Jackpot Hits €100 Million
The jackpot was won most recently on Friday 19th July, when a ticket holder from Spain matched all five main numbers and both Lucky Stars to pocket a prize worth £96 million (€107 million). It then reset to its minimum value of €17 million (£15 million) for the following draw.
With tickets on sale in nine countries and everyone contributing to the same prize fund, it does not take long for the jackpot to climb quickly when it is not won. Millions of players enter each draw - there were 22.7 million for the Tuesday 20th August draw, for example - and at least 27 percent of the prize fund goes straight to the jackpot.
Now, just nine rollovers after the big Spanish win, it is already the largest jackpot in the world, extending a remarkable year for EuroMillions. Already in 2019 there have been multiple times when the top prize has soared into nine figures and now it is on the verge of topping £100 million once again. Those playing outside of the UK can already play for a nine-figure prize, as the jackpot has topped €100 million.
Other big winners this year have included Northern Irish couple Frances and Patrick Connolly, who wanted to share their £114 million with loved ones. An Irish family syndicate won €175 million (£152 million) in February, while a UK player opted to stay anonymous after scooping £123 million in June.
Better Odds Than Other Big World Lotteries
EuroMillions stands as the biggest lottery in the world following recent wins on SuperEnalotto in Italy and Powerball in the United States. The odds of winning the EuroMillions jackpot - 1 in 139,838,160 - are more than four times better than the chances of landing the top prize in SuperEnalotto - 1 in 622,614,630.
The jackpot odds are also twice as favourable as winning either of the major multi-state lotteries in the United States - Powerball and Mega Millions - which often go months without seeing big winners.
EuroMillions can also offer bigger prizes than Eurojackpot, which is played in 18 countries but is capped at a maximum of €90 million. The EuroMillions jackpot can keep growing until it reaches €190 million, so there is the potential for it to become considerably bigger before it is won.
How to Win EuroMillions
To win the jackpot, you must match the full set of five winning numbers and two Lucky Stars. There are various techniques you could use to choose your numbers, such as analysing statistics or picking a random set, but the only way to boost your chances is to purchase multiple entries. Joining a syndicate allows you to play more lines without spending as much money as playing alone, and has proved successful for many fans of the game, including this group of friends from Scotland last month.
Whether you play in a syndicate or go it alone, you need to enter to have a chance of winning, and you can play online now or buy tickets from authorised retailers in participating countries. It won’t stay the biggest jackpot in the world forever, so don’t miss your chance to take part!