Spanish ticket wins lottery record

Saturday 09 May 2009 23.08
Spanish ticket wins lottery record

A Euromillions ticket holder in Spain has broken the European lottery's record by winning a €126m jackpot.

The previous record had been held by Dolores McNamara of Limerick, who won more than €115m in 2005.

Euro Millions, which recently celebrated its fifth anniversary, brings together France, the UK, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg and Austria.

The jackpot begins at €15m each week and is rolled over if there is no winner.

The world record for a game of chance is $390m (€286m), which was shared by two winners of the super jackpot in the American Mega Millions lottery in March 2007.