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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.

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Combinatorial Patterns in EuroMillions

Let me describe a mathematical method that will catapult you to Euro Million’s success. Deep within the finite sets of EuroMillions numbers are combinatorial patterns that should tell you the best combinations to play and the worst ones to avoid.

The image above describes the complete randomness of a lottery game. It shows that the lotteries are made up of independent random draws that, when put together with time, exhibit a mathematically deterministic behavior given the law of large numbers. See The Visual Analysis of a True Random Lottery with Deterministic Outcome

Let me clarify that we don’t need statistics to determine the best combinations in a lottery game. Statistics is not the right tool to analyze a lottery game.

So if statistical analysis will not provide the best clue, what will?

Well, since the lottery has a finite structure, any question that we ask is a combinatorial and probability problem to solve rather than statistical.

So instead of statistics, we need the concept of combinatorics and probability theory. These two mathematical tools will help predict the general outcome of the EuroMillions game from the perspective of the law of large numbers.

This prediction is possible because a truly random lottery follows the dictate of probability.

Again, we can explain this better from the context of combinatorial patterns.

For example, we can ask:

“What is the probability that the next winning numbers will be 1-2-3-4-5?

To solve this question combinatorially, we can rephrase the question this way:

“What is the probability that the next winning numbers will be three-odds and two-even numbers?

Can you see it? Composition matters.

And the composition of a combination is best described using a combinatorial pattern. You can look at combinatorial patterns in many different ways. There are simple patterns and there are Lotterycodex patterns.

We will talk about Lotterycodex patterns later (you don’t want to miss this section).

Let’s discuss the simple ones first.

Total Winners to Date

The total number of EuroMillions winners across all thirteen prize tiers is shown below. This is updated shortly after the latest draw has taken place.

Number of players that have won a EuroMillions prize since 13th February 2004:

2,000,000,000

To view a comprehensive breakdown of winners from all countries, visit the Winner Statistics page.

Biggest Jackpot Winners from the UK

Draw Date Jackpot Won Winner(s)
Tuesday 8th October 2019 £170,221,000 Anonymous
Tuesday 12th July 2011 £161,653,000 Colin and Chris Weir, Largs, Scotland
Friday 10th August 2012 £148,656,000 Adrian and Gillian Bayford, Haverhill, Suffolk
Tuesday 11th June 2019 £123,458,008 Anonymous
Tuesday 24th April 2018 £121,328,187 Anonymous
Tuesday 1st January 2019 £114,969,775 Patrick and Frances Connolly, Moira, Northern Ireland

Biggest Jackpot Winners from Austria

Draw Date Jackpot Won Winner(s)
Friday 16th May 2008 €55,609,411 Anonymous, Carinthia
Tuesday 19th August 2014 €54,304,297 Anonymous, Tirol
Friday 6th March 2009 €50,000,000 Anonymous, Styria
Friday 5th March 2010 €46,258,004 Anonymous, Burgenland
Tuesday 8th May 2018 €45,566,998 Anonymous, Tirol

Biggest Jackpot Winners from Belgium

Draw Date Jackpot Won Winner(s)
Tuesday 11th October 2016 €168,085,323 Anonymous, Schaerbeek
Tuesday 2nd June 2017 €153,873,716 Anonymous, Flemish Region
Tuesday 21st August 2018 €107,839,228 Anonymous, Flemish Region
Friday 9th February 2007 €100,000,000 Anonymous, Tirlemont
Tuesday 25th June 2013 €93,968,807 Anonymous

Biggest Jackpot Winners from France

Draw Date Jackpot Won Winner(s)
Tuesday 13th November 2012 €169,837,010 Anonymous, Alpes-Maritime
Tuesday 13th September 2011 €162,256,622 Anonymous, Calvados
Tuesday 1st September 2020 €157,170,843 Anonymous, Bas-Rhin
Friday 29th March 2013 €132,486,744 Anonymous, Seine-et-Marne
Friday 21st December 2012 €101,835,641 Anonymous, Haute-Garonne

Biggest Jackpot Winners from Ireland

Draw Date Jackpot Won Winner(s)
Tuesday 19th February 2019 €175,475,380 Anonymous, Co Dublin
Friday 29th July 2005 €115,436,126 Dolores McNamara, Co Limerick
Tuesday 25th June 2013 €93,968,807 Anonymous, Co Dublin
Tuesday 24th January 2017 €88,587,275 Anonymous, Co Dublin
Friday 19th September 2014 €86,732,923 Anonymous, Co Dublin

Biggest Jackpot Winners from Luxembourg

Draw Date Jackpot Won Winner(s)
Friday 27th September 2013 €65,793,284 Anonymous
Friday 9th January 2015 €31,666,941 Anonymous
Friday 24th January 2020 €28,601,720

Biggest Jackpot Winners from Portugal

Draw Date Jackpot Won Winner(s)
Friday 24th October 2014 €190,000,000 Anonymous, Castelo Branco
Friday 20th November 2015 €163,553,041 Anonymous, Eiras
Friday 17th January 2020 €100,779,289 Anonymous, Mafra
Friday 6th March 2015 €100,000,000 Anonymous
Tuesday 14th March 2017 €80,571,199 Anonymous, Faro

Biggest Jackpot Winners from Spain

Draw Date Jackpot Won Winner(s)
Friday 6th October 2017 €190,000,000 Anonymous, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
Tuesday 7th July 2020 €144,542,315 Anonymous, Mayorga, Valladolid
Friday 13th June 2014 €137,313,501 Anonymous, Parla, Madrid
Friday 7th February 2020 €130,000,000 Anonymous, Madrid
Friday 25th September 2020 €130,000,000 Anonymous, Valladolid

Biggest Jackpot Winners from Switzerland

Draw Date Jackpot Won Winner(s)
Tuesday 2nd October 2018 €162,403,002 | CHF 183,897,039.30 Anonymous, North-West Switzerland
Tuesday 19th December 2017 €135,346,147 | 157,096,272.80 Anonymous, Zurich
Friday 23rd August 2013 €93,948,087 | CHF 115,507,763.80 Anonymous, Valais
Friday 6th April 2018 €76,119,641 | CHF 89,415,763.15 Anonymous
Tuesday 11th November 2011 €67,939,183 | CHF 83,979,625.35 Anonymous

What to Do About Tax Issues

When you win a large lottery prize in the UK, you will have the chance to speak to experienced advisors who have guided other lucky players through what to do with their newfound wealth. They will be able to point you in the direction of financial experts and will recommend the most appropriate banks for you to open an account with based on your own circumstances.

With regards to the issue of IHT, it is a good idea to think carefully about the timing of any gifts you plan to make, and then keep a record of any payments. Your financial advisor will also speak to you about the tax on your interest and discuss possible investments to give you the maximum benefit. It may be a complicated topic, but any advice you receive will be tailored to your own personal situation and one very positive aspect is that your prize will not be subject to the same sort of tax laws as it would be in other countries.

Millionaire Maker and EuroMillions HotPicks

How do you win a Millionaire Maker prize?

You win if the Millionaire Maker code on your ticket matches the winning code selected on the night. The code consists of four letters and five numbers and you must match it exactly with each digit in the same order. At least one code will be drawn alongside each EuroMillions game and the prize for winning is £1 million.

How does EuroMillions HotPicks work?

In EuroMillions HotPicks, you are able to decide how many numbers you want to try and match, from one up to five. You select your numbers from a pool of 1 to 50 and the winning numbers are the same five main balls from the EuroMillions draw. You must match all the numbers you choose to win the associated prize; you can win £10 for matching just one number or £1 million for matching all five. Go to the EuroMillions HotPicks page to find out more.

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Predicting the Outcome of the EuroMillions Draw

You have to understand that probability theory is simply a reliable guide. Naturally, the expected frequency and the actual frequency will not always match exactly.

You use probability to predict the future outcome of the game to guide you on how to play your game.

For example, if we want to know in advance the outcome of EuroMillions after 2000 draws, we use the same formula for expected frequency:

If we are to predict the outcome of all the odd-even patterns, we will come up with the following prediction table below:

Pattern Probability Estimated Occurrence in 2000 draws
3-odd-2-even 0.3256621797655230 651 times
2-odd-3-even 0.3256621797655230 651 times
4-odd-1-even 0.1492618323925310 299 times
4-even-1-odd 0.1492618323925310 299 times
All-odd 0.0250759878419453 50 times
All-even 0.0250759878419453 50 times

As a smart EuroMillions player, you don’t want to waste your money on patterns with low probability. That is the power of probability calculation as we apply it in EuroMillions.

As a lotto player, you want to win the jackpot. Therefore, you should stick with either 3-odd-2-even or 2-odd-3-even and forget about the rest of the patterns.

You get the same idea when it comes to low-high patterns. You don’t want to pick a combination whose composition is purely low numbers or strictly high numbers.

However, EuroMillions is not only about low-high or odd-even patterns.

We discuss low-high and odd-even patterns to show that the lottery can be predicted to an extent. But the low-high and odd-even patterns don’t provide the whole picture of the EuroMillions game.

You must understand the EuroMillions game as a whole if you want to win the game. For you to achieve that, you have to understand intricate combinatorial patterns, which is the real key to EuroMillions’ success.

Let’s proceed to discuss what advanced patterns can do to level up your lotto playing strategy.

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