Will You Become Ireland’s Latest EuroMillions Superdraw Winner?

Will You Become Ireland’s Latest EuroMillions Superdraw Winner?

The wait is almost over for the first EuroMillions Superdraw of the year to be held, offering ticket holders throughout Ireland an incredible opportunity to claim a guaranteed jackpot worth €120 million. Find out all you need to know and more ahead of the big Superdraw on Friday 1st February.

Putting the Super into Superdraw

A EuroMillions Superdraw, also referred to as a Megadraw, takes place at random times over the course of a year, offering bigger jackpot amounts compared to normal draws. They are normally announced a few months beforehand, and there is no set number of Superdraws each year. They offer a guaranteed jackpot regardless of whether the top prize was won in the previous draw.   

A Superdraw is held in place of a normal draw and works in exactly the same way, with players still required to pick five main numbers between 1 and 50, and two Lucky Stars from 1 to 12. The cost of entry remains €2.50 per line, and prizes start from matching one main number and two Lucky Stars, so there is plenty to play for aside from the jackpot.

The €120 million Superdraw jackpot is made possible by the EuroMillions Booster Fund. The additional money needed to boost the jackpot figure comes from this fund, which receives a portion of the prize pool following every normal draw. The Booster Fund is also in place to ensure the jackpot can reach its guaranteed minimum value of €17 million, as well as funding special events such as a Superdraw.

Records are there to be Broken

This Friday’s Superdraw sees another nine-figure windfall up for grabs and, if the jackpot isn’t won on the night, it will roll over ahead of next Tuesday. It will then continue to do so until the top prize amount is won or reaches its €190 million jackpot cap. The Superdraw has reached its jackpot cap on two previous occasions, when maximum jackpots were claimed by ticket holders in Spain and Portugal following respective draws in September 2017 and October 2014. Were the jackpot cap to be reached yet again this time around, the winner would equal the biggest payouts in the lottery’s 15-year history.

There has only been one Irish ticket holder to win a EuroMillions jackpot from a Superdraw, back on 7th June 2013. The player, who decided to remain anonymous, split a €187 million jackpot with a Belgian winner, receiving €94 million each. The most recent Superdraw, held on 21st September of last year, rolled over three times to €162 million before being won by a single player in Switzerland 11 days later. They instantly became the country’s biggest ever EuroMillions winner.   

Create History This Friday

Players all over Ireland, and the other eight participating countries, are yearning to become one of the biggest winners in the lottery’s history this Friday. An increase in ticket sales is expected over the coming days, and possibly weeks, until the top prize has been won. This will be the 22nd Superdraw held since the first one in 2007 and, since Ireland joined EuroMillions in October 2004, there have been just over 53 million winners to come from the Emerald Isle, including 13 jackpot winners.

If you haven’t picked your numbers already, you can do so from any licensed retailer in Ireland, or enter an online syndicate, which offers better odds of winning at no extra cost compared to playing as a single ticket holder. Don’t forget you will also receive entry into the Ireland Only Raffle, a supplementary game only available to EuroMillions players in Ireland, and you have 90 days from the date of a draw to come forward and claim your prize. Good luck!

30th January 2019