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Is EuroMillions Heading for the Jackpot Cap Again?

Last Updated: Wednesday 14th September 2022, 09:32

The EuroMillions jackpot has climbed higher than £130 million for the third time this year, setting up the possibility that it could soon reach its maximum limit again.

EuroMillions most recently hit its cap just a couple of months ago, when a UK player landed a jackpot worth £195 million to become the lottery’s biggest-ever winner.

The cap at the time was set at €230 million, but following the UK win it was raised by €10 million to €240 million. That is worth approximately £208 million, although the value of the pound against the Euro fluctuates all the time and for EuroMillions a conversion is only necessary on the day of a draw.

A Superdraw on Friday 9th September has laid the platform for another colossal giveaway, putting €130 million (£112 million) in the prize fund. The jackpot rolled over on the night, and again in the following draw on Tuesday, pushing it ever higher.

It may now only take a few more draws for the jackpot to get up to its €240 million ceiling, unless someone can match all the numbers in the next couple of weeks.

Whether the jackpot reaches its cap or is won before that happens, UK players will have high hopes after a stunning recent run for the country.

As well as the record £195 million from July, Joe and Jess Thwaite from Gloucester also banked £184 million back in May. Another UK player also claimed a £110 million jackpot earlier in September. In fact, the four biggest prizes of the year have gone to UK players.

There are 13 ways to win in every EuroMillions draw, so there’s plenty to play for besides the jackpot. Whether you match all the numbers or just some of them, you have 180 days from the date of the draw to come forward and stake a claim.

You can use the EuroMillions Checker to help you find out quickly whether you are a winner, as you look ahead to the next big draw.

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