Below you can find a summary table with all the lottery jackpots for today and for the whole week. This section is updated automatically after each draw to show the latest jackpots.
What is a jackpot and how they work?
In games and lotteries, the word “jackpot” refers to an amount of money accumulated from prizes not awarded in previous draws.
All modern lotteries have adapted their regulations to attract players and increase participation, and in this way make the temptation to play irresistible.
A jackpot starts at the moment that there is no winner of any of the categories in a lottery draw. Each game has its own way of determining the amount of the possible jackpots for each draw, how the money is distributed, which part goes to each prize category, if there is a guaranteed minimum or if there is a maximum number of times that the prize can rollover.
Minimum and maximum guaranteed lottery jackpots
If we review the lotteries that accumulate larger jackpots, we will see that some have a minimum amount guaranteed for the first prize to which add the corresponding part on the collection for the draw. Each organising entity decides which is this minimum depending on the estimated revenue. With American lotteries starting with largest jackpots.
|Minimum guaranteed||Maximun jackpot||Rollover|
|PowerBall jackpot||$ 40 millions||No limit||No limit|
|MegaMillions jackpot||$ 40 millions||No limit||No limit|
|Euromillones jackpot||€ 17 millions||€ 190 millions||4|
|Eurojackpot jackpot||€ 10 millions||€ 90 millions||1|
|SuperEnalotto jackpot||€ 2 millions||No limit||No limit|
|La Primitiva jackpot||€ 2 Millions||No limit||No limit|
|OZ PowerBall jackpot||AU $ 3 Millions||No limit||No limit|
|BonoLoto jackpot||€ 0,400 Millions||No limit||No limit|
|Gordo Primitiva jackpot||€ 5 Millions||No limit||No limit|
|UK Lottery jackpot||£ 2 Millions*||£ 22 millions||4|
|Polish Lotto jackpot||zł 2 Millions||No limit||No limit|
* Not guaranteed, but that minimum amount is estimated.
How lottery jackpots accumulate
Independently of the fact that every lottery in question has a guaranteed minimum for the main prize, the percentages of collection that each regulation determines for the rest of the categories are also part of those millionaire boats.
However, there are lotteries such as PowerBall, MegaMillions and others, which have fixed amounts for the second and subsequent prize categories.
Distribution on the collection on lottery jackpots
In general, when there is already a pre-existing amount of jackpot from previous raffles, the percentage of collection for the next one is added to the existing jackpot.
There are lotteries that allocate a high percentage of the collection of each draw to increase the pot, and others instead, prefer to distribute it among the various categories provided.
Let’s see how the lotteries that have the most boats accumulate:
|Percentage of collection for the jackpot|
|PowerBall||68.01% of collection + jackpot|
|MegaMillion||65.15% of collection + jackpot|
|Euromillones EU||43.20% 6 draws, and 27% after|
|Eurojackpot||36% of collection + jackpot|
|La Primitiva. ES||6.18%|
|OZ PowerBall AU||35%|
|Bono Loto. ES||45%|
|El Gordo ES||22%|
|UK Lottery||83% initially, and 27% after|
|Polish Lotto PL||44% initially, and 27% after|
Biggest jackpots won until today
The largest jackpots correspond to the American lotteries (PowerBall and MegaMillions), but the jackpots of European lotteries (Euromillions, Eurojackpot, SuperEnalotto, La Primitiva and national lotteries of several countries) are really big as well.
The largest jackpots in American lotteries.
Here we leave a list of the biggest jackpots in history in American lotteries:
- $1,586 million. The largest jackpot to date. Corresponding to the PowerBall lottery in the draw of 1/13/2016.
- $758 million. The highest pot for a single winner. This time also distributed by the PowerBall lottery in the draw of 8/23/2017.
- $656 million. On 30/3/2012 on the MegaMillions lottery.
The biggest prizes in European lotteries
Unlike American lotteries, the European lottery prizes of EuroMillions, Eurojackpot and others, are generally not subject to taxes, except for some countries, such as Spain, Portugal or Italy.
The biggest jackpots to date have been the following:
- €190 million. It is the maximum amount of pot provided for the EuroMillions lottery, and has been awarded 3 times to date: On 8/10/2012 in the United Kingdom, on 10/24/2014 in Portugal and 6/10/2017 in Spain.
- £161 million (€185 million) on 12/7/2011 in the UK, a jackpot from the EuroMillions lottery.
- €177.7 million on 10/30/2010 a jackpot in the SuperEnalotto lottery.
- €163.5 Million on 10/27/2016 a prize to a single winner in the SuperEnalotto.
The Eurojackpot lottery, has delivered five times the maximum jackpot provided in its regulations for 90 million euros.
- 5/15/2015 and went to Czech Republic.
- 10/14/2016 in Germany.
- 6/1/2017 also fell in Germany.
- 9/2/2018 this time in Finland.
- 6/7/2018 in Germany.
As for other lotteries, these are the highest jackpots to date:
- €7,219,705 the highest jackpot to date of BonoLoto in 1990.
- €33 million delivered in 2011 in La Primitiva.
- £66,070,646 on 9/1/2016 in the UK lottery. Later it was limited to £22 million
- zł 56 million (Almost 13 million euros) in September 2011 in the Polish Lotto.
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