CHANCE It was in Houdain, in Pas-de-Calais, that the 6th biggest win in the history of the French des games
This lucky guy from Pas-de-Calais pocketed nearly 161 million euros (illustration). — M.LIBERT/20 MINUTES
On November 4, it’s in the Pas-de-Calais that was won the 6th biggest win in the history of the Française des jeux (FDJ), i.e. nearly 161 million euros. We now know a little more about this new millionaire who has just deposited in his bank account a little less than 1/10th of the 2022 budget of his department!
He s&rsquo He is in his 60s, a regular player since the creation of Euromillions in 2004. He who usually plays a combination of lucky numbers, however, it’s thanks to a “flash” grid, validated by a tobacconist in Houdain, that he can be pleased to have his pockets well filled.
A good paranoid for a week
His luck, he realized it the day after the draw, seeing his numbers scrolling on the banner of a news channel. If he wishes to remain anonymous to the general public, the lucky guy has spoken about it anyway. to his wife, children and his dog, the latter having been requested to behave properly henceforth. Before receiving his cheque, the sexagenarian has paid himself. a week of very understandable paranoia, during which he stashed his report card at home, or in his car when he went out, “just in case” the house would burn down.”
The winner and his wife will now enjoy themselves. By starting with buying a house to live in; the sea, a chalet at; the mountain. But, not satisfied however, the sexagenarian continues to play. He has even just won at; new: 3.70 euros.