Tuesday 19th June, someone in France has won more than 36 million euros at EuroMillions. La Française des Jeux (FDJ) is still waiting for the winner to come forward …
Someone has won more than 36 million euros at the EuroMillions on Tuesday 19th June, becoming the first winner of the Hexagon this year in the continental lottery, said Wednesday by La Française des Jeux (FDJ), which is still waiting until he or she manifests.
Last year, three French won the EuroMillions.
60 days to make yourself known
This person won € 36,158,964 in the draw of June 19th, the FDJ told AFP. It has “60 days from the date of the draw” to appear with the FDJ, which will communicate the city and the name of the point of sale after payment of the gain.
This French played the following combination: 7 – 19 – 26 – 42 – 50 stars 4 and 9, said the FDJ.
Created in 2004, EuroMillions brings together more than 20 million regular players in the nine participating countries (France, United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Ireland, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg). In 2016, it posted 1.4 billion euros in bets (against 1.5 billion in 2015).
The record of EuroMillions has been held since 27 October 2014 by a Portuguese, who had pocketed 190 million euros, and by a couple of British, who had won in 2012 the same amount, the ceiling provided by the game.
In France, the biggest gain, 170 million euros, was pocketed in November 2012 in the Alpes-Maritimes.