Friday February 1 is a day to put down in your diaries because you might just become a multi-millionaire. That’s the day when the next EuroMillions Superdraw takes place with a jackpot of £105m (€120m).
Feeling Sorry for Bad News?
With each EuroMillions draw, a certain percentage is put aside for these Superdraws. The first one was held on May 10, 2011. It was a celebration of the introduction of the second weekly EuroMillions draw and more Lucky Stars being added. They do like to hold these draws when they make changes that increase the odds on players winning the jackpot. The same happened in September 2016 when they didn’t just add another Lucky Star but also increased the price of tickets.
If the Superdraw doesn’t produce a jackpot winner, the jackpot will rollover until it’s won or reaches the cap of €190m as happened two years ago. It’d be super to win the enhanced EuroMillions jackpot on February 1 but Superdraws haven’t got a great recent record for producing jackpot winners.
Two Superdraws were held last year and no tickets were able to match the five main numbers and the two Lucky Stars. April’s jackpot rolled over to £121m and was won in the next draw by an anonymous ticket-holder in the UK. The September Superdraw saw the jackpot increased by over £60m but wasn’t won until a Swiss ticket won the £144m top prize.
Not that Super?
There’s a danger this Superdraw might not be that super. The EuroMillions jackpot currently stands at £61m. Three more rollovers would mean the February 1 draw would have a jackpot of around £85m so not too high a leap. Hopefully there’ll be a winner before February 1. A win in the January 29 draw would see a £15m minimum jackpot on February 1 turned into one worth over £100m and that’s super!