EuroMillions has been played since February 2004 and has seen 1,082 draws take place. In that time there have been 380 jackpot winners and the record is jointly held by three ticket holders, who have all claimed the top prize after it has reached its cap of €190 million.
Adrian and Gillian Bayford were the first players to pocket the maximum jackpot (worth £148.6 million) back in August 2012, before their record was matched by a Portuguese participant in October 2014. Another ticket worth €190 million was sold on the Spanish island of Gran Canaria on Friday 6th October 2017.
If there is a single winner of Tuesday’s £101 million (€116 million) jackpot, they will become the 15th biggest winner in the game’s history.
Winners By Country
France has so far been the most successful country, with 87 EuroMillions jackpot winners. Spain, the UK, Portugal and Belgium are next on the list, and also dominate the list of big winners. A player from Switzerland won CHF157 million (€135.3 million/£119/8 million) on Tuesday 19th December last year, but nobody from Austria, Ireland or Luxembourg has won a larger prize than the jackpot available for Tuesday night.
Winners By Day
Of the 380 jackpots to have been given away since EuroMillions launched, 309 have been won on a Friday and 71 on a Tuesday. The disparity is partly explained by the fact that a Tuesday draw was not launched until May 2011, but it is also the case that more tickets are generally sold on a Friday than a Tuesday. Ten of the 15 largest winners have picked up their prizes on a Friday.
The Rich List
Anyone who wins the grand prize on Tuesday will also be catapulted to a level of wealth beyond many top celebrities. The net worth of singing superstar Ed Sheeran, for instance, was valued at little more than half of the EuroMillions jackpot, £52 million, in a Rich List published by Heat magazine in October.
If you want to become richer than Sheeran overnight, you can choose EuroMIllions numbers online now or go to an authorised retailer in one of the participating countries. Good luck!