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How the Record EuroMillions Jackpot Could Impact on the Superdraw

The EuroMillions jackpot has been rolling over for more than two months and currently stands at its maximum amount of €190 million. With a Superdraw scheduled for Friday 4th October, what happens if the jackpot isn’t won by the time this takes place?

The jackpot reached its €190 million cap ahead of the draw on Tuesday 24th September, following a record-breaking run of 18 rollovers. The rules of the jackpot cap mean that it can stay at €190 million for a maximum of four draws, before it then has to be won in the following draw.

If no tickets match all five main numbers and both Lucky Stars, the jackpot will only have to be won on Tuesday 8th October.

4th October Superdraw Scheduled

When the Superdraw was announced in early September, it was revealed that a jackpot of €100 million (approximately £90 million) would be put up for grabs on Friday 4th October.

The top prize in a Superdraw is a guaranteed minimum, even if there has been a winner in the draw immediately beforehand. The jackpot for a Superdraw will also be increased to the advertised amount regardless of how much lower it was in the previous draw.

However, a EuroMillions jackpot will never be reduced to match up with an advertised amount, and as the Superdraw approaches, the current jackpot is worth €90 million more.

Superdraw Will Be Postponed if the Jackpot’s Not Won

If the jackpot has still not been won before the Superdraw, then the Superdraw will be postponed and the top prize will remain at €190 million for the 4th October draw, rather than dropping down to €100 million.

The Superdraw is still set to take place if there is a winner before 4th October, ensuring that another huge prize will be offered straight after the record jackpot.

A Superdraw has had to be called off once before, back in June 2014, because the jackpot that had been accumulating was worth more than had been advertised. If the upcoming Superdraw has to be postponed, it is likely that another one could be scheduled in the near future.

Superdraws are paid for from the Booster Fund, which receives a percentage of the prize fund in every draw. The Booster Fund can be used to pay the minimum jackpot of €17 million or to fund special promotions such as Superdraws or European Millionaire Maker raffles.

These events are only announced when the funds are available, and as this money is already in place it could be that another promotion such as a Superdraw will be just around the corner if this one has to be cancelled. However, it is down to the national lotteries of the nine participating countries to agree on a date for such events.

Whether the Superdraw takes place on 4th October or has to be pushed back, there has never been a better time to play EuroMillions with such a large jackpot on offer. Get your entries in now to try and win!

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Published: Thu, 26 September 2019 - 2:06pm
Last Updated: Mon, 30 September 2019 - 10:29am
Published By: Euro-Millions.com