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HOW SUPERSTITION COULD WIN YOU THE EUROMILLIONS SUPERDRAW JACKPOT

With the EuroMillions Superdraw taking place on Friday September 15 with a £115m (€130m) jackpot, players need as much luck as they can get. Many players have superstitions that help win them big prizes, some you might be able to guess but others may well be new to you.

A recent survey shows that nearly three in ten Scots think nothing of picking up a penny for good luck hoping it might win them a lottery prize. It’s not just Scots either, English couple Sally Cloke, 49 and Richard Thursby thanked a lucky penny for their £1m UK Lotto win.

There are lots of other ways that could bring you good luck. Before Friday’s EuroMillions Superdraw you could touch some wood, because a quarter of those asked believed that’s going to improve their chances to get a big win.

Most people do a dance when discovering their big win, but a special good luck dance before the draw saw players winning an average of £25,000 compared to just £370 for those who pick-up a penny. You might be thinking that this is all a bit silly and you’re not on your own. 48% of Scots believe their rituals brought good luck, whereas 52% were less sure. On average in the UK, 58% believe in superstitions and it’s slightly higher than that for Londoners.

Crossing yourself for good luck doesn’t always do the trick, with those doing that winning an average of £41.75 but a win is a win. Other superstitions are a bit more surprising, players who say, “white rabbit” before getting out of bed on 1st of month win an average of £948. Animals can bring you luck and a Labrador helped English couple Jane and Alan Slater win another £149,089 EuroMillions prize.

This is of course a EuroMillions Superdraw so let’s look at how other European countries try to get good luck. France have had a couple of recent EuroMillions jackpot wins, perhaps they put their left foot in some poo which apparently is very lucky.

Of course, you could just use strategic methods, like those which helped Carlos Castillo and his son from California, USA, to win $1m playing the $10 Million Dollar Multiplier scratchcard game. Hopefully the numbers will be kind on Friday, that was the case for Mavis Wanczyk from Massachusetts, USA, who won a $758.7m Powerball jackpot.

Whatever you do this week, hopefully Friday’s EuroMillions Superdraw will be incredibly lucky for you. Purchase your tickets now to get a chance of becoming next winner.