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 €10 million and €230 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:


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 19th July 2022 £195,707,000 -
Tuesday 10th May 2022 £184,262,899 Joe and Jess Thwaite, Gloucester
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

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)
Friday 15th October 2021 €220,000,000 -
Friday 11th December 2020 €200,000,000 Internet
Tuesday 13th November 2012 €169,837,010 Anonymous, Alpes-Maritime
Tuesday 13th September 2011 €162,256,622 Anonymous, Calvados
Tuesday 1st September 2020 €157,170,843 Anonymous, Bas-Rhin

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
Friday 24th January 2020 €28,601,720 -

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 17th January 2020 €100,779,289 Anonymous, Mafra
Friday 6th March 2015 €100,000,000 Anonymous
Tuesday 14th March 2017 €80,571,199 Anonymous, Faro

Biggest Jackpot Winners from Spain

Draw Date Jackpot Won Winner(s)
Friday 6th October 2017 €190,000,000 Anonymous, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
Tuesday 7th July 2020 €144,542,315 Anonymous, Mayorga, Valladolid
Friday 13th June 2014 €137,313,501 Anonymous, Parla, Madrid
Friday 7th February 2020 €130,000,000 Anonymous, Madrid
Friday 25th September 2020 €130,000,000 Anonymous, Valladolid

Biggest Jackpot Winners from Switzerland

Draw Date Jackpot Won Winner(s)
Friday 26th February 2021 €210,000,000 | CHF 230,223,000 Anonymous, Online
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

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 19th July 2022
  • WinnersWinner: Unknown
Jackpot: €230 Million

The EuroMillions jackpot reached its limit (at the time) of 230 million Euros ahead of the draw on Friday 8th July, where it remained until Tuesday 19th July when one lucky ticket sold in the UK scooped the entire prize.

No information has yet been released about the winner. They will need to contact the UK National Lottery to validate their win and begin the claims process. At this point they will be able to decide whether or not to go public with their win.

Should they go public, details about the winner/winners will be released, however if they choose to remain anonymous, no details will be given.

  • LocationLocation: France
  • DateDate: Friday 15th October 2021
  • WinnersWinner: Unknown
Jackpot: €220 Million

EuroMillions set its third record in less than a year when a €220 million jackpot was won in October 2021, following a Superdraw in late September when the top prize got boosted to €130 million.

France celebrated another big win, but it soon emerged that the ticket had actually been purchased thousands of miles away on the Pacific island of Tahiti.

As it is part of French Polynesia, EuroMillions is available to lottery fans in the region, and this winner was a young woman who had never previously played the game. She said she wanted to travel the world and ‘discover the snow’ she hadn’t seen before. She said she would continue to walk in bare feet.

  • LocationLocation: United Kingdom
  • DateDate: Tuesday 10th May 2022
  • WinnersWinner: The Thwaites
Jackpot: €215 Million

This jackpot set a new record for the biggest-ever win in the UK, after soaring to €215 million (£184 million) in the space of just seven and a half weeks in the spring of 2022.

A €130 million Superdraw had been scheduled for late April, but it was effectively postponed as the top prize was already worth more. One more rollover would have pushed the jackpot to its €230 million cap, but a UK ticket holder matched all the numbers on 10th May.

The jackpot was claimed by Joe and Jess Thwaite of Gloucester. They revealed that they still went to work on the day they found out, and decided to go public because they did not want to ‘burden’ others with having to keep their secret.

  • LocationLocation: Switzerland
  • DateDate: Friday 26th February 2021
  • WinnersWinner: Unknown
Jackpot: €210 Million

Setting a new record for the biggest jackpot win in EuroMillions history, a ticket holder from Switzerland scooped the entire capped top prize on Friday 26th February.

The win came less than three months after the previous capped jackpot was won in France and, as a result, the maximum jackpot has now increased by €10 million for the next time it gets hit, in line with the game rules.

Few details are known about the winner, other than the fact that they purchased their ticket online in German-speaking Switzerland. The lucky winner purchased two tickets at a total cost of CHF 7.00. The new record jackpot winner won more than 32.8 million times their original stake.

  • LocationLocation: France
  • DateDate: Friday 11th December 2020
  • WinnersWinner: Online
Jackpot: €200 Million

A lucky ticket holder from the south of France scooped €200 million in this draw, making it the first time in the history of the game that a jackpot exceeding the previous €190 million limit had been hit.

The jackpot reached the limit after a €130 million Superdraw that took place on 20th November rolled over for the six subsequent draws.

It was later revealed that the winner had set up an environmental foundation called Anyama, and planned to use almost all of his money to help fight climate change. Known only as ‘Guy’, he had only bought his ticket so that he could make a difference to the world if he won, and said it was his desire to ‘protect the living and watch over our own future’.

  • 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 €190 million - which was the cap at the time - 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.

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