EuroMillions Superdraws are special draws which give players the chance to compete for an increased jackpot of £70 million (€100 million). Superdraws are typically held two or three times a year and operate under exactly the same rules as regular EuroMillions draws with the exception of offering an enhanced guaranteed jackpot.
In regular EuroMillions draws, the minimum jackpot stands at £10 million (€15 million), but in Superdraws the jackpot prize is increased to an incredible £70 million (€100 million)** regardless of whether or not the top prize was won in the preceding draw.
The funds required to boost the jackpot up to a Superdraw value comes from the EuroMillions Reserve Fund which receives 8.6% of the Common Prize Fund from every EuroMillions draw. The Reserve Fund is also used to subsidise minimum jackpots if ticket sales are unusually low.
As Superdraws follow the same format as regular EuroMillions draws, if the jackpot is not won it rolls over to the following draw, increasing in value with each rollover. This continues until the jackpot is won or reaches the €190 million cap at which point the jackpot will remain at €190 million for a maximum of two draws. If the second draw passes without a top tier winner, the jackpot funds will roll down to be shared among winners in the next tier.
The first Superdraw took place in February 2007 and since then 12 more Superdraws have taken place with a further one scheduled but then postponed. The table below shows the history of all EuroMillions Superdraws to date.
|Date of Superdraw||Jackpot Won in Draw||Additional Information|
|5th June 2015||No||The jackpot rolled over until the following Friday where it reached £93,388,943.90 and was claimed by an anonymous ticket holder in the UK.|
|6th March 2015||Yes||The €100 million jackpot was won on the day of the draw by a ticket that was purchased in Portugal.|
|3rd October 2014||No||Following this superdraw the jackpot eventually reached its cap of €190 million after six rollovers. It was won on Friday 24th October by a player who purchased their ticket in Portugal.|
|6th June 2014||No||POSTPONED - This scheduled Superdraw was the first to be superseded by a jackpot that had begun accumulating prior to the special draw and, as a result, the decision was made to postpone this Superdraw. The jackpot rolled over and reached €137 million on 13th June 2014, when it was snapped up by a Spanish ticket holder.|
|7th March 2014||No||The Superdraw jackpot rolled over twice before Neil Trotter from London, UK, won it on Friday 14th March. Trotter claimed a prize of €129 million (£107 million).|
|15th November 2013||Yes||The winning ticket was purchased in Spain and was claimed by a ticket holder who chose to remain anonymous.|
|7th June 2013||No||The jackpot rolled over five times before it was finally won on 25th June. Two tickets holders, one from Belgium and another from Ireland shared the €187 million prize.|
|22nd March 2013||No||The jackpot was won the following week by a player from France who claimed €132 million.|
|28th September 2012||Yes||The prize was claimed by a player from Spain who opted for anonymity.|
|4th October 2011||No||The prize was won in the following draw when Angela and Dave Dawes from the UK claimed the €117 million (£101 million) jackpot.|
|10th May 2011||No||The jackpot rolled over and was won in the following draw on 13th May. The winner, from Spain, claimed the €121 million top prize.|
|1st October 2010||No||The jackpot rolled over to the following draw when one UK ticket holder won €129 million (£113 million).|
|5th February 2010||No||The jackpot was won in the next draw and two ticket holders, one from Spain and the other from the UK, shared a prize of €129 million (£112 million).|
|18th September 2009||Yes||The jackpot was claimed anonymously by a ticket holder in France.|
|6th March 2009||Yes||Two ticket holders, one from France and another from Austria, shared the jackpot.|
|9th February 2007||Yes||The winner purchased their ticket in Belgium but claimed anonymously.|
**EuroMillions Superdraws have a minimum jackpot of €100 million which is equal to approximately £70 million depending on the exchange rate.