Since February 2004 when the Euromillons lottery was introduced until today, only two maximum prizes of 190 million euros have been awarded.
It is curious how is planned for the maximum prize limit to reach no more than 190 million euros.
In case the prize or the sum of the prize exceeded all the funds coming from the sale of tickets that should serve to increase the boat, the prizes must be transferred to the next winning category.
What”s more, if there is no pot winner in the fourth draw with 190 million, the full amount will be divided among the winners of the next category. This means that a large number of millionaires can be created in a single night.
On August 10, 2012, the record prize to date was won by Adrian Bayford, a 41-year-old British man who, along with his wife Gillian, posed smiling before the press with their huge check.
It was the highest prize possible to date and was the consequence of the accumulation of prizes, due to the fact that in the previous draw there were no winners and therefore according to the provisions of the regulations, upon reaching that amount, the prize should be awarded no matter what.
Since in case there were no winter on the first category (5 + 2) the amount would be distributed among the second or subsequent category winners.
But that extraordinary Friday, August 12, Adrian hit the full combination and pocketed €148,656,000 (€ 190,000,000)
Two years later, on October 24, 2014, another person was awarded the same prize amount. This time it was an anonymous player, a ticket sealed in Portugal, who is not known for sure to date, although much has been speculated about.
Of the nine European lottery organizations that make up the EuroMillions, France is the country where most winners of the 1st category are from, closely is Spain in the second place, and the least fortunate is Luxembourg with only 2 winners until the date.
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