EuroMillions jackpot event
Friday 30th June
A super-charged £85M* jackpot up for grabs!
But that's not all...
- 2 guaranteed UK millionaires
- Every ticket helps raise £30M a week for Good Causes
18Days 03Hours 02Mins 02Secs
Why on earth would you miss out on this?
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All of your questions answered...
What is a Jackpot Event?
A Jackpot Event is where we guarantee that the EuroMillions jackpot will be a minimum (and substantial) amount on a certain date. Jackpot Events are also referred to as Super Minimum Jackpot Guarantee Draws (SMJG) in the EuroMillions and UK Millionaire Maker Games Rules and Procedures.
What is the minimum amount?
In a Jackpot Event, the EuroMillions jackpot will be guaranteed at a set Euro amount, which, if there is a UK winner, we will convert into pounds sterling on the night of the draw before paying the prize. The set amount for the Jackpot Event on Friday 30th June 2017 is €100M.
How do you know when you will have these draws?
Jackpot Events are planned in advance with the agreement of all nine EuroMillions partners.
Why do you have these draws?
The main reason players buy EuroMillions tickets is to win huge jackpots - people get more excited the higher the jackpot amount. As it is a lottery, anything can happen, so it is difficult to predict when there’ll be a giant jackpot. Planning a Jackpot Event enables us to plan advertising and promotions around the substantial jackpot. This keeps the game fresh and exciting for players, helping to drive sales, the number of winners and, ultimately, the amount of money for National Lottery-funded Projects, which to date, you’ve all helped raise £37 billion for.
How does it work?
Whatever the jackpot has naturally reached by the date of the agreed draw, we’ll boost it to the amount of the advertised Jackpot Event (€100M for the 30th June Jackpot Event). For example, if on the Tuesday before the Jackpot Event, the jackpot rolled and going into Friday’s draw was estimated at €60M, we would boost the jackpot up to €100M using money from the EuroMillions Reserve Fund. If there is a UK winner, we will convert the amount into pounds sterling on the night of the draw and pay the prize.
Where does the money come from?
For each EuroMillions draw, a percentage of each ticket sale is added to a fund known as the ‘EuroMillions Reserve Fund’ which is shared by Camelot and the EuroMillions partners. This Reserve Fund can be used to increase the jackpot and/or the value of the prize in any prize category, and for other promotional purposes.
If the jackpot is already at or above 100M Euros and you don't need to top it up, what happens?
If the jackpot is already above the minimum guaranteed EuroMillions amount (€100M ) for the draw designated to be the Jackpot Event Draw, there will be no need to top up the jackpot. The Jackpot Event will still take place but the jackpot will be its natural higher amount. For example, should the jackpot already be at €120M for the draw designated to be the Jackpot Event Draw, the jackpot will remain at this amount. As no top up of the jackpot would be required, no additional funds would be required from the EuroMillions Reserve Fund. This also means that a new event would be likely to occur in the near future.
Why don't you add the guaranteed amount to the existing jackpot?
A Jackpot Event guarantees a minimum set jackpot amount (€100M for the 30th June Jackpot Event) - it’s not adding a guaranteed amount on top of the natural jackpot, it’s simply boosting it to that set amount.
I've seen a different jackpot amount advertised elsewhere, why is that?
We have to create some of our promotional copy well in advance of the Jackpot Event and so we use the exchange rate available at the time to work out what the Sterling value of the Jackpot on the date of the Jackpot Event. However, as we move closer to the Jackpot Event, we want to ensure that our players see the most up to date jackpot estimate, based on later and more accurate currency exchange rates. Therefore, players may see our Jackpot Event advertised as £80M in some places and another amount in others.
Why does EuroMillions cost 2 pounds on other websites?
The National Lottery is the only official operator of EuroMillions in the UK. Other websites offer bets or commercial syndicates on the EuroMillions draw but do not offer players the chance to play EuroMillions. As the only licenced operator of EuroMillions in the UK, the Jackpot Event on Friday 30th June will not only offer an amazing and substantial jackpot, but 2 guaranteed UK millionaires will also be made. This is an offer that will only be available by playing EuroMillions from The National Lottery. Most importantly every time you play EuroMillions from The National Lottery, you’re contributing to UK Good Causes. EuroMillions is part of our portfolio of games that has contributed £37 billion back to the UK to support people and projects big and small.