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EuroMillions Reaches Jackpot Cap

The EuroMillions lottery has reached its jackpot cap of €185 million after no player matched the five main numbers and two Lucky Stars that were required to win the top prize on Tuesday 5 July. The jackpot cap rule was introduced in March 2009, and basically it means that even if the jackpot continues to roll over it can’t get any bigger than the current level. Instead, additional cash which would normally be added to the jackpot will be added to the next-highest prize tier which has winners.

This means that anyone who buys a EuroMillions ticket for the game on Friday 8 July will not only have a chance of winning the €185 million jackpot (which is around £166 million for those in the UK), but they could also have a chance of winning a larger second-tier prize than is usual. And if the jackpot rolls this Friday, the second-tier prize pool on Tuesday will be significantly larger than normal. In other words, players benefit all round!

The biggest EuroMillions jackpot on record currently stands at €183 million, so we know for a fact that a new record will be set just as soon as the €185 million jackpot is won, which could be as soon as this Friday!

Of course, there are still quite a few things that we don’t know. For example, will the €185 million be won by a single ticket or by two or more tickets that end up sharing the prize? And will the eventual winning ticket(s) be owned by an individual player or by a lottery syndicate? It is these kind of unknowns, along with the massive jackpot level, that ensure the EuroMillions game remains exciting and relatively unpredictable even though the jackpot itself cannot get any bigger.

If you are reading this then it could well be the case that you are the player who is destined to be able to answer some of the questions raised a moment ago. Play EuroMillions online today, good luck in the €185 million jackpot draw this Friday and be sure to let us know if you land the big one!

Written by Tim Reynolds

Published: Thu, 7 July 2011 - 10:28am
Last Updated: Thu, 5 June 2014 - 2:32pm
Published By: Euro-Millions.com