The numbers that come out the most in the Euromillions

Frequent numbers in Euromillions

Luck is very present in lottery draws, and of course in EuroMillions. Each draw has new expectations and diverse results.

For students of EuroMillions statistics, there are some constants that can be seen in the draws held to date:

  • Initially the draw was based on the extraction of 5 balls numbered between 1 and 50, and from another secondary drum were extracted 2 balls (stars) between 1 and 9.
  • Later in 2011, in a modification of the regulations, it was determined that the number of stars increased from 9 to 11.
  • In September 2016, a new ball for the stars was added, remaining definitively and up to date in 12 stars.

Numbers and stars that come out the most

A review of all the draws held over the years, gives us curiosities such as how many times a certain number or stars have come out, and how many times they have left each year.

Thus, we see that the numbers that have most frequently come out are:

Most frequent numbers
Number Appearance
50 140
44 138
23 136
04 133
19 128
10 128
37 128
38 128
26 126

In the same way it happens with the appearances of stars in the raffles held since the beginning of Euromillions.

The numbers referring to the most frequent stars have been: 8, 9 and 2. Although it must be kept in mind that, until May 2011, there were only 9 stars that could be selected. In September 2016 and to date, it was increased to the current 12 stars.

Stars Frequecy

Star Appearances
8 242
3 239
9 233
2 235
5 225

Numbers and stars less frequent

The statistics tell us that the numbers often have less presence in the drawings are 11, 22, 33, 34 and 46, while, we take a look to the star balls, we see that the less often are the 4 and the 5.

These numbers, both for the main numbers and for those relating to stars, are often referred to as “cold numbers“.

Combination of Most Selected Numbers and Stars

In the draws that have been held to date, there is a series of numbers and stars that have been chosen more often than others. Superstition? Coincidence ? the truth is that these have been the most requested:

Since May 2004 Since September 2016
Number Stars Numbers Stars
50 8 17 3
44 3 20 2
23 23
4 44
17 48

Numbers and stars less selected in Euromillions

Same as in the In the previous case of the numbers and stars most often selected, it is also useful to know the less frequent pairings in order to define a strategy.

Since May 2004 Since September 2016
Number Stars Numbers Stars
2 6 18 7
33 4 33 10
41 34
46 40
47 47

Most common pairs of numbers and stars in EuroMillions

There are pairs of numbers that come together frequently, it has been calculated that these pairs are the following:

Pairs of main numbers Pairs of awarded stars
Numbers Frequency Stars Frequency
17 27 9 occasions 1 12 9 occasions
17 44 8 occasions 2 9 8 occasions
4 31 7 occasions 2 8 7 occasions
17 23 7 occasions 2 12 7 occasions
17 28 7 occasions 2 6 7 occasions

Consecutive numbers and stars more frequent

Statistics also show us the curiosity of series of consecutive numbers that sometimes come out in the winning combinations of EuroMillions draws.

Some of these combinations of consecutive number pairs are:

Pairs of consecutive numbers Pairs of consecutive stars
Numbers Frequency Stars Frequencies
43 44 7 occasions 4 5 7 occasions
40 41 5 occasions 2 3 5 occasions
20 21 4 occasions 3 4 4 occasions
28 29 4 occasions 11 12 4 occasions
29 30 4 occasions 6 7 3 occasions

Three of a kind that repeat the most

As happens with combinations of 2 numbers that tend to be combined at times, there is also the circumstance that the same happens with a combination of three main numbers

Let’s see a few trios of numbers that usually coincide in raffles

Trios of main numbers
Numbers Frequency
6 48 50 5 occasions
10 19 23 5 occasions
1 10 48 4 occasions
1 12 48 4 occasions
1 16 48 4 occasions

Consecutive three of a kind that repeat the most

It is not very frequent, but sometimes there have been winning combinations of EuroMillions, which contained trios of consecutive numbers.

Let’s see below a sample of these trios that have taken place in the draws held since September 2016

Trios of main numbers
Numbers Frequency
12 13 14 2 occasions
16 17 18 2 occasions
18 19 20 2 occasions
19 20 21 2 occasions
22 23 24 2 sometimes

As we can see, often they occur interchangeably in these combinations triplets of consecutive numbers between the numbers called“low numbers”1 to 25, which usually tend to occur when an election system of numbers based on mathematical combinations used personal dates or events, and “high numbers” (from 26 to 49).