It is often wondered how a Superdraw occurs. Well, the answer is quite simple. The prize pot for such events is taken from a special Booster Fund, a pool that ensures there is enough money in every draw to guarantee a base level jackpot of €17 million. This builds over the course of the year, receiving 4.8 percent of the Common Prize Fund from every regular EuroMillions draw. Once there is enough surplus money in the Booster Fund, EuroMillions officials are able to organise a Superdraw. This Friday’s event was announced back in August and the levels of anticipation have been growing ever since.
Superdraws are far from a new phenomenon, with EuroMillions fans always keen to play for a significantly increased jackpot. In fact, this will be the 19th Superdraw to take place since the concept was first launched in February 2017. In that time, there have been seven jackpots claimed at the first attempt, while 11 have gone unclaimed and been forced to roll over.
Of course, it doesn’t matter if the jackpot is not claimed on the night, with the prize pot guaranteed to increase in value ahead of the next draw. In the past, this has created some incredible prizes, including a reward of €190 million which was won by an anonymous player from Portugal in October 2014. Should the jackpot reach this total in the coming weeks, the prize will be capped and allowed to roll for four draws before rolling down and being shared equally amongst players in the next winning prize tier.
If you fancy your chances of landing this Friday’s incredible Superdraw jackpot, you can pick your numbers online or play through an authorised retailer in any of the nine participating countries across Europe. Good luck!