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Can Ireland Claim EuroMillions Superdraw Glory?

Can Ireland Claim EuroMillions Superdraw Glory?

Last Updated: Tuesday 27th September 2022, 13:01 pm

As excitement grows for Friday night’s EuroMillions Superdraw, players throughout Europe will be dreaming of what they might do if they win the enormous €100 million jackpot. Irish ticket holders have had plenty of success in the past with big prizes, and confidence will be high after a fine run of results this year.

EuroMillions Superdraws, also known as Megadraws, are special events which offer extraordinary guaranteed jackpots by using money from the Booster Fund. This is a reserve fund which receives 4.8% from every EuroMillions draw to ensure there is always enough enough money in the pot for the minimum jackpot of €17 million. When there are surplus funds in the Booster pot, it makes it possible to schedule big events like Superdraws.

There have been several Superdraws over the years, and even if the jackpot is not won on the night it can roll over to the next draw and offer an even greater prize. In June 2013, a Superdraw jackpot rolled over five times until a prize of €187 million was split between one Irish participant and one from Belgium.

The jackpot can keep growing up to €190 million, at which point it will be capped for a maximum of four draws. If nobody has matched all five main numbers and both Lucky Stars after the fourth draw, the top prize will be shared amongst players in the next highest winning tier.

Ireland has already enjoyed a great time of it on EuroMillions in 2017, including the syndicate which snapped up an €88.5 million jackpot on 24th January. If there is a single Irish winner tonight, they will become the second-largest winner from the country after Dolores McNamara. The part-time cleaning lady from Limerick scooped €115.4 million on 29th July 2005.

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