Biggest EuroMillions Winners

As the most popular lottery game in Europe, and one of the biggest lotteries in the world, it isn’t surprising that EuroMillions has lavished hundreds of players with huge jackpots over the years. But what is the biggest EuroMillions jackpot of all? Read on to find out...

Biggest EuroMillions Jackpot in Euros

The record for the biggest EuroMillions prize in euros stands at €190,000,000. This colossal sum was first reached on Tuesday 7th August 2012 when the Jackpot Cap was hit for the first time, and whilst there were no winners, the following draw on Friday 10th August produced one winning ticket as Adrian and Gillian Bayford from Suffolk scooped the nine-figure reward. Just over two years later, the Bayford's achievement was equalled by an anonymous ticket holder from Portugal.

Biggest EuroMillions Jackpot in Sterling

Whilst most of the nine countries that participate in EuroMillions have the euro as their currency, the UK uses pounds sterling. The variance between sterling and the euro means that the biggest jackpot in euros is not necessarily the same as the biggest jackpot in sterling terms. On 12th July 2011 Colin and Chris Weir from Largs in Ayrshire landed a jackpot of over £161.6 million.

Biggest Individual EuroMillions Jackpot Winner

The biggest EuroMillions jackpot ever won was landed by Chris and Colin Weir. The couple won the jackpot on 12th July 2011 in the 397th EuroMillions draw before going public three days later. The couple, who were both unemployed due to ill health at the time of their win, didn't check their tickets until late on the night of the draw and had to wait until the following day to make a claim for the €185 million/£161.6 million.

Biggest EuroMillions Jackpot Rolldown

EuroMillions rules used to limit the number of consecutive rollovers to 11, and if no player won the jackpot in the 12th draw then the jackpot pool would be ‘rolled down’ and added to the pool for the next prize tier which did have winners. The biggest EuroMillions jackpot that was rolled down in this way was worth €183 million, and was shared by 20 tickets matching five main numbers and one of the two Lucky Stars drawn.

Biggest EuroMillions Jackpot Winner in the UK

The biggest EuroMillions jackpot winner in the UK won £161.6 million on Tuesday 12th July 2011. Chris and Colin Weir took this title as well as many others thanks to a Lucky Dip purchase.

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