EuroMillions fans from all over the world can play for the biggest EuroMillions jackpot ever to be offered on Tuesday, February 23rd 2021, after a record of €210 million was reached for the first time. This is also the current jackpot cap of the EuroMillions lottery.
How did the jackpot reach this amount?
A few factors contributed to this. Let’s take them one by one. But first grab your EuroMillions ticket so you know that you stand a chance to win this mouth-watering prize.
When the rules of the game were changed in February last year, the jackpot cap was increased from €190 million to €200 million, while at the same time putting in place a mechanism to increase it by €10 million each time the previous cap is reached, until it reaches the maximum threshold of €250 million.
These changes brought an amazing year 2020 for EuroMillions, and there are very good signs for 2021 as well. In 2020 there were 4 EuroMillions SuperDraw events and a new record was reached when a €200 million jackpot was scooped by a French player.
The €210 million jackpot has been reached as a result of multiple rollovers following the guaranteed €130 million Superdraw on Friday, February 5th. As there were no jackpot winners in that draw (or the four draws that followed), the top prize increased between draws, finally hitting the €210 million after the draw on Friday, February 19th.
Can the jackpot grow any further?
No! The current EuroMillions jackpot cap stands at €210 million, so the prize cannot continue to grow beyond this threshold. Now that the cap was reached, the jackpot can still roll over for four more draws, but it cannot increase in value.
The good news does not stop here! As the €210 million cap was reached, EuroMillions will have a new cap of €220 million with chances to display even bigger jackpots in the future.