 + 1 Star. The odds of winning in this prize tier are 1 in 6,991,908 - astronomically better than that of the jackpot itself - and you could win millions without having to match all the winning numbers drawn.
A EuroMillions jackpot of £14 million (€17 million) will be up for grabs in tonight’s draw, after Friday’s top prize was won by a French ticket holder. The jackpot will then be increased to a guaranteed €130 million (approximately £109 million) for a Superdraw on Friday, and you can buy tickets online or from authorised retailers in any of the nine participating countries. Good luck!