One of Europe’s most popular Euro lottery games is EuroMillions. It is also referred to as the Euro Lottery or Euro Lotto. This is a game which takes place every week on Tuesday and Friday evenings. To win, you choose five numbers between 1 and 50, as well as two Lucky Stars from 1 to 12.
Nine countries can enter any EuroMillions Euro lottery draw – Austria, Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, and the UK.
So which country wins EuroMillions most often?
Most Euro Lottery winners by country
Since it began in 2004, EuroMillions has made hundreds of people millionaires and paid out 2.8 million prizes. There have been 343 jackpot winners, with the most recent being in February 2020, with the lucky winners taking home £14.3 million.
France and the UK have the most Euro Lottery jackpot winners, with both having 104 winners. Spain is close behind with 102 winners. Next is Portgual with 77 winners, followed by Belgium with 38 winners and Switzerland with 22 winners. Austria and Ireland both have 17 winners, and Luxembourg has just three.
There are also 12 prize tiers other than the jackpot. When considering all prize tiers, France is still the country which wins the most often, winning 24.3 percent of prizes. The UK comes in second with 22 percent, followed by Spain at 19.3 percent. Ireland comes in last with 2.1% of the overall prizes won.
Euro Lottery jackpot winners by population
While these numbers clearly show people from France are winning far more frequently than Luxembourg, they don’t take into account the size of the population.
France has the largest population, with 67.2 million people, while Luxembourg has just 590,667 residents. This means Luxembourg has a jackpot winner per 196,889 people, with France having a win for every 646,153 people.
Portugal has the most winners per person, with one jackpot every 133,636 people.
When should you play EuroMillions?
Want to try and increase your chances of winning EuroMillions? You may wish to try to be selective with when you purchase your ticket – some days and months of the year are luckier than others.
EuroMillions is drawn twice a week, on Tuesday and Friday. A staggering 80 percent of jackpot winners took home the jackpot prize on Friday, with 389 winners and just 95 on Tuesday.
Which Euro Lottery draw time do you prefer to play?
If you are going to only play once per year, you may wish to choose September, with 70 jackpot winners. December and August both have the fewest number of winners, with 27 people winning the jackpot in these months.
The 28th is the most popular day of the month to win EuroMillions, with 31 winners, or 6.40%. This is closely followed by the 8th with 30 winners or 6.20%. However, 17 November is the day where there have been most jackpot winners, with 20 people winning on this date.
Remember, once you have purchased your EuroMillions ticket, you can check if you have won right here at Lottery Results.
*Article has been republished. Statistics and data were accurate at the original time of writing – February 25, 2020.