EuroMillions: here are the biggest wins in Belgium and Europe

The draw of March 7, 2023 allowed a Belgian to win almost 145 million euros. A colossal sum, which nevertheless places him just on the podium of the biggest winners with us. The player who was the only one to find the 5 winning numbers and 2 lucky stars came forward and we learned that he had validated his online ballot.

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Then, this Friday, March 24, 2023, the kitty of 66 million euros fell again for a player who validated his bulletin in Belgium. This gain does not however arrive in the Top 10 of the most important in our country.

Since its inception and as of March 26, 2023, 543 winners have won the EuroMillions jackpot, including now 38 Belgian winners. Note that on December 6, 2022, a winner was found in Belgium, but in reality it was 165 people who played together who shared the jackpot.

In our country, the biggest prize pool was won on October 11, 2016, with a winner taking home 168 million euros. In Europe, the biggest winner won 230 million on July 19, 2022. And to enter the European Top 10, the entry ticket is now at a minimum of 190 million euros.

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The winnings cap has gradually been revised in the European draw game. Previously set at 190 million euros, it gradually increased to 200, then 210, 220 and finally 230 million for the last super-jackpot last year. The new cap stands today at 240 million euros, but has not yet been put into play.

When this amount is reached and then won, either by a single winner or after several draws without a winner in rank 1 with redistribution of winnings in the lower ranks, the ceiling will be increased again by 10 million to reach the sum of 250 million euros. . This will then be the highest amount that can currently be reached, according to the game rules.

How many players in EuroMillions?

With each draw, several tens of millions of combinations are played. The number of players is influenced by the amount in the jackpot and the day of the week, with draws taking place on Tuesday and Friday.

Taking an average of 40 million validated tickets per week, this means that approximately 66 number grids are filled every second.

The probability of winning the EuroMillions jackpot is extremely low. On the one hand, you have to find the 5 correct numbers out of 50 (1 chance out of more than 2 million) as well as two stars among the 12 that exist (1 chance out of 66).

Taken together, this gives a 1 in 140 million chance of winning the prize pool at rank 1.