If you are interested in playing either Eurojackpot or Euromillions, it is important for you to know about the potential winnings of both lotteries. Most players are, of course, mainly interested in winning the jackpot. On the other hand, the other prize tiers are also something to consider.
If you do not win the main prize, you might still win a minor prize. That may not be for a life-changing sum of money, but it is something at least. And you can always use that money to buy some more tickets for the next draw, right?
The Euromillions jackpot starts at € 15 million and can go up to € 190 million. If it reaches the capped amount of € 190 million and there is no winner in the first tier (nobody has the five main and two additional numbers correctly), all funds from the next round of ticket sales will be added to the amount that can be won in the second prize tier, and the € 190 million jackpot remains untouched and can be won in the next draw. And if the jackpot stays at €190 million during 4 more draws, then it will be split and paid out to the next prize tier that actually has a winner (or several winners).
This is a great reason to play Euromillions when it is capped – the second prize tier becomes so much more attractive, and the odds for the second prize tier are one in 6,9 million, compared to the probability of winning tier one, which is one in 139,8 million
Also, you need to know that twice a year, a super draw is announced. For that draw, the Euromillions jackpot is set at €100 million, no matter what the jackpot was for the previous draw.
The Euromillions jackpot starts at € 10 million and can go up to € 90 million. Due to the fact that there is only one weekly draw, this jackpot usually takes a little longer to build up. But when it does, the odds to win a jackpot at Euromillions are more than two times better than they are at Euromillions (see the prize tier images).
When the capped amount of € 90 million has been reached and there is no winner in the first tier (nobody has the five main and two additional numbers correctly), all funds from the next round of ticket sales will be added to the amount that can be won in the second prize tier, and the € 90 million jackpot remains untouched and can be won in the next draw. In that situation, the second tier win will be enormous, with odds that are 12 times better from the player’s point of view!
There is no super draw for Eurojackpot.