On Friday 4th of December the EuroMillions Jackpot was not won but reached the first €200m cap.
Under the EuroMillions community rules, the jackpot is capped when it reaches €200m and any excess which would normally be allocated to the jackpot will flow down to the next prize tier at which there are winners - e.g. based on sales when the Jackpot is capped at €200m the jackpot could grow to €210m, then the jackpot remains capped at €200m but the excess €10m flows down to the next tier where there is a winner and is shared with those winner(s).
- Cap Draw 1: Friday 4th December €200m Jackpot. Jackpot not won; 6 winners of match 5 & 1 Lucky Star won over €1.38 Million Each.
- Cap Draw 2: Tuesday 8th December €200m Jackpot. Jackpot not won; 4 winners of match 5 & 1 Lucky Star won over €5.68 Million Each.
- Cap Draw 3: Friday 11th December Guaranteed €200m Jackpot, if not won continues at cap in roll to,
- Cap Draw 4: Tuesday 15th December Guaranteed €200m Jackpot, if not won continues at cap in roll to,
- Cap Draw 5: Friday 18th December Guaranteed MUST BE WON €200m Jackpot. If no Jackpot winner on the fifth draw at cap the jackpot fund flows down to the next prize tier with a winner.
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What is the EuroMillions Cap?
Under the EuroMillions community games rules, the jackpot is capped once it reaches €200 million.
What happens when jackpot reaches a €200 million cap?
When the jackpot reaches a cap of €200 million, it is fixed and guaranteed at that level. This means that any excess amount above €200 million that would normally increase the jackpot size does not, but flows down to the next tier at which there are prize winners. For example: the jackpot has reached a cap of €200m, but the natural jackpot would be €210m. That excess of €10m (between the fixed €200m and the natural €210m) flows down to the next tier at which there is/are winner(s). From a players point of view this means there is still a life transforming jackpot of €200m on offer, but also potentially the chance of other million euro prizes to be won in the game.
What happens if the jackpot of €200m is not won?
The jackpot remains fixed and guaranteed at the €200 million cap for the next draw and any excess jackpot value, above €200m, again flows down to the next prize tier at which there are winners.
How long can the jackpot remain capped at €200m?
The jackpot can remain capped at €200m for a total of five successive draws. On the fifth draw if there is still no jackpot winner then the full amount, the €200m and any excess jackpot value, flows down to the next prize tier that there is/are a winner(s) and so Must Be Won.