The EuroMillions is the biggest lottery game in the whole of Europe. Its €190 million jackpot cap has been drawing in an impressive number of players, but starting 2020, it is going to be even bigger. Starting February 4th next year, the EuroMillion is getting a cap-jackpot boost to €200 million, with the capacity of reaching €250 million. How? Let us tell you all about the brand new big jackpot coming to the EuroMillions.
€200 Million Cap Jackpot in 2020 for the EuroMillions
Since January 2012, the maximum amount for the EuroMillions jackpot has been €190 million. When this amount is reached, the jackpot stays at €190 million. It can remain at this amount for a maximum of 5 consecutive draws. On the 5th and final of these draws, the jackpot must be won, which means that if nobody matches all of the winning numbers that evening, the entire amount of the prize passes down to the winner of the following prize category.
This was the format that the EuroMillions has been working in since 2012. But now, it is time for a change and it’s coming up soon! The cap is going from €190 million to €200 million, and that’s not all! If not won on the draw it was reached, the jackpot will stay at €200 million for 4 more draws. After that, it will roll down if still not won. Once the €200 million cap was reached, a new cap increased by €10 million will be set for the next EuroMillions series. This means that the full potential of the cap jackpot is actually €250 million! This puts the EuroMillions lottery in an entirely different tier!
Jackpots Will Get Bigger Much Quicker in 2020
That’s right! Not only can jackpots increase much more, but they can also increase much faster, starting February 4th, 2020. Ticket prices will remain the same, as well as the rules of the game. You will still have to guess 5 main numbers from 1 to 50 and two Lucky Stars from 1 to 12, and when you do, you can win more! How? By boosting the prize funds!
At the moment, the jackpot represents 43% of the prize fund for the first six draws of a rollover series. Then, this threshold drops to 27% for the following draws. From 2020, the percentage is about to go up, which will lead to a much quicker increase in the jackpot. The new year is looking good, right?
More Superdraws to Come in 2020
If these changes weren’t reason enough for EuroMillions joy, we have one more coming up. In 2020, the number of Superdraws is being boosted up to 3! In the past few years, the minimum number was two. A third Superdraw in a year would be considered extra, but not anymore. Starting in 2020, there will be at least three of these special draws bringing jackpots of at least €130 million.
As you can see, there are plenty of reasons to look forward to playing EuroMillions in 2020! The jackpots are getting bigger, and it’s all happening quicker and quicker. So, don’t miss out! Get your tickets ready for the biggest European lottery of all time!