What are the biggest winners of the Euro Millions jackpot?
Euromillions winners in Belgium 2018
A record number of winners with the games of the National Lottery totaling 79.858.572. The total profit amount was 910,400,000 euros. The National Lottery sold more than 256 million games. The rising sales figure was 1.327 billion euros.
An amount of 320 million euros was reinvested in Belgium
Some 80 million Belgians won with one of the National Lottery games.
There are some great EuroMillions winner stories you should read. It’s very inspiring, because who says you can’t be next? In this article we’ve collected the six most amazing stories for you!
A Jackpot of 190 million euros for a Portuguese player
In 2014 a EuroMillions player from Portugal was lucky enough to have a ticket with seven matching numbers. Suddenly 190 million euros was his! He probably didn’t expect this when he bought the ticket in a small shop in the Alegro Shopping Centre. The shop is called ‘Sobedis Tabacaria’, back then owned by Graça Nunes. The winner has decided to stay anonymous.
One of the biggest winners in EuroMillions history
The historic date was Friday October 24th, 2014. Three weeks earlier the so-called Superdraw of EuroMillions was held. The Jackpot cap had five successive rollovers back then. As a result, the Portuguese player became one of the biggest winners in the history of EuroMillions and the 53rd recipient of the main prize living in Portugal.
increasing ticket sales
The owner of Sobedis Tabacaria, where the winning ticket was sold, is obviously very happy about the win as well. It was the first time in 15 years that the shop sold a Jackpot-winning EuroMillions ticket. After the good news was reported, ticket sales increased.
British couple wins 190 million euros
Once there was a former postman called Adrian Bayford who also had a music memorabilia and a movie shop. He lived together with Gillian, who previously worked as a healthcare assistant. The two won an incredible Jackpot worth 190 million euros on Friday August 10, 2012. It was one of the biggest Jackpots in EuroMillions history and the second-biggest lottery prize in the United Kingdom.
Money doesn’t make happy
In 2012 the Bayfords lived in Suffolk and bought their winning Lucky Dip ticket in a Premier Convenience Store on Queen Street. They probably couldn’t believe their eyes when 14 successive rollovers took place. It led to a nine-figure win, incredible! After their win the Bayfords lived the luxury life, including great cars and mansions worth millions. It did not bring them luck though. The Bayfords, who were married nine years and have two children, divorced 15 months after their big
Jackpot of 190 million euros won: a very lucky tourist or a Spanish resident?
The couple from Great Britain and the Portuguese player mentioned above were not the only ones to win 190 million euros. The amazing Jackpot fell for a third time in EuroMillions history in September 2017. This time the location was Las Palmas in Spain. Because of the fact that a rollover took place five times, the Jackpot cap reached 190 million euros. Then a EuroMillions Superdraw was held on September 15th, 2017. A date the winner will never forget, since he or she became a multi-millionaire! The lucky player has decided to stay anonymous.
Record-breaking nine-figure win
The nine-figure amount the Spanish player has won is absolutely jaw-dropping. The anonymous winner did not expect this at all when he went to El Mirador’s shopping centre in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria. There are a lot of British tourists over here, so it isn’t clear if the winner is Spanish. It could also be a lucky tourist on the best vacation of his/her life. Fact is that he or she is the 83rd Jackpot winner from Spain and that the win is record-breaking. It’s even more than the previous Jackpot of 137 million euros, won in June 2014.
Lucky couple from Great Britain wins 185 million euros
Some winners don’t want to stay anonymous. Colin and Chris Weir are a good example of that. On Tuesday July 12th, 2011 they were both lucky enough to win 185 million euros! Chris is a former psychiatric nurse and Colin a retired cameraman. After the big win they appeared at a press conference in the Macdonald Inchyra Hotel and Spa in Polmont.
Biggest Jackpot in the United Kingdom
The lucky couple told that they bought the winning ticket at a McColls store in their town of Largs, Ayshire. Weir couple has won the biggest Jackpot ever in the United Kingdom. After converting the money to sterling, 161 million euros was added to their bank accounts. Because of that, they got a place on the Sunday Times Riches list immediately. Must have been surreal for them! Perhaps you’re thinking: ‘Didn’t the Bayfords, who were mentioned in this article earlier, won more? Their 190 million euros is worth more in euros indeed, but 10 million pounds less in sterling, namely 148 million.
Donations to charities
Chris and Colin are doing good with their money. They decided to donate a part of their money to charity and established a couple of charitable trusts. For example, they fund the refurbishment of the Largs Thistle Football’s Club Ground. The couple also donated a million pounds to the National Theatre of Scotland.
2013: Two lucky players took home almost 100 million euros
On Friday June 7th, 2013 a EuroMillions Superdraw took place. Back then 100 million euros was at stake. However, since there was no Jackpot hit the amount of money rose to 187 million euros. Two very lucky persons won the nine-figure main prize on Tuesday 25th of June, 2013. One winner came from Belgium, in a place called Limburg, and the other from Ireland. Since they both had a ticket with seven matching numbers, the Jackpot was split between them. The winners did not cry about it at all, since they took home 93 million euros in the end. You can do a lot of nice things with the biggest shared EuroMillions Jackpot of all time! The identity of both winner is not known.
A dream came true for one Portuguese player and two French players
Winning 183 million pounds: for many people it’s a dream. For others, it has become reality. On February 3rd, 2006 three players won the Jackpot of 183 million euros. Two of them lived in France and one came from Portugal. After splitting they each received 61 million euros. There was a lot of excitement already before this big win. There hadn’t been a Jackpot hit for a while and thus it rolled over for 11 successive draws. Because of that, many tickets all over Europe were sold. One of the winning tickets were bought in the 10th arrondissement of Paris. Another one was sold by a store in Odivelas in the Lisbon region.