A run of draws without a winner has sent the jackpot soaring ever since a Superdraw took place on 17th June. There was an opportunity to land €215 million in the latest draw, but no tickets matched all the winning numbers – 7, 10, 25, 45 and 48, plus Lucky Stars 3 and 6.
Take a look at all the details from the 5th July draw to see a breakdown of the prizes won in each country, plus all the associated results.
With no players matching the full line, ticket sales for Friday’s draw are set to go into overdrive and the jackpot will be at an unprecedented level of €230 million. Previously, the highest amount ever put up for grabs has been €220 million.
How the Jackpot Cap Works
The top prize will be capped at €230 million on Friday and won’t be able to go up any more until it is paid out. Any money that would normally go on top will instead be diverted to the prize tier below, setting up the possibility of a very large fund for winners in the Match 5+1 category.
The jackpot can only stay at its cap for a maximum of four draws. In the following draw – the fifth one at €230 million - it would have to be won. This effectively triggers a countdown to when the jackpot must be won if it continues to roll over.
Here’s what could happen in the next few draws if the jackpot continues to elude players:
- Friday 8th July – 1st draw at the jackpot cap
- Tuesday 12th July – 2nd draw at the jackpot cap
- Friday 15th July – 3rd draw at the jackpot cap
- Tuesday 19th July – 4th draw at the jackpot cap
- Friday 22nd July – 5th draw at the jackpot cap – it must be won
If a Must Be Won draw has to be held and there are still no tickets that match all the numbers in that draw, the full amount would be split between players in the category below. Once the jackpot is eventually won, the cap will be lifted to €240 million.
New Record Jackpot
Whether the jackpot is won by a single player or is split between multiple ticket holders, it will break the record for the largest prize to be paid out in the 18 years since EuroMillions started.
The current record only dates back to last October, when a woman from Tahiti in French Polynesia won €220 million. The jackpot cap has been increased by €10 million each time there has been a record winner for the last couple of years, helping to create more and more big prizes.
With €230 million guaranteed to be won at some point in the next few weeks, there has never been a better time to play, so make sure not to miss out.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a regular player or you’ve never bought a ticket before, you can give yourself a chance by getting involved now. Visit an authorised retailer in one of the participating countries or take part online, then keep an eye on the latest results to see if you are a winner.