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Euromillions Superdraw Set For Friday 21st September 2018

Euromillions Superdraw Set For Friday 21st September 2018
Updated: Tuesday 28th August 2018

EuroMillions fans can circle the date of Friday 21st September on their calendars as the next opportunity to try and win a jackpot worth more than £100 million. The second EuroMillions Superdraw of the year will take place on that date, with the top prize set to be raised to its highest value since April.

What is a Superdraw?

Superdraws are special EuroMillions events which only take place every few months. The jackpot is increased to a guaranteed amount, regardless of how high it was in the previous draw and whether it was won or not.

How big will the jackpot be on 21st September?

The jackpot will be worth a guaranteed €130 million. The Euro is the base currency because it is used in seven of the nine participating countries, and jackpots are then converted into pounds for UK players, based on the exchange rate on the day of the draw. The €130 million jackpot will work out at around £115 million.

Where does the extra money come from?

The jackpot will need to be bumped up from whatever value it is in the draw on Tuesday 18th September. For this to be achieved, it is necessary to tap into the EuroMillions Booster Fund. This is a reserve pot which receives 4.8% of the prize fund from every regular draw. It is in place to ensure there is always enough money to pay the minimum jackpot of €17 million, and it is also used to fund special events such as Superdraws.

If the jackpot is already so large that it exceeds the advertised amount of the Superdraw, the special event will be scrapped so that it can just continue to grow as normal. It is then likely that another Superdraw will be scheduled in the near future. This is unlikely to be the case in September as the jackpot was won just last week and currently stands at a relatively low £22 million.

Can the jackpot be won before the Superdraw?

Yes. The guaranteed jackpot for 21st September has no bearing on the results of the next few draws. If you match all five main winning numbers and both Lucky Stars, you will win the top prize.

What happens if the jackpot is not won on the night?

If the jackpot is not won, it will roll over and an even larger amount will be offered in the following draw. This is what happened in the most recent Superdraw on Friday 20th April. Nobody won on the night, but a single ticket holder from the UK scooped £121 million in the next game on Tuesday 24th April.

How high can the jackpot go?

The jackpot can reach a maximum of €190 million (approximately £170 million). The Superdraw which took place this time last year, on 15th September, helped to create one of the biggest winners of all time as the jackpot rolled over until it hit this cap. A ticket holder from Gran Canaria ended up pocketing the lot, becoming only the third player in EuroMillions history to win €190 million.

How do you enter a Superdraw?

A Superdraw works in exactly the same way as any other EuroMillions draw. You can take part online or by visiting an authorised retailer, and you just need to select five main numbers from 1 to 50 and two Lucky Stars from 1 to 12. You can enter multiple draws to take you up to the Superdraw, or even take out a monthly subscription if you join an online syndicate.

Published: Tuesday 28th August 2018

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