The couple who will retire early after winning 130 million in the EuroMillions: “We come from difficult years”

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A EuroMillions ticket and euro bills (ShutterStock).
A EuroMillions ticket and euro bills (ShutterStock).

Winning the EuroMillions jackpot instantly makes you a millionaire. The minimum amount of the first prize of this lottery game It is 17 million euros, but the sum grows every Tuesday and Friday if there is no first-class winner. In this way, there are winners who pocket more than 100 million euros, and even more than 200.

In the draw last Friday, September 29, the figure at stake was stratospheric: 130 million euros. On this occasion, the pot did not grow by accumulation, but rather the Euromillions made a special draw, a practice that he usually repeats several times a year. Fortune fell in France, where a couple won the succulent prize that has changed their lives.

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The lucky ones are natives of the town of Levallois-Perret in the Ile-de-France region, just six minutes from Paris by car. This Thursday, the gala lottery company Française des Jeux has sent the money to the winners and both have told how they found out they were millionaires.

“My subconscious had sent me a message. In my dreams I had won 120 million euros, I was not that far from this figure,” explained the man of the couple in statements reported by the newspaper. Le Figaro.

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The couple, who wants to keep the anonymity, occasionally plays EuroMillions. The day after the draw, during a dinner at his friends' house, the man decided to review the results. The winning combination was the following: 9, 11, 13, 21, 32 (numbers), 2 and 7 (stars).

“We have come from living through difficult years. It is a page that ends. “Money offers us a second life”

“It's like you receive a boxing hook,” they detailed about the moment they found out they were the winners. Later, the woman kept the ticket in a "secret hiding" which I reviewed regularly.

The sum of 130 million is the highest won in France in Euromillions so far this year and the all-time record in the Hauts-de-Seine department.

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The rain of millions comes to them like May water. “We have come from living through difficult years. It is a page that ends. “Money offers us a second life,” they noted.

But what will they do now with their fortune? Retire early, travel around the world, help those closest to you and contribute to the causes that matter most to you: “I don't want watches, jewelry or a yacht. The material does not interest me: I look for the authentic”says the winner.

As a first whim, they only ordered a home-delivered breakfast. “There will be no need to decide who is going to buy the croissants. It is really nice", they indicate.

A EuroMillions ticket (ShutterStock).
A EuroMillions ticket (ShutterStock).

This Friday's draw restarts the EuroMillions jackpot after a Spanish winner from Lloseta (Balearic Islands) won 26 million euros last Tuesday. In addition, the ticket awarded with 'El Millón' was validated in Malaga. Consequently, this Friday there is a pot of 17 million euros. Tonight at 9:00 p.m. we will find out if anyone takes today's pot.

One of the luckiest lottery branches in Spain is that of Luis Vázquez de Prada in the town of Arroyo de la Encomienda (Valladolid). This is the number 2 State Lottery and Betting Administration of the RioShopping Shopping Center, and it has already distributed four EuroMillions prizes.

From December 2002 to January 2023, it has distributed prizes totaling 6.1 million euros. This amount includes tenths of the Gordo from the Christmas Lottery, a fifth and a fourth prize, multiple pedreas, rewards from the Primitiva, the Bonoloto, the Extraordinary Draw of the Child and other prizes from the National Lottery.

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