France could be dubbed as the land of the luck – a Frenchman from Brittany has come forth to claim his €17 million EuroMillions winnings, which is just over R372 million in South Africa. He discovered that he had won the €17 million windfall on the 20th of March 2020, however, he could not claim his prize due to lockdown restrictions.
The Frenchman kept his lucky winning ticket safe in his phone cover for two months until lockdown restrictions were eased and he could claim his prize from the lottery operator La Française des Jeux (FDJ). According to the FDJ, “the ticket was in excellent condition, folded in half. Our winner was very careful. He wrapped it in a small white paper to protect it well.” The anonymous winner has already bought a car with his winnings and intends on making his health a priority following his big win. “I'm going to take care of myself, get my health back because I've always worked a lot”, said the winner.
On the 15th of May, one week before the €17 million winner came forth to claim his prize, a second lucky Frenchman struck it big in the Euro Millions lottery. The winner bagged a massive €72 million in the Euro Millions draw, which is over R1,3 Billion in South Africa. This was the highest jackpot to be seen on the draw since February. The winner has not yet claimed their prize, their winning numbers were as follows: 11 - 23 - 32 - 34 - 39 with stars 1 and 6.
France has now had 106 EuroMillions jackpot winners since 2004, which is one of the highest amounts for EuroMillions winners in the last 16 years. The United Kingdom and Spain are amongst the list of countries with the most EuroMillions winners to date.
You don’t need to be in France to make all your dreams come true.
Simply, place your bets on LottoStar’s EuroMillions draw, every Tuesday and Friday, and you could win a payout of up to R225 million.