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?
With the announcement of the Superdraw, the jackpot on 4th October was set to be worth €100 million (approximately £90 million). This figure was agreed between all the different lottery operators who run EuroMillions in the nine participating countries. Now that the jackpot has naturally rolled over to €190 million, that will be the jackpot on offer on that date instead.
Why was the Superdraw rescheduled?
The EuroMillions jackpot has not been won since 23rd July and it has rolled over to reach the jackpot cap of €190 million. It will be at that level for the 4th October draw and as the jackpot is bigger than the planned Superdraw jackpot, the funds for the Superdraw will be held in reserve and it will be rescheduled for a later date.
When will the Superdraw take place?
It has not yet been announced when the rescheduled Superdraw will take place, but it will likely be before the end of 2019.
Where does the money for Superdraws 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.
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.
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.