Jackpot rolls over ahead of Friday’s €130 million Superdraw
The odds were always on that Friday’s EuroMillions jackpot would roll over. Out of 30 draws that have taken place so far this year, only one has resulted in a jackpot win that wasn’t a rollover, and that was in the previous draw on Tuesday 10th April. Since the start of 2018, the EuroMillions jackpot has rolled over an astonishing 26 times.
The numbers drawn were 05, 25, 34, 48, and 50, with Lucky Stars 06 and 07. Although no one managed to match all seven numbers, eight players (including one from the UK) matched five numbers and one Lucky Star, each taking home the tidy sum of £109,643.
Regardless of whether the rollover jackpot is won on Tuesday, the top prize in the following draw on Friday 20th April is guaranteed to be an astronomical €130 million (around £112 million by today’s exchange rates). This is because the first EuroMillions Superdraw of 2018 is due to take place. These special events only happen a handful of times a year, and they can lead to some record-breaking jackpot amounts.
The last Superdraw took place on Friday 15th September 2017, but the jackpot wasn’t won on the night. Instead, it rolled over several times until it hit the EuroMillions jackpot cap of €190 million, when it was won by a lucky player from Spain. This week’s Superdraw could easily lead to the same sort of jackpot, especially considering the low frequency of jackpot wins so far this year.
If you want to get involved, you can learn all you need to know about Friday’s EuroMillions Superdraw here.
Thirteen UK players benefit from special Millionaire Maker raffle
It might not have resulted in a jackpot win, but the Friday 13th draw wasn’t so unlucky for thirteen players from the UK, who became millionaires thanks to the National Lottery’s special Millionaire Maker raffle.
Every player from the UK who enters the main EuroMillions draw also gets entered into the UK Millionaire Maker raffle, and it doesn’t cost any extra to play. Every valid EuroMillions ticket is given a unique serial number, and two of these are drawn at random on the night of each EuroMillions draw. Whoever holds a ticket matching one of the codes drawn wins £1 million.
The Millionaire Maker on Friday 13th was special in that thirteen Millionaire Maker codes were drawn, rather than the usual two. The winning Millionaire Maker codes drawn on Friday 13th April were:
HCBX83893, HDCK98775, HDCL98157, HDCM04401, JCBX29376, JDCF52465, MDCL81016, TDCK22703, VDCL21710, XCBX09572, XDCF55514, XDCN23622, XDCN87420
How likely is it that the Superdraw jackpot will be won?
Despite the extra attention EuroMillions Superdraws receive, and the chances that more people will play, the jackpots have only been won on the night seven out of 20 times, meaning that the chances of a rollover are a bit better than a coin flip. Those lucky enough to eventually win the jackpot could look forward to an enormous payday, as all but three previous Superdraw jackpots (including those that rolled over) were won by single tickets.
If the Superdraw jackpot rolls over enough times, it will eventually hit the jackpot cap of €190 million. A prize of this size has been won on only two previous occasions, including after the last Superdraw.
Online EuroMillions syndicates offer a better chance of winning
By joining an online syndicate, you give yourself a much better chance of winning a prize in EuroMillions draws. Like a syndicate you would play with friends or colleagues, you invest in multiple lines of lottery numbers with other players. As you have a stake in more than one line, you improve your odds of winning. If your numbers come up, the prize money is shared between all the players that participated in the syndicate.
Online syndicates are easy to join, and they an easy way to store your lottery numbers. If you win a prize, you will be notified straight away.