Harrogate, United Kingdom (PressExposure) February 20, 2009 -- Lottery.co.uk, an independent web site dedicated to the UK National Lottery, has welcomed the announcement of a EuroMillions Superdraw jackpot on Friday 6th March, just a few weeks after the lottery celebrated its fifth birthday.
The jackpot will be worth â¬100 million. This equates to around Â£90 million, or about $128 million thanks to recent currency fluctuations.
EuroMillions is one of the most popular lottery games in the world, and even in a regular draw it offers a minimum jackpot of â¬15 million. To win the top prize, players have to correctly select five main numbers from the range 1 to 50 and two Lucky Star numbers from the range 1 to 9. However, even if players match fewer numbers they can still win because there are twelve tiers of prizes in all.
In previous Superdraws, if nobody won the jackpot then the top prize money was rolled down to the next prize level that did have winners and was shared between them. This EuroMillions rolldown procedure meant that every penny of the Superdraw jackpot was paid out on the day of the draw.
However, things will work differently for the March EuroMillions Superdraw. This time, if nobody wins the Superdraw jackpot it will be rolled over to the next EuroMillions draw, generating an even bigger top prize for the draw on Friday 13 March. All of this means that the chances of someone winning a truly massive jackpot at some point over the next few weeks have heavily increased.
With a colossal March EuroMillions Superdraw jackpot up for grabs, EuroMillions lottery players will be taking the game a bit more seriously, and many will try to adopt a logical approach to increasing their chances of success. The lottery article archive provides a wealth of free information on how this is possible for both individual players and lottery syndicates.
Lottery.co.uk is keen to remind people that previous EuroMillions Superdraws have paid out some massive prizes. In September 2008 nobody won the â¬137 million jackpot outright so 15 second prize winners shared the prize, giving each of them â¬9.18 million. A similar roll down occurred in February 2008 when 16 second-tier prize winners won â¬8.6 million each. And in September 2007 yet another roll down made 14 players â¬9.8 million richer.
This time there wonât be any roll down, so if nobody wins the â¬100,000,000 jackpot on Friday 6th March, everyone will get another bite of the cherry the very next week. Whilst the lottery odds of winning the jackpot outright are 1 in 76,275,360, the chances of winning a substantial second prize are a much better 1 in 5,448,240, and the chances of winning any prize at all are a fabulous 1 in 24.
Players in the next March EuroMillions Superdraw should remember that they have just 180 days to claim any prize that they win. It is therefore a good idea to check the National Lottery results which are updated within minutes of the draw taking place. This will allow players to make any claim straight away and start celebrating their success without delay.
Lottery.co.uk wishes everyone who participates in the March EuroMillions Superdraw the very best of luck and encourages players to buy their lottery tickets online in advance of the late rush.
Lottery.co.uk PR Contact: Sam Weren The Lottery Company Ltd PO Box 200 Harrogate HG1 2YR 01423 507545 http://www.lottery.co.uk