Biggest EuroMillions Jackpot Winners

There have been hundreds of EuroMillions jackpot winners crowned since the first draw in February 2004, with lucky players landing prizes worth between €16 million and the maximum €190 million. All nine participating countries have enjoyed success, from split jackpots with multiple winners to single ticket holders and syndicates of friends, family members and colleagues.

Total Winners to Date

The total number of EuroMillions winners across all thirteen prize tiers is shown below. This is updated shortly after the latest draw has taken place.

Number of players that have won a EuroMillions prize since 13th February 2004:

2,000,000,000

To view a comprehensive breakdown of winners from all countries, visit the Winner Statistics page.


Biggest Jackpot Winners from the UK

Draw Date Jackpot Won Winner(s)
Tuesday 8th October 2019 £170,221,000 Anonymous
Tuesday 12th July 2011 £161,653,000 Colin and Chris Weir, Largs, Scotland
Friday 10th August 2012 £148,656,000 Adrian and Gillian Bayford, Haverhill, Suffolk
Tuesday 11th June 2019 £123,458,008 Anonymous
Tuesday 24th April 2018 £121,328,187 Anonymous
Tuesday 1st January 2019 £114,969,775 Patrick and Frances Connolly, Moira, Northern Ireland

Biggest Jackpot Winners from Austria

Draw Date Jackpot Won Winner(s)
Friday 16th May 2008 €55,609,411 Anonymous, Carinthia
Tuesday 19th August 2014 €54,304,297 Anonymous, Tirol
Friday 6th March 2009 €50,000,000 Anonymous, Styria
Friday 5th March 2010 €46,258,004 Anonymous, Burgenland
Tuesday 8th May 2018 €45,566,998 Anonymous, Tirol

Biggest Jackpot Winners from Belgium

Draw Date Jackpot Won Winner(s)
Tuesday 11th October 2016 €168,085,323 Anonymous, Schaerbeek
Tuesday 2nd June 2017 €153,873,716 Anonymous, Flemish Region
Tuesday 21st August 2018 €107,839,228 Anonymous, Flemish Region
Friday 9th February 2007 €100,000,000 Anonymous, Tirlemont
Tuesday 25th June 2013 €93,968,807 Anonymous

Biggest Jackpot Winners from France

Draw Date Jackpot Won Winner(s)
Tuesday 13th November 2012 €169,837,010 Anonymous, Alpes-Maritime
Tuesday 13th September 2011 €162,256,622 Anonymous, Calvados
Friday 29th March 2013 €132,486,744 Anonymous, Seine-et-Marne
Friday 21st December 2012 €101,835,641 Anonymous, Haute-Garonne
18th September 2009 €100,000,000 Anonymous, Bouches du Rhône

Biggest Jackpot Winners from Ireland

Draw Date Jackpot Won Winner(s)
Tuesday 19th February 2019 €175,475,380 Anonymous, Co Dublin
Friday 29th July 2005 €115,436,126 Dolores McNamara, Co Limerick
Tuesday 25th June 2013 €93,968,807 Anonymous, Co Dublin
Tuesday 24th January 2017 €88,587,275 Anonymous, Co Dublin
Friday 19th September 2014 €86,732,923 Anonymous, Co Dublin

Biggest Jackpot Winners from Luxembourg

Draw Date Jackpot Won Winner(s)
Friday 27th September 2013 €65,793,284 Anonymous
Friday 9th January 2015 €31,666,941 Anonymous

Biggest Jackpot Winners from Portugal

Draw Date Jackpot Won Winner(s)
Friday 24th October 2014 €190,000,000 Anonymous, Castelo Branco
Friday 20th November 2015 €163,553,041 Anonymous, Eiras
Friday 6th March 2015 €100,000,000 Anonymous
Tuesday 14th March 2017 €80,571,199 Anonymous, Faro
Tuesday 10th May 2016 €79,149,373 Anonymous, Serta

Biggest Jackpot Winners from Spain

Draw Date Jackpot Won Winner(s)
Friday 6th October 2017 €190,000,000 Anonymous, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
Friday 13th June 2014 €137,313,501 Anonymous, Parla, Madrid
Friday 8th May 2009 €126,231,764 Anonymous, Majorca
Friday 13th May 2011 €121,019,633 Francisco Delgado Rodriguez, Pilas, Seville
Friday 19th July 2019 €107,683,454 Anonymous, Ciudad Real

Biggest Jackpot Winners from Switzerland

Draw Date Jackpot Won Winner(s)
Tuesday 2nd October 2018 €162,403,002 | CHF 183,897,039.30 Anonymous, North-West Switzerland
Tuesday 19th December 2017 €135,346,147 | 157,096,272.80 Anonymous, Zurich
Friday 23rd August 2013 €93,948,087 | CHF 115,507,763.80 Anonymous, Valais
Friday 6th April 2018 €76,119,641 | CHF 89,415,763.15 Anonymous
Tuesday 11th November 2011 €67,939,183 | CHF 83,979,625.35 Anonymous

Top 10 Jackpot Winners

Find out more about some of the luckiest ticket holders who have managed to beat the odds and win the biggest prizes available since EuroMillions started:

  • LocationLocation: United Kingdom
  • DateDate: Tuesday 8th October 2019
  • WinnersWinner: Anonymous
Jackpot: €190 Million

One of the most extraordinary periods in EuroMillions history resulted in one UK ticket holder winning the joint-biggest EuroMillions jackpot of all time and the biggest lottery prize ever won in the UK.

After 18 consecutive rollovers the jackpot hit its cap of €190 million on 24th September 2019, before another four draws went by still without a winner. A 'Must Be Won' draw, in which all of the prize money was guaranteed to be given away, took place on Tuesday 8th October and one player matched all the numbers in that draw to win the entire jackpot.

The player staked their claim just a couple of days after the draw and it was later confirmed that they had decided to stay anonymous, so no more details were revealed.

  • LocationLocation: Suffolk, England
  • DateDate: Friday 10th August 2012
  • WinnersWinners: The Bayfords
Jackpot: €190 Million

The Bayfords won an incredible €190 million jackpot in the draw on Friday 10th August 2012, the joint-biggest ever jackpot in EuroMillions history and the UK’s second-biggest lottery prize at the time. The duo, then based in Suffolk, bought their winning Lucky Dip ticket in a Premier Convenience Store on Queen Street, Haverhill. They scooped the maximum nine-figure amount after the jackpot cap was reached following 14 successive rollovers.

Adrian, a former postman who also had a movie and music memorabilia shop, and Gillian, previously a healthcare assistant, enjoyed their new-found wealth almost immediately by splashing out on top-of-the-range cars, helicopter flights and multi-million-pound mansions. However, the couple, who have two children together, divorced only 15 months after their big win following the breakdown of their nine-year marriage.

  • LocationLocation: Castelo Branco, Portugal
  • DateDate: Friday 24th October 2014
  • WinnersWinners: Anonymous
Jackpot: €190 Million

A EuroMillions ticket holder in Portugal decided to remain anonymous after matching all seven numbers to land a spectacular €190 million windfall on Friday 24th October 2014. A EuroMillions Superdraw was held three weeks earlier, and the jackpot cap was reached following five successive rollovers. The lucky player became the joint-biggest winner in the lottery’s history as well as Portugal’s 53rd recipient of the top prize.

The mystery winner bought their jackpot-winning ticket from Sobedis Tabacaria, a small shop within the Alegro Shopping Centre owned at the time by Graça Nunes. It was the first time the shop had produced a jackpot-winning EuroMillions ticket in the 15 years they’d been selling lottery tickets, and they reported an increase in ticket sales following the news about the anonymous winner.

  • LocationLocation: Las Palmas, Spain
  • DateDate: Friday 6th October 2017
  • WinnersWinners: Anonymous
Jackpot: €190 Million

The record-equalling €190 million sum was the third time in EuroMillions history the maximum prize had been won. A EuroMillions Superdraw was held on Friday 15th September 2017, rolling over for five draws until the jackpot cap was reached on Tuesday 3rd October. The jaw-dropping nine-figure amount was then claimed in the following draw by a single ticket holder from Spain.

The winner bought their ticket in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria and had it validated in El Mirador’s shopping centre. The area is renowned for being popular with British tourists, and it isn’t known whether the lucky ticket holder was a local Spanish resident or a tourist visiting the area on holiday. They were the 83rd jackpot winner to come from Spain, comfortably surpassing the country’s previous biggest jackpot win worth €137 million in June 2014.

  • LocationLocation: Dublin, Ireland and Limburg, Belgium
  • DateDate: Friday 7th June 2013
  • WinnersWinners: Anonymous
Jackpot: €187 Million

A EuroMillions Superdraw took place on Friday 7th June 2013 for €100 million, but the jackpot was not won so rolled over for five successive draws, reaching €187 million. The nine-figure top prize was eventually won on Tuesday 25th June 2013 by two tickets: one from Ireland and another from Belgium, both of which correctly matched all seven numbers. The jackpot was split equally between them, with each receiving €93 million. It’s the biggest shared EuroMillions jackpot in history. Both winners decided to remain anonymous.

  • LocationLocation: Largs, Scotland
  • DateDate: Tuesday 12th July 2011
  • WinnersWinners: Chris and Colin Weir
Jackpot: €185 Million

Chris and Colin Weir won €185 million in the draw on Tuesday 12th July 2011 and were unveiled to the public shortly afterwards at a press conference held at the Macdonald Inchyra Hotel and Spa in Polmont, near Falkirk. Their winning ticket was purchased from a McColls store in their local town of Largs, Ayshire. After their win, they were reportedly listed in 430th place in the Sunday Times Rich List.

Colin, a retired STV cameraman, and Chris, formally a psychiatric nurse, enjoyed being charitable with their new-found wealth. They’ve donated to several different causes since the win, setting up charitable trusts, funding the refurbishment of Largs Thistle Football Club’s ground, and donating £1 million to the National Theatre of Scotland.

Due to a favourable exchange rate at the time, the Weirs’ jackpot remained the biggest ever won in the UK for over eight years. After converting their winnings to sterling they received £161 million, and although the Bayfords’ €190 million prize was worth more in euros, it was worth over £10 million less in sterling, at £148 million.

  • LocationLocation: France and Portugal
  • DateDate: Friday 3rd February 2006
  • WinnersWinners: Anonymous
Jackpot: €183 Million

Three jackpot winners – two from France and one from Portugal – split a top prize of €183 million on Friday 3rd February 2006, each of them receiving €61 million. The jackpot had rolled over for 11 successive draws, driving ticket sales through the roof in many of the participating countries. The Portuguese player was said to have bought their ticket in Odivelas, in the Lisbon region, while one of the winning French tickets was bought in Paris’ 10th arrondissement, near Gare du Nord.

  • LocationLocation: United Kingdom, France, Spain, Portugal, Ireland and Belgium
  • DateDate: Friday 17th November 2006
  • WinnersWinners: Dean Hardman and Anonymous
Jackpot: €183 Million

One of the most sensational draws in EuroMillions history took place on Friday 17th November 2006, when a rollover cap was still in place. The cap meant that the jackpot could only roll over for twelve draws before it had to be won. In the 12th draw, the jackpot prize fund had to be paid out regardless of whether anyone matched all of the numbers.

With no jackpot winners on the night, the top prize fund of €183 million was shared amongst the twenty winning ticket holders in the second prize tier, each of whom matched five numbers and one Lucky Star. The jackpot was evenly split amongst the winners, with each receiving a 5% share worth €9.6 million. There were seven winning ticket holders in the United Kingdom, four in France, three apiece in Spain and Portugal, two in Ireland, and one in Belgium.

  • LocationLocation: United Kingdom and Spain
  • DateDate: Friday 23rd February 2018
  • WinnersWinners: Anonymous
Jackpot: €177 Million

Two ticket holders split a jackpot of €177 million on Friday 23rd February 2018, taking home more than €88 million each. One of the winning entries was sold in the UK and the lucky player staked their claim for their half of the prize, worth £77 million, before the end of the weekend. They took up the option to stay anonymous, meaning that no further information could be disclosed.

The other ticket was sold in Spain, at the C.C Carrefour Gran Sur-Torres shopping centre in Cadiz. It was revealed that a syndicate of 80 people from San Luis de Sabinillas and Manilva had won the money by playing a system entry together, which also brought them two Match 5 + 1 prizes of €485,787 in the same draw.

  • LocationLocation: Ireland
  • DateDate: Tuesday 19th February 2019
  • WinnersWinners: Naul Family Syndicate
Jackpot: €175 Million

A family syndicate from County Dublin won Ireland’s biggest EuroMillions prize on Tuesday 19th February 2019. The jackpot had been climbing towards its €190 million cap following a run of rollovers since a Superdraw on Friday 1st February, but was stopped just short when a single entry from the Emerald Isle matched all seven numbers.

The winners were revealed just a day later after they quickly got in touch with Irish National Lottery officials to stake their claim. They had kept the ticket in an Argos catalogue under the mattress overnight, and described the win as a ‘dream come true’. They said the most exciting part was that they would be able to share the money with their children, grandchildren and extended family members.

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