This will be the first superdraw of the year for EuroMillions and continues the trend of a superdraw being held in the month of February that has occurred in both 2019 and 2020. The year 2020 set the record for the most superdraws in a year with four, and this new announcement will be the fifth superdraw over the space of just 12 months.
The jackpot will be set at €130 million which, depending on the exchange rate, normally works out at an advertised jackpot of £115 million in the United Kingdom.
Chance for a new record Jackpot
The EuroMillions record jackpot win was set on 11th December 2020 when a single ticket in France scooped the jackpot cap value of €200 million. This was the cap at the time and ended a run of seven draws from the superdraw on 20th November that went without a winner. Rules announced in February 2020 mean that the jackpot cap was then increased to €210 million, paving the way for the cap to be reached again in February of 2021.
It will take roughly six rollovers, including the superdraw, for the jackpot cap to be reached, however this could me more or fewer depending on the winners and the number of tickets sold. Of course, there could also easily be a winner on the night or in the following draws, so hitting the jackpot cap is not for certain.
Out of the last ten superdraws, only two have been won on the night, and three of those that were not won went on to reach the jackpot cap.