EuroMillions Superdraw: What You Need To Know About Jackpot Event
Last Updated: Thursday 19th July 2018, 15:41
There will be a jackpot of €130 million (approximately £116 million) up for grabs on EuroMillions this Friday night. This Superdraw was announced back in August, and will see the top prize raised to its highest amount since a Belgian player won £134.8 million on Friday 2nd June. Here’s everything you need to know about Friday’s big jackpot event:
What is a Superdraw?
Also referred to as a jackpot event or even a Megadraw in some countries, a Superdraw is a EuroMillions draw which offers a sensational guaranteed jackpot. The top prize is advertised weeks in advance and is then increased to match up to this amount, regardless of whether it has been won in the previous draw.
The jackpot for Tuesday’s draw was £33.7 million and was not won, but even if it had been the top prize would still have gone up to €130 million.
Where does the money come from?
The extra money for these enhanced jackpots comes from the EuroMillions Reserve Fund. This special booster pot receives 4.8% of the Common Prize Fund from every regular EuroMillions draw and is necessary to ensure there are always enough funds to offer the minimum jackpot of €17 million (approximately £15 million). When surplus funds have built up, it allows the EuroMillions countries to organise big events such as Superdraws.
Does the jackpot have to be won on the night?
No. If nobody matches all five main numbers and both Lucky Stars, the jackpot will roll over as usual and an even bigger prize will be available in the following draw. The jackpot can then keep growing until it reaches its cap of €190 million.
How does the UK perform in Superdraws?
UK players have historically performed well in Superdraws. One lucky ticket holder won £87.5 million on the night of the last Superdraw, on Friday 30th June. There have been five other occasions when the Superdraw jackpot has rolled over and eventually been claimed by someone from the UK.
How can I take part in the Superdraw?
You can give yourself a chance of winning Friday’s phenomenal jackpot by visiting any authorised retailer or by choosing numbers online. Good luck!