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:
22nd March 2013 (€100 million)
The Superdraw started with a guaranteed €100 / £80 million jackpot but, as there was no jackpot winner, rolled to €132 / £112 million before being won on 29th March 2013 by a single French ticket holder.
7th June 2013 (€100 million)
No ticket holder matched the winning jackpot numbers to scoop the €100 / £80 million top prize so the jackpot rolled over for several draws to reach €187 / £159 million before a player from Ireland and one from Belgium matched the five main numbers and two Lucky Stars on 25th June 2013 to share the jackpot.
28th September 2012 (€100 million)
In the draw, a single ticket purchased in Spain matched the winning numbers to scoop the entire €100 / £79 million Superdraw jackpot.
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.
Historic Superdraw Dates:
- 1 October 2010 (€100 million)
- 5 February 2010 (€100 million)
- 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)
15th November 2013