EuroMillions Superdraw Scheduled For Friday 7th June
Last Updated: Friday 10th May 2019, 11:16 am
The date of the next EuroMillions Superdraw has been announced, with the jackpot set to be boosted to €130 million for the big event on Friday 7th June. The most recent Superdraw in February went on to produce the biggest win in the history of the Irish National Lottery. Can history repeat itself?
What is a Superdraw?
Superdraws, or Megadraws, are special draws which only take place a few times a year. The nine participating countries agree when to hold one and announce the date a few weeks in advance. The top prize is then increased to a guaranteed nine-figure amount for that draw, regardless of what has happened to the jackpot in the preceding draw.
It doesn’t matter if the top prize has been won in the draw before a Superdraw, or if it is still a long way short of the value set for the big day. The jackpot is topped up using the Reserve Fund, which receives a fixed percentage of the prize fund from every draw.
How to Win a Superdraw
The rules for Superdraws are the same as for any other draw. You still need to select five main numbers from 1 to 50, plus two Lucky Stars from a separate set of 1 to 12. You must match all seven winning numbers to win the jackpot, and the top prize will be shared between all winning tickets.
If nobody wins the jackpot on the night of a Superdraw, it will roll over like it would in a regular draw and an even larger amount will be put up for grabs in the following draw. The jackpot can keep growing until it reaches a cap of €190 million.
As Superdraws bump up the jackpot to a huge value, they have helped to create some of the biggest winners of all time, including the Irish winners from earlier this year. A Superdraw on 1st February rolled over five times before one ticket from Co Dublin matched all the numbers on 19th February to land €175 million.
The ticket was purchased from Reilly’s Daybreak in The Naul, and a family syndicate came forward to claim the prize amid a whirlwind of speculation and media interest. The winners spoke about how they had kept the winning entry in an Argos catalogue and put it under a mattress, describing the sudden windfall as ‘unbelievable’.
How to Choose Your Numbers
The winning ticket from February’s draw was a Quick Pick, but there are a variety of ways to choose numbers if you don’t have a regular line or your own lucky set. You can try the EuroMillions Number Generator to get your own random selection in an instant, or check out the Statistics page if you want to base your next pick on which numbers have appeared in the past.
The odds of winning are the same for every single combination, so you might decide that one ticket is all it takes to win, or boost your chances for the big draw by purchasing multiple entries. The jackpot will be won at some stage, so don’t miss out on the chance to become a multimillionaire.