The EuroMillions Lottery is a transnational Lottery comprising over several countries across Europe and has created some massive wins.
With two draws a week and a jackpot cap of €190 million, the EuroMillions has changed plenty of lives.
Chris and Colin Weir – £161 million
Chris and Colin Weir scooped a staggering £161 million in July 2011. This is still considered to be the largest sum won in the UK.
The lucky pair matched the numbers 17, 19, 38, 42, and 45 with the Lucky Stars 9 and 10. They quickly snapped up a £3.5 million dream home but have also given money to the Scottish National Party independence campaign.
Adrian and Gillian Bayford – £148 million
Adrian and Gillian Bayford also won the maximum jackpot, but due to a strong Euro only took home £148 million in August 2012. They matched the numbers 1, 17, 21, 48, 50, with the Lucky Stars 9 and 10.
The couple left their jobs after the win and began splashing out on luxuries. However, they split up soon after their win and have had differing fortunes since.
Neill Trotter – £114 million
Another big public success story is Neill Trotter. He won in March 2014 after a EuroMillions Superdraw jackpot rolled over twice. He 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 father’s office the day before that “this time tomorrow” he will be a millionaire, and so he was.
|Francisco Delgado Rodríguez||£161,653,000||March 2011||Spain|
|Dave and Angela Dawes||£101,203,600||October 2011||England|
|Dolores McNamara||£77 million||July 2005||Ireland|
|Nigel Page and Justine Laycock||£56 million||February 2010||England|
|Richard and Angela Maxwell||£53 million||March 2015||England|
|Les Scadding||£45.5 million||November 2009||Wales|
|Cassey Carrington and Matt Topham||£45.1 million||February 2012||England|
|Gareth & Catherine Bull||£40.6 million||January 2012||England|
|Corby Syndicate||£38 million||March 2012||England|
|Angela Kelly||£35.4 million||August 2007||Scotland|
|Margaret Loughrey||£26.8 million||November 2013||Ireland|
|Brian Caswell||£25 million||June 2009||England|
|Andy McAllister||£17 million||September 2005||Scotland|
|Marion Richardson||£16.7 million||April 2004||England|
|Mary Hamilton||£12.9 million||November 2014||Ireland|
|Michael & Jean O’Shea||£10.2 million||October 2005||Ireland|
Francisco Delgado Rodriguez
There was another memorable EuroMillions winner in 2011 when Spanish baker Francisco Delgado Rodriguez bagged himself £106 million.
While we know who is, he didn’t enjoy the spotlight that his lottery success brought him. He soon closed down his bakery and left his hometown with his family. His winning numbers were 9, 11, 17, 36, and 47 and the Lucky Stars 1 and 2.
Dave And Angela Dawes
Another EuroMillions win in 2011 went to Dave and Angela Dawes. They were the lucky recipients of a £101 million jackpot from the October 7 draw. Their life-changing numbers were 18, 26, 34, 38, 42, and the Lucky Stars 5 and 8. Most of their spending plans for the windfall included a big wedding as well as moving home.
In 2005, Dolores McNamara scooped up the £80m jackpot. It was only the 77th drawing of the EuroMillions and she became one of the biggest winners at the time.
The lucky winner was a struggling mother of six before the numbers 3, 19, 26, 49, 50, and the Lucky Stars 4 and 5 changed her life forever. After spending Christmas at her current home, she did eventually move into a multi-million pound new home.
Cassey Carrington And Matt Topham
In 2012, Cassey Carrington and Matt Topham had their Lucky Dip ticket to thank for winning them £45 million.
It was said that Cassey only bought the EuroMillions ticket as she was feeling lucky after receiving a bonus at work. It proved to be a great decision! Their numbers were 3, 15, 17, 28, 33 and the Lucky Stars 2 and 4.
Other EuroMillions Winners
With so many draws there have been thousands of big winners. More EuroMillions winners include the Corby Syndicate and their £38 million win in 2012, Angela Kelly’s £35 million prize in 2007, and the £27 million Margaret Loughrey captured in 2013.