What is a Superdraw?
A Superdraw is a special EuroMillions draw which offers a huge guaranteed jackpot and takes place at random points throughout the year, often with advanced warning. This latest Superdraw, or Megadraw as it is known in some countries, was announced back in August to give players plenty of time to prepare and dream about what they could purchase with such a vast amount of money.
So Superdraws aren’t new?
Not at all. Superdraws first began taking place in February 2007 and have always offered nine-figure rewards. This will be the 19th Superdraw, with the last draw of its kind occurring earlier this year, when a UK ticket holder correctly matched all five numbers and both Lucky Stars in the draw on Friday 30th June.
How can a Superdraw jackpot be guaranteed?
Superdraw jackpots are subsidised by the EuroMillions Booster Fund, which is a pot that is utilised in every draw to help guarantee a top prize of €17 million. The Booster Fund receives 4.8 percent of the money from every regular EuroMillions draw, a sum that it collects in the Common Prize Fund. Once EuroMillions officials determine that there is an excess of money in the Booster Fund, a Superdraw is called and the jackpot prize is significantly increased.
What if no one wins the jackpot on the night?
If the jackpot is not won this Friday it will continue to roll over until it is claimed, which can help to create some truly spectacular prizes. The jackpot has been won at the first time of asking on seven occasions, including in the last draw back in June. This means that players have been forced to wait for subsequent draws following 11 Superdraw events.
How can I take part?
To take part in this Friday’s Superdraw festivities, you can select your numbers online or pick up a ticket from an authorised retailer in any of the nine participating countries. Good luck!