UK lottery winners: who has won the biggest jackpots?

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One lucky ticket holder became the UK National Lottery’s biggest winner after hitting the £184 million EuroMillions jackpot

The huge jackpot means the winner can now afford to buy four Caribbean islands with a few million left over, or the equivalent of 11 luxury six-bedroom properties in London’s affluent Hyde Park.

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One lucky ticket holder has won the £184m EuroMillions jackpot (Photo: Getty Images)

The win has also catapulted the ticket holder to the top of the National Lottery’s rich list, making the holder worth more than footballers Harry Kane (£33m) and Paul Pogba (£64m) combined.

It also places her higher than several celebrities, including singer Adele (£130m) and boxer Anthony Joshua (£115m) on the Sunday Times Rich List.

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Only 14 players have ever won a jackpot of more than £100m, with the previous record holder claiming a whopping £170m in October 2019.

The winning EuroMillions numbers were 3, 25, 27, 28 and 29, plus lucky star numbers 4 and 9, and one ticket matched all seven to win £184,262,899.10.

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Camelot’s Andy Carter, Senior Winners Advisor at The National Lottery, said: “What an amazing night for a UK Lottery ticket holder to hit the incredible £184 million EuroMillions jackpot – he is the biggest UK National Lottery winner of all time.

“Players are urged to check their tickets and give us a call if they think they are tonight’s lucky winner.”

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Who Won the Biggest Lotto Jackpots?

Hitting the lottery jackpot is a gamble, and while most of us lose, a few lucky players managed to win the top prize.

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A total of 15 players have now won a jackpot in excess of £100m in National Lottery history, with the biggest winner of all time being crowned with a whopping £184m prize on Tuesday (10th May).

Here’s a rundown of the top 10 UK lottery winners, all from EuroMillions draws, and what some of the lucky ticket holders have done with their vast fortunes.

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Anonymous, £184,262,899.10

The most recent winner shot straight to the top of the National Lottery’s richest list on May 10 with a prize pool of £184m.

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The winner is yet to be confirmed and players are encouraged to check their tickets to see if they are the lucky ticket holder.

Anonymous, £170,221,000

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Before the last win, the National Lottery’s second biggest winner won £170million in October 2019.

The winner, who remained anonymous, matched all the numbers in a Must Be Won draw.

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Colin and Chris Weir, £161,653,000

Colin and Chris Weir won £161m in July 2011 (Picture: Getty Images)

Colin and Chris Weir, from Largs, North Ayrshire, made £161m in July 2011 and are the biggest winners to ever go public.

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Mr Weir invested £2.5million of his fortune in his beloved football club Partick Thistle, which resulted in one of the stands at the stadium being named after him.

He then acquired 55% of the club’s shares, which would pass into the hands of the local community after his death. He died in December 2019 at the age of 71.

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The couple also used their profits to set up the Weir Charitable Trust in 2013 and donated £1million to the Scottish independence referendum in 2014. They divorced the same year as Mr. Weir’s death.

Adrian and Gillian Bayford, £148,656,000

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Adrian and Gillian Bayford won €190 million in a EuroMillions draw (Photo: Getty Images)

In August 2012, Adrian and Gillian Bayford won €190m in a EuroMillions draw, which was worth just over £148m.

The couple used their profits to buy a Grade I listed property in Cambridgeshire, complete with a cinema and billiard room.

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The home was later sold in 2021, a few years after the couple’s divorce.

Anonymous, £123,458,008

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An anonymous winner won £123 million in a Superdraw rollover jackpot in June 2019, making it the fourth-biggest National Lottery winner of all time.

Anonymous, £122,550,350

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After nine rollovers, one lucky ticket holder bagged more than £122m in April 2021, choosing not to go public with his win.

Anonymous, £121,328,187

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Another anonymous winner made a cool fortune of £121m in a Superdraw jackpot rollover in April 2018.

Frances and Patrick Connolly, £114,969,775

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Frances and Patrick Connolly won almost £115m (Picture: Getty Images)

Frances Connolly, a former social worker and teacher, set up two charitable foundations after she and her husband Patrick won almost £115million on New Year’s Day 2019.

Ms Connolly estimates she has already donated £60million to charity and has shared her winnings with friends and family.

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She enjoys using her fortune to help people and finds the thrill of giving to others addictive. I’m addicted to it now.”

Anonymous, £113,019,926

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This anonymous ticket holder shot straight to the top of the National Lottery’s rich list after winning £113m in October 2010 but has since dropped several places as bigger wins have been recorded.

Anonymous, £111,540,000

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The only winning ticket for this June 2021 Superdraw jackpot was sold in the UK, with the anonymous winner raking in £111m.

When is the next EuroMillions draw?

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The Euromillions draw takes place twice a week, with the first drawing taking place on a Tuesday and the second on a Friday.

Both draws typically take place between 8:15 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. and can be viewed live on the National Lottery YouTube channel.

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