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$92m Euro Millions lottery jackpot won by Jobless man, son

Euro MillionsEuro Millions: $92m Euro Millions lottery jackpot won by Jobless man, son

A jobless 55-year-old Frenchman and one of his seven children shared a prize of €75.88 million (US$92.80 million) on Saturday after selecting combinations of the family's ages in the multi-nation Euro Millions lottery.

The French lottery firm said the winning ticket in Friday's draw was bought in "Cafe de l'Arrivee" — the Arrival Pub — at Franconville-la-Garenne in Val d'Oise, not far from Paris.

French television showed one of the winner's sons arriving at the cafe on Saturday to celebrate and talk to reporters. The record jackpot in the lottery was 115.4 million euros won in July in Ireland.

This week's winning numbers were 12, 13, 19, 21 and 38 on the main board, plus 3 and 9 on the "Lucky Star" section.

Reuters

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Posted: September 17, 2005, 1:33 pm - IP Logged

I'm glad to see someone win that really needs the money - seven kids...

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    Posted: September 17, 2005, 2:30 pm - IP Logged

    ...and jobless. He's got the job of a lifetime now! Congrats to him and his son!

    Hurray!

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      Posted: September 17, 2005, 2:50 pm - IP Logged

      I will be jobless to, as soon as I win big! And have more time to work on more kids!

      Congrats on your win!!!

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        Posted: September 17, 2005, 3:04 pm - IP Logged

        Are there any taxes to the money won in euromillions?

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          Posted: September 17, 2005, 3:16 pm - IP Logged

          Are there any taxes to the money won in euromillions?

          No taxes and no second place. You win it all, or you win nothing; which is probably how they can achieve those high jackpots. Not mad about it. Just pointing out, for those not thinking the minimum purchase of $20.00 through, there will never be any second place winners, no third place winners, no fourth place winners, etc. et al.

          Cheers

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            Posted: September 17, 2005, 4:17 pm - IP Logged

            That's great.  Can you imagine if the US megamillions winner didn't have to pay taxes?  I guess the IRS woul go mad. 

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              Posted: September 17, 2005, 4:46 pm - IP Logged

              Are there any taxes to the money won in euromillions?

              No taxes and no second place. You win it all, or you win nothing; which is probably how they can achieve those high jackpots. Not mad about it. Just pointing out, for those not thinking the minimum purchase of $20.00 through, there will never be any second place winners, no third place winners, no fourth place winners, etc. et al.

              Chewie,

              Sorry, but you could not be more wrong on this point.  Euro Millions has fourteen different prize levels -- among the best of any lottery jackpot game in the world.  I've been trying to tell my American friends that they don't know what they're missing with Euro Millions.  It is really a fabulous game.

               

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                Posted: September 17, 2005, 5:14 pm - IP Logged
                     
                     

                Are there any taxes to the money won in euromillions?

                No taxes and no second place. You win it all, or you win nothing; which is probably how they can achieve those high jackpots. Not mad about it. Just pointing out, for those not thinking the minimum purchase of $20.00 through, there will never be any second place winners, no third place winners, no fourth place winners, etc. et al.

                As todd said, you cant be any further from the truth. Check out this website, http://www.national-lottery.co.uk/player/p/results/prizes/prizeAction.do (prizes shown in pounds) or http://www.euromillions.be/show.aspx?culture=en&pageid=results/old (prizes shown in euros)

                It is truly an awesome game. All cash, no taxes!! And in the UK (I dont know about other countries) you can play the game online!!!! Wish we had something like it in the US.

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                  Posted: September 17, 2005, 6:43 pm - IP Logged

                  You're right - I'm wrong. Didn't see that when I spoke.

                   

                  Cheers

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                    Posted: September 17, 2005, 8:54 pm - IP Logged

                    Anyone can play Euro Millions online at Prime Ticket Service -- just click the link on the left side of any page here at LP!

                     

                     

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                      Posted: September 18, 2005, 2:34 pm - IP Logged

                      I think it would be great if the US lottery would allow their games to be tax free. But I don't see that happening anytime soon. And if I had a credit card I would probably try out Euro Millions on Prime Ticket Service. =)

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                        Posted: September 19, 2005, 8:54 am - IP Logged

                        The second place prizes are huge too...I think around $600,000 this last draw?


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                          Posted: September 21, 2005, 11:34 am - IP Logged

                          I wonder if Euro Millions holds the record for largest TAX-FREE prize for a single ticket, or single winner. Everyone knows about Jack Whittaker, but of course his prize was taxable, for those outside the US.