Win €120 Million In February’s EuroMillions Superdraw
Last Updated: Friday 25th January 2019, 12:17 pm
It’s that time of year again when the EuroMillions jackpot is bumped to a huge nine-figure sum for a Superdraw. Taking place on Friday 1st February, the Superdraw will give players a chance to win a top prize of €120 million.
First Superdraw of the Year
Several EuroMillions Superdraws are held each year, and the upcoming one in February will be the first of 2019. An Irish Superdraw winner is overdue, seeing as it hasn’t been won by a player from the Emerald Isle since June 2013, when one lucky ticket holder split €187 million with another player from Belgium.
The jackpot will be increased to a guaranteed €120 million for the Superdraw, and if it isn’t won on the night it will roll over until it is won or it hits the €190 million jackpot cap. As always, EuroMillions tickets will cost €2.50, and participating players can add EuroMillions Plus for an extra €1.
If you’re unfamiliar with EuroMillions and want to find out more about it before entering the upcoming Superdraw, visit the How to Play page.
Tips for the Superdraw
While every number in EuroMillions has the same chance of being drawn, there are some ways you can improve your chances of walking away with a big prize:
- Cover more numbers: The more numbers you pick, the more chance you have of hitting them. This is the only guaranteed way of improving your odds of winning: every other so-called system or strategy might help you decide what numbers to play, but unless you play more numbers, you don’t increase your chances of winning.
- Play syndicates: The expense of playing EuroMillions increases with every line you buy. Syndicates provide a great way for you to cover more numbers without having to spend much more money. By playing in a syndicate, you pool your money with other players to buy tickets together, and then you split any prize money that you win. If a ten-person syndicate were to win the Superdraw jackpot, each player would walk away with €12 million. Not bad at all!
- Don’t play birthdays: Many players use birthdays or other memorable dates to choose their lottery numbers. The biggest problem with this is that you instantly restrict the numbers you have to choose from to between 1 and 31. As it is such as common tactic, there is also a big chance that other players have done the same thing, so if those numbers were to hit the jackpot, the prize would have to be shared.
- Don’t play patterns either: Similarly, avoid common patterns or number sequences, as you will also run the risk of having to share the prize money. That can include patterns on the playslip (marking all numbers in one column, for example) or multiples of a certain number, such as 7, 14, 21, 28. You may find that if these numbers do come up, you will have to share the prize money with more people than you expect.
The EuroMillions jackpot is already at €78 million, with two draws to go before the Superdraw. The jackpot on 1st February will be bumped to €120 million regardless of what happens between now and then, so there is potentially around €200 million up for grabs in the next week. Get involved by buying a ticket from any lottery retailer in Ireland or by choosing your numbers online.