EuroMillions is undoubtedly the most widespread European jackpots in the world. Since its launch in 2004, the EuroMillions jackpot has blessed many lucky players and crowned them as millionaires. The prize pools are the grandest in Europe. These range from €10 million to as high as a staggering €210 million. There are 9 countries participating in the Euromillions. The winners are diverse. From split jackpots and even winners, to even individuals. Moreover, the EuroMillions jackpot’s success was even bestowed upon groups of friends, family, and associates. To commemorate one of the biggest lottery jackpots in the world, we have listed the most famous wins in the EuroMillions jackpot. You can learn about their country of origin, how many millions they won, and much more.
Portuguese Player Wins EuroMillions Jackpot: €190 Million
The Portugues EuroMillions ticket holder was unwilling to reveal his/her identity. Being able to match all seven numbers, the lucky player hit the jackpot by winning €190 million. This news is from October 2014.
A EuroMillions Superdraw was hosted 3 weeks prior to the date of the player’s winning. After 5 successive rollovers, the jackpot cap was decided. This fortunate individual became the biggest winner of a joint jackpot prize in EuroMillions history. Thus marking themselves as Portugal’s 53rd recipient of this top prize.
The anonymous jackpot winner purchased the golden ticket from Sobedis Tabacaria. Sobedis Tabacaria is a small shop in the Alegro Shopping Center. The shop has a history of over 15 years of selling lottery tickets. This win was the first time Sobedis Tabacaria produced a EuroMillion jackpot-winning ticket. Since the news of the winner from Sobedis Tabaria, ticket sales have gone through the roof.
British Couple Wins EuroMillions Jackpot: €190 Million
A British couple- Adrian and Gillian, The Bayfords, had the privilege to be the UK’s second-biggest lottery prize winner in the August of 2012. They also found themselves to be the joint-biggest ever jackpot winners in the history of this lottery. The winning ticket was purchased in a Premier Convenience Store on Queen Street. After fourteen successive rollovers, the jackpot cap was reached. Finally, the lovely duo picked up the massive nine-figure sum.
The former postman was so fond of movies and music that he even opened a memorabilia shop. They also splashed the winnings on top-notch cars, and on travel flights. Also, they even went to the extent of buying mansions! Sadly, the couple went their separate ways and divorced after 15 months from winning the prize. This marked the end of their almost decade of marriage.
UK Player Wins EuroMillions Jackpot: €190 Million
Our next player from the United Kingdom decided to remain anonymous like many others. They were fortunate enough to hit the EuroMillions jackpot worth €190 million. This winner held the joint-biggest EuroMillions jackpot. They also held the grandest lottery prize of all time in the United Kingdom.
The jackpot of €190 million was hit after 18 nonstop rollovers. This was also the cap back then. The lucky winner drew the pot of gold in 2019. The player was so lucky that the prior 4 draws did not have any winners. Hence, the 5th draw was a “Must Win” situation, where all the prize money was confirmed to be awarded. The lucky player matched all the numbers in the particular draw. As a result, they won the whole EuroMillions Jackpot of €190 million.
French Player Wins EuroMillions Jackpot: €200 Million
This is the second-largest win in the history of the EuroMillions lottery. At the time, the EuroMillion jackpot claimed the top spot in the history of the EuroMillions lottery, for having the biggest numbers. First time in history, the €190 million limit had been surpassed.
The ticket holder was French. His luck opened in December 2020, when he was granted the €200 million jackpot. The jackpot reached the limit after 6 consecutive draws. This fortunate person was blessed with the entire winning combination.
Swiss Player Wins EuroMillions Jackpot: €210 Million
This anonymous Swiss player was struck by a bolt of favorable lightning. The stars had written for him to win the highest ever EuroMillions jackpot in history. The ticket holder from Switzerland had been privileged with a staggering, jaw-dropping €210 million prize.
This world-record-making lottery win came just within 3 months from the last capped jackpot win in France, meaning in February 2021. The record-holding lottery prize winner decided to keep every information hidden, except that this record-breaking lottery winner purchased the two tickets online, totaling a cost of CHF 7.00. This fortunate Swiss player won 32.8 million times more than what he originally staked.