First EuroMillions Superdraw of 2021 Set for 5th February
Last Updated: Thursday 29th July 2021, 13:34 pm
The first big EuroMillions event of 2021 will take place on Friday 5th February, with the jackpot set to be bumped up to €130 million for a Superdraw.
Superdraws, sometimes known as Megdraws, only take place every few months. They are announced several weeks in advance so that EuroMillions fans can look forward to trying to win a larger jackpot than usual.
The top prize for the night is guaranteed, regardless of its value in the preceding draw or even whether or not it has just been won. The EuroMillions Reserve Fund receives a percentage of the prize fund in every regular draw and is used to pay for special promotions such as Superdraws.
Draw Could Lead To New Record
The most recent Superdraw was held on 20th November and there was not a winner on the night. The jackpot rolled over from €130 million and ended up hitting €200 million for the first time.
A French player matched all the numbers on 11th December to become the game’s biggest-ever winner. Following that record-breaking success, the jackpot cap was increased to €210 million. It is therefore possible that the upcoming Superdraw could lead to a new high mark being set just a few weeks later.
It only took four rollovers from the last Superdraw for the jackpot to reach €200 million, with tickets selling quicker and quicker the closer it got to its maximum amount. Go to the Jackpot Cap page to find out more about how the top prize works when it gets to this level.
Big Irish Winners
Ireland has produced big EuroMillions winners in February for the past two years. A family syndicate from The Naul in Co Dublin set a new national record in 2019 with a €175 million win, while a player from Castlebar in Co Mayo landed €17 million last year.
An online player from the Leinster area also scooped €49 million in July last year, taking the total number of jackpot winners from the Emerald Isle to 18 since the game was launched in 2004.
You can try to become the next big Irish winner in the Superdraw on 5th February, or even beforehand. Visit an authorised National Lottery retailer to buy your tickets or take part online.