EuroMillions Exceptional Jackpots
Offering prize money of over €100 million (usually €130 million), EuroMillions Exceptional Jackpot draws take place on occasions throughout the year to give players in all participating countries the chance at winning exciting nine-figure jackpots.
Exceptional Jackpots are usually announced several weeks before the draw is due to take place, and the advertised jackpot amount will be guaranteed, regardless of what the top prize was in the previous draw. Tens of millions of euros can therefore be added on to the value of the jackpot in the space of a single draw.
When is the next Exceptional Jackpot draw?
The date for the next Exceptional Jackpot draw has not yet been announced.
Once confirmed, the date and jackpot amount will be displayed here.
When was the last Exceptional Jackpot draw?
The last draw took place on Friday 1st February 2019 with a guaranteed minimum jackpot of €120 million. There were no jackpot winners on the night, which meant that the top prize rolled over. It was eventually won on Tuesday 19th February by a ticket holder from Northern Ireland, after reaching €175 million.
How it works
Exceptional Jackpots work in the same way as a standard EuroMillions draw - you select five numbers from 1-50 and two Lucky Stars from 1-12. Tickets cost €2.50 per line and you still receive a My Bonus entry for every line of numbers you purchase.
The funds for an Exceptional Jackpot draw come from the EuroMillions Reserve Fund, which takes 4.8% of the Common Prize Fund in all regular EuroMillions draws. This fund can also be used for other promotional purposes, such as Special Millionaires draws and the value of prizes in any category.