On March 22, 2013, the Euro Millions jackpot was raised to €100 Million or £85 Million, making it a Superdraw. There was no winner for that draw and the jackpot prize was increased to €113,430,166 or £96,302,211 for the March 26, 2013 draw. Still, there was no winner for that draw.
For the draw on March 29, 2013, the jackpot prize will reach €130 Millions or £110 Million. Now is the best time to get your Euro Millions Superdraw tickets as the prize money could be waiting for you.
What is Euro Millions?
Euro Millions is a pan European lottery that is participated in by France, Spain, United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, and Monaco. Euro Millions draws are held Tuesday and Friday of each week at 8:45 p.m. in Paris, France. Euro Millions prizes are paid in lump sum and are tax-free in the participating countries except Switzerland.
The game is played just like the other popular lotteries in the world. Five main numbers are to be chosen from 11 to 50 then the player will select two different lucky star numbers from a pool of 11 numbers. The prize pool is formed by the stakes generated from the participant countries. The main jackpot prize starts at €15 Million. If the jackpot prize is not won in a specific week, it will be rolled over to the following week, making the jackpot prize bigger and bigger. Beginning in November, 2009, however, a maximum jackpot had been pegged at €185 Million with any additional prize money rolled over added to the prize pool for the lower prize level with at least one winner. The Jackpot Pool Cap gives additional money to the winners of smaller prizes instead of continuing to add more money to the jackpot prize.
A Euro Millions Superdraw is the event when the regular jackpot prize is increased to a minimum of €100 Million, or approximately £85 Million. It is typically done only once or twice a year, when there is enough money in the prize pool, making the Superdraw unpredictable and irregular which means it can take place at any time.
A Superdraw works when funds are added to the existing Euro Millions jackpot. Let's say the Euro Millions jackpot has €40 Millions and the Superdraw fund would add another €60 Million, the jackpot will then reached €100 Millions to make it a Superdraw. A Superdraw can roll over to the next week if the jackpot prize is not won.