Oct 23, 2014, 9:46 am
By Todd Northrop
For players of Europe's EuroMillions multi-country lottery game, Friday's drawing is the start of a special capped drawing feature that could inflate the second prize level to extraordinary levels.
The €190 million (US$240.4 million) jackpot is the accumulation of 6 draws without a top prize winner since the October 3 "super draw" of €100 million.
Once the Euro Millions jackpot reaches the €190 million point, it becomes the first of up to two capped drawings. All of the money that normally would have been placed into the jackpot above the €190 million level rolls down into the second prizes.
Second prize is won by matching 5 main numbers plus 1 Lucky Star number. Winning the jackpot requires matching 5 numbers plus both Lucky Star numbers.
If nobody wins the top prize Friday night, the second capped drawing will be on Tuesday. For that drawing, all of the money that would normally be used to increase the jackpot will be used to fund a much bigger second prize level. But if nobody wins the jackpot that drawing, the entire jackpot and second prize pool is split among all the second prize winners. It could be an incredible payout for a lot of people.
The jackpot cap has been reached a couple of times before.
The EuroMillions jackpot cap only happens rarely, so tickets are expected to sell at a brisk pace across Europe.
Many lottery players play online, and a link is available in the Related Links section below.
Euro Millions is currently available to players in Andorra, Austria, Belgium, France, Ireland, the Isle of Man, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Drawings are held Tuesdays and Fridays at 8:45 pm Central European Time in Paris.
All prizes, including the jackpot, are tax-free (except in Switzerland, Spain and Portugal since 2013) and are paid as a lump sum.
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