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Independence Day for Euro Players?

Independence Day for Euro Players?

Today is Independence Day in the USA, and today could also turn out to be an independence day for lottery players who decide to buy themselves a EuroMillions ticket or two. Having rolled over for the twelfth draw in a row last Friday, the EuroMillions jackpot this Tuesday 5 July will be worth around £154 million – that is £28 million more than the biggest EuroMillions jackpot ever recorded in pounds sterling and at least 100 times as much as anyone would need to consider themselves financially independent!

With the EuroMillions jackpot reaching such heady heights, there is a lot to be said for playing the game as a syndicate. Some readers will already belong to a lottery syndicate at a workplace or social club, but those of you who aren’t might want to suggest the idea to a few friends so that you all have a better chance of winning the top prize.

Setting up an informal syndicate could be a simple case of speaking with a handful of friends, agreeing to invest the same amount of money each for tickets and also agreeing to equally share any prize money that is won from those syndicate tickets. Your syndicate could allow each member to choose their own numbers, enter Lucky Dip selections or perhaps do both, depending on the quantity of tickets you intend to buy.

Even a syndicate with just a few members can increase your chances of winning the EuroMillions jackpot. If you and three friends each invest enough to buy two EuroMillions tickets, your syndicate will have eight times as much chance of winning the jackpot as someone who plays just one ticket. And with £154 million up for grabs, each member would still get around £38.5 million if your syndicate won the jackpot outright!

Whether you play the EuroMillions game on Tuesday as a syndicate member or as an individual, be sure to buy your lottery tickets online early to avoid the rush and good luck in winning yourself financial independence!

Written by Ian Bruce

Monday 4th July 2011

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