EuroMillions Superdraw 22nd March 2013 rolloverDraw 574 of the EuroMillions was a Superdraw, guaranteeing a jackpot of €100 million (£80 million). However, there was no winning ticket which meant that it became a rollover. A total of six players were all one number away from winning the EuroMillions Superdraw 22nd March 2013 jackpot as they all matched five main numbers plus one Lucky Star to win the second tier prize which was €500,584 (£336,278).Two consecutive rollovers saw the enviable jackpot climb to a staggering €132 million (£112 million) and was won on 29th March 2013 by a single French ticket holder. It became the 3rd biggest EuroMillions win in France.
French pensioner wins €132 million
The ticket was bought in Seine-et-Marne in the Ile-de-France region by a 67-year-old pensioner. He was driving in his car when he happened to hear a radio advert for that night’s Euromillions draw, and finding exactly two euros in his pocket, he stopped at a tabac in the town of Provins and decided to play the EuroMillions, buying his first ever ticket. He chose no special or meaningful numbers, just a ‘Flash’ pick; the equivalent of the UK’s Lucky Dip.
First time player
The lucky grandfather was given two months anonymity by ‘Française des jeux’, France’s authority on gambling and lotteries, in order to make financial arrangements. With his winnings he planned to buy a luxury French-made car, take his wife to India and invest in setting up a home for the elderly. After that, he planned to invest the bulk of his winnings in his children. “This will set them up for many decades, many generations to come,” he said. Amazingly, his win was the first time he had ever played the lottery.
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