Following a rollover on Tuesday 28th June, the top prize is poised to push through the €200 million barrier for only the fifth time in history. All four of the previous occasions have come in the last two years.
Why the Record Keeps Tumbling
There are a couple of reasons why the No.1 mark keeps rising. Primarily, it is because the jackpot cap was fixed at €190 million until 2020, when it was bumped up to €200 million. Since then, the limit has been allowed to increase by €10 million each time it has been hit.
A higher percentage of the prize fund also goes to the jackpot nowadays. This leads to the value of the top prize jumping up quicker. With Superdraws also taking place more regularly than ever before, the jackpot often has a €130 million platform to leap from.
Jackpot Could Reach €230 Million
The current jackpot can be traced back to the most recent Superdraw on Friday 17th June, when nobody landed the €130 million prize on offer. It has taken just a couple of weeks to get to the brink of €200 million.
It can continue to grow until it reaches its new cap of €230 million, which could potentially happen in the draw on Friday 8th July if there is no jackpot winner before then.
It looked like the jackpot would get to €230 million back in May, only for a ticket bought in the UK to match all the numbers. Gloucester’s Joe and Jess Thwaite came forward to claim a prize worth €215 million (£184 million), becoming the UK’s biggest winners.
Luckiest EuroMillions Countries
The win for the Thwaites extended a great recent run for the UK, but it is France that has been the scene of the most jackpots since EuroMillions started in 2004. France also holds the record for the largest win - a €220 million payout that went to a young woman in October 2021.
Spain has been the third most successful country, after France and the UK. All nine participating nations have had jackpot winners, and your chances of winning are exactly the same regardless of where you play.
You need to purchase an entry to have a chance of winning, and you can take part online now or visit an authorised retailer.