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EuroMillions Superdraw: How the €130 Million Jackpot is Guaranteed

The next big EuroMillions jackpot event will take place on Friday 15th September, offering a guaranteed top prize of €130 million (estimated £115 million). Some players may wonder how the jackpot can be known in advance, and what difference it will make to the draws before next Friday. Here are all the answers:

How do you know the jackpot for a draw so far in the future?

The draw on 15th September will be a Superdraw. These are special events which are held from time to time throughout the year to give EuroMillions players the chance to win a magnificent jackpot. The participating countries agree in advance when a Superdraw should happen and advertise a guaranteed jackpot. The top prize will then be increased to match up to the advertised amount, regardless of the size of the jackpot in the previous draw.

But can the jackpot still be won in the preceding draw?

Yes. It does not matter if the jackpot is won in the draw before a Superdraw, or how high the jackpot is. The top prize will still be raised to €130 million for the draw on Friday 15th September.

Where does the money come from?

The jackpot funds for a Superdraw come from the EuroMillions Booster Fund. This is a special reserve pot which receives 4.8% of the Common Prize Fund from every regular draw. A Booster Fund is necessary to ensure that there is always enough money for the minimum jackpot of €17 million. As money starts to build up in the Booster Fund, it allows the EuroMillions countries to organise exciting events such as Superdraws.

You can take part in the Superdraw by buying a ticket from an authorised retailer in one of the participating nations, or by choosing your numbers online. There are also a couple of draws before the big event, and it could just be that you win a life-changing prize. Good luck!

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Published: Thu, 7 September 2017 - 9:44am
Last Updated: Thu, 11 January 2018 - 2:58pm
Published By: Euro-Millions.com