Since the Euromillions lottery was introduced back in 2004, there have been several Superdraws. A Euromillions Superdraw is a special bumper jackpot of € 100 million euros which can be held to commemorate or celebrate a particular occasion. These occasions have in the past included the Euromillions anniversaries and introductions of new rules, but there are no hard and fast rules about when Superdraws appear, therefore they can take place at any time.
A Euromillions Superdraw is when the regular Euro Millions jackpot is increased to a minimum of € 100 million, which is equivalent to approximately € 100 million. It is commonly done only when there is enough prize fund money in the kitty to make this possible, hence why the Superdraws are both irregular and unpredictable. They usually take place once or twice a year.
The Superdraw works by adding funds to the existing Euromillions jackpot. For example, if the jackpot was at € 45 million, the Superdraw fund would add another € 55 million to take the jackpot to € 100 million. Superdraw jackpots can be larger, with some reaching € 180 million, depending on the amount in the prize fund.
A Superdraw is different to an Event Draw, which is a rarer draw with jackpots usually made up to around € 100 million. They really do only take place once in a blue moon, with the last Event Draw being on Friday 5th February 2010, for € 85 million.
A Superdraw can roll over to the next week if it is not won. An Event draw, however, is slightly different, and if it is not won will not roll over to the following week but instead will be distributed across the lower prize tiers.
Recent Superdraws have been held on the following dates:
In the draw, a single ticket purchased in Portugal matched the winning numbers to scoop the entire €100 million Superdraw.
The winner of the Superdraw-jackpot which rolled over six times before it was hit was won by a lucky Portugese ticket holder that took home €190 million on Friday, October 24th 2014.
The winner of the “not-Superdraw,” a ticket holder from Spain, eventually took home €137 million on Friday, June 13th 2014, only two rollovers past the determined Superdraw date.
The first Superdraw of 2014 was won by a lucky ticket holder from who managed to match all five main numbers and both Lucky Stars to win the €129 million jackpot.
The last Superdraw of 2013 was won by a single ticket holder from Spain who managed to match all five main numbers and both Lucky Stars to win the €100 million jackpot.
No ticket holder matched the winning jackpot numbers to scoop the € 100 million top prize so the jackpot rolled over for several draws to reach € 187 million before a player from Ireland and one from Belgium matched the five main numbers and two Lucky Stars on 25th June 2013 to share the jackpot.
The Superdraw started with a guaranteed € 100 jackpot but, as there was no jackpot winner, rolled to € 132 million before being won on 29th March 2013 by a single French ticket holder.
In the draw, a single ticket purchased in Spain matched the winning numbers to scoop the entire €100 million Superdraw jackpot.
The Superdraw jackpot of € 100 million was not won, and rolled over to the following draw. It then reached € 117 million, where it was won by Dave and Angela Dawes, a couple from Wisbech, Cambridgeshire.
The jackpot created by the Superdraw was € 100 million, but it rolled over to the following week as no jackpot winner was found. This created a top prize of € 121 million which was won by a Spanish ticketholder in the next draw.