€130 Million Jackpot Guaranteed
The jackpot for the 25th September Superdraw has been set at a guaranteed €130 million, which will work out at approximately £115 million for UK players and CHF140 million to those in Switzerland. That’s a guaranteed minimum, so if the jackpot is won in the draw before and resets to its starting value of €17 million in time for the Superdraw, a further €113 million will be added to the total to take it to its guaranteed amount.
If, however, the jackpot rolls over to be worth more than €130 million by the time the Superdraw comes around, the funds that were reserved for the special event will be retained and another event will be scheduled for sometime in the future. That’s only ever happened twice, most recently in October 2019 when a UK ticket holder won a €190 million (£170 million) jackpot after a record number of rollovers.
The jackpot for the next draw on Tuesday 25th August is €122 million (£109 million), so there is the chance that it will roll over to supersede the €130 million Superdraw jackpot. There are, however, nine draws before 25th September, so there are plenty of opportunities for the jackpot to be hit before then.
When Is the Next EuroMillions Superdraw?
The next EuroMillions SuperDraw will be held on Friday, September 25th 2020. The starting jackpot will be of €130 million. This is the third EuroMillions SuperDraw of 2020. This year has brought two Superdraws so far and the next one is jut around the corner.
The latest EuroMillions Superdraw was held on July 3rd, 2020 and it brought a huge €130 million jackpot. The draw resulted in a rollover and the jackpot got to €144 million. In the following draw, a lucky ticket holder from Valladolid, Spain matched the winning numbers and scooped the top prize.
|Jul 3rd, 2020||€130 Million||€144 Million||1 – Spain|
|Feb 7th, 2020||€130 Million||€130 Million||1 – Spain|
|Oct 4th, 2019||€100 Million||€190 Million||1 – 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|
EuroMillions Superdraw Facts
- The minimum jackpot is approximately AUD$210 million, no matter how small the previous jackpot was.
- It costs the same amount to play as a regular EuroMillions draw.
- The chances of winning are exactly the same as a regular EuroMillions draw.
- You enter a Superdraw in the same way as a regular draw, just make sure you select the Superdraw when you buy your European Millions tickets.
- If it’s not won, the jackpot continues to grow until it is won, until it hits the jackpot cap of AUD$320 million.
- Twice in the past, the Superdraw prize was smaller than the regular jackpot! When this happens, the planned Superdraw is cancelled. In 2014, the normal draw was worth more than the Superdraw’s AUD$160 million. In 2019, the normal draw, at an astounding AUD$305 million, was worth significantly more than the Superdraw’s AUD$160 million.
- Winnings are tax and commission free.
Superdraws Taking Place More Frequently
EuroMillions underwent some big changes in February 2020, and as part of those changes the UK National Lottery told its players that it expected the number of Superdraws that take place each year to increase. Over the course of EuroMillions history there have been two Superdaws a year on average, but after February’s changes that was expected to increase to three per year.
With the confirmation of September’s Superdraw, the nine EuroMillions partners are following through on this commitment, as it will be the third Superdraw to take place in 2020.
The first of the year was held to mark those changes in February. It was held on Friday 7th February and also offered a guaranteed jackpot worth €130 million. One ticket holder from Spain won the entire amount on the night. It was the first Superdraw jackpot in three years not to roll over to the following draw.
Then on 3rd July the second Superdraw of the year was held, once again for a jackpot of €130 million. That jackpot did roll over and in the following draw a ticket holder from Valladolid in Spain took home a prize worth €144 million.
Gaining entry to the next Superdraw is simple — just buy a EuroMillions ticket for the draw on 25th September. You’ll then be in with a chance of winning a huge nine-figure jackpot, as well as the prizes on offer in EuroMillions’ supplementary draws and raffles, such as the UK Millionaire Maker. Check your tickets after the draw to find out if you’ve won a prize in the main draw or the raffle and visit the EuroMillions Results page to find out if anyone won the Superdraw jackpot.
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.
November 2009 – Changes to EuroMillions Format
On 7th November 2009, EuroMillions’ 11-rollover limit was replaced by a jackpot cap of €185 million. In the event of the jackpot reaching €185 million, it would remain there for one additional draw before being rolled down to winners in the next prize tier. Additionally, the jackpot cap would be increased by €5 million once reached.
The price of a EuroMillions ticket also increased from £1.50 to £2. The price increase heralded the launch of a new supplementary raffle game, ‘Millionaire Raffle’, on 13th November. Included in the EuroMillions ticket’s new price, UK players would get the chance to win a guaranteed €1 million every week by matching the raffle code printed on their ticket with the code revealed during a EuroMillions draw.
- Rollover cap replaced by €185 million jackpot cap, increased by €5 million each time it is reached
- New supplementary ‘Millionaire Raffle’ introduced in the UK
- Ticket price increased from £1.50 to £2.
Who Are the Biggest Superdraw Winners?
The EuroMillions Superdraw has made quite a few winners over the years, but some of them have joined the ranks of the biggest winners in the history of this lottery. This is the Superdraw Hall of Fame! Find out the amazing stories behind the largest wins in this special lottery event!
Anonymous Winner, Spain – €190 Million
EuroMillions players will long remember 6 October 2017 as the day that an anonymous winner scooped the entire €190 million jackpot! Of course, since the winner is anonymous, there are questions about their identity, but in this case, there are even more questions! For one thing, the winning ticket was sold in the popular vacation destination of Gran Canaria, so while the history books record the Superdraw winner as being Spanish, there’s a good chance that the winner is a tourist from another country. How do you top that vacation? With €190 million in the bank, you can certainly try!
Anonymous Winner, Portugal – €190 Million
2014 was a busy year for Superdraws with 3 taking place that year alone. On 3 October 2014, the third of the year took place. There were no Superdraw winners in the initial draw and the jackpot continued to roll over until it reached its cap of €190 million. On 24 October, a single Portuguese ticket holder took the entire jackpot! Considering how hard of a hit Portugal took in the financial crisis that shook the Eurozone, that lucky winner was especially lucky!
Anonymous Winner, Belgium – €168 Million
EuroMillions underwent a host of rule changes in September 2016 and celebrated the makeover with a Superdraw on 30 September. An unprecedented €130 million starting jackpot got everyone’s attention, although no one won the first draw. One lucky, anonymous Belgian scooped 2016’s only Superdraw on 11 October!
EuroMillions Game Options Available Online
Buying your EuroMillions tickets online, you also gain access to some exciting game options that make the game even more fun and that actually increase your chances of scooping one of the big prizes. Here are the main options you have on theLotter:
Syndicates – An alternative to the standard ticket is purchasing a share in a EuroMillions syndicate. This means you participate in the game together with a group of players owning a large number of tickets, but paying for only a share of the cost. If one of your tickets is a winner, the prize will be split by the group according to the shares each member has purchased. Syndicates are the fastest way to boost your EuroMillions odds!
Bundles – Can’t decide between buying your very own EuroMillions ticket and getting a share in a syndicate? On theLotter, you don’t have to! You can play with both options for a better price! That’s right! Bundle packages get you an individual ticket and a share in a syndicate for a discounted price! You get a better price for experimenting with your game!
Systematic Forms – You can buy EuroMillions tickets with all the possible combinations of 6-10 numbers to increase your winnings. If you match the winning numbers for EuroMillions secondary prizes, you will have them on a lot of tickets, which means you win more prizes. It’s just like having your very own multiplier!
What Is a Superdraw?
A EuroMillions Superdraw is a special event in the calendar, when the jackpot is boosted to a huge guaranteed sum, usually over £100 million. They take place several times a year but are not scheduled for specific dates. Instead, news of a Superdraw is usually announced a few weeks before it is due to take place.
The draw is just like a normal one in every other way. If no one wins the jackpot on the night of the Superdraw, the jackpot prize money will roll over to the next draw, and it will continue to do so until someone wins it. There is a good chance that it could even roll over to hit its €190 million jackpot, as has happened several times before.
When is the Next EuroMillions Superdraw?
The next EuroMillions Superdraw will take place on 21-Nov-2020
There are typically about 3 each year, and they can come at any time. They’re usually announced a few weeks before the draw, so be sure to check in regularly with The Lottery Office to make sure you don’t miss out on the next EuroMillions Superdraw.
For every ticket you buy in our own government licensed European Millions lottery, we buy a matching ticket in the corresponding EuroMillions draw. With this system, entry in our lottery ensures you can win from the AUD$210 million Superdraws offered by the EuroMillions.
Here are the EuroMillions Superdraws results since it first started way back in 2007:
|Draw Date||Initial Jackpot||Winning Jackpot||Winner From|
|25 September 2020||AUD$215 million||AUD$215 million||Spain|
|3 July 2020||AUD$210 million||AUD$230 million||Spain|
|7 February 2020||AUD$210 million||AUD$210 million||Spain|
|7 June 2019||AUD$210 million||AUD$220 million||UK|
|1 February 2019||AUD$195 million||AUD$285 million||Ireland|
|21 September 2018||AUD$210 million||AUD$280 million||Switzerland|
|20 April 2018||AUD$210 million||AUD$217 million||UK|
|15 September 2017||AUD$210 million||AUD$305 million||Spain|
|30 June 2017||AUD$156 million||AUD$156 million||UK|
|30 September 2016||AUD$210 million||AUD$273 million||Belgium|
|6 November 2015||AUD$160 million||AUD$265 million||Portugal|
|5 June 2015||AUD$160 million||AUD$165 million||UK|
|6 March 2015||AUD$160 million||AUD$160 million||Portugal|
|3 October 2014||AUD$160 million||AUD$305 million||Portugal|
|7 March 2014||AUD$160 million||AUD$190 million||UK|
|15 November 2013||AUD$160 million||AUD$160 million||Spain|
|7 June 2013||AUD$160 million||AUD$305 million||Belgium|
|22 March 2013||AUD$160 million||AUD$215 million||France|
|28 September 2012||AUD$160 million||AUD$160 million||Spain|
|4 October 2011||AUD$160 million||AUD$180 million||UK|
|10 May 2011||AUD$160 million||AUD$197 million||Spain|
|1 October 2010||AUD$160 million||AUD$202 million||UK|
|5 February 2010||AUD$160 million||AUD$210 million||UK & Spain|
|18 September 2009||AUD$160 million||AUD$160 million||France|
|6 March 2009||AUD$160 million||AUD$160 million||Austria & France|
|9 February 2007||AUD$160 million||AUD$160 million||Belgium|
New EuroMillions Jackpot Cap Could Be Reached
The previous Superdraw in February took place to tie in with the biggest changes to EuroMillions in years. There was an overhaul of the prize structure, which meant that the jackpot will now reach €100 million even quicker, and it was also announced that EuroMillions Superdraws will take place more frequently every year.
One of the biggest and most exciting changes concerned the jackpot cap. Prior to February, the EuroMillions jackpot could reach a maximum of €190 million — once it reached that much it hit its cap and could not rise any higher.
The jackpot is now allowed to reach €200 million, an increase of €10 million on the previous cap. What’s more, there are new rules in place that allow it to reach even bigger amounts in the future.
When the €200 million cap is reached and the jackpot has been won, the cap will increase by another €10 million to €210 million. Once that cap has been hit and the jackpot is won again, it will increase again, and so on until it reaches a true maximum of €250 million.
Superdraws offer the best chance that the jackpot cap will be reached, because the top prize will be bumped to a guaranteed nine-figure amount — such as the €130 million on offer in July’s Superdraw — regardless of what it was in the preceding draw. That means that whole weeks’ worth of rollovers can be skipped in one go.
For example, a EuroMillions Superdraw took place on 15th September 2017 but the €130 million jackpot was not won on the night. Instead, it took just five rollovers for it to reach the €190 million cap, before it was won by a ticket holder from Spain.
Compare that to the incredible run of 18 rollovers that took the jackpot from its starting value of €17 million all the way to the €190 million cap between July and September 2019. The eventual winner got the same amount as the Spanish winner from 2017, it just took a lot longer for the jackpot to reach its maximum.
Regardless of whether it is won on the night or rolls over to its cap, the Superdraw on 3rd July is one of the most exciting events of the year for EuroMillions players. Ticket sales close around an hour before the draw is due to take place — enter in-store or online.
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
Go Public or Remain Anonymous
If you win the Superdraw jackpot, you will have to decide whether to go public or remain anonymous. Regardless of which decision you make, all UK-based winners receive financial and legal advice from the National Lottery. If you choose to disclose your identity and go public, you will be expected to fulfil various media obligations, including a press conference to reveal your news.
Of the 12 biggest winners in EuroMillions history, six have chosen anonymity whilst the other six decided that going public was their best option. Some winners go public because they feel they can’t keep their news from their family, friends and loved ones forever. On the other hand, keeping your win private allows you to get on with your normal life without any unwanted interest from the media, strangers or even relatives.