One of the most popular questions about the EuroMillions lottery is, “When is the next EuroMillions SuperDraw?” Well, the good news is that it’s just been announced that the next Superdraw will take place on Friday, September 25th 2020! The jackpot will be of a mouth-watering €130 million. It will be the third Superdraw to take place this year and the second in the space of three months.
What Is a EuroMillions Superdraw?
The EuroMillions Superdraw is just like a regular draw, except it comes with a huge guaranteed jackpot. Regardless of the amount of the previous jackpot prize, for the Superdraw, the jackpot is at least €100 million. For some of the Superdraws, the jackpots were €120 million and lately €130 million.
Superdraws follow the same rules as the regular draws.
You still have to guess all the 5 main numbers and both the Lucky Stars to win the jackpot.
The only difference is the size of the jackpot, which is guaranteed to be at least €100 million.
If there is no jackpot winner on the Superdraw, the jackpot rolls over.
Superdraws are announced a few weeks ahead so that you have time to buy EuroMillions Superdraw lottery tickets.
History of the EuroMillions Superdraw
The first EuroMillions draw took place in February 2004, and at the time only France, Spain, and the United Kingdom took part. Once the EuroMillions Superdraw was introduced on 9 February 2007 there were nine participating countries. The first Superdraw offered a starting jackpot of €100 million and was won in its entirety by an anonymous player based in Belgium.
What happens if the jackpot is not won on September 25th?
If no participating ticket matches the winning numbers of the draw on September 25th, the EuroMillions SuperDraw jackpot will roll over to the following draw. It will keep rolling over until the jackpot cap of €200 million is reached.
After that, it can stay on for four consecutive draws and it will roll down, being split between the winners of the second prize category.
Can I buy the EuroMillions SuperDraw tickets in advance?
Absolutely! The online tickets sale is already opened and you can purchase your Superdraw entries by simply clicking on the drop down arrow under “Select your span.”
What is the difference between EuroMillions Superdraws and Event Draws?
The main difference between EuroMillions Superdraws and Event Draws is what happens if nobody wins the jackpot that draw. If nobody has the winning numbers for the first prize, the Superdraw jackpot rolls over and can go on until it reaches the €190 million cap, but that is not the case with Event Draws. Without a jackpot winner, the entire amount of the first prize passes down to the following category that has winners.
EuroMillions Changes to the Jackpot Cap – February 2020
A number of changes were made to EuroMillions and the jackpots. On 1st February 2020. The reason for the changes was to help jackpots grow bigger and faster than under previous game rules, without an increase in ticket price or the number of balls to choose from.
In addition, the new prize structure, the number of Superdraws taking place each year were also increased.
The Jackpot Cap, which stood at €190 million since January 2012, increased to €200 million, with the potential of climbing further to €250 million in future.
EuroMillions Changes Summary:
- Jackpot rose to €200 million
- More Superdraw to take place
- Ticket price and odds to remain the same
- More money to go to jackpots
- More Money Going To Jackpots
The prize fund which is split between the 13 categories was also updated on the 1st February 2020. The reason being it would help the jackpot accelerate more quickly; the expectation was that the top prize would reach £100 million after just eight rollovers rather than 11 as it did previously.
The jackpot previously received 43.2 per cent of the prize money from the first six draws of a rollover series, before reducing to 27 per cent until it was won. However, from February 2020, 50 per cent would go to the jackpot for the first five draws, followed by 42 per cent for subsequent draws.
The percentage allocated to the other 12 prize categories was also adjusted to make up for the jackpot receiving more money. For example, the Match 5 + 1 Lucky Star tier reduced from 3.95 per cent to 2.61 per cent.
EuroMillions Superdraws in 2020
7th February 2020 - Under the new rules, a Spanish ticket holder won €130 million.
July 2020 – The Superdraw didn’t produce a jackpot winner but soon after another ticket sold in Spain won a €144m top prize.
This is the sixth Superdraw held in the month of September. The first two held in 2009 and 2012 both saw the jackpot won by tickets sold in France and Spain, respectively. The past three took place in 2016, 2017 and 2018 and all resulted in rollovers.
Make sure you enter the EuroMillions Superdraw on PlayEuroMillions and you could be €130 million richer!