Euromillions prizes changing from 1st february 2020

Euromillions prizes changing from 1st february 2020

Superdraw Marks New EuroMillions Era

Superdraws push the jackpot up to a guaranteed amount such as €130 million regardless of what happened in the preceding draw, so it did not matter that the top prize on Tuesday had only been worth £34 million (€40 million).

These special draws help to create some of the game’s biggest winners and are set to take place even more often under new rules that were introduced on 1st February. The latest Superdraw was scheduled to coincide with these changes.

The changes have seen the prize structure adjusted so that a higher percentage of the prize fund goes to the jackpot in every draw. The jackpot is therefore set to rise even faster from draw to draw.

The jackpot cap has also been increased to €200 million as part of the latest changes, setting up the possibility of a new record for the largest-ever win. The current record for the biggest jackpot stands at €190 million, which was most recently hit on Tuesday 8th October when someone from the UK pocketed the whole lot (worth £170 million).

Don’t Forget To Claim

If you’re not sure whether you have won a prize in the latest draw, use the EuroMillions Checker or the new EuroMillions App to compare the numbers on your ticket against the official results. Don’t forget to look at the Millionaire Maker code too, then make sure to come forward and claim in time if you are a winner.

Millions in prize money goes unclaimed every year, whether because of players forgetting to check their tickets, losing them or not realising there is a deadline for claims. The most recent UK jackpot winner, who landed £40 million on 3rd December, has still not claimed their prize more than two months later. The winning ticket, which was sold in Dorset, will expire on 31st May.

The best way to avoid missing out on prizes is to play online, as you don’t have to worry about keeping a ticket safe and will always be notified when you win. You can also take part at a time that suits you on your phone, computer or tablet, so you won’t be caught up in a queue in-store.

Whether you purchase your tickets from an authorised retailer or choose your numbers online, you can take part in Tuesday’s draw now for the chance to become the next EuroMillions winner

The biggest jackpots

In the event that the Euromillions Superdraw is not drawn on the appointed date, its special prize fund is able to generate one of the largest jackpots in the history of the lottery in the next draw. For example, in the last Superdraw, which was held on February 1, 2019, a special jackpot reached the amount of 175 million euros, which the family from Ireland eventually won after a series of 5 rollovers.

In the absence of winners over a long series of rollovers jackpot can grow up to 190 million euros, after which its growth will be stopped according to the Euromillions rules established by the founders of the lottery. In the entire history of the EuroMillions draw, the main prize has reached the maximum level three times, but since 2017 this has not happened once.

Go Public or Remain Anonymous

If you win the Superdraw jackpot, you will have to decide whether to go public or remain anonymous. Regardless of which decision you make, all UK-based winners receive financial and legal advice from the National Lottery. If you choose to disclose your identity and go public, you will be expected to fulfil various media obligations, including a press conference to reveal your news.

Of the 12 biggest winners in EuroMillions history, six have chosen anonymity whilst the other six decided that going public was their best option. Some winners go public because they feel they can’t keep their news from their family, friends and loved ones forever. On the other hand, keeping your win private allows you to get on with your normal life without any unwanted interest from the media, strangers or even relatives.

The Advantages of Playing the EuroMillions Superdraw Online

Playing the EuroMillions Superdraw online is not only more comfortable, but it can also help you increase your odds of winning the big jackpot. Here are only a few of the game options available online on theLotter that will skyrocket your chances of becoming a Superdraw winner:

Play with Syndicates – enter the Superdraw together with a group of players and increase your chances of scooping the big jackpot by playing with more tickets for an affordable price.

Play with Bundles – play with a ticket and a share in a syndicate for a diverse lottery experience in the EuroMillions. You also get a better price for both of them.

Play with Systematic Forms – use statistics to your advantage and play with every possible combination of your lucky numbers. If you match the drawn EuroMillions numbers, you will have more prize-winning tickets.

New EuroMillions Jackpot Cap Could Be Reached

The previous Superdraw in February took place to tie in with the biggest changes to EuroMillions in years. There was an overhaul of the prize structure, which meant that the jackpot will now reach €100 million even quicker, and it was also announced that EuroMillions Superdraws will take place more frequently every year.

One of the biggest and most exciting changes concerned the jackpot cap. Prior to February, the EuroMillions jackpot could reach a maximum of €190 million — once it reached that much it hit its cap and could not rise any higher.

The jackpot is now allowed to reach €200 million, an increase of €10 million on the previous cap. What’s more, there are new rules in place that allow it to reach even bigger amounts in the future.

When the €200 million cap is reached and the jackpot has been won, the cap will increase by another €10 million to €210 million. Once that cap has been hit and the jackpot is won again, it will increase again, and so on until it reaches a true maximum of €250 million.

Superdraws offer the best chance that the jackpot cap will be reached, because the top prize will be bumped to a guaranteed nine-figure amount — such as the €130 million on offer in July’s Superdraw — regardless of what it was in the preceding draw. That means that whole weeks’ worth of rollovers can be skipped in one go.

For example, a EuroMillions Superdraw took place on 15th September 2017 but the €130 million jackpot was not won on the night. Instead, it took just five rollovers for it to reach the €190 million cap, before it was won by a ticket holder from Spain.

Compare that to the incredible run of 18 rollovers that took the jackpot from its starting value of €17 million all the way to the €190 million cap between July and September 2019. The eventual winner got the same amount as the Spanish winner from 2017, it just took a lot longer for the jackpot to reach its maximum.

Regardless of whether it is won on the night or rolls over to its cap, the Superdraw on 3rd July is one of the most exciting events of the year for EuroMillions players. Ticket sales close around an hour before the draw is due to take place — enter in-store or online.

Euromillions Superdraw

Since the Euromillions lottery was introduced back in 2004, there have been several Superdraws. A Euromillions Superdraw is a special bumper jackpot of € 100 million euros which can be held to commemorate or celebrate a particular occasion. These occasions have in the past included the Euromillions anniversaries and introductions of new rules, but there are no hard and fast rules about when Superdraws appear, therefore they can take place at any time.

What is a Superdraw?

A Euromillions Superdraw is when the regular Euro Millions jackpot is increased to a minimum of € 130 million. It is commonly done only when there is enough prize fund money in the kitty to make this possible, hence why the Superdraws are both irregular and unpredictable. They usually take place once or three times a year.

The Superdraw works by adding funds to the existing Euromillions jackpot. For example, if the jackpot was at € 45 million, the Superdraw fund would add another € 55 million to take the jackpot to € 130 million. Superdraw jackpots can be larger, with some reaching € 200 million, depending on the amount in the prize fund.

A Superdraw is different to an Event Draw, which is a rarer draw with jackpots usually made up to around € 130 million. They really do only take place once in a blue moon, with the last Event Draw being on Friday 5th February 2010, for € 85 million.

Does a Euromillions Superdraw Rollover?

A Superdraw can roll over to the next week if it is not won. An Event draw, however, is slightly different, and if it is not won will not roll over to the following week but instead will be distributed across the lower prize tiers.

When were the last Superdraws?

Recent Superdraws have been held on the following dates:

06th March 2015 (€ 100 million)

In the draw, a single ticket purchased in Portugal matched the winning numbers to scoop the entire €100 million Superdraw.

24th October 2014 (€ 190 million)

The winner of the Superdraw-jackpot which rolled over six times before it was hit was won by a lucky Portugese ticket holder that took home €190 million on Friday, October 24th 2014.

13th June 2014 (€ 137 million)

The winner of the “not-Superdraw,” a ticket holder from Spain, eventually took home €137 million on Friday, June 13th 2014, only two rollovers past the determined Superdraw date.

14th March 2014 (€ 129 million)

The first Superdraw of 2014 was won by a lucky ticket holder from who managed to match all five main numbers and both Lucky Stars to win the €129 million jackpot.

15th November 2013 (€ 100 million)

The last Superdraw of 2013 was won by a single ticket holder from Spain who managed to match all five main numbers and both Lucky Stars to win the €100 million jackpot.

7th June 2013 (€ 100 million)

No ticket holder matched the winning jackpot numbers to scoop the € 100 million top prize so the jackpot rolled over for several draws to reach € 187 million before a player from Ireland and one from Belgium matched the five main numbers and two Lucky Stars on 25th June 2013 to share the jackpot.

22nd March 2013 (€ 100 million)

The Superdraw started with a guaranteed € 100 jackpot but, as there was no jackpot winner, rolled to € 132 million before being won on 29th March 2013 by a single French ticket holder.

28th September 2012 (€ 100 million)

In the draw, a single ticket purchased in Spain matched the winning numbers to scoop the entire €100 million Superdraw jackpot.

4 Oct 2011 (€ 100 million)

The Superdraw jackpot of € 100 million was not won, and rolled over to the following draw. It then reached € 117 million, where it was won by Dave and Angela Dawes, a couple from Wisbech, Cambridgeshire.

10 May 2011 (€ 100 million)

The jackpot created by the Superdraw was € 100 million, but it rolled over to the following week as no jackpot winner was found. This created a top prize of € 121 million which was won by a Spanish ticketholder in the next draw.

  • 1 October 2010 (€ 100 million)
  • 5 February 2010 (€ 100 million)
  • 18 September 2009 (€ 100 million)
  • 6 March 2009 (€ 100 million)
  • 26 September 2008 (€ 130 million)
  • 8 February 2008 (€ 130 million)
  • 28 September 2007 (€ 130 million)
  • 9 February 2007 (€ 100 million)

Jackpot Cap to Increase

Following October’s lottery fever that saw an anonymous UK ticket holder win £170 million after a record-breaking 22 rollovers, changes are now being made to prizes, including the jackpot cap.

The current cap — set in January 2012 — is €190 million, however under the new format planned for February, the cap will increase to €200 million straight away, with the potential to increase even further in future. This change is likely to result in the game’s biggest-ever jackpot being offered at some point, eclipsing the record €190 million that is jointly held at the moment by four previous winners.

Under the new rules, the jackpot cap would be increased to €200 million from 1st February. When that cap is reached, it can go four more draws before a Must Be Won draw is held, with any additional prize money rolling down to the next prize tier, similarly to how it works now.

However, after the cap has been reached and the jackpot has rolled down or been won, it will be increased by €10 million for future draws, so it will be able to hit €210 million the next time. When that cap is met, it will be increased by €10 million again, and so on until it reaches the absolute maximum value of €250 million.

EuroMillions could therefore boast the biggest jackpot ever seen in Europe, surpassing the €209 million won by a player in the Italian SuperEnalotto game earlier this year.

Under the current jackpot cap, the top prize is fixed at €190 million until someone wins or four draws have passed — the money then has to be won in the fifth draw at €190 million. Take a look at how the jackpot cap works currently.

All About the Superdraw Jackpot

The jackpot for the EuroMillions Superdraw is worth at least €100 million. It will have the announced amount regardless of how big the previous jackpot gets. The first prize in regular EuroMillions draws starts out at €17 million and then it can get as high as €190 million, which is the game’s established cap. For Superdraws, jackpots are of at least €100 million, which is a significant boost.

If the Superdraw jackpot is not won, then the amount increases further in the following draws until it reaches the €190 million cap. After that, the first prize stays at the maximum amount for three more draws, at the most. If there is no jackpot winner on the fourth €190 million draw, then the entire amount is split between the winners of the following category.

Previous Results & Winners

Here are details of all of the Superdraws since they were introduced in February 2007. All prize amounts were set according to the exchange rate at that time:

Date Winner Information
3rd July The second Superdraw of 2020 offered a prize worth €130 million (approximately £115 million). The jackpot was not won on the night and rolled over to the next draw.
7th February One ticket holder in the Spanish city of Madrid collected the entire €130 million jackpot on the night of the Superdraw. It was the third-biggest EuroMillions prize to be won in Spain.
4th October No additional funds were required for the Superdraw scheduled on this date. The EuroMillions jackpot reached its cap of €190 million in the draws leading up to this, surpassing the planned €100 million Superdraw jackpot.
7th June No winner; the Superdraw jackpot was worth €130 million (£115 million) before it rolled over to £123 million for the following draw, when it was won by a single ticket holder from the UK.
1st February No winner; the jackpot started at €120 million (£105 million) and rolled over five times to reach €175 million (£152 million). It was then won by one ticket holder in Ireland in the draw on Tuesday 19th February.
21st September No winner; the jackpot started at €130 million (£115 million) and rolled over three times. A single ticket holder from Switzerland landed the entire jackpot on Tuesday 2nd October, winning CHF183 million (£144 million) before tax.
20th April No winner; the jackpot was €130 million (£114 million), however, nobody was lucky enough to win on the night. A UK player then won the £121,328,187 (€138,724,202) rollover in the following draw.
15th September No winner; a prize of €130 million (£114.5 million) was available, however, a winner could not be found. Following a series of rollovers, the jackpot reached its cap before a Spanish player from Gran Canaria won the full €190 million (£170 million).
30th June A lucky UK player won €100 million (£87.5 million) in June’s Mega Week, two players also won £1 million each thanks to the UK Millionaire Maker draw.
30th September A huge prize of €130 million (£112 million at the time) was made available. The special draw was announced as part of the changes to EuroMillions that took effect earlier that month. There was no winner, and the jackpot rolled three times before a Belgian player won £153.3 million on Tuesday 11th October.
6th November No winner; the €100 million prize rolled over until the 20th November 2015 draw, when a ticket holder in Portugal scooped the €163.5 million (£114.8 million) top prize.
5th June No winner; the jackpot rolled over to the following Friday draw at a value of £93.3 million and was won by an anonymous UK ticket holder.
6th March The €100 million (£72.1 million) tier one prize was won on the night by a player from Portugal.
3rd October No winner; the jackpot rolled to the cap of €190 million (£149.7 million) before being won by a Portuguese ticket holder on Friday 24th October 2014.
6th June No winner — this was the first EuroMillions Superdraw that was superseded by the jackpot naturally rolling above €100 million before it was due to take place. It continued to roll over and reached €137.3 million (£109.5 million), which was won by a ticket holder in Spain on Friday 13th June 2014.
7th March No winner; the prize money rolled over twice and was won in the UK by Neil Trotter on Friday 14th March 2014 at €129.3 million (£107.9 million)
15th November One Spanish ticket holder won €100 million (£83.8 million)
7th June No winner; the top prize rolled five times and was finally won by two ticket holders on 25th June 2013. One Belgian winner and one Irish winner split €187.9 million (£159.5 million).
22nd March No winner; €132.4 million (£112 million) was won a week later by a French ticket holder.
28th September One Spanish ticket holder won €100 million (£79.7 million).
4th October No winner; the following draw’s jackpot was €117.7 million (£101.2 million) and was won by a UK ticket holder.
10th May No winner; the reward for the next draw reached €121 million (£105.8 million) and was won by a Spanish ticket holder.
1st October No winner; the following draw’s jackpot reached €129.8 million (£113 million) on Friday 8th October and was won by a UK ticket holder.
5th February No winner; €129.6 million (£ 112 million) was the rollover amount in the next draw and was shared by two ticket holders — one Spanish winner and one UK winner.
18th September One French ticket holder won €100 million (£90.7 million).
6th March Two ticket holders, one from Austria and one from France, shared €100 million (£90.1 million).
9th February One Belgian ticket holder won €100 million (£66.9 million).
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