When is the Superdraw?
The Superdraw will take place on Friday 4th February, making it the fourth year in a row that one has been scheduled for the first Friday in February.
It will work in the same way as any other draw, except that the top prize will be pushed up to the advertised amount even if it is much lower in the preceding draw, or indeed even if it has just been won.
Superdraws are subsidised by the EuroMillions Reserve Fund, which receives a portion of the prize fund from every regular draw. Once this fund builds up sufficiently, the participating national lotteries can organise special promotions such as Superdraws.
If there is no winner on the night of the Superdraw, the jackpot will roll over. It can keep climbing until it is won or until it reaches its cap of €230 million.
Superdraws have paved the way for many of the game’s biggest-ever jackpots. Last February, for example, the top prize rolled over all the way to its maximum (€210 million at the time) following a Superdraw at the start of the month.
After a Swiss player won that €210 million jackpot in February, another record was set in October when a single French Polynesian ticket holder scooped €220 million on the back of an earlier Superdraw. It could be that the upcoming Superdraw leads to another record win.
The Superdraw on 4th February will follow hot on the heels of another special event on Friday 21st January, when 100 millionaires will be created across Europe.
Everyone who buys a EuroMillions ticket for the draw on 21st January will be given a unique nine-digit code. Match one of the 100 winning codes exactly and you will receive €1 million (£1 million for UK players).
Euro-Millions.com will publish details of any special draw as soon as it is announced, while there will always be a multimillion-euro jackpot up for grabs every Tuesday and Friday night.