19th January 2012 10:29 AM
On Friday 17 February a EuroMillions jackpot rule amendment will be brought into force and this amendment will effectively guarantee that the jackpot fund is paid out when it has spent a certain amount of time at a certain level. There is already a jackpot cap in place which means that jackpots cannot be higher than €190 million, but right now it is possible for the jackpot to remain at that level for as long as rollovers continue to take place. It is also stated in the current rules that if this maximum jackpot of €190 million is won, the jackpot cap would be increased to €195 million from that point on.
The new rule will state that the jackpot cap can only apply to a maximum of two consecutive draws, and that the jackpot fund will roll down to the next prize tier if it isn’t won outright. The jackpot cap will also be fixed at whatever level it is at on the day of the rule change. That is likely to be €190 million, but if that cap is raised before 17 February following a €190 million payout, it would be €195 million.
Basically, this means that from 17 February the EuroMillions jackpot will be able to roll up to a maximum of €190 million (assuming that the jackpot cap isn’t reached before the rule amendment comes into force) and if that jackpot isn’t won twice in a row it will be automatically be added to the prize fund for the next highest prize level that does have winners.
All of this is very good news for EuroMillions players because you won’t have to wait for long before the jackpot fund is paid back to players when it reaches its maximum limit. As soon as the €190 million cap is reached, you can be sure that it will either be won outright by a ticket that matches all five main numbers and both Lucky Stars (in the usual manner) at the first or second time of offering, or that it will be paid to players who come the closest to winning the jackpot in the second draw.
We will of course remind you of this rule change just before it comes into force. In the meantime, the EuroMillions game this Friday 20 January will be offering a triple rollover jackpot of around €48 million, so play EuroMillions online today and good luck!
Written by Tim Reynolds
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