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Everything You Need to Know about EuroMillions SuperDraws

Featuring jackpots that start at a minimum of €100 million, EuroMillions SuperDraws are highly anticipated lottery events held occasionally by the European lottery officials. With such an appealing top prize on offer and great winning odds (especially if compared to the American giants Powerball and Mega Millions), there is no wonder that the question on many lottery fans’ minds is: when is the next EuroMillions SuperDraw? Read on to find out everything you need to know about these lottery events.

What is a EuroMillions SuperDraw?

EuroMillions SuperDraws are special draws displaying a guaranteed jackpot that begins at a minimum of €100 million, regardless of whether or not the preceding draw resulted in a rollover. SuperDraws are often held with special occasions, such as lottery anniversaries, but this is not always the case.

 EuroMillions Superdraw

When is the next EuroMillions SuperDraw?

EuroMillions SuperDraws are usually announced a few weeks before the great event so that players have enough time to purchase their entries. As soon as the EuroMillions officials give out the big news, we will tell you about it here on theLotter.

In 2018, there were two SuperDraws so far. The latest came on September 21st, 2018 and it featured a huge €130 million jackpot. In spite of the immense excitment, there was no first-prize winner that day. The jackpot reached €162 million and it was won on October 2nd in Switzerland. As for the first one, it was held on April 20th, 2018 and the first prize was also worth €130 million. While the big pot did not find its winner that night, a player from the UK scooped €138 million in the following draw on April 24th, 2018. 2017 also saw two SuperDraws. The first was on June 30th and the big jackpot was won on that very draw by a British ticket holder. The second SuperDraw was held on September 15th, but there was no winner. The jackpot, which had reached the cap amount of €190 million was eventually won on October 6th by a player from the Spanish island of Gran Canaria.

The graph below shows which were the preferred months for the SuperDraw in the past. September seems to be the best month for Superdraws, with 5 event draws. March and June are on the second spot, with 4 such special draws held during these month along the years, followed closely by October, the host of 3 SuperDraws.

FAQs about EuroMillions SuperDraws

Do you have many questions about these special lottery events? Here you can find your answers. If there is an answer we did not provide, please add your question in the comments section below.

Are there any special rules for the SuperDraws?

No! EuroMillions SuperDraws operate on the same set of rules as the regular EuroMillions draws. The only difference is the amount of the jackpot. If generally the top prize has a start value of €17 million, a SuperDraw jackpot starts at €100 million.

Are EuroMillions SuperDraw tickets different?

No! When you buy SuperDraw tickets, you will notice they are not different than the regular ones. They contain the same numbers range and feature the same graphical display.

Can I buy SuperDraw tickets online?

Yes! You can buy SuperDraw entries online, just as you can buy tickets for the regular EuroMillions Draws. The procedure and play formats are the same.

What is the minimum EuroMillions Superdraw? What is the maximum?

Most SuperDraws in the history of the European lottery displayed a minimum jackpot of €100 million. Then, in September 2016 the rules were changed, and there was a SuperDraw with a guaranteed jackpot of €130 million, which could increase with each draw where it was not won, until reaching the jackpot cap of €190 million.

What happens if nobody hits the jackpot?

If there is no jackpot winner until the cap of €190 million is reached, the jackpot remains at the same value for 4 consecutive draws. If nobody matches the 5 main numbers and the 2 Lucky Stars during these draws, the jackpot rolls down to the next prize tier where there are winners. This means that, in such a situation, you can win the jackpot or a slice of it even if you didn’t match all the winning numbers if the draw.

When are SuperDraws held?

SuperDraws are sometimes held to mark certain events or anniversaries of the European lottery. However, there is no rule in this sense, and the lottery officials can announce a SuperDraw at any given time.

How many Superdraws per year are there?

There is no rule stating how many SuperDraws per year will be organized, but the usual case is 2-3 such special draws per year. However, there were years, such as 2016, when there was only one SuperDraw.

How long before the draw is a Superdraw announced?

The European lottery officials usually make the announcement a few weeks before the date of the SuperDraw.

Can a SuperDraw be cancelled?

Yes! It can happen, but this is very rare. A SuperDraw can be cancelled if the jackpot resulting from the rollover of the previous draw is already higher than the guaranteed jackpot of the SuperDraw of €100 million. This happened once in 2014.

 EuroMillions Superdraw

What is the difference between SuperDraws and Event Draws?

The main difference between SuperDraws and Event Draws is that an Event Draw are always held to celebrate a specific event. Then, the jackpot amount of an Event Draw does not roll over if it is not won, unlike the jackpot of a Superdraw that rolls over and boosts its value until someone wins it or reaches the €190 million cap. The Event Draw jackpot is valid for one draw and rolls down to the next tiers where there are winners until all of it is exhausted. This means that Event draws don’t necessarily create big winners, but will usually produce a larger number of winners.

History of EuroMillions SuperDraws

The first SuperDraw in the history of the EuroMillions lottery was held in February 2007. In 2008, the European lottery officials did not organize any special draw, but the years that followed had an average of 2-3 SuperDraws. The guaranteed jackpot amount used to be €100 million, but in September 2016 the rules of the lottery were changed and there was a special draw with a guaranteed jackpot worth €130 million.

In the table below, you can see when the past SuperDraws took place, what was the final jackpot amount, how many winners split the jackpot and which were the winning numbers:

Date Final Jackpot Winner(s) Balls

September 21st, 2018

€162 million

1 - Switzerland

7 17 29 37 45 3 11

Apr. 20th, 2018

€138 million

1 - UK

3 16 25 39 44 7 11

Sept. 15th, 2017

€190 million

1 - Spain

1 9 15 19 25 1 7

Jun. 30th, 2017

€100 million

1 - UK

17 35 39 47 50 6 8

Sept. 30th, 2016

€168 million

1 - Belgium

5 12 20 24 37 4 11

Nov. 6th, 2015

€163 million

1 - Portugal

3 17 26 38 40 4 10

Jun. 5th, 2015

€129 million

1 - UK

2 7 8 45 48 1 9

Mar. 6th, 2015

€100 million

1 - Portugal

23 30 47 49 50 2 7

Oct. 3rd, 2014

€190 million

1 - Portugal

4 13 23 48 50 5 10

Jun. 6th, 2014

€137 million

1 - Spain

7 25 34 40 49 9 11

Mar. 7th, 2014

€129 million

1 - UK

5 10 38 40 41 1 8

Nov. 15th, 2013

€100 million

1 - Spain

3 13 15 29 42 1 4

Jun. 7th, 2013

€187 million

2 - Belgium / Ireland

7 14 26 45 50 2 7

Mar. 22nd, 2013

€132 million

1 - France

12 27 32 34 49 8 9

Sept. 28th, 2012

€100 million

1 - Spain

20 23 26 30 33 6 9

Oct. 4th, 2011

€117 million

1 - UK

14 16 23 38 45 8 11

May 10th, 2011

€121 million

1 - Spain

3 10 15 28 45 5 7

Oct. 1st, 2010

€129 million

1 - UK

1 4 6 27 48 1 6

Feb. 5th, 2010

€129 million

2 - Spain / UK

34 35 38 39 46 3 4

Sept. 18th, 2009

€100 million

1 - France

6 16 30 38 41 2 4

Mar. 6th, 2009

€100 million

2 - Austria / France

13 17 19 25 35 5 6

Feb. 9th, 2007

€100 million

1 - Belgium

14 16 30 36 46 2 8

EuroMillions SuperDraws Winners by Countries

Out of the 9 participating countries, some seem to be luckier than others when it comes to SuperDraw winners. UK and Spain are the current leaders, with 6 SuperDraw winners each, followed by France, Portugal, and Belgium, with 3 SuperDraw winners each. Austria, Ireland, and Switzerland are home to 1 SuperDraw winner each.

Some of the British SuperDraw winners are: Nigel Page and Justine Laycock, who won half of the €129 million jackpot in February 2010, Dave and Angela Dawes from Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, who were the owners of the single winning ticket of October 2011 and scooped €117 million, and Neil Trotter, who won €129 million in March 2014.

As the other countries allow lottery winners to remain anonymous, only few of their names have been revealed to the public, but you can read below the story of one Spanish SuperDraw winner (Francisco Delgado Rodriguez), who scooped €121 million in May 2011, and the story of the French villagers syndicate who split €50 million in March 2009.

Notable EuroMillions SuperDraws Winners

As some of the participating countries allow lottery winners to remain anonymous, not all EuroMillions SuperDraws winners’ names and stories are known. Among those who decided to reveal their identity to the public, here are some of the most notable ones:

 Francisco Delgado Rodriguez

Francisco Delgado Rodriguez - €121 million – May 2011

Despite all superstitions related to the number 13, the draw of Friday 13th May, 2011 proved to be very lucky for Francisco Delgado Rodriguez. The 30-year-old baker from Pilas, in Seville, topped Spain’s richest list when the numbers on his ticket (3, 10, 15, 28, 45 and Lucky Stars 5 & 7) matched the winning numbers of the EuroMillions draw. At the time of the win, Mr. Rodriguez was the third biggest EuroMillions winner.

He bought his ticket along with a group of friends at the Nervion Plaza. Each one of them entered one line with a separate set of numbers. Rodriguez was the lucky one! He was one of the few Spanish EuroMillions winners who decided to reveal his identity. However, this proved not to be such a good idea. Soon after his win, Mr. Rodriguez had to close the bakery on Murillo Street – a business that had been handed down from father to son for generations. He left town and left no forwarding address.

His neighbors were left with only rumors and speculations on this topic, but they do have the door to the closed bakery to touch hoping this will bring them at least some of the luck its previous owners benefited from.

French Villagers - €100 million – September 2009

€6,668,578.43 each. This is how much the 15 members of the winning syndicate from Venelles, in Bouches-du-Rhône scooped following the EuroMillions draw of September 18th 2009. These 15 lucky lottery fans, men and women aged 34 - 62, hit the €100 million EuroMillions SuperDraw jackpot, but they also pocketed the €28.676.50 2nd prize for having 4 of the winning numbers and the 2 Lucky Stars on a different line.

In a statement to the press at the moment of the win, the FDJ said that these winners "are a group of players who love to meet up each week" in the same point of sale and have been playing together for almost 3 years. They used to be a group of 4, but others were invited to join the group just a few weeks before the win. Each of the 15 winners put €16 in the game every week. They had a set of numbers that they entered in the draw, which they used for each and every draw, but also with random numbers. In the end, the lucky line turned out to be one of the Quick-Picked ones.

Obviously, when the news about the winning syndicate got out, this was the only thing people in the village spoke about. The mayor went out of his way to protect the winners’ identity so that they can go on with their lives as they see fit.

 Dave and Angela Dawes

Dave and Angela Dawes - €117.7 million – October 2011

The lucky couple made headlines a few times since they hit the EuroMillions SuperDraw jackpot in October 2011. With a windfall of £101 million, the two were hoping for an easy life, but, in the end, they became the standing proof of the saying “money cannot buy happiness”.

Dave (former factory supervisor for Premier Foods in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire), and Angela (former taxi driver and British Heart Foundation charity shop volunteer) were 47 and 43 at the moment of the win. Understandably, they were at a loss of words when they found out their lives were about to change. When claiming the prize, they spoke about helping thier family and friends: “We've drawn up a list of 15 to 20 people that we're going to make millionaires. Anyone who has helped us through our lives.”

At the same time, Dave had promised Angie a new diamond engagement ring, and they bought dreamt of making their wedding “a bit more glamorous”. Having a whole room dedicated to Chelsea memorabilia in their new luxurious mansion was another point on the Dave’s wish list.

They went ahead with their plans, but not everything went as planned. “With both of them having children and partners from previous marriages there were a lot of tough decisions. They soon realized that winning the lottery wasn’t all champagne and parties.” In November 2013, only 2 years after the win, the two were making headlines again, but this time they were just another lottery couple to file for divorce.

 Neil Trotter

Neil Trotter - €129.3 million – March 2014

Coulsdon car mechanic and race driver, Neil Trotter literally saw his dream come true when his Lucky Dip ticket brought him £107,9 million. The day before the draw, he told his Dad’s colleagues that “by this time tomorrow” he would be a millionaire.

The 41-year-old, who ran his own garage for 15 years, spoke about swaping his Ford Focus for the latest McLaren supercar (the first of a planned fleet of top-end car models) as well as about a house in the countryside for himself and 33-year-old Nicky Ottaway, his partner of eight years, whom he met in a fishing tackle shop.

And he kept his word! Latest we’ve heard of him was a scandal: the lucky Brit’s neighbors were outraged after he erected a barbed wire fence around his sprawling £5m estate.

So, do you want to follow in their footsteps? Well, maybe not in every aspect of it, but a EuroMillions SuperDraw jackpot would not hurt, right? All you have to do is come back to learn when the next SuperDraw is organized and to keep playing the European lottery!

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