EuroMillions Superdraw Coming This February
Last Updated: Wednesday 22nd November 2017, 09:33 am
Excitement is spreading across Ireland as players prepare themselves for the upcoming Superdraw. It is certain to be a fantastic February, with ticket holders being given the chance to win a nine-figure sum of cash on Friday 23rd.
What is a Superdraw?
Superdraws are far from a new phenomenon. Having first launched in February 2007, these special events take place at random times throughout the year and offer jackpots in excess of €100 million. This is a guaranteed jackpot and will be in place regardless of what has happened in the previous EuroMillions draw.
The money for such events is supplied by the EuroMillions Booster Fund, a pot which is in place to ensure that the prize in every draw is at least €17 million. This fund receives 4.8 percent of the Common Prize Fund from each regular EuroMillions draw, however, there is often a surplus of money which can be tucked away in order to organise a Superdraw.
What Happens if the Jackpot isn’t Won?
The night of a Superdraw may be special for EuroMillions enthusiasts, but the jackpot doesn't necessarily have to be won straight away. In fact, only seven top prizes have ever been claimed at the first time of asking, with four of the previous five jackpots being untouched in that draw.
Should this occur, the game’s top prize continues to roll as normal. This can be an exhilarating time for EuroMillions fans, as it often results in truly colossal jackpots being offered. Once the prize pot reaches €190 million, the jackpot cap comes into play and restricts the growth of the reward on offer, meaning that excess funds that would have boosted it are shared in the next tier. The cap remains in force for four draws, before the money rolls down to the next highest winning prize tier in the fifth draw if there is still no winner. Of course, this process is negated if at least one player matches all five numbers and both Lucky Stars during this time.
Superdraws and the Irish
Ireland’s record of securing Superdraw jackpots or their associated rollovers isn’t great, with only one player from the Emerald Isle picking up a prize in 19 attempts. That win came in June 2013, when an Irish player shared a top prize of €187 million with a ticket holder in Belgium following five rollovers from the boosted jackpot, however, with a little luck and plenty of crossed fingers, things could change this February.
Take a look at the Superdraws page to find more information on these jackpot events.
Win Big This Friday
If you simply cannot wait for February’s Superdraw, why not take part this Friday when the jackpot on offer will be an incredible €73 million. To be in with a chance of winning, pick your numbers online or play through any authorised retailer throughout the Republic. Good luck!