Biggest EuroMillions Jackpot Ever
The biggest EuroMillions jackpot ever was worth €190 million and has been won on two occasions since the game began in 2004. Adrian and Gillian Bayford from the UK were the first to achieve the feat, matching all five main numbers and both Lucky Stars on Friday 10th August 2012 to win €190 million (£148,656,000 based on historic exchange rates).
This was equalled on Friday 24th October 2014, when a Portuguese ticket holder matched the full winning line to claim the largest possible EuroMillions jackpot. The EuroMillions jackpot cap means that the top prize can never rise higher than €190 million, with excess funds from ticket sales that would have been added to the jackpot instead rolling down to the next winning prize tier. It can then stay at that level for four draws before it must be won in the following draw.
The EuroMillions Winners page contains a list of the biggest prizes to have ever been claimed, as well as a table ranking all the participating countries by the number of jackpot winners.
Did you know? The EuroMillions jackpot cannot exceed €190 million due to the jackpot cap that is in place.
The winning EuroMillions numbers from the draw on Friday 10th August 2012, in which the Bayfords won their prize, were:
|Friday 10th August 2012||Draw Number 510|
The winning EuroMillions numbers from the draw on Friday 24th October 2014, in which a Portuguese player won €190 million, were:
|Friday 24th October 2014||Draw Number 740|
Biggest Sterling Jackpot
Although the prize won by Adrian and Gillian Bayford was the maximum possible Euro prize, it was not the largest Sterling amount. Chris and Colin Weir, also from the UK, won €185 million in July 2011, but, due to the favourable exchange rate, received a jackpot payout of £161,653,000, compared with the Bayfords’ £148,656,000.
Biggest Millionaire Maker Draw
The 100 Millionaires Raffle Draw took place on Friday 27th July 2012 and holds the world record for creating the largest number of millionaires in one night. The special version of Millionaire Raffle, as it was known at the time, coincided with the opening of the 2012 London Olympics, which had been partially funded through sales of Lotto and EuroMillions tickets in the UK. Of the 100 prizes offered, 97 of the winning ticket holders from the draw came forward to claim their awards within the 180-day deadline.