EuroMillions Ticket Holders Prepare for Friday’s Superdraw

EuroMillions players across the continent are hurriedly snapping up tickets ahead of this Friday’s Superdraw when a guaranteed jackpot of €100 million (£85 million) will be up for grabs. But while some lottery fans will be familiar with the concept of this exciting event, others may be wondering what all the fuss is about.

Superdraws are far from a new phenomenon. They occur when there is an adequate amount of money in the EuroMillions Booster Fund and often attract plenty of attention thanks to the size of the jackpot available. The first ever Superdraw took place over a decade ago on Friday 9th February 2007, when the top prize rocketed to €100 million. This was snapped up at the first time of asking by an anonymous Belgian ticket holder.

Despite the excitement generated by the draw, players were forced to wait over two years for the next Superdraw on Friday 6th March 2009. Then, much like the old London bus adage, another came along soon after as ticket holders eagerly picked their numbers ahead of the draw on Friday 18th September. Both prizes were claimed on the night, first by an Austrian and a French ticket holder who each claimed €50 million, and then by a single player from France who won the full €100 million.

As the years rolled on by, Superdraws became increasingly common, with 14 occurring between 2010 and 2015, including nine in the space of just three years as EuroMillions fans basked in the warming Superdraw sunlight in 2013, 2014 and 2015. In fact, it was a draw in 2014 that lead to one of the largest EuroMillions prizes in history, as the reward on offer rolled over six times to hit the €190 million cap. This was eventually claimed by a prosperous player from the Portuguese city of Castelo Branco.

Following this flurry, EuroMillions fans were forced to settle for just a single Superdraw in 2016, however, the prize on offer was certainly one that was worth winning. To celebrate a number of changes to the game, the jackpot was pumped up to an astonishing €130 million, a sum which rolled over until Tuesday 11th October when a ticket holder from Belgium landed a prize worth €168 million.  

Friday will see players treated to the 19th Superdraw in EuroMillions history, and it is certain to be just as spectacular as its predecessors. So, if you would like to write your name in EuroMillions folklore by capturing a €100 million prize, simply pick your numbers online or play through an authorised retailer in any of the nine participating countries. Best of luck!

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