The jackpot for this coming Tuesday’s Euromillions draw has climbed to €210 million. This is the highest figure ever in the history of the European lottery.
The year 2021 starts well for the EuroMillions lottery. The February 5th Superdraw brought a guaranteed €130 million jackpot. But, since no participating ticket matched the winning numbers of the draw, the EuroMillions top prize rolled over. The same happened in the subsequent four draws and here we are: this Tuesday’s draw offers a record jackpot of €210 million. If this mouth-watering jackpot will be won by a single ticket holder, they will become the biggest EuroMillions winner of all time.
These are amazing times for the European lottery. For a game that has been around since 2004, this is the second time within a couple of months that a record is broken. The previous record stood at €200 million and it was claimed by a French ticket holder in the draw of December 11th, 2020. This was also the draw when the previous jackpot cap was reached and a new cap was set into place.
But this is not all! Since the cap is currently set at €210 million, the rollover streak stops here. What does this mean? According to the new EuroMillions rules, once the €210 million cap is reached, the current jackpot can no longer grow. It will stay on at the same value for four more draws. During this time, all prize funds that do not get added to the jackpot, go towards the lower EuroMillions prize tiers. If the jackpot is still not won after the four draws, the top prize funds will be distributed to the next prize level that has winners.
Since the new cap was reached, a new cap of €220 million is set. This means that EuroMillions is bound to display even more and bigger jackpots in the near future.
So, what are you waiting for? Grab your EuroMillions ticket right now and be a part of the European lottery’s history.