EuroMillions players from across the continent have dreams of picking the next winning combination and spending their cash on everything they have ever wanted, but some might argue that top prize winners are more likely to come from certain countries than others. Some EuroMillions players might have even wondered if they’d have more chance of winning the jackpot if they lived in a particular country? We investigate.
All participating countries produced winners, but it is hard to deny that some have fared better than others. France leads with 84 jackpot winners, and just ahead of Spain on 82, while Luxembourg, one of the later participating countries, has had just 2 top prize winners.
Number of Players
If you think about it, some of the countries have a much bigger population than others, with bigger participating EuroMillions players. Therefore, it makes sense that more tickets are sold in certain countries. In France alone, for example, there are 65 million people living, compared that of 580,000 living in Luxembourg, so it is normal to expect the nation with the larger number will have more EuroMillions players entering draws and therefore much better odds of winning the top prizes.
At the launch of the EuroMillions game, tickets only went on sale in the UK, France and Spain. Fast forward to eight months later and the other six countries entered the game, Spain, France and the UK have had eight months’ head start to create jackpot winners, and those nations remain the three most jackpot producing countries to this day.
Certain countries such as Portugal, offer tickets where it is possible to pick more than the five main numbers and two Lucky Stars. EuroMillions players then pay for every additional combination. These entries naturally increase your odds of winning and the main reason why Portugal has had nearly as many top prize winners as the United Kingdom despite having a smaller population.
Each EuroMillions draw is completely random. There is no guarantee that the number of winners produced by one country will correlate precisely to the number of participants from each nation. Just like if you would toss a coin a hundred times, it may not result in 50 heads and 50 tails, where the jackpot winner comes from is entirely down to chance.
EuroMillions Players Odds Remain the Same
While you might wonder if you are residing in an unlucky country, the important thing to remember is that the odds of any ticket winning the top prize are the same, whether you are playing from the UK, Sweden or France. If you taking on the next big jackpot, you can pick your lucky digits here and play.