EuroMillions Reaches Biggest Ever Jackpot of £175 Million!
Last Updated: Wednesday 2nd December 2020, 09:48
The EuroMillions jackpot has reached an incredible £175 million (€200 million) for Friday’s draw after no one managed to match all five main numbers and two Lucky Stars in the latest drawing on Tuesday 1st December 2020, making the current jackpot the biggest ever!
The current record for the biggest EuroMillions jackpot won in the UK is £170,221,000, which was won by a player who chose to stay anonymous on Tuesday 8th October 2019. If Friday’s jackpot is won by a lucky ticket holder in the UK, not only will they become the biggest winner in the UK, but they’ll also break the record for winning the largest EuroMillions jackpot across Europe of €200 million. The current largest jackpot won in Europe stands at €190 million.
€200 Million Jackpot Cap Reached
The current EuroMillions jackpot cap rules state that the jackpot can rollover until it reaches a maximum of €200 million.
Once the jackpot reaches the cap, it can remain there for a maximum of four more draws. If there are still no top prize winners by the fifth draw, a "Must Be Won" draw will be held.
If no one manages to match all five main numbers and two Lucky Stars in the “Must Be Won” draw then the top prize rolls down to the next winning tier. This means that in the fifth draw players who match five numbers and one Lucky Star, or just five numbers could win a share of the €200 million jackpot!
The rules also state that once the jackpot cap has been reached that it will raise by €10 million, so once the jackpot has been won a new cap of €210 million will be set.
To find out more about how the cap works visit the EuroMillions Jackpot Cap page.