EuroMillions Superdraw Set For February
Last Updated: Wednesday 22nd November 2017, 10:28 am
The first EuroMillions Superdraw of 2018 is set to take place on Friday 23rd February, giving players the chance to set their sights on a gigantic guaranteed jackpot. Here’s everything you need to know about the big event:
What are Superdraws?
EuroMillions Superdraws are special events which are typically held a few times a year. They work just like regular draws, but the big difference is the size of the jackpot. The top prize is increased to a guaranteed amount, perhaps €100 million or €130 million, regardless of whether or not the jackpot was won in the previous draw.
Can the jackpot still roll over?
Yes. If the jackpot is not won on the night of a Superdraw, it will roll over to the next draw and an even larger prize will be up for grabs. Superdraws can therefore help to create some of the biggest EuroMillions jackpots in history.
The last time a Superdraw was held was just a couple of months ago, on 15th September. Nobody won the €130 million (£114.5 million) jackpot on the night, and the top prize ended up reaching its €190 million cap before a player from Spain landed the lot on Friday 6th October.
How are Superdraws funded?
The EuroMillions Booster Fund is used to provide the money for Superdraw jackpots. The Booster Fund is a type of special reserve pot, which receives 4.8% of the Common Prize Fund from each regular EuroMillions draw. A reserve fund is required so that EuroMillions can always be sure to offer the minimum €17 million jackpot. It can then be used to subsidise special events such as Superdraws or European Millionaire Makers.
What Are European Millionaire Makers?
European Millionaire Maker is a game which guarantees that multiple players across Europe will become millionaires on the same night. It works in a similar way to the UK Millionaire Maker game, with winning codes drawn at random and players receiving £1million/€1 million if they have matching tickets. Players are automatically entered into European Millionaire Maker draws when they buy EuroMillions tickets, and another European Millionaire Maker draw is set to take place in April.
No Need To Wait
While the Superdraw, European Millionaire Maker and EuroMillions HotPicks are all just round the corner in 2018, players can also continue to enjoy EuroMillions twice a week for the remainder of this year. The jackpot is up to £65 million for Friday night’s draw after five consecutive rollovers, and you can choose numbers online now or go to an authorised retailer. Good luck!