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Tuesday, 16 april 2024


First EuroMillions Superdraw of 2024 confirmed

The date has been set for a new special draw with a minimum guaranteed jackpot of €130 million.


Get ready for an epic start to 2024 with the first-ever Euromillions Superdraw confirmed! The excitement is about to reach its peak with an incredible €130 million guaranteed minimum jackpot for the new special draw. It's time to set new goals and take on challenges, and Euromillions invites you to do it in style.

The confirmed date for this first draw is Friday 26 January. So you can mark it in your calendar now. Ticket sales for the draw will start two weeks before, so from Friday 12 January, after the close of sales for that day's draw, it will be possible to buy your Superdraw bets.

Euromillions confirms the first Superdraw of the year

What is EuroMillions Superdraw?

The draws known as Superdraws (also known as Super Jackpots in the UK, Big Fridays in Spain and Megadraws in Ireland) are special draws organised by the Euromillions lottery every year. The main notoriety of these draws is that a minimum jackpot of 130 million euros is guaranteed. This means that, regardless of the value accumulated up to the previous draw, if you buy a bet for Friday 26 February you know in advance that you will be playing for a minimum of 130 million euros.

Thus, with these special draws the jackpot usually takes a big leap in value compared to the other draws during the year, which do not usually reach such high values.

How can I participate in the Superdraw?

One of the most attractive advantages of the magnificent 130 million EuroMillions special draw is that, although the minimum prize is much higher than in other draws, the price of the bets remains unchanged and there are no special requirements to participate - that's right, there are no hidden tricks or conditions! Simply select the date of the draw and place your bets.

Remember that to play EuroMillions you must choose five numbers from 1 to 50 and two star numbers from 1 to 12. With this combination, you will be able to complete your first single bet. In addition, each ticket allows you to place up to 5 single bets or the multi-bet option, where you can mark more numbers on a single ticket and increase your chances of winning big. We also suggest joining EuroMillions groups and syndicates for the day of the draw - so you can play more bets without spending a fortune.

And don't be discouraged, although the odds of winning are the same as in other EuroMillions draws (1 in over 139 million possible combinations), remember that there are 13 prize categories! There is always a better chance of winning at least one of the lower prizes - don't miss your chance to be a lucky winner!

What happens if no one wins the Superdraw jackpot?

With 1 chance in more than 139 million possible combinations, it is not uncommon that on the day of the draw, no one bet manages to form the winning combination of 5 numbers and 2 stars. What would happen in these cases is the same as in any other EuroMillions draw: the jackpot would be accumulated.

In fact, this is one of the great attractions of the Superdraw special draws: that they are a great opportunity to boost the jackpot to reach much larger numbers than it normally does. In fact, most of the time when record jackpots have been hit in EuroMillions, it has been after a Superdraw with rollovers.

As a reminder, the EuroMillions jackpot cap currently stands at €250 million, after a single bet hit a record jackpot of €240 million on 8 December 2023, increasing the size of the jackpot for the last time by €10 million. So, currently, the top prize can only grow to €250 million - maybe this Superdraw will be the new boost the European lottery needs!

How many Big Fridays are held in a year?

This is another peculiarity of the EuroMillions special draws: there is no exact number of draws per year, nor is it known on which days they may fall. It is only possible to be sure that all Big Fridays take place on Fridays, which is where they get their name from.

Over the course of the year, the EuroMillions lottery announces a few days in advance when a Big Friday draw will take place. And, although it is difficult to predict when the next 130 million draw will take place, if we look at the history of previous years we see an average of almost 3 Big Fridays a year, although the trend in recent years has been for at least 4 special draws:

Euromillions Superdaws per year

Furthermore, if we look at which months special draws have been announced, we can conclude that the months where a EuroMillions Big Friday is most likely to occur are February, June and September:

Euromillions Superdraws per month

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