What Is The Maximum EuroMillions Jackpot?

What Is The Maximum EuroMillions Jackpot?

The EuroMillions jackpot regularly pushes into nine figures and fuels the dreams of lottery players in Ireland and the other eight participating countries, but just how high can it grow and what happens when it reaches its maximum level?

EuroMillions Jackpot Cap

The jackpot cap for EuroMillions is €190 million. Once the top prize hits this value, it cannot go any higher.

What happens to the extra money?

Any additional funds raised from ticket sales which would normally go to the jackpot beyond the €190 million mark are instead funnelled down into the next tier in which there are winners.

How long can the jackpot stay at €190 million?

The jackpot can stay at €190 million for a maximum of five draws. If nobody matches all five main numbers plus both Lucky Stars in the fifth draw when the jackpot is €190 million, the full amount rolls down to be shared between players in the next tier in which there are winners.

What are the advantages of the jackpot cap?

As well as being able to win the maximum possible prize of €190 million, the EuroMillions jackpot cap also helps to create lots of other big winners. With additional funds diverted down to a lower tier, it means there are multimillion-euro prizes available without even having to match the full winning line.

How many times has EuroMillions reached its jackpot cap?

The jackpot cap of €190 million has been reached on three previous occasions. Adrian and Gillian Bayford from the UK were the first to win the maximum jackpot, in August 2012, before a Portuguese participant equalled the record in October 2014. A Spanish ticket holder also landed €190 million in October 2017.

How do I play EuroMillions?

You can enter the next big EuroMillions draw by going to any authorised retailer in Ireland or choosing numbers online. Good luck!

15th February 2018


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