A retired couple who have played EuroMillions since 2004 win more than 160 million
The EuroMillions draw is a European lottery that born on February 7, 2004. At the time, only France, Spain and the United Kingdom decided to participate, but only 9 years later, due to their great popularity among the population, Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal and Switzerland chose to join. becoming the set of the nine participating countries in this EuroMillions draw that there is currently.
During all these years, the EuroMillions has evolved both in the rules and in the format itself. Yes ok At first it was only held on Fridays., already in 2011 it was decided to extend to Tuesdays with the aim of giving all players an additional opportunity to win millionaire prizes. Although in all this time luck has smiled on a few, the truth is that the jackpot limit has continued to increase over the years. Today, the maximum is set at 230 million euros, after a player from the United Kingdom obtained this amount on July 19.
In all this time, a sexagenarian couple has been buying tickets every week. These faithful players have never been lucky enough to get a pinch of the prize until now, since on November 4 they took control of the jackpot of 160,788,895 euros.
“I had never touched anything”
Both the winner, a regular player who He has been betting on the Euromillions for 18 years, like his wife, have decided to remain anonymous, but have wanted to declare their experience before Française des Jeux, the French National Lottery. Since he has been playing week after week since 2004, with the creation of the draw, the lucky one has the custom of adding an extra grid or two when the jackpot exceeds 100 million of euros. It is precisely this curious combination that has allowed him to get a millionaire prize of 160 million euros. “I had never won anything, I like it as much as it is a large sum at once”, explained the winner when collecting the check.
The sixty-year-olds are from the Pas-de-Calais region in northern France, and they found out they were the winners from a message on television. The couple warned their children and even their dog to behave properly now that they were millionaires. From the French lottery administration they assure that this has been the sixth biggest win in the history of the FDJ.
Both winners decided keep the winning ticket safe at home before going to collect the prize. In fact, since it took them a few days to go to the offices to communicate their winning combination, they kept the ticket in the car in case the misfortune occurred that their house caught fire during their absence.
whatWhat will they do with all this money?? Well, the couple has assured that the first thing will be help your children with economic expenses that they have pending, they will also give some gifts to their loved ones and they have thought buy a second home next to the sea and another house in the mountains. Not for that reason, they have forgotten other whims more travelers, “To choose the destination, we will spin a terrestrial globe and we will point without looking,” they explained. Both believe that they will continue playing the next draws in case they get lucky again.
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