Why aren’t my Euromillions Raffle numbers being played?

We get a great many queries along these lines…

“Every week I buy a Euromillions ticket for Tuesday and Friday both with a raffle number on them.  However, I have just realised that my Friday Raffle number is not in the draw, and never has been, becasue the Raffle number I get on the Tuesday is totslly different from the Friday winning numbers.  Would you explain this to me before I take the matter further!”

Before you get too concerned, Yes, your raffle ticket is being entered into the draw on Friday.  The reason you may think that it isn’t relates to the relative number of raffle numbers entered for the Tuesday/Friday combination and those just for the Friday.

let me explain another way. On Tuesday you buy your Euromillions Raffle ticket and get a number like VTR123456. And when you see a result like VTR982942 you just realise you didn’t win.  Now your number is kept into the draw for Friday along with everyone else who bought a ticket for the two draws. BUT most people don’t buy for both draws in one go. So most people will buy a new ticket for the Friday draw and their number may look like WTW123456. As a result there may be 100 times more numbers entered into the draw whihc begin WTW than there are those that start VTR, so it is highly likely that the actual winning euromillions raffle number will begin with WTW and not VTR (or even, say, TTM for those who bought for three draws).

Hope that explains.  You can read more about euromillions raffle numbers here.