The EuroMillions Superdraw is back! For those who have been waiting with bated breath for the biggest lottery event staged in Europe, the excitement will reach its climax when the EuroMillions Superdraw takes place on 30 September 2016. This time, the starting jackpot is €130 million!
The €130 million jackpot prize is a substantial increase from the starting €100 million jackpot of the last Superdraw lottery, which took place on 6 November 2015. This is one Superdraw you don’t want to miss!
What Is a EuroMillions Superdraw?
The Superdraw is a highly anticipated event on the lottery calendar, but what is it?
The EuroMillions Superdraw is a special lottery event staged from time to time that guarantees a massive jackpot. A Superdraw can be announced at any time, usually to coincide with a special event. It replaces the regular EuroMillions lottery, rolling over until it is finally won. The starting jackpot of a Superdraw lottery has been set at an incredible €130 million. This is much more than the usual EuroMillions base jackpot, making the Superdraw a draw not to be missed!
The EuroMillions Superdraw jackpots are made possible by contributions from the dedicated Reserve Fund of the pan-European lottery. At every regular EuroMillions draw, 8.6% of the generated income is deposited in a Common Prize Fund and this money accumulates until it is used to guarantee a Superdraw jackpot.
How Do You Play the EuroMillions Superdraw?
Playing the EuroMillions Superdraw is just as simple as participating in the regular, twice-weekly drawings of the EuroMillions.
Superdraw drawings take place according to the standard rules of the EuroMillions. If the jackpot is not won, the jackpot prize money rolls over to the next draw, continuing to rise until it reaches the jackpot cap of €190 million.
Buy your tickets at theLotter so that you can play this massive lottery. All you need to do is select five main numbers (1-50), and two Lucky Stars (1-12), or increase your chances by selecting a systematic form. Choose these numbers on your own or use Quick Pick to randomly select your numbers. You can purchase a one-time entry or, better yet, improve your odds of winning a huge prize by participating in a EuroMillions syndicate or bundle.
To make sure that you don’t miss the Superdraw, and to guarantee that you’ll play every draw when the jackpot prize rolls over, consider purchasing a EuroMillions multi-draw ticket. Even better, opt for a EuroMillions subscription and get the added bonus of every 10th ticket free.
Here are the results of recent Superdraws which attracted lottery enthusiasts from all over the world.
In the first EuroMillions Superdraw of 2015, a lucky player from Portugal won the €100 million jackpot prize outright on 6 March 2015 by successfully matching all five main numbers and both Lucky Stars.
The second Superdraw of 2015 rolled over twice until a single player from the UK claimed the huge jackpot on 12 June 2015, worth a staggering £93 million. The lucky ticket holder elected to remain anonymous.
The €100 million Superdraw jackpot in the drawing held on 6 November 2015 rolled over it until it reached €163,553,041. This amazing jackpot was won on 20 November 2015 by a single ticket sold in Portugal.
History of the EuroMillions Superdraw
When did the EuroMillions Superdraw start? Was it always available as part of the EuroMillions lottery?
The first EuroMillions ever took place in February 2004. At the time, only France, Spain, and the United Kingdom took part. By the time that the EuroMillions Superdraw was introduced on 9 February 2007, there were nine participating countries. That first Superdraw offered a starting jackpot of €100 million and it was won in its entirety by an anonymous player from Belgium.
The Superdraw that took place on 3 October 2014 rolled over six times to be the first to reach the jackpot cap of €190 million. It was won on 24th October by a single ticket purchased in Portugal.
The Superdraw planned for 6 June 2014 was the first to be superseded by the regular EuroMillions jackpot that had been accumulating prior to the draw. A ticket bought in Spain won a €137 million prize in the drawing on 13 June 2014.
Most of the Superdraw lottery winners have elected to remain anonymous but two exceptions were winners who purchased their tickets in the UK. On 7 October 2011, Angela and Dave Dawes won the jackpot worth £101 million. In the drawing held on 14 March 2014, Neil Trotter won a jackpot worth £107 million.
Starting with the Superdraw held on 30 September 2016, the opening guaranteed jackpot has been set at €130 million..
EuroMillions Superdraw Records
As the jackpot cap of the EuroMillions Superdraw is a staggering €190 million, the lottery can never offer a higher jackpot. Even so, that jackpot cap has been reached only once in the history of the Superdraw. This happened at the drawing staged on 3 October 2014. The jackpot rolled over six times to reach the jackpot cap of €190 million on 24 October. The sole winner was a ticket purchased in Portugal.
The €190 million jackpot cap was also reached in a regular EuroMillions drawing in August 2012. That massive jackpot was shared by two lucky tickets.
Previous EuroMillions Superdraws
30 Sept. 2016
6 Nov. 2015
1 – Portugal
3 17 26 38 40 4 10
5 June 2015
1 – UK
2 7 8 45 48 1 9
6 Mar. 2015
1 – Portugal
23 30 47 49 50 2 7
3 Oct. 2014
1 – Portugal
4 13 23 48 50 5 10
6 June 2014
1 – Spain
7 25 34 40 49 9 11
7 Mar. 2014
1 – UK
5 10 38 40 41 1 8
15 Nov. 2013
1 – Spain
3 13 15 29 42 1 4
7 June 2013
2 – Belgium / Ireland
7 14 26 45 50 2 7
22 Mar. 2013
1 – France
12 27 32 34 49 8 9
28 Sept. 2012
1 – Spain
20 23 26 30 33 6 9
4 Oct. 2011
1 – UK
14 16 23 38 45 8 11
10 May 2011
1 – Spain
3 10 15 28 45 5 7
1 Oct. 2010
1 – UK
1 4 6 27 48 1 6
5 Feb. 2010
2 – Spain / UK
34 35 38 39 46 3 4
18 Sept. 2009
1 – France
6 16 30 38 41 2 4
6 Mar. 2009
2 – Austria / France
13 17 19 25 35 5 6
9 Feb. 2007
1 – Belgium
14 16 30 36 46 2 8
EuroMillions Superdraw FAQ
Confused about the EuroMillions Superdraw? Don’t be! We have answers to your frequently asked questions!
What is the difference between EuroMillions and the EuroMillions Superdraw? The EuroMillions Superdraw is a special drawing that replaces the regular EuroMillions drawing. While the opening jackpot for the regular EuroMillions is €17 million (starting 27 September 2016), the opening Superdraw jackpot is an incredible €130 million. In both cases there is a jackpot cap of €190 million.
Are there any special rules for EuroMillions Superdraws? The EuroMillions Superdraw operates according to the same rules as the regular EuroMillions lottery. To participate, all you have to do is select five main numbers (1-50), and two Lucky Stars (1-12).
What is the minimum EuroMillions Superdraw? What is the maximum? The starting guaranteed jackpot for a Superdraw is an incredible €130 million. The maximum Superdraw jackpot is set at €190 million.
What happens if the Superdraw jackpot is not won? If the Superdraw is not won, the jackpot prize will roll over to the next EuroMillions drawing. It will keep rolling over until the jackpot is won, or until it reaches the EuroMillions Superdraw jackpot cap of €190 million. The jackpot can remain at that amount for four drawings. After this, if the jackpot is not won, the prize money will roll down to be divided among the winners of the next highest prize tier.
How many Superdraws per year are there? There is no guaranteed number of Superdraws per year, as they are announced from time to time. In each of the years 2013, 2014, and 2015, three Superdraws took place.
How long before the draw is a Superdraw announced? There is no definite procedure regulating when a EuroMillions Superdraw is announced. Usually the news is released a few weeks before the draw is scheduled to take place.
Don’t Miss the Next EuroMillions Superdraw!
The EuroMillions Superdraws are held from time to time and with their incredible €130 million jackpots, they are drawings that you can’t afford to miss. Make sure to buy your Superdraw tickets at theLotter so that you can participate in this huge special event.