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EuroMillions: the winner of the 220 million is French


The biggest jackpot ever recorded in Europe was won this Friday evening, in the second of five possible draws for the at

New record ! After a first draw without a winner at rank 1, Tuesday, the 220 million euros at stake at EuroMillions were won this Friday evening. Nothing is known of the identity of the winner, apart from the fact that he validated his ticket at a French point of sale or on the FDJ website. "The FDJ is delighted that this gain has been won in France," enthuses the organizer of the lottery in our territory. The mystery winner becomes the biggest winner of a lottery in France, with 20 million more than his predecessor. This amount is even an absolute record on European soil. The previous continental record, 210 million, went back to February 26, 2021 and had found a taker in Switzerland.

The FDJ expected 4 to 6 million tables to be played in this draw.

In Europe, nearly 60 million tickets have been validated, according to estimates.

To tame chance and overcome a probability of one in 139,838,160, the very lucky Frenchman checked the five correct numbers: 21, 26, 31, 34, 49, as well as the two stars 2 and 5 The draw was made around 9:05 pm in the studios of Boulogne-Billancourt.

See also EuroMillions: 220 million euros, a jackpot far from the American peaks

Unlike the Loto draw, the FDJ and EuroMillions do not initially indicate the region where the ticket was validated, or if it was registered on the internet

(as the winner of 200 million euros had done )


Just do we know that thanks to this jackpot, the 113th won in the country, France becomes the second country where the most jackpots have been validated and is behind the United Kingdom

(114 big winners)


Some additional information should leak in a few weeks, since the winner has 60 days to make himself known.

It will then be taken care of by the big winners service to manage a new life with almost unlimited credits.

500,000 euros in interest per month without touching the capital

With 220 million euros, the new croesus can buy 1.8 tons of premium Beluga caviar, 700,000 electric scooters, dinner every night at Guy Savoy for more than 1,000 years or maybe even recruit the PSG player Neymar, subject to negotiation (this one had been bought 222 million euros in Barcelona). Seen from another angle, the jackpot invested at the rate of 3% makes it possible to collect 550,000 euros in interest each month without touching the capital.

It will therefore have taken less than a year for the previous luckiest Frenchman in the history of the lottery, on December 11, 2021, to be beaten. Interviewed by our newspaper, this retired executive from the south of France had given an idea of ​​the new life awaiting his successor, halfway between small pleasures and new problems to manage: “My everyday life is same. Of course, I have new obligations, I have to deal with a lot of things. In the beginning, it is fascinating (…). I made sure to protect my loved ones from want. (…) I also did some work in my house and I bought an apartment in Paris so that we can enjoy the city whenever we want. (…) Thanks to this gain, I can help those who need it. This is my main happiness!(…) I have undertaken several escapades in France (and) for distant destinations, I am still waiting a bit but I really want to travel ”.

While waiting to soon reach 230 million euros, then one day the 250 million euros (see elsewhere), the jackpot will be reset to zero, or at least to 17 million euros, for Tuesday's draw. .

These extremely high amounts remain far from those charged for the greatest stakes in history, recorded in the United States.

There, a winner from South Carolina had waited 5 months, in 2018, to claim her $ 1.5 billion (1.3 billion euros).

Source: leparis

All life articles on 2021-10-15

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