How can you know the jackpot so far in advance?
Superdraws are usually scheduled a few weeks in advance. It is therefore not possible to know what will happen to the jackpot in the draws between the announcement and the Superdraw. However, Superdraw jackpots are guaranteed so it does not matter how large the top prize is in the draw prior to the Superdraw, or even whether the jackpot has been won or not.
The money for Superdraw jackpots comes from the EuroMillions Booster Fund (also known as the Reserve Fund). The Booster Fund receives a percentage of the money raised from ticket sales in every draw and its primary purpose is to ensure that there there are always sufficient funds available for the game’s minimum jackpot of €17 million. When the Booster Fund runs at an excess, the nine EuroMillions countries can agree to hold a special event such as a Superdraw or European Millionaire Maker.
If the EuroMillions jackpot that had been accumulating prior to the Superdraw turned out to be higher than the advertised amount, it would just keep building and the Superdraw would be postponed until a later date. This previously happened in 2014. A Superdraw jackpot of €100 million was planned for Friday 6th June, but the top prize increased from €88.9 million in the previous draw to €106.8 milion on the night as a result of ticket sales alone, so the Booster Fund was not required. Learn more about the Booster Fund on the EuroMillions Prizes page.
You can view a list of all previous EuroMillions Superdraws below, including the dates they took place, whether or not the jackpot was won in the draws and the jackpots offered.
|Friday3rd July 2020||No||The latest Superdraw took place on Friday 3rd July and offered a guaranteed jackpot of €130,000,000. There was no winner on the night so the jackpot rolled over to the following draw, when a €144 million jackpot was won by one ticket holder from Valladolid in Spain.|
|Friday7th February 2020||Yes||One Spanish ticket holder won a jackpot worth €130 million on the night. It was the first Superdraw to take place after the rules were updated to increase the jackpot cap to €200 million.|
|Friday4th October 2019||No||As the jackpot for the draw on 4th October had already reached €190 million in a run of rollovers (€90 million more than the minimum guaranteed €100 million for the Superdraw), no additional funds were required to top up the Match 5 + 2 Lucky Stars prize fund.|
|Friday7th June 2019||No||The £115,726,000 jackpot was not won on the night, but rolled over to the following draw on Tuesday 11th June where a single UK ticket won £123,458,008.|
|Friday1st February 2019||No||The jackpot was not won on the night and it rolled over five times to reach €175 million (£152 million). It was then won in the draw on Tuesday 19th February by one ticket holder in Ireland.|
|Friday21st September 2018||No||The Superdraw jackpot started at €130 million (£115 million) but was not won on the night. It rolled over three times before a Swiss player won the entire jackpot worth CHF183 million (£144 million).|
|Friday20th April 2018||No||The jackpot rolled over on the night of the draw to £121 million and was won the following Tuesday by a single ticket holder from the UK.|
|Friday15th September 2017||No||The jackpot rolled over until it hit its €190 million cap. It was then won in the following draw on Friday 6th October, by a player in Spain.|
|Friday30th June 2017||Yes||One ticket holder in the UK won the entire jackpot of £87,570,000 (€100,000,000) by matching all five main numbers and both Lucky Stars.|
|Friday30th September 2016||No||The jackpot rolled over until it reached €168,085,323 (£153,361,048) on Tuesday 11th October and was won by a Belgian ticket holder.|
|Friday6th November 2015||No||The €100 million jackpot rolled over until the jackpot of €163,553,041 was won by a single ticket sold in Portugal on 20th November 2015.|
|Friday5th June 2015||No||The jackpot rolled over until it reached £93,388,943.90 and was won by a UK ticket holder who decided to remain anonymous.|
|Friday6th March 2015||Yes||A Portuguese ticket holder matched all five main numbers and both Lucky Stars to win the jackpot of €100 million.|
|Friday3rd October 2014||No||The jackpot rolled over six times to reach the jackpot cap of €190 million and was won on Friday 24th October by a ticket purchased in Portugal.|
|Friday6th June 2014||No||This was the first Superdraw to be superseded by the jackpot that had been accumulating prior to the draw. A Spanish ticket holder eventually won the jackpot on Friday 13th June 2014 worth €137 million.|
|Friday7th March 2014||No||The jackpot rolled over twice to reach £107 million and was won by Neil Trotter in the UK on Friday 14th March 2014.|
|Friday15th November 2013||Yes||Claimed anonymously from a ticket purchased in Spain.|
|Friday7th June 2013||No||The jackpot rolled over five times to reach €187 million and was shared between two ticket holders, one from Belgium and the other from Ireland, on 25th June 2013.|
|Friday22nd March 2013||No||The jackpot reached €132 million and was won on 29th March by a French ticket holder.|
|Friday28th September 2012||Yes||Claimed anonymously from a ticket purchased in Spain.|
|Tuesday4th October 2011||No||In the next draw, on 7th October, Angela and Dave Dawes from the UK won the jackpot worth £101 million.|
|Tuesday10th May 2011||No||A Spanish ticket holder won the jackpot worth €121 million in the following draw, on 13th May.|
|Friday1st October 2010||No||The jackpot increased to £113 million in the subsequent draw, on 8th October, and was won by one UK ticket holder.|
|Friday5th February 2010||No||The jackpot rolled over to the following draw on 12th February, where two ticket holders, one from Spain and the UK, shared the jackpot of £112 million (€129 million).|
|Friday18th September 2009||Yes||Claimed anonymously from a ticket purchased in France.|
|Friday6th March 2009||Yes||Claimed anonymously from tickets purchased in Austria and France.|
|Friday9th February 2007||Yes||Claimed anonymously from a ticket purchased in Belgium.|
The jackpot fund for EuroMillions Superdraws is subsidised by the EuroMillions Booster Fund, which receives 10% of the Common Prize Fund from each regular EuroMillions draw.
Previous Results & Winners
Here are details of all of the Superdraws since they were introduced in February 2007. All prize amounts were set according to the exchange rate at that time:
|3rd July||The second Superdraw of 2020 offered a prize worth €130 million (approximately £115 million). The jackpot was not won on the night and rolled over to the next draw.|
|7th February||One ticket holder in the Spanish city of Madrid collected the entire €130 million jackpot on the night of the Superdraw. It was the third-biggest EuroMillions prize to be won in Spain.|
|4th October||No additional funds were required for the Superdraw scheduled on this date. The EuroMillions jackpot reached its cap of €190 million in the draws leading up to this, surpassing the planned €100 million Superdraw jackpot.|
|7th June||No winner; the Superdraw jackpot was worth €130 million (£115 million) before it rolled over to £123 million for the following draw, when it was won by a single ticket holder from the UK.|
|1st February||No winner; the jackpot started at €120 million (£105 million) and rolled over five times to reach €175 million (£152 million). It was then won by one ticket holder in Ireland in the draw on Tuesday 19th February.|
|21st September||No winner; the jackpot started at €130 million (£115 million) and rolled over three times. A single ticket holder from Switzerland landed the entire jackpot on Tuesday 2nd October, winning CHF183 million (£144 million) before tax.|
|20th April||No winner; the jackpot was €130 million (£114 million), however, nobody was lucky enough to win on the night. A UK player then won the £121,328,187 (€138,724,202) rollover in the following draw.|
|15th September||No winner; a prize of €130 million (£114.5 million) was available, however, a winner could not be found. Following a series of rollovers, the jackpot reached its cap before a Spanish player from Gran Canaria won the full €190 million (£170 million).|
|30th June||A lucky UK player won €100 million (£87.5 million) in June’s Mega Week, two players also won £1 million each thanks to the UK Millionaire Maker draw.|
|30th September||A huge prize of €130 million (£112 million at the time) was made available. The special draw was announced as part of the changes to EuroMillions that took effect earlier that month. There was no winner, and the jackpot rolled three times before a Belgian player won £153.3 million on Tuesday 11th October.|
|6th November||No winner; the €100 million prize rolled over until the 20th November 2015 draw, when a ticket holder in Portugal scooped the €163.5 million (£114.8 million) top prize.|
|5th June||No winner; the jackpot rolled over to the following Friday draw at a value of £93.3 million and was won by an anonymous UK ticket holder.|
|6th March||The €100 million (£72.1 million) tier one prize was won on the night by a player from Portugal.|
|3rd October||No winner; the jackpot rolled to the cap of €190 million (£149.7 million) before being won by a Portuguese ticket holder on Friday 24th October 2014.|
|6th June||No winner — this was the first EuroMillions Superdraw that was superseded by the jackpot naturally rolling above €100 million before it was due to take place. It continued to roll over and reached €137.3 million (£109.5 million), which was won by a ticket holder in Spain on Friday 13th June 2014.|
|7th March||No winner; the prize money rolled over twice and was won in the UK by Neil Trotter on Friday 14th March 2014 at €129.3 million (£107.9 million)|
|15th November||One Spanish ticket holder won €100 million (£83.8 million)|
|7th June||No winner; the top prize rolled five times and was finally won by two ticket holders on 25th June 2013. One Belgian winner and one Irish winner split €187.9 million (£159.5 million).|
|22nd March||No winner; €132.4 million (£112 million) was won a week later by a French ticket holder.|
|28th September||One Spanish ticket holder won €100 million (£79.7 million).|
|4th October||No winner; the following draw’s jackpot was €117.7 million (£101.2 million) and was won by a UK ticket holder.|
|10th May||No winner; the reward for the next draw reached €121 million (£105.8 million) and was won by a Spanish ticket holder.|
|1st October||No winner; the following draw’s jackpot reached €129.8 million (£113 million) on Friday 8th October and was won by a UK ticket holder.|
|5th February||No winner; €129.6 million (£ 112 million) was the rollover amount in the next draw and was shared by two ticket holders — one Spanish winner and one UK winner.|
|18th September||One French ticket holder won €100 million (£90.7 million).|
|6th March||Two ticket holders, one from Austria and one from France, shared €100 million (£90.1 million).|
|9th February||One Belgian ticket holder won €100 million (£66.9 million).|
Recommendations for participation in Superdraw
Regardless of which country you are a resident of, and whether you are a participant in previous EuroMillions draws, you have a real chance to win the main prize in the lottery with the same condition — the buy of a Euromillions lottery ticket. However, there are several ways to increase the chances of winning.
The most important and easiest way to get closer to the treasured victory in the drawing is to buy more lottery tickets. Each combination of numbers participating in a draw has equal chances to match winning numbers, but to participate in a special draw you can increase your chances of winning by filling out a few additional game combinations, purchasing lottery tickets from official lottery distributors or play EuroMillions online on a reputable world lottery platform.
As an alternative way to increase the chances of winning, by dint of decrease in the cost of buying EuroMillions lottery tickets, you can use participation in a lottery syndicate. This scheme works in such a way that the participants of the rally unite their efforts, jointly acquire a greater number of gaming combinations, thereby greatly increasing the chances of winning.
In this variant of game, the winnings will be divided in equal parts between the participants of the syndicate, which will increase the pleasure thanks to the players’ enjoyment of collective success.
For example, the winners EuroMillions from Ireland in February 2019 gathered a large family syndicate of lottery, which allowed them to get a huge prize. It is also possible that you will be able to team up with your relatives, co-workers neighbors or like-minded online gambling.
When Is the Next EuroMillions Superdraw?
The upcoming Superdraw will be announced a few weeks in advance and we’ll make sure to keep you updated when it is announced. 2019 has brought two Superdraws so far and the next one could be just around the corner! The latest EuroMillions Superdraw was held on June 7th, 2019 and it brought a huge €130 million jackpot. The draw resulted in a rollover and the jackpot got to €139 million on June 11th, when it was won by a lucky player from the UK.
|Jun 7th, 2019||€130 Million||€139 Million||1 – UK|
|Feb 1st, 2019||€120 Million||€175 Million||1 – Ireland|
|Sept 21st, 2018||€130 Million||€162 Million||1 – Switzerland|
|Apr 20th, 2018||€130 Million||€138 Million||1 – UK|
|Sept 25th, 2017||€130 Million||€190 Million||1 – Spain|
|Jun 30th, 2017||€100 Million||€100 Million||1 – UK|
|Sept 30th, 2016||€130 Million||€168 Million||1 – Belgium|
What happens if the Superdraw jackpot is not won?
In 19 previous Superdraws, the jackpot has been won on the night seven times, and six different countries can claim Superdraw winners. The last time this happened was on Friday 30th June 2017, when a UK player snapped up a sensational £87.5 million (€100 million). The lucky winner came forward less then a week later to claim the prize and opted to remain anonymous.
If the Superdraw jackpot is not won, it will roll over to the next draw as normal and an even larger prize will be available. Superdraws have therefore been responsible for helping to create some of the biggest EuroMillions winners in history.
What do I do if I win EuroMillions?
If you play EuroMillions online, you will be notified if you win a prize, so there is little chance of missing out on your money. The majority of prizes will also be paid directly into your online account. If you have bought a EuroMillions ticket from a retailer, the claims process depends on how much you have won. Smaller prizes can be claimed from any official retailer, while larger amounts will require you to contact the National Lottery operator in the country where you bought your ticket. Learn more about how to claim EuroMillions prizes.
You can also use the EuroMillions Checker to see if you have matched any winning combinations in the Superdraw, or any other draw from the past 180 days.
What To Do If You Win
Once the draw has taken place, the first thing to do is see if you a winner. You can look at the latest EuroMillions Results straight away, or use the EuroMillions Checker to see if your numbers or Millionaire Maker code have come up.
You have 180 days to claim any money if you win with a ticket bought in the UK, so make sure you know when your prize expires if you want to take some time before coming forward. For the Superdraw on Friday 7th June, the deadline is 4th December. If you miss this date, your ticket will no longer be valid and you will not be able to claim your money.
If you find you have won any award greater than £50,000, there are a few steps to claiming your prize. You must first contact the National Lottery by phone and provide a few details about your ticket so that the operators can check the information matches their records.
A validation appointment will then be arranged so that National Lottery advisors can check your ticket in person and complete any necessary paperwork. You will be required to provide two forms of identification, such as your passport and driving licence.
At this stage, you will be able to ask any questions you have and also think about whether you wish to go public or stay anonymous. It is entirely your choice, and the National Lottery will continue to be on hand to provide advice and support whatever you decide.
You can then start to think about what you would like to do with your new-found wealth, whether you would like to move home, give up work, own a fleet of sports cars or something even more extravagant like buying into a football club. You need to be in it to win it, though, so make sure to take part!
Jackpot Cap to Increase
Following October’s lottery fever that saw an anonymous UK ticket holder win £170 million after a record-breaking 22 rollovers, changes are now being made to prizes, including the jackpot cap.
The current cap — set in January 2012 — is €190 million, however under the new format planned for February, the cap will increase to €200 million straight away, with the potential to increase even further in future. This change is likely to result in the game’s biggest-ever jackpot being offered at some point, eclipsing the record €190 million that is jointly held at the moment by four previous winners.
Under the new rules, the jackpot cap would be increased to €200 million from 1st February. When that cap is reached, it can go four more draws before a Must Be Won draw is held, with any additional prize money rolling down to the next prize tier, similarly to how it works now.
However, after the cap has been reached and the jackpot has rolled down or been won, it will be increased by €10 million for future draws, so it will be able to hit €210 million the next time. When that cap is met, it will be increased by €10 million again, and so on until it reaches the absolute maximum value of €250 million.
EuroMillions could therefore boast the biggest jackpot ever seen in Europe, surpassing the €209 million won by a player in the Italian SuperEnalotto game earlier this year.
Under the current jackpot cap, the top prize is fixed at €190 million until someone wins or four draws have passed — the money then has to be won in the fifth draw at €190 million. Take a look at how the jackpot cap works currently.
EuroMillions SuperDraws FAQ
With such anticipation for these special draws, people are curious to know how to find out everything about them. We’ve answered the biggest questions about the Superdraws so that you’re ready to play.
Are there any special rules for the Superdraws?
No, there aren’t. The EuroMillions Superdraws have the same game format as the regular draws in this lottery. The numbers are drawn in the same way, from the same guess range. The only difference is the jackpot, which is higher. You still have to match the 5 main numbers and the 2 Lucky Stars to win the pot.
Are EuroMillions Superdraws held on special occasions?
No, they usually aren’t. Superdraws are not hosted to celebrate a special occasion. They are held a few times a year and announced a few weeks beforehand. We will keep you posted about the upcoming Superdraws on buy-euromillions.com.
Are the Superdraws tickets different than EuroMillions tickets?
No, they aren’t. As the Superdraws follow the same rules as the usual draws, the tickets are also the same. If you have an active subscription to the EuroMillions, then your tickets for the Superdraw are assured.
Same Format As a Normal Draw
The upcoming Superdraw is the second one to be held in 2018 and, if the top prize is won on the night, it’s important to know the steps you need to take to claim your prize. Superdraws have the same format as any normal EuroMillions draw; tickets cost the same and you still need to match all five numbers and two Lucky Stars to scoop the jackpot.
Providing you are over 16 years of age in the UK, you can pick your numbers by filling out a playslip at any authorised ticket retailer for £2.50 per line, or by joining an online syndicate. You will still receive free entry into the supplementary UK Millionaire Maker draw as normal, which will be held following the Superdraw.
The additional money needed for the Superdraw jackpot comes from the EuroMillions Booster Fund. Almost five percent of the prize fund from every EuroMillions draw is put towards the Booster Fund, which is also in place to ensure the usual minimum £14 million jackpot can always be met.
2016: January Blues Giveaway
- Diane Allen from Doncaster was the ninth and final winner of the 2016 January Blues Giveaway, winning an Odeon Awards Season Gift Tin. When we spoke to Diane, she said: «Wow can’t believe I have won many thanks — looking forward to using the tickets»
- Patricia Hancock from Stansted was the penultimate winner of the 2016 January Blues Giveaway, winning a £20 Sports Direct Voucher. When we spoke to Patricia, she told us: «What a lovely surprise to hear that I have won a sports Direct Voucher»
- Anna Ingram from North Lincolnshire was the seventh winner of the Giveaway, winning a Bluedio Bluetooth Speaker. When we spoke to Anna, she said: «What a lovely way to start my day by being told I was a winner! I was lucky enough to win the Bluedio Speakers, and I am so looking forward to using them!»
- Dale Askew from Surrey was the sixth winner of the 2016 January Blues Giveaway, winning 1kg of PhD Nutrition Diet Whey Protein. When we spoke to Dale, he said: «I’m delighted to be announced as a winner in the prize draw, I will be using the protein powder in my Nutribullet! Thank you so much!»
- Ruth Wollerton from Peterborough was the fifth winner of the 2016 January Blues Giveaway, winning 10 EuroMillions tickets for the draw on 19th January! When we spoke to Ruth, she said: «I am so excited with my win, hopefully my numbers will come up.»
- Rachel Bonness from Herefordshire was the fourth winner of the Giveaway, winning a Nutribullet! When we contacted Rachel, she said: «I was delighted I won as my resolution this year is to tone up at the gym & I wanted to create delicious protein smoothies after my workouts. My goal is going to be so much easier now!»
- Nieyaati Masurkar from London was the third winner of the 2016 January Blues Giveaway, winning a Fitbit Charge HR. When we contacted Nieyaati, she said: «This is amazing! Can’t believe it! Bidding farewell for good to #JanuaryBlues Thank you guys! Thank you for giving me a chance to be more fit & healthy.»
- Melissa Palmer from Lancashire was the second winner of the 2016 January Blues Giveaway, winning a set of bathroom scales. When we spoke to Melissa, she said: «Thank you so much im very happy never thought i would be lucky enough to win thank you»
- Aimee Herrington from Nuneaton was the first winner of the 2016 January Blues Giveaway, winning a month’s Pure Gym membership. When we contacted Aimee, she said: «When I got told I had won I was really happy and proud :)»
January 2012 – Change to Jackpot Cap
On 12th January 2012, the EuroMillions jackpot cap was frozen at €190 million. Previous rules set in 2009 stated that each time the jackpot cap was reached, it would be increased by €5 million. The last cap increase had taken place in July 2011, when Scottish couple Colin and Chris Weir won a capped €185 million (£161.6 million) jackpot – the largest lottery prize ever won in the UK at the time.
A second rule was changed alongside the jackpot cap; the top prize could remain at its maximum size for two draws, instead of one draw, before being rolled down to the next prize tier.
- Jackpot cap increase rule scrapped; jackpot cap frozen at €190 million
- Jackpot roll-down deadline increased from one draw after reaching cap to two draws after reaching cap
How To Win The Superdraw
There is no guaranteed way to win a EuroMillions jackpot, but going with random numbers has proved successful for some players. The Connollys entered an online Lucky Dip, while it was also a Quick Pick ticket that won it for the Irish family in February. Use the EuroMillions Number Generator to produce a random set of numbers for yourself.
You might also want to analyse the statistics to see the most frequently drawn, least common and overdue numbers. The most common numbers from all draws have been 50, 23, 44, 4 and 19, along with Lucky Stars 2 and 8. However, you should remember that each combination of numbers has an identical chance of appearing in a draw, regardless of what has happened in the past.
The only way to boost your chances is to enter more lines, which you may decide to do until the jackpot drops down again. Alternatively, you could join a syndicate so that you have more tickets but split the cost with other players.
The Irish family in February played as a group, and there have been many been syndicate wins over the years. These lucky players have often spoke about the joy of sharing the winning experience together, whether they have teamed up with friends,family members or colleagues.
How high can the jackpot grow?
The EuroMillions jackpot can grow up to a limit of €190 million. When it reaches this level it is capped and cannot climb any higher. Funds which would normally go towards the jackpot are instead diverted to the next tier in which there are winners — most likely the category for matching five main numbers and one Lucky Star. The top prize can stay at €190 million for a maximum of four more draws, but if nobody matches all five main numbers and both Lucky Stars in the fifth draw at €190 million the full amount will roll down to the next winning tier.
The jackpot has never had to roll down to a lower tier, but there have been three occasions when the top prize has reached its €190 million cap and then been won by players matching the full winning line. It has hit this level as a direct result of a Superdraw on two occasions.
Tips for Playing the Superdraw
Every number has the same chance of being drawn, so there is no way you can improve your odds by picking a certain line. There are, however, some ways you can give yourself a better chance of taking home a big cash prize:
- Buy more lines: It may sound obvious, but the only sure way you can improve your odds of winning is by covering more numbers. It doesn’t matter how you do it; the more numbers you pick, the greater your chance of matching the winning ones. The only downside to this is that the expense increases the more lines you pick.
- Play a syndicate: Syndicates provide a great way of playing more lines without having to spend more money. When playing a syndicate, you team up with other players to buy tickets together, and then any prizes you win are shared equally among the group. Syndicates are a great option for Superdraws, as even if you team up with 100 other players, you would still each take home more than £1 million.
- Avoid common numbers: Pick numbers that are less likely to be picked by other players, as there’s less chance that you will have to share the prize money. In the UK Lotto in March 2016, five numbers of the winning line were multiples of seven, which was such a commonly-picked pattern that over 4,000 players shared the third prize to take home just £15 each. To put this into context, only 55 players matched five numbers in the previous draw, each winning nearly £1,900.
How can I improve my chances of winning?
There are certain ways you can boost your chances of winning a Superdraw jackpot. Purchasing too many tickets on your own is probably not practical, and certainly not cheap, but you could team up with other players in a syndicate to keeps costs down and grab a share of many more entries.
Playing in a group with work colleagues or friends is a fun way to try and win together, but organisationally it can also require a lot of effort. As an alternative, you can join an online syndicate. It is a quick and easy process, as you just need to decide how many shares you wish to purchase. The more you buy, the bigger your return if your numbers come up. By playing online, your numbers are stored securely so there is no danger of them being lost or damaged, and you will be automatically paid out if you win.
By having a share of multiple entries in an online syndicate, you are giving yourself more chances to win rather than just having one chance if you bought an individual line on your own. You can also select a monthly subscription to save over 50%, which might seem like a particularly good idea at the current time with the jackpot potentially set to head towards record territory once again.