€156 Million EuroMillions Superdraw This FridayPublished October 6, 2016 by Arthur M
As the EuroMillions jackpot went unclaimed on Tuesday, it has rolled over to a massive €156 million estimated prize that could be won this Friday, 7th October.
It was always expected that the changes to the way the EuroMillions lottery is formatted would lead to big rollover jackpots, and this is already proving to be the case, with a huge €156 million prize to be won on Friday 7th October.
To celebrate the new game, a Superdraw jackpot of €130 million had been offered, but as it remained unclaimed after Tuesday's draw, it has grown to the biggest Superdraw in the history of EuroMillions.
With online ticket agents like The Lotter opening the game to players from around the world, the jackpot could be going anywhere, not just within Europe.
On 24th September, the way the EuroMillions is played changed. Players still need to pick 5 main numbers and 2 Lucky Star numbers, however, as well as a small increase in ticket prices, an extra Lucky Star number was added to the mix, taking it from 11 to 12, while the main numbers remain in a pool of 50. The starting level for the jackpot has gone up from €15 to €17 and extra UK Millionaire Maker and Mega Week prizes will be paid out. Around Europe, extra winning chances have been created by the change.
It all adds up to a slight lengthening of the odds of winning the jackpot, but will see more of these huge prizes won. Draws still take place in Paris every Tuesday and Friday at 21.00 CET, although people buying them through services like The Lotter will need to take any time differences into account as the cut-off time for buying tickets is an hour before the draw.
Sites like The Lotter work by local agents purchasing tickets in qualifying countries on behalf of players around the world. So for example Europeans can play the big US lotteries while Americans can enter the EuroMillions.