The Biggest Euro Millions Lottery Jackpots
Biggest ever Euro Millions jackpot was 183,000,000.00 Euro. Largest single ticket winner 161,000,000.00 Euro.
Now when the game begins, there is always optimism about bagging the top prize for everybody. Especially in a lottery everybody has the same odds against them. So it is quite natural one has dreams about winning the jackpot. But as mentioned earlier they are up against the odds big time. The odds are so high that there may not be a winner every week. On such occasions the jackpot is said to be rolled over or the jackpot prize amount goes into the next week draw. In November 2009 jackpot rules and regulations were altered for the betterment of the Euro Millions Lottery. It was decided that the jackpot money could roll over 11 times or 11 weekly draws. If the jackpot money still didn’t have a claim then it will be distributed among the preceding winners. The preceding or lower level winner could be somebody with 5 main numbers and 1 lucky star or even 5 main numbers alone. There must be at least one lower level winner to whom the jackpot money can be distributed. The rule change also saw the introduction of the jackpot pool cap. When the jackpot rolls over and exceeds €185,000,000, the amount gets fixed and any more money that is rolled over will be added to the prize money of the lower level winner. The jackpot pool cap can exceed up to €190,000,000. All prize amounts including the jackpot are termed as Tax free. You will receive the whole amount in cash! It is a mouth watering prospect to say the least. Get your tickets and you might just be opening that jackpot pool cap!
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