Since the Euromillions was introduced back in 2004, there have been several Superdraws. A EuroMillions Superdraw is a special bumper jackpot which can be held to commemorate or celebrate a particular occasion. These occasions have in the past included the Euromillions anniversaries and introductions of new rules, but there are no hard and fast rules about when Superdraws appear, therefore they can take place at any time.
What is a Superdraw?
A Euromillions Superdraw is when the regular Euromillions jackpot is increased to a minimum of €100 million, which is equivalent to approximately £85 million. It is commonly done only when there is enough prize fund money in the kitty to make this possible, hence why the Superdraws are both irregular and unpredictable. They usually take place once or twice a year.
The Superdraw works by adding funds to the existing Euromillions jackpot. For example, if the jackpot was at £35 million, the Superdraw fund would add another £50million to take the jackpot to £85 million. Superdraw jackpots can be larger, with some reaching €130 million, depending on the amount in the prize fund.
A Superdraw is different to an Event Draw, which is a rarer draw with jackpots usually made up to around €85 million. They really do only take place once in a blue moon, with the last Event Draw being on Friday 5th February 2010, for €85 million.
Does a EuroMillions Superdraw Rollover?
A Superdraw can roll over to the next week if it is not won. An Event draw, however, is slightly different, and if it is not won will not roll over to the following week but instead will be distributed across the lower prize tiers.
When were the last Superdraws?
Recent Superdraws have been held on the following dates:
4 Oct 2011 (€100 million)
The Superdraw jackpot of £85/€100 million was not won, and rolled over to the following draw. It then reached £101 / €117 million, where it was won by Dave and Angela Dawes, a couple from Wisbech, Cambridgeshire.
10 May 2011 (€100 million)
The jackpot created by the Superdraw was £88/€100 million, but it rolled over to the following week as no jackpot winner was found. This created a top prize of £105/ €121 million which was won by a Spanish ticketholder in the next draw.
1 October 2010 (€100 million)
Once again, the initial Superdraw of £88/€100 million rolled over, this time for an entire week, which leads to one anonymous ticket holder from Spain eventually netting £105.8/€121 million.
5 February 2010 (€100 million)
Another Euromillions Superdraw to roll over to the next draw where two winning tickets, one from the UK and the other from Spain, then shared a rollover jackpot of £112/€129.6 million.
Historic Superdraw Dates:
- 18 September 2009 (€100 million)
- 6 March 2009 (€100 million)
- 26 September 2008 (€130 million)
- 8 February 2008 (€130 million)
- 28 September 2007 (€130 million)
- 9 February 2007 (€100 million)
10th August 2012