After the new ceiling of €200 million was achieved for the first time, EuroMillions players throughout the continent will have the opportunity to compete for the largest EuroMillions jackpot ever, which will be given on Friday, December 4th. Based on current currency rates, the prize is estimated to be worth around £175 million.
According to a rule change implemented in February of this year, the Jackpot Cap was raised from €190 million to €200 million. A mechanism was also implemented to increase the Jackpot Cap incrementally by an additional €10 million for each subsequent rollover run in which the cap is reached, up to a maximum of €250 million.
What caused the jackpot to reach its maximum?
With many rollovers following the guaranteed €130 million Superdraw on Friday the 20th, the maximum EuroMillions jackpot has now been achieved for the first time. The prize money rose between draws due to the lack of grand prize winners in that draw (as well as the three that followed), until it eventually reached its new maximum following the draw on Tuesday, December 1st.
It has already been achieved four times before, for a total of €190 million:
Adrian and Gillian Bayford from Suffolk, United Kingdom, were the winners in August 2012.
In Portugal, an anonymous ticket buyer received a prize in October 2014.
At October 2017, I was victorious in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain.
The prize was won by an anonymous ticket buyer in the United Kingdom in September 2019.
Following the most recent capped victory, the game regulations were altered in February in accordance with other EuroMillions operators, allowing the game to surpass the €190 million restriction for the first time since it was initially introduced in 2004.
How to get tickets for the record-breaking EuroMillions prize in December
Tickets for the record-breaking jackpot draw are still available for purchase online and in-store, as is customary. The method of entry remains the same – you will still need to choose five numbers and two Lucky Stars to be eligible. For further information, please refer to the How to Play page.
Any winners in the United Kingdom will be paid out within 180 days of the draw, regardless of how you played. Prizes start as low as matching only two main numbers.
In the lottery, your chances of winning the jackpot are 1 in 139,838,160.
In order to prevent any last-minute rushes, players are recommended to purchase their tickets as soon as possible, both online and in-store. This is because larger prizes tend to draw more players.