Meet the international lottery winners from across the globe

Every week, at least 1 person celebrates winning a big lottery somewhere in the world. It’s always interesting to meet them, find out their stories, know what they plan to do with the money and, importantly, how much they won.

Here are some international lottery winners from across the globe:

EuroMillionsCasey Carrington and Matt Topham - EuroMillions - £45 million

Casey Carrtingona and boyfriend Matt Topman scooped an enormous £45 million EuroMillions jackpot in the UK after playing the acclaimed European lottery. The couple immediately put their home-buying plans into action, building their very own luxury home in the English countryside, costing an estimated £5 million.

David Coterel And Family - Powerball - $314 million

There isn’t a lottery player in the world who wouldn’t like to live a day in the shoes of David Coterel and family who won the enormous sum of $314 million (£200 million) back in 2007. Most people who win the Powerball opt to take it in a series of large payments over ten years, but the Coterel family wanted all the money upfront. Tax laws, lottery terms and conditions meant that the total amount that they took home was $146 million, or slightly less than half of the original amount.


Dave and Angela Dawes - EuroMillions - £101 million

Back in 2011, Dave and Angela Dawes scooped an impressive jackpot of more than £101 million. Instantly, the couple became wealthier than some of the most famous people in the world, including Ozzy Osbourne and wife Sharon. Incredibly, Dave and Angela became better off than rock legend Chris Martin from Coldplay and his then partner, Gwyneth Paltrow. The £101 million win puts the size of lottery winnings into perspective. Ordinary people, it seemed, could become wealthier than their favourite celebs.

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Jim McCullar - Mega Millions - $190 million

Mega Millions is a lottery which offers enormous jackpots to winners. Jim McCullar was the lucky recipient of more than $190 million back in 2011. At the time he said that it wasn’t a bad haul for a little old Mississippi boy.

Meet the international lottery winners from across the globe

Gloria Mackenzie - Powerball - $590 million

At the time, Gloria MacKenzie was the biggest Powerball winner ever when she won the jackpot. The 84-year old played the lottery on a whim, saying that the only reasons she played that week was because somebody in the queue at the newsagents let her cut in front of them.

Gloria has stayed out of the spotlight since winning her fortune but has made some high-profile donations to charity, including $2 million to repair a local school roof.

The total amount that Mackenzie took home was around $278 million after taxes because she chose to receive all of the money upfront in a lump sum.

Dolores McNamara - EuroMillions - €115 million

Dolores McNamara from Ireland remains the country’s largest-ever EuroMillions winner, having scooped more than €115 million back in 2005. Once reporters learned that she’d won, they chased her all over Europe. Dolores had initially wanted to remain anonymous but wasn’t able to.

So many winners, so many jackpots and so many lives changed with a single lottery entry. Are you ready to see your name on a winner’s list? International lotteries are live and can be played at any time.

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