Next EuroMillions Superdraw Set for Friday 4th October 2019

Next EuroMillions Superdraw Set for Friday 4th October 2019

EuroMillions players can look forward to another big jackpot event on Friday 4th October 2019 after the date of the next Superdraw was announced. It has already been a remarkable year for big jackpots on EuroMillions, and the Superdraw guarantees that another huge prize will be offer.

What is a Superdraw?

A Superdraw is a EuroMillions draw when the jackpot is increased to a far larger amount than usual. It is scheduled a few weeks in advance and the top prize is guaranteed, even if there is a jackpot winner in the draw immediately before the Superdraw.

What will the Jackpot be on 4th October?

The jackpot for the Superdraw on 4th October will be worth €100 million (approximately £90 million). This is a figure that has been agreed between all the different lottery operators who run EuroMillions in the nine participating countries.

Where does the Money Come From?

In every standard EuroMillions draw, a percentage of the prize fund goes to the Booster Fund. This is a type of reserve pot which is primarily in place to ensure that the minimum jackpot of €17 million can always be put up for grabs, but it is also used to fund special promotions and events such as Superdraws.

Does the Jackpot Have to be Won on the Night?

No, a Superdraw jackpot can roll over just like a normal EuroMillions draw. The only difference is the size of the jackpot. If nobody wins the top prize on 4th October, an even larger amount will be available to win in the following draw. The jackpot can keep growing until it reaches its cap of €190 million.

Superdraws have helped to create some of the biggest EuroMillions jackpots of all time. A Portuguese player won the maximum €190 million in 2014 after a Superdraw a few weeks earlier, while a Spanish ticket holder did the same in 2017.

What if the Jackpot is Already Higher By 4th October?

If the jackpot is naturally higher than the advertised Superdraw amount as a result of rollovers in the draws leading up to 4th October, the Superdraw will be postponed and the top prize will stay at its higher level. This has happened before, back in 2014, but is an unlikely scenario. If it were to happen again this time, it means that another Superdraw could be scheduled for the near future, as the money is already available in the Booster Fund.

How often are Superdraws held?

Superdraws only take place a few times a year, when the participating countries agree that one can be held. The first one was held in 2007, while there have already been two in 2019. The jackpot was not won on the night on 1st February, and rolled over five times before a family from Ireland scooped €175 million (£152 million). The most recent Superdraw, on 7th June, also rolled over before a UK ticket holder won £123 million.

How do you win the Superdraw?

To win the Superdraw jackpot, you must match all five main numbers plus both Lucky Stars. There are several strategies that you could use to choose your numbers, such as selecting random numbers or analysing statistics. You need to purchase more entries to boost your chances of winning, though, and many players decide to team up in syndicates to cover the extra cost.

Regardless of how you choose to play, you only have a chance to win if you are in the draw. You can then find out the Superdraw numbers by checking the results straight afterwards to see if you are a winner.

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Last Updated: Monday, 2 September 2019 15:32:40+01:00
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