Become the UK’s Third Largest EuroMillions Winner with £121 Million
Updated: Monday 23rd July 2018
Tuesday night’s EuroMillions jackpot is worth a magnificent £121 million, following a 12th straight rollover since the turn of the year. Any UK player picking up the full amount will instantly catapult themselves into third place on the list of the biggest UK EuroMillions winners of all time, behind the Weirs of Largs in Ayrshire and the Bayfords, who lived in Haverhill in Suffolk at the time of their win.
Find out how the UK’s largest lottery winners have spent their vast fortunes.
UK’s Largest EuroMillions Winners - the Weirs
Colin and Christine Weir lived in a £180,000 home in the coastal town of Largs when they matched all five main numbers and two Lucky Stars to win the UK’s biggest EuroMillions jackpot of £161.6 million on 12th July 2011. They said at the time that their only hobby was “takeaways”, with one of the staff at the town’s Fish and Chicken Bar confirming the couple ordered fish and chips three times a week.
After their gigantic win, the couple spent nearly £1 million on a mansion near their home, upgrading that in 2016 for a £3 million pile 25 miles away in Troon. They formed the Weir Charitable Trust, offering grants to good causes around Scotland, donated £1 million to the National Theatre of Scotland, sunk money into football teams Largs Thistle and Partick Thistle, and have backed the Scottish National Party to the tune of around £3 million.
UK’s Second Largest EuroMillions Winners - the Bayfords
A year later, on 10th August 2012, Adrian and Gillian Bayford landed a mighty £148.6 million EuroMillions jackpot. Although their sum was lower than the Weirs’, they actually won more in Euros, €190 million to the Scottish couple’s €185 million. This was due to the fluctuating exchange rate over the 12 months between the wins.
The Suffolk couple told a press conference at the time of their success that they were looking forward to not having to save up for holidays or worry about spending on their children. They were planning trips to Disney World and to the Canadian Rockies thanks to their newfound fortune.
The couple split up in November 2013 and both have gone on to launch their own businesses, with Adrian opening a music memorabilia store in Cambridge featuring the world’s biggest collection of Lady Gaga memorabilia, and hosting a rock concert in the grounds of his mansion.
UK’s Third Largest EuroMillions Winners - You and Your Family?
You could snap up a nine-figure sum of your own this week, but you need to be in it to win it. For a shot at Tuesday 11th February’s £121 million EuroMillions jackpot, either buy tickets from retailers or choose your numbers online now. Good luck!Published: Monday 12th February 2018
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