EuroMillions Superdraws are special events which offer fantastic guaranteed jackpots. They are usually scheduled a few times a year and raise the top prize to a fixed, nine-figure amount regardless of whether or not anyone won in the previous draw.
Superdraws operate under the same rules as regular draws, meaning that if nobody wins the jackpot it will roll over to the next game and grow even larger. The only difference is the size of the top prize, and Superdraw jackpots have been worth €130 million since September 2016.
The first Superdraw took place on Friday 9th February 2007 and offered a jackpot of €100 million. A player from Belgium matched all five main numbers and both Lucky Stars to win the money on the night. There has continued to be at least one Superdraw every year since. Traditionally the jackpot was €100 million and often the top prize would roll over, creating some of the largest prizes ever seen on the game.
In June 2013, an Irish player and a Belgian player split a rollover Superdraw jackpot worth €187 million. Each ticket holder received €93.9 million, and the Irish winner, who purchased their ticket in Dublin, chose to remain anonymous.
The value of Superdraw jackpots was raised to €130 million in September 2016, marking a series of changes to EuroMillions that were designed to offer bigger and better prizes for players.
The Reserve Fund
The money for Superdraws comes from the EuroMillions Reserve Fund. A fixed percentage of the prize fund, 4.8%, is always kept in reserve to ensure there is enough money in the pot for minimum jackpots of €17 million and to provide special events like Superdraws from time to time. In some instances, the amount of money diverted to the Reserve Fund may increase to 21%. Visit the EuroMillions Prizes page to find out more about the Reserve Fund.