Euromillions Winners

Published: Written by: Anna Dobson

Euromillions Winners

Biggest Euromillions Winners

Euromillions, Europe's biggest lottery, started out in 2004. The first draw was held on the 13th of February in Paris and 9 participating countries currently feature. To date, 271 players in total have scooped the coveted Euromillions jackpot with a noticeable surge in the number of prize winners following the introduction of the Tuesday Euromillions draw on the 10th of May 2011, and an extra prize level awarding a cash prize for matching two main numbers. There are 13 Euromillions prizes up for grabs in each Euromillions draw with the odds of a Euromillions win 1 in 13. In addition, each draw features a guaranteed jackpot of €15 million (£12 million) with the possibility of reaching a staggering £190 million, the Euromillions Jackpot Pool Cap.

Biggest Euromillions Winners

The biggest Euromillions winners are Gillian and Adrian Bayford from Suffolk in England. They scooped €190 million (£148 million) in the Euromillions draw held on Friday the 10th of August 2012.

The biggest ever sterling winners of the Euromillions are Colin and Chris Weir from Lars in North Ayrshire. They pocketed a whopping €185 million (£161 million) in the Euromillions draw held on Tuesday the 12th of July 2011. Their prize corresponded to a few million pounds more than that of Gillian and Adrian Bayford due to the difference in exchange rate.

Euromillions Syndicate Winners

A lottery syndicate of 12 bus drivers from the town of Corby, Northamptonshire, landed a share of a staggering €45 million (£38 million) jackpot in Friday the 16th of March's Euromillions draw. This is most notable Euromillions syndicate win to date.

Euromillions Winners by Country

Listed below are some of the biggest jackpot winners since the Euromillions lottery started and the participating country:

Winner Country

Jackpot Winners Accumulated Total % of Total Jackpot Winners

France

71

2,391 M€

25.3%

Spain

62

1,997 M€

22.1%

Portugal

51

1,099 M€

18.1%

UK

44

1,998 M€

15.7%

Belgium

21

686 M€

7.5%

Switzerland

14

494 M€

5.0%

Austria

11

283 M€

3.9%

Ireland

6

282 M€

2.1%

Luxembourg

1

66 M€

0.4%

Total

281

9,290 M€

100%



Other Notable Euromillions Winners

Listed below are some of the biggest Euromillions jackpots ever won and the players' corresponding country.



Date Jackpot Winner Country

29 July 2005

115,436,126 €

Ireland

3 February 2006

183,000,000 €

France and Portugal

17 November 2006

183,000,000 €

Various

9 February 2007

100,000,000 €

Belgium

28 September 2007

130,000,000 €

Various

8 February 2008

130,000,000 €

Various

5 September 2008

119,000,000 €

Various

26 September 2008

130,000,000 €

Various

6 March 2009

100,000,000 €

2 people

8 May 2009

126,231,764 €

Spain

18 September 2009

100,000,000 €

France

6 November 2009

102,199,675 €

United Kingdom

12 February 2010

129,618,406 €

Spain, United Kingdom

14 May 2010

100,037,101 €

United Kingdom

8 October 2010

129,618,406 €

United Kingdom

13 May 2011

121,019,633 €

Spain

12 July 2011

185,000,000 €

United Kingdom

13 September 2011

162,256,622 €

France

7 October 2011

117,705,979 €

United Kingdom

10 August 2012

190,000,000 €

United Kingdom

28 September 2012

100,000,000 €

Spain

13 November 2012

169,837,010 €

France

21 December 2012

101,835,641 €

France

29 March 2013

132,486,744 €

France

25 June 2013

187,937,614 €

Ireland, Belgium

15 November 2013

100,000,000 €

Spain

07 January 2014

€130,277,770 €

France, Spain

14 March 2014

€129,384,564 €

United Kingdom



Anna Dobson