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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
The winner is yet to be confirmed and players are encouraged to check their tickets to see if they are the lucky ticket holder.
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.
Colin and Chris Weir, £161,653,000
Colin and Chris Weir, from Largs, North Ayrshire, made £161m in July 2011 and are the biggest winners to ever go public.
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.
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
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.
The home was later sold in 2021, a few years after the couple’s divorce.
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.
After nine rollovers, one lucky ticket holder bagged more than £122m in April 2021, choosing not to go public with his win.
Another anonymous winner made a cool fortune of £121m in a Superdraw jackpot rollover in April 2018.
Frances and Patrick Connolly, £114,969,775
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.
She enjoys using her fortune to help people and finds the thrill of giving to others addictive. I’m addicted to it now.”
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.
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?
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.