Go Public or Stay Anonymous?
Choosing whether to reveal your big EuroMillions win to the rest of the world or to keep it quiet is a tough decision to make and both options have pros and cons.
Colin and Christine Weir, who won Britain’s biggest ever lottery jackpot of £161.6 million (€185 million) in July 2011, have talked publicly about how they didn’t think they could keep their good fortune a secret without lying to friends and family. On the flipside, some public winners talk with regret about how their decision led to them receiving begging letters or unwanted attention from distant relatives hoping to gain a slice of their fortune.
Read the Publicity page to help you work out the best option for you, should you win Friday’s £44 million (€50 million) top prize. You can buy tickets at authorised retailers in each of the participating countries, or you can join an online EuroMillions syndicate right now.
How to WIN the EuroMillions Lotto Game
PLAY A MIX OF ODD AND EVEN LOTTO NUMBERS
Choose the best Euro Millions Lotto numbers with a fairly even mix of odd and
even numbers. All odd numbers or all even numbers are drawn less than 3% of the time.
The best mix is to have 3/2 or 2/3 which means three odd and two even, or two odd and three even. One of these two patterns will occur in
68 percent of Euro Millions lotto drawings.
PLAY A MIX OF HIGH AND LOW LOTTO NUMBERS
Winning numbers are usually spread across the entire number field.
Cut a number field in half to get the low half and the high half. In a
50-number game like EuroMillions, numbers 1 to 25 would be in the low half, and numbers 26 to 50
would be in the high half. All high numbers or all low numbers are rarely drawn, occurring
only 3 percent of the time. A mix of 3 high/2 low or 2 high/3 low occurs 68% of the time, so this is a good bet.
OMIT ONE LOTTERY NUMBER GROUP
Look at a list of past winning lottery numbers in the Euromillions results, and you’ll see,
that usually one or more of the number groups is not included. For
example, in the combination 5-8-14-17-32, there are no 20’s. Tracking and studying
Number Groups can help you decide which group to omit and which group to give extra
PLAY NUMBERS WITH A RECENTLY RARE GAMES OUT VALUE
List the number of games skipped (games out) since the last hit (win) for each of
the winning numbers during the last five games. Then mark the number of times each
skip occurred. If any skip from 0 to 5 did not occur, play the Lotto numbers that
are out that many games. (Help working with lotto games skipped.)
LOTTO NUMBER SUM ADVICE — PLAY A BALANCED GAME
After you choose five numbers you want to play, add them together and make sure
that the sum of the five numbers adds up to somewhere between 95 and 160. Sums that
fall within that range will account for over 70 percent of all the 5-number sets of
winning EuroMillions Red Balls.
CONSIDER INCLUDING ONE NUMBER FROM THE LAST DRAWING
In EuroMillions results, on average, one lottery number will be a repeat hit from the last drawing every
other drawing or 43 percent of the time.
PLAY HOT NUMBERS THAT HAVE A LOW GAMES OUT VALUE
Numbers that have been out (losers) for six games or less account for about half of
the winning numbers. Losing numbers
that have been out for 12 games or less account for about three-quarters of all the winning numbers. This tells us that hot
numbers are more likely to hit, but don’t forget to include at least one long shot in
your group of 5.
DON’T USUALLY INCLUDE A LONGSHOT NUMBER
It is difficult to know when a cold number will end a long losing streak. If you play a
number every drawing because you think it is due, you could be chasing it
for many months. (Number 45 in New York Lotto sat out 100 drawings before it
finally hit.) Although, when a number has been out for 70 games or so, it might be
Which EuroMillions Countries Allow Private Claims?
The good news if you are concerned about publicity around a lottery success is that all nine participating EuroMillions nations allow you to stay anonymous if you win the jackpot. Wherever you play the game, you can collect your prize without alerting anyone to your good fortune if you would prefer.
In Portugal, Spain and France, the town in which the ticket was purchased is often published, but winners details are withheld if they so request. In the UK, if players opt for total anonymity, the National Lottery does not even reveal the area in which the successful play was made.
The only time UK geographical information is made public without the express permission of a winner is when the prize has gone unclaimed for a significant length of time and the lottery launches a publicity campaign to find the ticket holder. This was the case with a £63.8 million (€79 million) EuroMillions jackpot win on a ticket bought in the Stevenage and Hitchin area of Hertfordshire for the 8th June 2012 draw, which eventually expired without a claim in the December of the same year.
How to Get Lucky in Lotto
CASH IN ON THE LUCK OF OTHERS
When you form a Lotto pool, your group is also pooling its aggregate luck. A
jackpot could happen because of the luck just one member brings to your pool.
Select your partners carefully. Share your luck with winners, not losers. Avoid
negative people. Not only are they unlucky, but they dampen enthusiasm and drain
energy from others. You want to enhance your own luck, not dilute its strength. One
quick way to tell winners from losers is simply to ask them: «Do you think you
are a lucky person?» Many people quickly admit, «I’m unlucky. I never win
anything.» They won’t bring good luck to your group either.
CASH IN ON A POSITIVE ATTITUDE
No one should play games of chance out of desperation because they need the
winnings. The needy have a greater fear of losing the hard-earned money they gamble
with. It is just one of life’s dirty tricks that the very fear of losing blocks the
winning forces. Thoughts are charged with energy, especially when triggered by
emotion. Fear attracts exactly that which one fears. A strong desire for a goal
that is charged with positive energy, attracts a positive response, especially when
every effort is made to attain that goal.
USE BALANCED WHEEL SYSTEMS
Balanced Wheeling Systems allow you to bet a large group of numbers (more than 5), play scientific combinations of that group of numbers, and get a specific minimum win guarantee.
Balanced Wheels force all the winning numbers that are in your group to come together to give you at least one prize if some or all of the winning numbers are in your chosen group.
It’s true that the more numbers you wheel, the easier it is to trap the winning
numbers in your chosen group. But to get the most leverage for your money, the optimum
number of numbers to wheel is not more than four or five numbers over HALF the numbers
in your game. To beat the odds of winning Euro Millions, your best chance to win is by
wheeling less than about 30 of the 50 total numbers.
Otherwise, you’ll be spending MORE money chasing a SMALLER guaranteed prize.
You benefit more by wheeling a carefully selected group of lotto numbers.
THE BEST WAY TO WHEEL ALL THE LOTTO NUMBERS IN YOUR GAME
Any one wheeling
system that covers ALL the numbers in the game is too spread out, making the win
guarantee not worth the wager. There are smart ways to wheel all the numbers in
the game by using Trap-by-Overlap and other wheeling strategies covered on pages
137 to 142 in Gail Howard’s lotto book, Lottery Master Guide.
Most of Smart Luck’s lottery winners used a Balanced Wheel in addition to her Smart Luck number selection methods.
You can use a FREE interactive Balanced Wheel System that won multiple jackpots.
Read about our lottery winners, too.
And when you win a jackpot with Smart Luck lotto systems, tell us about it so you can be added to Gail Howard’s growing list of winners.
If you don’t want your name publicized, we will honor that.