EuroMillions Reaches Biggest Jackpot in History

EuroMillions Reaches Biggest Jackpot in History

EuroMillions is currently offering the largest prize ever seen on the game, after a series of rollovers triggered the jackpot cap at €220 million.

The top prize has been building quickly since a Superdraw took place on 24th September, pushing up from €130 million to its maximum amount in just over a fortnight.

Check out the EuroMillions Results page to see all the latest winning numbers. You can find prize breakdowns for each one to see how many players have won in each category.

New Record Jackpot: €220 Million

The jackpot hit its cap on Tuesday 12th October after nobody won in the previous draw, setting up the prospect of a new record for the largest EuroMillions win in history. A Swiss player previously banked €210 million back in February, and the jackpot cap was subsequently adjusted to €220 million.

When the jackpot cap is in effect, no more money can be added to the top prize. The percentage of the prize fund that would normally go to this top category is instead given to the Match 5 + 1 Lucky Star tier. This creates a significantly larger prize fund than usual for winners in the second level.

How Long Will the Jackpot Be Capped?

The jackpot can only stay at its cap for a maximum of four draws, before it must be won in the fifth draw at that value. It could therefore be that the jackpot remains high for some time yet.

Here’s how the next few draws could unfold in the lead-up to a potential Must Be Won draw, if there continue to be no jackpot winners:

  • First draw at the jackpot cap: Tuesday 12th October
  • Second draw at the jackpot cap: Friday 15th October
  • Third draw at the jackpot cap: Tuesday 19th October
  • Fourth draw at the jackpot cap: Friday 22nd October
  • Fifth draw at the cap - the jackpot must be won: Tuesday 26th October

If there has to be a Must Be Won draw, the jackpot will definitely be paid out even if there are no tickets that are an exact match for all seven numbers. In this scenario, the full €220 million will be shared between all the players in the highest prize tier where there is at least one winer.

Once the maximum jackpot has been won and resets to €17 million, the cap will be increased by €10 million. This can continue to happen until the cap reaches €250 million, according to the current rules.

EuroMillions Winners By Country

There are nine countries that participate in EuroMillions and each one has multiple jackpot winners.

It's the biggest nations, with the largest populations, that have enjoyed the most success. The UK, France and Spain have all had more than 100 jackpot winners since EuroMillions started. View more jackpot statistics.

Your chances of winning are exactly the same regardless of where you play, with the odds of landing the jackpot 1 in 139,838,160. That’s how many different combinations there are of five numbers from 1 to 50 and two Lucky Stars from 1 to 12.

It only takes one entry to win the jackpot, and you can choose your numbers now to give yourself a chance. Remember to check the latest results as soon as the draw has been held to find out how you fared.

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Published: Friday, 8 October 2021 - 9:31pm
Last Updated: Wednesday, 13 October 2021 - 11:07am
Published By Euro-Millions.com