Almost everyone buys lottery ticket to try their luck. Some get lucky in just a few days, months or years, while for some, luck takes an entire lifetime to shine.Here we have compiled a list of ordinary people who were high on their luck and managed to hit the biggest EuroMillions Jackpot.
EuroMillions is a transnational lottery launched by France’s Française des Jeux, Spain’s Loterías y Apuestas del Estado and the United Kingdom’s Camelot on February 07, 2004.People from nine European countries try their luck every Tuesday and Friday evening. EuroMillions draws with a minimum guaranteed jackpot of €17 million and rolls over to a giant payout worth €190 million.
Nigel Page- £56,008,113
“I’m going to treat myself to a new car, I think, because I’m a ‘white van man’. I haven’t had a car to myself for at least 10 years.” These are the words of Nigel Page who knew that he had the winning EuroMillions ticket just after the draw. After confirming all the winning numbers of his lottery ticket, he celebrated with a bacon sandwich in the morning. Nigel now lives in a mansion in the Cotswolds with his wife Justine Laycock.
Jackpot worth- £81,381,673
Jackpot worth- £84,451,320
Winner- Anonymous, Year-2010
Dave and Angela Dawes- £101,203,600
As above said, the couple hit the jackpot in just third try. Dave and Angela Dawes had played the lottery for just three times and managed to hit £101,203,600. The couple said, “We couldn’t believe our luck when we realised that we had matched all seven numbers, we had to pinch ourselves.”
Dawes works as a shift supervisor while Mrs Dawes volunteers for the British Heart Foundation. After winning this massive windfall, the couple even gave £1 m each to a selected number of friends. They were the only winner of the£101 million jackpot.
Jackpot worth- £113,019,926
Winner-Anonymous, Year-October 2010
Adrian and Gillian Bayford- £148,656,000
“I checked the numbers on my phone, the TV, the internet – and we just looked at each other and giggled.”One hundred and forty-eight million six hundred and fifty-six thousand pounds, well the only way to get to this worth of money is luck. Adrian and Gillian Bayford scooped this massive windfall last August. The very first thing the couple said after hitting the lottery is they would repay friends and family who had helped them financially.
Colin and Chris Weir- £161,653,000
Colin and Chris Weir, a resident of Ayrshire, Scotland scooped the Europe’s biggest lottery in2011. After becoming the biggest lottery winner, the lucky couple’s net worth surpassed the Beatles drummer Ringo Starr and singer Sir Tom Jones’s net worth.The life-changing jackpot prize also helped Colin and Chris Weir to appear in the Sunday Times Rich List.
P.S. – It’s all a game of Luck!