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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.

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: 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. 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 15th September 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 remains the biggest-ever won in the UK. 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: Alpes-Maritime, France
  • DateDate: Tuesday 13th November 2012
  • WinnersWinners: Anonymous
Jackpot: €169 Million

A single ticket holder from France took home €169 million in the EuroMillions draw on Tuesday 13th November 2012, which remains the biggest EuroMillions jackpot ever won in the country.

The top prize hadn’t been won since Friday 28th September, allowing it to roll over for 12 consecutive draws before it was claimed by the anonymous ticket holder. The winner was described as a family man who was eager to set up a charitable foundation for community projects across France. The previous record win by a player in France was €162 million, won in September 2011 by a family in the North-Western area of Calvados.

  • LocationLocation: Belgium
  • DateDate: Tuesday 11th October 2016
  • WinnersWinners: Anonymous
Jackpot: €168 Million

A father-of-four who emigrated to Belgium from Kosovo, Albania, won €168 million in the EuroMillions draw on Tuesday 11th October 2016, after spending €15 on tickets at the Librairie de l’Europe shop in Schaerbeek, Brussels. The mammoth windfall remains the country’s biggest ever win since it joined EuroMillions in October 2004.

The jackpot was so high at the time because of a Superdraw held on Friday 30th September, which continued to rollover until it was won by the lucky ticket holder. The winner was said to have worked for Brussels’ waste management service at the time of his win. He stated that he’d donate some of the money to charity, and was described as a fan of football, films involving the actor Robert De Niro and cooking with fish.

  • LocationLocation: Coimbra, Portugal
  • DateDate: Friday 20th November 2015
  • WinnersWinners: Anonymous
Jackpot: €163 Million

A couple from Coimbra, the former capital of Portugal, landed over €163 million in a draw on Friday 20th November 2015. The enormous jackpot was the result of a Superdraw that took place on 6th November, when the prize on offer was €100 million. The jackpot was not won on the night of the Superdraw and it rolled over until the ticket holders from Portugal won it two weeks later.

While the winning couple chose to remain anonymous, it was revealed that they were café owners with two daughters and grandchildren. It was the fifth EuroMillions jackpot to be awarded to a player in Portugal that year.

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