EuroMillions creates thousands of winners in each draw with its 13 total prize categories. But, we’re here to talk jackpots, because the biggest EuroMillions jackpot winners have won life-changing, dream-fulfilling amounts of money! As have EuroMillions Superdraw winners, but that’s another story.
What some of the big winners have done with their huge windfalls is incredible and inspiring. Just think, they won for one simple reason: they played! Read about the biggest EuroMillions jackpot winners and try to join them by playing EuroMillions online. Or, better yet, play now, then read the article!
Adrian and Gillian Bayford, UK – €190 Million
The Bayford’s thought that they had forgotten to buy a ticket. However, when they checked and then re-checked the ticket that they had in fact bought, they couldn’t believe their luck. They had won the entire €190 million, £148 million at the time, jackpot! The couple planned to take a train trip through the Canadian Rockies and take their children to Disney World. They also planned to donate generously to charity.
Colin and Chris Weir, UK – €185 Million
Colin and Chris Weir have the distinction of being the UK’s biggest EuroMillions winners as the exchange rate at the time netted them £161 million! At the time, the Weir’s jackpot win was a jaw-dropping record breaker, turning the Scottish couple into overnight celebrities. The couple used part of their winnings to establish a charity organization, The Weir Trust. They also bankrolled the Scottish independence referendum, which was ultimately voted down. The Weirs made at least one move straight out of the lottery winner playbook: they bought a mansion worth £3.5 million after only a few moments of consideration.
Anonymous Winner, France – €169.8 Million
November 13th, 2012 saw one very lucky Frenchman suddenly become a man of means when he was the sole winner of a €169.8 million jackpot! The man wished to remain anonymous and avoid some of the pitfalls of being a lottery winner. However, he wanted Francais des Jeux, the French lottery operator, to publish the name of the store in which he bought his winning ticket. They refused to do that, so the winner granted an interview to his local paper in Nice. From this interview, it was revealed that the winner, Jacques, is a ‘self-taught man of culture’. He was 63 years old at the time of his win and set up a charitable foundation to benefit community projects in France.
The Secret to Winning a EuroMillions Jackpot?
Reading about these fairy tales come true might lead you to believe that it can’t happen to you, that you’ll never win. What’s the secret to winning a huge EuroMillions jackpot? There is no secret, all you need to do is play EuroMillions online!
If you don’t know how to play EuroMillions it’s easy to learn and start playing. Keep playing and keep believing and maybe you’ll be on this winners list next!