EuroMillions Jackpot Rises as Next Superdraw Is Scheduled
Last Updated: Tuesday 16th November 2021, 10:00
A year of astonishing EuroMillions jackpots will continue with a Superdraw on Friday 3rd December.
The top prize will be pushed up to an estimated £111 million (€130 million guaranteed) if it is lower in the preceding draw, although the current jackpot is already flying high after a run of rollovers.
Superdraws only come around every few months and are scheduled well in advance. The participating national lotteries pick a date when the jackpot will be boosted to a nine-figure amount (usually €130 million), regardless of whether or not it has just been won.
Past Superdraw Winners
These special draws help to create some of EuroMillions’ biggest prizes, as the jackpot can keep rolling afterwards if it is not won on the night. The most recent Superdraw, on 24th September, did not produce a winner on the night and the jackpot went all the way up to £185 million (a record-breaking €220 million). It was eventually won by a player from France.
Prior to that record, a UK player won the previous Superdraw jackpot of £111 million on Friday 4th June. They contacted National Lottery officials within two days to start the claims process, before picking up the prize anonymously.
A number of other UK ticket holders have won Superdraw jackpots over the years. In fact, the UK has had more winners of the top prize than any other country since EuroMillions started in 2004.
Fourth Superdraw of 2021
The Superdraw on 3rd December will be the fourth one this year. It will only be cancelled if the jackpot is already worth more than the advertised €130 million figure by the time it gets to that date.
The jackpot has kept growing since the French winner scooped €220 million in the middle of October, so if it is not won in the next few draws the Superdraw will need to be pushed back. This has happened a couple of times before, like in October 2019 when the jackpot naturally rolled over to its cap by the time a Superdraw was scheduled. A UK player won £170 million in the following draw.
If a Superdraw does have to be rescheduled, it is likely to take place in the not-too-distant future. Either way, the jackpot is guaranteed to be enormous as December gets underway, so there could be lots of extra celebrations in time for Christmas if those winning numbers prove to be lucky for you.
You have to match all five main numbers and both Lucky Stars to win the EuroMillions jackpot, but there are also 12 other ways to get prizes. Choose your numbers for the next draw now.