A new lotto (loto) game started on February 13, 2004 in the Euro zone, plus United Kingdom. It is called Euromillions (Euromillónes in Spain, Euromilhões in Portugal, Euromillionen in German-speaking Switzerland and Austria). The spelling varies in Internet searches: euromillions, euromillónes, euromilhões, euromillionen. Hope this is not an extra cause for Euro soccer hooliganism! (Hey, kidding!)
It is a two-ballset loto game, but somehow different from Powerball-type lotto games. Both Powerball-type and Euromillions-type are two lotto games in one. Like Powerball, the first drawing machine of Euromillions draws five regular lotto numbers (from 1 to 50, in this case). But the second machine draws 2 balls (Star Numbers), also like regular lotto numbers, from 1 to 9. The last two numbers are different from each other, but any can be equal to any of the five regular numbers.
On May 10, 2011, the game format changed to '5 regular numbers from a field of 50, plus 2 Euro Stars from a field of 11'.
I think the game offers a good starting jackpot at 15 million Euros, for a 2-euro ticket. By comparison, a new lotto 6/49 game in Pennsylvania has a starting jackpot of US$ 500,000. Granted, the PA game gives three plays for $2. Unfortunately, two of the three games are automatically generated by the PA Lottery computer! The player has no control over two thirds of total combinations played. Too bad!
The odds of Euro Millions are calculated for two dependent lotto games. The first part of the game, 5 of 50, has a total of 6 types of odds, from 0 of 5 to 5 of 5. The second part of the game has three types of odds, from 0 of 2 to 2 of 2. The rundown of the {EuroMillions, EuroMillónes, EuroMilhões, Euromillionen} probabilities (odds):
The odds calculated as EXACTLY in a Euromillions game 5/50 AND 2/11: 0 of 5 in 5 from 50 AND 0 of 2 in 2 from 11 = 1 in 2.65 (2,65 European style) 0 of 5 in 5 from 50 AND 1 of 2 in 2 from 11 = 1 in 5.3 (5,3 European format) 0 of 5 in 5 from 50 AND 2 of 2 in 2 from 11 = 1 in 95.38 (95,38 Euro style) 1 of 5 in 5 from 50 AND 0 of 2 in 2 from 11 = 1 in 4.35 (4,35 European style) 1 of 5 in 5 from 50 AND 1 of 2 in 2 from 11 = 1 in 8.69 (8,69 European format) 1 of 5 in 5 from 50 AND 2 of 2 in 2 from 11 = 1 in 156.42 (156,42 Euro style) 2 of 5 in 5 from 50 AND 0 of 2 in 2 from 11 = 1 in 22.81 (22,81 European style) 2 of 5 in 5 from 50 AND 1 of 2 in 2 from 11 = 1 in 45.62 (45,62 European format) 2 of 5 in 5 from 50 AND 2 of 2 in 2 from 11 = 1 in 821.22 (821,22 Euro format) 3 of 5 in 5 from 50 AND 0 of 2 in 2 from 11 = 1 in 326.97 (326,97 European style) 3 of 5 in 5 from 50 AND 1 of 2 in 2 from 11 = 1 in 653.94 (653,94 European format) 3 of 5 in 5 from 50 AND 2 of 2 in 2 from 11 = 1 in 11,770.89 (11.770,89 European style) 4 of 5 in 5 from 50 AND 0 of 2 in 2 from 11 = 1 in 14,386.64 (14.386,64 European format) 4 of 5 in 5 from 50 AND 1 of 2 in 2 from 11 = 1 in 28,773.28 (28.773,28 European style) 4 of 5 in 5 from 50 AND 2 of 2 in 2 from 11 = 1 in 51,7919.11 (51.7919,11 European format) 5 of 5 in 5 from 50 AND 0 of 2 in 2 from 11 = 1 in 3,236,994.44 (3.236.994,44 European style) 5 of 5 in 5 from 50 AND 1 of 2 in 2 from 11 = 1 in 6,473,988.89 (6.473.988,89 Euro format) 5 of 5 in 5 from 50 AND 2 of 2 in 2 from 11 = 1 in 116,531,800 (116.531.800 Euro style).
The probability to win the jackpot is 1 in 116,531,800 (116.531.800 European numeric format). Evidently, the Euromillions game offers far fewer prizes than the total number of odds elements.
The new Euromillions game required an update to the online odds calculator and random generator. I upgraded both ActiveX controls. IonSaliuGenerator and IonSaliuCalculator are now in version 6.1, February 16, 2004. The combination generator was upgraded in 2005. Version 7 of the super generator employs superior innate filtering for lotto games, including Euromillions.
The Euro Combinations module generates optimized combinations for Euromillions, Euromillónes, Euromillionen, Euromilhões, the same way as the other loto games (except for Keno). The generating online control generates now 1000 combinations instead of 100. As I have stated many times, the more combinations generated, the higher the probability to win (degree of certainty). According to According to Fundamental Formula of Gambling (FFG), the chance to hit is lower in the beginning. We must go closer to the FFG median to have to highest winning chance. It did take a very long time to get the FFG median by generating 100 combinations at a time. Now, the generator offers better time compression. Think about it as saving money. You ran the generator for a few thousand Euromillions combinations. Chances are they were not winners. But you didn't play them either, so you saved money.
There is no lotto strategy that I specifically designed for Euromillions. But you can apply the general lotto and lottery strategy I present on the main strategy page. You can divide Euromillions in two games: One game draws five numbers, the other draws two numbers. It is similar to the Mega Millions or Powerball-type of games. I present Powerball-type strategies based on the first five regular lotto numbers.
The mathematics of lotto and lottery, including Euromillions, is founded on the Fundamental Formula of Gambling (FFG):
You only need 3 values for the degree of certainty DC: 50%, 75%, 90%. The parameter DC = 50% is fundamental. It represents the probability median. You can substitute the other two, or you can add other parameters, if you wish.
• Click here to download a Command Prompt program that does all the calculations: SuperFormula.EXE, option F = FFG. The super software boasts dozens of probability and statistics functions. The program allows you to calculate the number of trials N for any degree of certainty DC. Plus, you can also calculate the very important binomial distribution formula (BDF) and binomial standard deviation (BSD). This free program also calculates several types of EuroMillions or EuroMillónes odds, lottery probabilities based on hypergeometric distribution probability.
In 55% of the wins, an individual Euromillion regular number repeats after 8 draws, for p = 5/53. The lottery strategy based on the FFG was first presented in 1997. In the most basic lotto Euromillions strategy, the user would run the frequency reporting in Ion Saliu's lottery software known as LotWon, SuperPower and MDIEditor And Lotto WE. The statistical reports show each lotto number and its skips. The skip represents the number of drawings between two hits (wins). The lotto player would look at the current skip of each lotto EuroMillion numbers. The player then selects the skips between zero and 7. That is a total of 8 values for a skip. The user would end up with some 15 to 25 Euro Millions numbers. In the final step, the lotto player would wheel the numbers by applying a reduced lotto system.
You can download from this site special software that analyzes the skips for the Euromillions game: SkipSystem.EXE. Open the two reports (SKIPEU.1 and SKIPEU.2) in a text editor, like MDIEditor And Lotto WE. You may want to set the font to Courier 10 point. The report #2 can be of valuable help to you! Read also: Necessary Updates to the Pick Lottery, Lotto and Roulette Skips Software.
The most powerful software capable of handling the game of Euromillions is known to the world as MDIEditor And Lotto WE. It has specific functions that crunch the Euromillónes: statistical reporting (frequency and skips), filter analysis, and optimized combination generator. Read the comprehensive guide to MDIEditor and Lotto. Steps in menu: Lotto, then Euromillions 5+2, then type of Euromillions-combination generating.
• Not to mention, MDIEditor And Lotto WE is totally free (for registered members of the software download site)!
This site offers also the best, bar none, Euromillions random numbers generator and odds calculator. The engines are online ActiveX controls you can run at any time — freely, of course! Not to mention that the Euromillions combinations are optimized. You won't find such feature anywhere else.
Other valuable resources include the results (draws) of Euromillions from the beginning of the lottery game and statistical reports of the Euromillions lotto numbers ranked by frequency. Such resources require paid membership (a reasonable fee valid for the lifetime of this site).
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• IonSaliuGenerator, version 7.0, January - Janvier - Enero 2005 — The best random numbers, combinations generator, including Euromillions.
• Version 7.0 of the super generator employs superior inner filtering for lotto games, including Euromillionen. The Saliusian filters are founded on the most significant parameters of probability theory and statistics. You'll notice on your lotto cards. The patterns follow more closely the patterns of real lottery drawings.
• IonSaliuCalculator, version 6.1, February 2004 — The best odds, probability calculator, including EuroMillions.
• And here is a sample of a statistical report for Euromillions, Euromillónes, Euromillionen, Euromilhões (number frequency). The report is for the old '5/50 + 2/9' Euromillions game format. Lottery software to rank lotto numbers by frequency, from hot to mild, to cold: FrequencyRank.EXE.
The Euromillions Numbers Ranked by Frequency File: LOTTERY\EUROMILLIONS.DAT Draws Analysed: 280 | Date: 06-20-2009 Frequency norms based on probabilities: 10.00% & 22.22% R E G U L A R Numbers | E U R O S T A R S Rank Regular # Hits Percentage | Star # Hits Percentage 1 50 45 16.07% 5 71 25.36% 2 37 38 13.57% 6 71 25.36% 3 19 37 13.21% 1 70 25.00% 4 14 35 12.50% 3 65 23.21% 5 12 35 12.50% 7 62 22.14% 6 4 33 11.79% 8 61 21.79% .... 45 32 22 7.86% 46 24 22 7.86% 47 43 22 7.86% 48 39 19 6.79% 49 28 17 6.07% 50 46 15 5.36% The Euromillions Numbers Ranked by Frequency - By Position File: LOTTERY\EUROMILLIONS.DAT Draws Analysed: 280 | Date: 06-20-2009 Rank | Position 1 | Position 2 | Position 3 | Position 4 | Position 5 | Star pos_1 | Star pos_2 | | Number Hits % | Number Hits % | Number Hits % | Number Hits % | Number Hits % | Number Hits % | Number Hits % | 1 | 1 31 11.07% | 11 18 6.43% | 19 15 5.36% | 37 20 7.14% | 50 45 16.07% | 1 70 25.00% | 8 55 19.64% | 2 | 2 25 8.93% | 9 14 5.00% | 21 15 5.36% | 35 15 5.36% | 49 24 8.57% | 3 51 18.21% | 9 54 19.29% | 3 | 3 24 8.57% | 12 14 5.00% | 22 13 4.64% | 38 13 4.64% | 48 20 7.14% | 2 45 16.07% | 6 48 17.14% | 4 | 4 24 8.57% | 13 13 4.64% | 25 13 4.64% | 40 13 4.64% | 47 19 6.79% | 5 37 13.21% | 7 46 16.43% | 5 | 7 21 7.50% | 16 13 4.64% | 14 12 4.29% | 44 12 4.29% | 42 17 6.07% | 4 32 11.43% | 5 34 12.14% | 6 | 6 20 7.14% | 19 13 4.64% | 30 12 4.29% | 45 12 4.29% | 45 17 6.07% | 6 23 8.21% | 4 20 7.14% | 7 | 5 20 7.14% | 10 12 4.29% | 27 11 3.93% | 34 11 3.93% | 44 16 5.71% | 7 16 5.71% | 3 14 5.00% | 8 | 8 15 5.36% | 8 12 4.29% | 16 11 3.93% | 25 10 3.57% | 41 15 5.36% | 8 6 2.14% | 2 9 3.21% | 9 | 9 15 5.36% | 18 11 3.93% | 24 10 3.57% | 29 10 3.57% | 38 12 4.29% | 9 0 0.00% | 1 0 0.00% | .... 43 | 43 0 0.00% | 43 0 0.00% | 43 0 0.00% | 1 0 0.00% | 5 0 0.00% | 44 | 44 0 0.00% | 44 0 0.00% | 3 0 0.00% | 11 0 0.00% | 6 0 0.00% | 45 | 45 0 0.00% | 45 0 0.00% | 4 0 0.00% | 12 0 0.00% | 7 0 0.00% | 46 | 46 0 0.00% | 46 0 0.00% | 46 0 0.00% | 2 0 0.00% | 8 0 0.00% | 47 | 47 0 0.00% | 47 0 0.00% | 5 0 0.00% | 3 0 0.00% | 9 0 0.00% | 48 | 48 0 0.00% | 48 0 0.00% | 48 0 0.00% | 4 0 0.00% | 10 0 0.00% | 49 | 49 0 0.00% | 49 0 0.00% | 49 0 0.00% | 5 0 0.00% | 11 0 0.00% | 50 | 50 0 0.00% | 50 0 0.00% | 50 0 0.00% | 50 0 0.00% | 12 0 0.00% |
•• View the charts showing the sums or sum-totals with the respective amount of combinations for this European lottery game: 5/50 + 2/11 sum-total chart: Euromillions, Euromillionen, Euromillónes, Euromilhões. The unique lottery and lotto software to plot the sum charts: Sums.EXE.
Another program entirely dedicated to Euromillions is UtilEU.exe. Other pieces of software that also work with Euromillionen:
SkipSystems.exe
FrequencyRank.exe
Sums.exe
Winners.exe
Sorting.exe
Shuffle.exe.
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