Biggest EuroMillions Jackpot Ever
EuroMillions has been Europe’s most popular and widely-played lottery game since its launch in February 2004, and it continues to attract the attention of players across nine different countries thanks to its substantial jackpots resulting from repeated rollovers.
Two tickets have each won the largest jackpot possible on EuroMillions - an eye-watering €190 million. Adrian and Gillian Bayford from the UK were the first to achieve the feat, matching five main numbers and both Lucky Stars on Friday 10th August 2012 to win €190 million (£148,656,000 based on historic exchange rates).
The record set by the Bayfords was matched on Friday 24th October 2014 when a Portuguese ticket holder matched the full winning line to pocket an incredible €190 million. Visit the EuroMillions Winners page for a list of the biggest prizes to have ever been given away, as well as a table ranking all the participating countries by the number of jackpot winners.
The winning EuroMillions numbers from the draw on Friday 10th August 2012 were:
|Friday 10th August 2012||Draw Number 510|
The winning EuroMillions numbers from the draw on Friday 24th October 2014 were:
|Friday 24th October 2014||Draw Number 740|
Biggest Sterling Jackpot
Although the prize won by Adrian and Gillian Bayford was one of the largest jackpots won in Euros, 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 which was larger in Sterling terms than the €190 million won by the Bayfords. The Scottish couple walked away with a prize of £161,653,000.
Biggest Super Raffle Draw
The biggest UK Millionaire Raffle draw, known as the 100 Millionaires Raffle, took place on Friday 27th July 2012 and holds the current world record for the highest number of millionaires created in a single night. The raffle offered UK EuroMillions players the chance to win one hundred £1 million raffle prizes and coincided with the opening of the much anticipated and hugely successful 2012 London Olympics, which had been partially funded through sales of UK Lotto and UK EuroMillions tickets. Out of the 100 prizes offered, 97 of the winning ticket holders from the draw came forward to claim their prize.