The profit of 123 million euros million is the third largest in the history of the draw

12-06-2019 09:06

A ticket to the United Kingdom has won a jackpot of 123 million euro millions – the third largest prize since the raffle in 2004.

The ticket holder must still be named and it is not known whether it is a single person, a family or a syndicate.

If the winner is an individual, the newly discovered fortune catapults him into the Sunday Times Rich List of the 1,000 richest people living in Britain or with British business relationships.

The current record holders for the biggest lottery win of all time are Colin and Chris Weir from Largs in North Ayrshire, Scotland, who won £ 161 million in 2011.

The couple, who announced that they divorced in April, donated one million pounds to the Scottish National Party after their victory.

Suffolk's Adrian and Gillian Bayford took home more than £ 148 million in August 2012. They parted a year later.

Although EuroMillions is played in nine European countries, four of the largest jackpots in 2019 were won in the UK.

Prior to the draw this week, the biggest prize in 2019 was a special New Year draw, when Patrick and Frances Connolly from Northern Ireland won £ 114.9 million.

They followed 51-year-old builder Andrew Clark of Boston, Lincolnshire, who discovered in November that he had donated £ 76 million six weeks after the draw.

Hereford Ade Goodchild paid £ 71 million in March and an anonymous ticket holder won £ 35.2 million in April.

The 20 biggest winners before their last win in the UK are:

July 12, 2011, £ 161,653,000, Colin and Chris Weir, Largs

August 10, 2012, £ 148,656,000, Gillian and Adrian Bayford, Haverhill

April 24, 2018, £ 121,328,187, No Ads

January 1, 2019, £ 114,969,775.70, Frances and Patrick Connolly, County Armagh

October 8, 2010, £ 113,019,926, No advertising

March 14, 2014, £ 107,932,603.20, Neil Trotter, Surrey

October 7, 2011, £ 101,203,600.70, Dave and Angela Dawes, Wisbech

June 12, 2015, £ 93,388,943.90, No advertising

June 30, 2017, £ 87,570,000, No Ads

May 14, 2010, £ 84,451,320.60, No advertising

May 28, 2013, £ 81,381,673.30, No advertising

February 23, 2018, £ 77,798,898.10, No advertising

November 2, 2018, £ 76,369,806.80, Andrew Clark, Boston, Lincolnshire

2 May 2014, £ 73,205,659.50, no advertising

March 15, 2019, £ 71,057,439, Ade Goodchild, Hereford

July 29, 2016, £ 61,102,442.90, Monmouth Family Syndicate, Monmouthshire

July 10, 2018, £ 57,975,367.70, Fred and Lesley Higgins, Aberdeenshire

February 12, 2010, £ 56,008,113.20, Nigel Page, Cirencester

March 31, 2015, £ 53,193,914, Richard and Angela Maxwell, Coningsby

April 12, 2016, £ 51,818,873.70, No advertising

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