Biggest Lottery Win UK
The biggest lottery win in the UK came on 12th July 2011, when Christine and Colin Weir of Largs, Ayrshire, scooped a colossal £161.6 million jackpot in EuroMillions. After going public with their big win, the Weirs set up the Weir Charitable Trust with the aim of supporting Scottish communities and small charities. The proud Scots couple have also donated more than £5 million to the Scottish National Party and the pro-independence group Yes Scotland since their win.
The second-largest EuroMillions prize won by a UK ticket holder was claimed by Adrian and Gillian Bayford from Suffolk on 10th August 2012. Although the Bayfords received €5 million more than the Weirs, a joint EuroMillions record jackpot of €190 million, their sterling payout of £148.6 million was actually less than that of the Scottish couple due to fluctuating exchange rates.
The UK's third-largest EuroMillions prize was claimed by an anonymous British ticket holder who scooped a massive £113 million jackpot on 8th October 2010.
Coming in just behind that secretive winner is car enthusiast Neil Trotter, who picked up a life-changing £107.9 million EuroMillions jackpot on 14th March 2014. The mechanic and amateur racing driver had purchased £10 worth of EuroMillions Lucky Dip tickets after having a “good feeling” about the upcoming the draw.
To find out more about the top prizes won in Lotto, take a look at the Lotto Winners page.