The popular EuroMillions lottery has been responsible for countless great stories and changing the lives of many with the impressive prizes on offer on a regular basis. Some decide to go public while others are more private with their success.
It is great when people do share their stories however as it usually makes for interesting reading, and Lottery24 has all the best ones covered.
The most famous winners of the EuroMillions are Chris and Colin Weir who scooped a staggering £161 million in July 2011.
The lucky pair played the numbers 17, 19, 38, 42, and 45 with the lucky stars 9 and 10. While using their winnings for luxuries such as a £3.5 million dream home, they have also pumped money into the SNP (Scottish National Party) independence campaign.
Arguably the other of the most famous EuroMillions winners along with the Weir’s, are the Bayford’s who profited hugely from a draw in August 2012 which saw them win £148 million by matching the numbers 1, 17, 21, 48, 50, with Lucky Stars 9 and 10.
The couple left their job after the win and while splashing out on luxuries, they also had plans to make donations to children’s charities.
One of our most recent big public success stories came from the March 2014 EuroMillions Superdraw jackpot which rolled over twice before motor racing fanatic Neill Trotter pocketed a massive £108 million jackpot with the numbers 5, 10, 38, 40, 41, and the Lucky Stars 1 and 8.
The confident winner had apparently said to staff at his fathers office the day before that “this time tomorrow” he will be a millionaire, and so he was.
We saw another memorable EuroMillions winner in the year of 2011 when Spanish baker Francisco Delgado Rodriguez bagged himself £106 million.
While we know who is, he was a winner who didn’t seem to enjoy the spotlight that his lottery success brought as he soon closed down his bakery and left his hometown with his family. His winning numbers were 9, 11, 17, 36, and 47.
To round off an impressive 2011 for the EuroMillions lottery were Dave and Angela Dawes who were the lucky recipients of a £101 million jackpot from the October 7th draw. Their life changing numbers were 18, 26, 34, 38, 42, and the lucky stars 5 and 8. Their spending plans for the windfall included a big wedding as well as moving home.
2011 wasn’t only memorable for those great winners, but also for being the year to have the jackpot that was shared between the most winners in the history of the EuroMillions lottery. A total of five lucky winners shared the Friday 4th February 2011 draw’s £24,368,199 jackpot.
One of the oldest but still hugely impressive EuroMillions wins we have the story of is Dolores McNamara and her £80 million jackpot prize.
The lucky winner was a struggling mother of six before the numbers 3, 19, 26, 49, 50, with Lucky Stars 4 and 5 changed her life forever. Despite wanting to spend the following Christmas at her current home at the time, she did eventually move into a multi million new home.
Cassey Carrington and Matt Topham preceded the Bayford’s big win in 2012 when their lucky dip numbers won them a slightly less extravagant, but still hugely impressive £45 million in February that year.
It was said that Cassey only bought the EuroMillions ticket as she was feeling lucky after receiving a bonus at work, and what a decision that proved to be! Their numbers were 3, 15, 17, 28, 33, as well as the Lucky Stars 2 and 4.