EuroMillions draw: lottery postponed after jackpot naturally passes €100 million mark after rollovers and strong ticket sales
Thursday 05 June 2014
The planned EuroMillions Superdraw, which was scheduled to take place on Friday, has been postponed after the jackpot naturally passed the €100 million mark after rollovers and strong ticket sales.
The value of Superdraws are normally supplemented from something called the EuroMillions Reserve Fund in order to guarantee a jackpot of €100 million (£80 million). However, as the amount in the jackpot naturally passed the €100m mark earlier this week the Superdraw has been postponed for the first time.
Anyone participating in tomorrow’s draw will now be playing for a larger jackpot worth €105 million (£85 million). Lottery authorities have been quick to reassure people that the money that would have been used for the Superdraw will remain in the EuroMillions Reserve Fund and set aside for future draws and promotions.
This is the first time that a Superdraw has been postponed because the naturally occurring prize fund has surpassed €100m mark.
Although a very rare occurrence it is always a possibility because no one can predict when the EuroMillions jackpot will be won. EuroMillions officials are yet to announce whether there will be a special draw at a future date following the postponement.
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