On Tuesday 12th October the EuroMillions Jackpot was not won but reached the first €220m cap.
Under the EuroMillions community rules, the jackpot is capped when it reaches €220m 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 €220m the jackpot could grow to €230m, then the jackpot remains capped at €220m 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: Tuesday 12th October €220m Jackpot. Jackpot not won; 9 winners of match 5 & 1 Lucky Star won over €1.3 Million Each.
Cap Draw 2: Friday 15th October is Guaranteed €220m Jackpot, if not won continues at cap in roll to,
Cap Draw 3: Tuesday 19th October Guaranteed €220m Jackpot, if not won continues at cap in roll to,
Cap Draw 4: Friday 22nd October Guaranteed €220m Jackpot, if not won continues at cap in roll to,
Cap Draw 5: Tuesday 26th October Guaranteed MUST BE WON €220m 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 €220 million.
What happens when jackpot reaches a €220 million cap?
When the jackpot reaches a cap of €220 million, it is fixed and guaranteed at that level. This means that any excess amount above €220 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 €220m, but the natural jackpot would be €230m. That excess of €10m (between the fixed €220m and the natural €230m) 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 €220m on offer, but also potentially the chance of other million euro prizes to be won in the game.
What happens if the jackpot of €220m is not won?
The jackpot remains fixed and guaranteed at the €220 million cap for the next draw and any excess jackpot value, above €220m, again flows down to the next prize tier at which there are winners.
How long can the jackpot remain capped at €220m?
The jackpot can remain capped at €220m for a total of five successive draws. On the fifth draw if there is still no jackpot winner then the full amount, the €220m and any excess jackpot value, flows down to the next prize tier that there is/are a winner(s) and so Must Be Won.