The ink is barely dry on the check for 220 million in the name of a Tahitian who preferred to remain anonymous.
But already, a new big French winner is registered, this Friday evening.
By checking the 1, the 20, the 41, the 42 and the 50, as well as the stars 3 and 7, he will pocket the sum of 162,289,050 euros.
The fifth biggest win in history for a French lottery player.
We do not know anything more for the moment about the lucky one, who has 60 days to make himself known by the services of the FDJ.
He will then be taken care of by the firm's big winners department, which will offer him financial support as well as training to manage his new life.
The sequence of jackpots of this scale in France is completely unprecedented since the birth of the game, in 2004. It took 8 years, between November 13, 2012 and December 11, 2020 to erase the previous record of 169.8 millions of euros.
Since then, two stratospheric jackpots have been added to the series: the famous record of last month, and the 162 million tonight, which is only surpassed in the list of the biggest French winnings by a sum of 163 million pocketed in 2011 .
Ten centuries of minimum wage
At this rate, France risks becoming the luckiest country in Europe.
With 114 jackpot winners, he joined England at the forefront of this game played in nine countries and three micro-states.
The new super rich had a one in 139 million chance of finding the perfect combination.
This had not happened since the record win of 220 million euros, or 11 draws without a winner.
EuroMillions will start again on a new cycle from Tuesday, with 17 million euros at stake. The jackpot may reach the sum of 230 million after many draws without a winner, since the ceiling was raised after the previous record.
Thanks to its very lucky grid, the winner can afford 10 copies of the car considered to be the most expensive in the world, the Bugatti Black Car.
More simply, he could put on the table 1,800 tonnes of red label smoked salmon at 90 euros per kilo for the Christmas holidays.
This sum also represents ten centuries of minimum wage.
This week is particularly rich for games of chance in the country, after the gain of 500,000 euros from a street vendor in Montpellier.