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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?

Number Frequency Table

See how many times each ball has been drawn. The main numbers are shown in blue and the Lucky Stars in yellow.

1
Drawn:40 times

2
Drawn:35 times

3
Drawn:39 times

4
Drawn:47 times

5
Drawn:36 times

6
Drawn:39 times

7
Drawn:39 times

8
Drawn:38 times

9
Drawn:45 times

10
Drawn:31 times

11
Drawn:44 times

12
Drawn:45 times

13
Drawn:35 times

14
Drawn:41 times

15
Drawn:40 times

16
Drawn:38 times

17
Drawn:36 times

18
Drawn:33 times

19
Drawn:46 times

20
Drawn:34 times

21
Drawn:47 times

22
Drawn:35 times

23
Drawn:37 times

24
Drawn:37 times

25
Drawn:38 times

26
Drawn:38 times

27
Drawn:30 times

28
Drawn:26 times

29
Drawn:42 times

30
Drawn:36 times

31
Drawn:35 times

32
Drawn:32 times

33
Drawn:32 times

34
Drawn:31 times

35
Drawn:38 times

36
Drawn:44 times

37
Drawn:44 times

38
Drawn:43 times

39
Drawn:31 times

40
Drawn:36 times

41
Drawn:38 times

42
Drawn:38 times

43
Drawn:34 times

44
Drawn:38 times

45
Drawn:39 times

46
Drawn:31 times

47
Drawn:36 times

48
Drawn:29 times

49
Drawn:40 times

50
Drawn:54 times

Knowing the Best and the Worst Combination Should Help

Getting the right composition will surely give you the best shot possible at winning the EuroMillions.  Of course, you don’t win any money by matching the pattern.  But as a lotto player, you want to play with a sensible strategy and get closer to the winning numbers.

Lotterycodex has no power to change the underlying probability.  But Lotterycodex can calculate all the possible choices so you can make the right choice.

The lottery should be fun.  But at least be sensible when choosing your combinations and don’t waste your money on worthless combinations.

You don’t increase your chance of winning by choosing the right composition.  But when you play the Euromillions, you want to play with the best ratio of success to failure.  So don’t waste your money on useless combinations.  Lotterycodex patterns are here to guide you on that aspect. (Check out the Lotterycodex Calculators)

I encourage you to check the free guide to learn more about how we calculate everything.  Lotterycodex is the only lottery calculator that combines combinatorics and probability calculation in one system.

If you are playing blindly, there’s no guarantee you are not falling into one of these worst patterns in EuroMillions. So I propose that you should incorporate the use of probability theory in your playing strategy.

The benefits are apparent.  First, you are confident that you are not wasting your money, and second, you get the best shot at winning the game.

The difference between the best and the worst is so huge. You don’t want to take it for granted.

We don’t say that those combinations under the worst group will not occur.  We say that those combinations have the worst ratio of success to failure.

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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