The maximum EuroMillions jackpot explained in brief
Upper prize limit reached
There are currently 200 million euros or 217 million Swiss francs in the prize pot for the European lottery, EuroMillions. As such, the upper prize limit of the jackpot, which is defined in euros, has been reached. If one lone lucky person scoops the jackpot, then they will have won the biggest lottery prize of 2020 in Europe.
What does this mean?
As the upper limit for the jackpot has now been reached and the jackpot cannot get any bigger, a larger proportion of the prize payout will be rolled down to the next prize tier. It is expected that these players can look forward to a prize of more than one million Swiss francs.
Guaranteed jackpot payout
One thing is certain – the millions are guaranteed to be paid out by Christmas. If no-one gets the five winning numbers and two stars correct in the coming draws, the jackpot is guaranteed to be paid out on Friday, 18 December. The prize payout of 217 million francs will be allocated to the highest prize tier achieved in this draw.
1st draw, Tuesday, 8 December 2020
The jackpot remains unclaimed and would increase by 15 million Swiss francs, for example. As the jackpot cannot exceed 217 million Swiss francs, this creates an excess of 15 million. This excess now rolls down to the next prize tier (5 +1 correct). This mechanism will continue until the jackpot is won or guaranteed to be paid out.
4th draw, Friday, 18 December 2020
Now it really has to go. The rules of EuroMillions stipulate that the jackpot will be paid out at some time – and that time is Friday, 18 December at the latest. It doesn’t matter whether someone gets the five numbers and two stars correct or not. The 217 million will simply be allocated to the highest prize tier achieved in this draw.