EuroMillions Jackpot Rises to €210 Million
Last Updated: Monday 22nd February 2021, 10:37 am
The EuroMillions jackpot has gone up to €210 million for the first time in history, giving players in Ireland the chance to win a record-breaking amount of money.
The draw on Friday 19th February was the first time ever that EuroMillions has had a jackpot in excess of €200 million. No tickets matched all the numbers to land the €206 million prize, so it now climbs to the new jackpot cap.
It is the second time since the start of December that a record jackpot has been seen on EuroMillions, after a French player snapped up €200 million just before Christmas.
Nobody in Europe has ever received such a large lottery payout as €210 million, but the luck of the Irish has been evident in many of the game’s previous big draws and so hopes will be high again for this week.
A family syndicate from Dublin currently holds the record for the biggest Irish win, having claimed €175 million in February 2019. They came forward just a few days later and revealed they had kept their winning entry in an Argos catalogue under a mattress until it could be validated.
A Superdraw a couple of weeks earlier had set up that record Irish win and, now, two years later, players across the country will be hoping that history repeats itself. There was a Superdraw on 5th February which laid the foundations for the current jackpot. A series of rollovers has bumped it up to the record figure.
Luckiest EuroMillions Numbers
If you’re aiming to take home the €210 million jackpot, you can take part by choosing numbers online or going to an authorised National Lottery retailer. It may be that you have a particular set of numbers you like to use or you usually opt for a Quick Pick, but if you are considering your selection for the next draw you may want to analyse the latest statistics.
The most common EuroMillions numbers are 20, 23, 27, 15 and 17, while the Lucky Stars that have come up the most are 2 and 3. The numbers that are most overdue are currently 26, 22, 11, 15 and 33, with Lucky Stars 4 and 11. The number 26 has not appeared for more than 240 days, since 26th June 2020.
You don’t even need to match all the numbers to get a huge payout in EuroMillions, especially when the jackpot cap is in effect. The prize fund for matching five main numbers plus one Lucky Star will receive all the money that would normally go to the jackpot beyond the €210 million mark. You can also win prizes for matching as few as two numbers.
Regardless of how you pick your numbers, you can only win if you purchase an entry. It could just be that you set a new record for Ireland and for EuroMillions.