Picking Lottery Numbers

Choosing which numbers to play is an essential part of playing Eurojackpot and it can also be a lot of fun. There are a large number of techniques which you can use to select your numbers. You may prefer to devise systems and strategies or use some of the methods listed below:

A Personal Link

One of the most popular methods of picking Eurojackpot numbers is to think about numbers which may have some sort of sentimental significance. You might want to use special dates, such as the birthdays of everyone in your family, the day you got married or the anniversary of a special event. There is no reason why you couldn’t win the jackpot with such an approach, but it is worth remembering that you are restricting yourself to the maximum number of days in a month, and in Eurojackpot there are there are 50 main numbers to choose from.

Other ideas might be to use the numbers of houses you have lived in, your postcode or even part of your car registration. You could also save some of your special dates to use as your two Euro numbers, providing they don’t exceed 12. By having a personal link to the numbers you play in a draw, you may feel more confident about winning the jackpot even though your odds of doing so remain exactly the same.

Using a Sequence

Some players like to pick their Eurojackpot numbers by using a sequence that is easy to remember. Using 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 with Euro numbers 6 and 7 will give you the same chance of winning the jackpot as any other number combination would, although doing so is discouraged as it is quite common for many players to use consecutive sets of numbers. In the event of these numbers matching the jackpot, you would be sharing it with more people and as such would receive a much smaller amount.

Other possible number sequences include even numbers (for example 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10) or prime numbers (such as 2, 3, 5, 7 and 11). It could be that you try something a little different and use polygonal numbers, i.e. numbers which can be represented in certain shapes when represented as dots. The first five triangular numbers are 1, 3, 6, 10 and 15, while the first five hexagonal numbers available on Eurojackpot are 1, 6, 12, 18 and 24.

Here is an example of the first five triangular numbers:

Here is an example of the first five hexagonal numbers:

Trusting in Luck

As Eurojackpot is a game of chance, many players take the view that they should trust luck when it comes to selecting their numbers. One way of doing this is to use the Number Generator or if you purchase tickets in a retail store, you can use the Quick Pick option available when purchasing tickets.

If you wanted to try your own way of creating random numbers, there are an endless amount of techniques you could use. You could flip through a book and stop on different pages between 1 and 50, find out the ages of the youngest employees in your office or look at the latest handball scores and pick the first few numbers you see. The possibilities are endless!

Analysing Previous Results

Looking at previous Eurojackpot results will show you which numbers have been drawn the most, which have been drawn the least, and which have not been drawn for the longest amount of time. Visit the Statistics section to find out more about the most commonly drawn numbers, the most overdue numbers, the most common pairs and other information about all of the Eurojackpot numbers that have been drawn in the history of the game.