What is a EuroMillions Superdraw?
A Superdraw is a special event where the top prize is raised to a guaranteed amount, usually €130 million, regardless of how high the jackpot was in the previous draw and whether or not it was won. Superdraws are known by various other names, including Megadraw in Ireland and Big Friday in Spain.
How can a jackpot be guaranteed?
Superdraws can take place from time to time when there is enough money in the EuroMillions Booster Fund to offer a guaranteed big jackpot. The Booster Fund takes a small percentage of the Common Prize Fund from every draw, mainly to ensure there is always enough money to offer the minimum jackpot of €17 million. When it runs to an excess, the nine participating countries can decide to hold a Superdraw.
Can the jackpot roll over?
Yes. Apart from the guaranteed jackpot, a Superdraw works like any other EuroMillions draw. The top prize will roll over if nobody wins on 20th April and an even larger amount will be available in the following draw.
When was the last Superdraw?
The last Superdraw took place on Friday 15th September 2017. Nobody won the top prize on the night and the jackpot kept rolling until it hit its cap of €190 million. A Spanish player eventually matched five main numbers and both Lucky Stars on Friday 6th October to snap up the full amount.
What about the current jackpot?
The EuroMillions jackpot currently stands at €37 million (£32 million) following a rollover on Tuesday. It was last won on Tuesday 13th March, when a player from Portugal banked €61.5 million.