All about EuroMillions SuperDraws

What is a EuroMillions SuperDraw? When is the next one? How big is the jackpot this time? Here are some questions that many fans of the European lottery are trying to find answers for. Are you one of them? Most probably… since got here. Rest assured, you are in the right place! Read on and you will find answers to all your EuroMillions SuperDraw related questions.

When Is the Next EuroMillions SuperDraw?

Actually it’s getting closer and closer by the day. The next EuroMillions SuperDraw will take place on September 21st, 2018. It will have an enormous jackpot of £116 million (€130 million) on display. Did you get your tickets? Hurry up!

 EuroMillions Superdraw

What Is the EuroMillions SuperDraw?

The SuperDraw tradition started back in 2007, when the first such lottery event was organized. SuperDraws are special draws, usually held by the EuroMillions officials to celebrate certain events or a anniversary. The SuperDraw work in a similar way to the regular EuroMillions draws. The only difference is that they offer a guaranteed jackpot of at least €100 million. The SuperDraws jackpot funds are supported by the EuroMillions Booster Fund, which gets 4.8% of the Common Prize Fund from each EuroMillions regular draw.

The graph below shows which were the preferred months for the SuperDraw in the past. March, June and September are on top, with 4 such special draws held during these month along the years, followed closely by October, the host of 3 SuperDraws.

How to Play the EuroMillions SuperDraw Online

The rules of the SuperDraw are the same as for any other EuroMillions draw. In order to hit the jackpot, you need to match all five numbers from 1 to 50 and the two Lucky Stars from 1 to 12. The best thing about playing EuroMillions SuperDraw online is that you can benefit from several odds boosting features, such as joining a EuroMillions syndicate. Syndicates allow you to participate with a lot more tickets, for a fraction of the cost. Who knows, maybe you will have the luck of hitting the jackpot and you will join the ranks of top EuroMillions syndicate winners.

FAQs about EuroMillions SuperDraws

Do you have any questions regarding these special draws of the EuroMillions lottery? We have the answers:

Is EuroMillions SuperDraw using a different guess range?

No. The EuroMillions SuperDraw works on the same guess ranges as the regular EuroMillions draws: 5 main numbers from 1 to 50 and 2 Lucky Stars ranging from 1 to 12.

What happens if nobody wins the jackpot?

If the jackpot is not won in the first round, it rolls over to the next draw until it reaches the cap of $190 million. In case there are no winners after that, it stays at the same amount for four consecutive draws. If there are no jackpot winning tickets during these draws, the first prize amount rolls down to the next prize tier that has winners. This can turn you into the lucky jackpot winner, even if you didn’t match all the winning numbers. .

How many SuperDraws are there in a year?

Usually, you have the chance to try your luck at EuroMillions SuperDraws twice or three times a year. However, in some of the previous years, like in 2012 or 2016, only one SuperDraw took place. There is no rule mentioning how many SuperDraws should be organised in a year.

How long before a SuperDraw is announced?

SuperDraws are announced a few weeks before the draw takes place. So, you will have enough time to get your numbers ready and make sure you stand a chance of winning this awesome jackpot.

Can a SuperDraw be cancelled?

Yes, but it happens very rarely. A SuperDraw can be cancelled if the jackpot amount resulting from a rollover of the previous EuroMillions draw is bigger than the guaranteed SuperDraw jackpot of €100 million. The first and only time that happened was in 2014.

What is the difference between SuperDraws and Event Draws?

As opposed to SuperDraws, Event Draws always take place in celebration of a precise event. Another important difference between SuperDraws and Event Draws lies in the jackpot. With Event Draws the jackpot does not roll over if nobody wins it and it is valid for only one draw. Then, it rolls down to the next prize divisions that have winners until the whole amount is redistributed.

How many Superdraws per year are there?

There is no rule stating how many SuperDraws per year will be organized, but the usual case is 2-3 such special draws per year. However, there were years, such as 2016, when there was only one SuperDraw.

How long before the draw is a Superdraw announced?

The European lottery officials usually make the announcement a few weeks before the date of the SuperDraw.

Can a SuperDraw be cancelled?

Yes! It can happen, but this is very rare. A SuperDraw can be cancelled if the jackpot resulting from the rollover of the previous draw is already higher than the guaranteed jackpot of the SuperDraw of €100 million. This happened once in 2014.

 EuroMillions Superdraw

What is the difference between SuperDraws and Event Draws?

The main difference between SuperDraws and Event Draws is that an Event Draw are always held to celebrate a specific event. Then, the jackpot amount of an Event Draw does not roll over if it is not won, unlike the jackpot of a Superdraw that rolls over and boosts its value until someone wins it or reaches the €190 million cap. The Event Draw jackpot is valid for one draw and rolls down to the next tiers where there are winners until all of it is exhausted. This means that Event draws don’t necessarily create big winners, but will usually produce a larger number of winners.

What is the difference between SuperDraws and European Millionaire Maker draws?

They EuroMillions SuperDraws and the European Millionaire Maker raffle draws are similar in the fact they are both special events organised a few times a year. EuroMillions SuperDraws have a guaranteed jackpot of at least €100 million. European Millionaire Maker draws create multiple guaranteed winners in one draw. Each of the winners cashes £1 million/€1 million. European Millionaire Maker is held also in the countries that don’t hold EuroMillions raffles on a regular basis.

History of EuroMillions SuperDraws

The first EuroMillions SuperDraw took place on February 9th, 2007. Back then, the jackpot was worth €100 million, and it was scooped by a single anonymous player from Belgium. The first time a Britt won in the SuperDraw was on February 12th, 2010. After one jackpot rollover, he shared the grand prize worth £112 million (€129 million) with another lucky EuroMillions fan from Spain.

Another “first” in the EuroMillions SuperDraw history happened when the jackpot cap of €190 million was reached on October 24th, 2014. A lucky EuroMillions player from Portugal eventually grabbed the whole prize after it rolled over six times. The initial SuperDraw was staged on October 3rd, 2014.

In the table below, you can see when the past SuperDraws took place, what was the final jackpot amount, how many winners split the jackpot and which were the winning numbers:

Date Final Jackpot Winner(s) Balls

Apr. 20th, 2018

€138 million

1 - UK

3 16 25 39 44 7 11

Sept. 15th, 2017

€190 million

1 - Spain

1 9 15 19 25 1 7

Jun. 30th, 2017

€100 million

1 - UK

17 35 39 47 50 6 8

Sept. 30th, 2016

€168 million

1 - Belgium

5 12 20 24 37 4 11

Nov. 6th, 2015

€163 million

1 - Portugal

3 17 26 38 40 4 10

Jun. 5th, 2015

€129 million

1 - UK

2 7 8 45 48 1 9

Mar. 6th, 2015

€100 million

1 - Portugal

23 30 47 49 50 2 7

Oct. 3rd, 2014

€190 million

1 - Portugal

4 13 23 48 50 5 10

Jun. 6th, 2014

€137 million

1 - Spain

7 25 34 40 49 9 11

Mar. 7th, 2014

€129 million

1 - UK

5 10 38 40 41 1 8

Nov. 15th, 2013

€100 million

1 - Spain

3 13 15 29 42 1 4

Jun. 7th, 2013

€187 million

2 - Belgium / Ireland

7 14 26 45 50 2 7

Mar. 22nd, 2013

€132 million

1 - France

12 27 32 34 49 8 9

Sept. 28th, 2012

€100 million

1 - Spain

20 23 26 30 33 6 9

Oct. 4th, 2011

€117 million

1 - UK

14 16 23 38 45 8 11

May 10th, 2011

€121 million

1 - Spain

3 10 15 28 45 5 7

Oct. 1st, 2010

€129 million

1 - UK

1 4 6 27 48 1 6

Feb. 5th, 2010

€129 million

2 - Spain / UK

34 35 38 39 46 3 4

Sept. 18th, 2009

€100 million

1 - France

6 16 30 38 41 2 4

Mar. 6th, 2009

€100 million

2 - Austria / France

13 17 19 25 35 5 6

Feb. 9th, 2007

€100 million

1 - Belgium

14 16 30 36 46 2 8