|Posted: August 24, 2011, 4:48 pm - IP Logged|
Here is an article that I read this morning in the newspaper from AFP : I translated the article :
A Lotto player, who won the equivalent of 2.8 million euros in 1996, received a check Wednesday of 3.7 millions euros (4.2 million Canadian dollars) after winning the draw for the 27 July, announced the French games. ( La Française des Jeux )
"I have a lucky star," said the anonymous winner on the phone told AFP, adding that he was still playing the same numbers since the Lotto in 1976.
This quiet inhabitant of Herault (south of France) has said being "very happy" but he welcomes the new gain "with great calm and serenity," " This second winning makes him less effect than the first ".
The guy in the fifties working "in the industry" said he had invested his first win of April 1996 (18 818 305 francs, the equivalent of 2.860 million euros, according to its own calculations) in "business" . He intends to use this new gain 3.7 millions euros "to ensure a legacy to his two children."
He told playing a thousand euros a month with "multiple grids on several different grids."
Each player (2 euros minimum) has one chance in 19 million finding the six correct numbers in the front row needed to win the pot.
The French game has calculated that a single player would have one chance in 363 billion on two occasions to find the right six Lotto numbers.