Biggest Lottery Win UK
The biggest lottery win in the UK currently stands at £161.6 million. The UK National Lottery creates multiple millionaires each week and has witnessed some huge jackpot wins, with a number of players scooping sensational nine-figure prizes.
£161.6 million won on 12th July 2011
Christine and Colin Weir of Largs, Ayrshire, won the biggest prize in UK history when they landed the EuroMillions jackpot following a run of 14 rollovers in the summer of 2011. The Scottish couple had bought five Lucky Dips for the big draw and checked their numbers ‘after a normal night in front of the TV’. They didn’t have any success with their first four lines but the fifth and final set of numbers changed their lives forever.
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 couple have also donated more than £5 million to the Scottish National Party and the pro-independence group Yes Scotland since their win, whilst also buying a new luxury home, a tractor and taking the opportunity to travel the world.
£148.6 million won on 10th August 2012
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. Adrian Bayford used part of the fortune to set up his own music business and open a shop featuring the world’s largest collection of Lady Gaga memorabilia.
£113 million won on 8th October 2010
The UK's third-largest EuroMillions prize was scooped on 8th October 2010. The money was claimed ten days later, but the lucky winner decided to keep their identity private rather than go public.
£107.9 million won on 14th March 2014
Car enthusiast Neil Trotter bagged this huge EuroMillions jackpot after having a “good feeling” about the upcoming the draw and purchasing £10 worth of Lucky Dip tickets. The mechanic and amateur racing driver ditched his Ford Focus and bought a fleet of cars including a Jaguar and Porsche.
Top Lotto Winner
The biggest Lotto win on a single ticket came on Wednesday 6th April 2016, when an anonymous ticket holder picked up £35.1 million.
To find out more about the top prizes won in Lotto, take a look at the Lotto Winners page.