They played 7-10-19-26-38 and Chance number 8. Their life changed on March 20th. Five colleagues who had ticked off the correct numbers on a lotto grid nearly two months ago thus won the jackpot and shared 2,333,334 euros unveils, this Saturday, the winning draw site. A story confirmed by the Française des jeux (FDJ).
These five colleagues validated their winning ticket in Antibes in the Alpes-Maritimes. They had set up this “ritual” for three years, explains the site. “With a jackpot of 7 million euros, several million cards have been validated online on FDJ. Fr as in the 30,000 FDJ points of sale”, it is specified.
But then how did the colleagues organize themselves to pocket 466,000 euros each? On each lotto ticket, there are five grids. They therefore decide each time to play their favorite numbers and one of them is responsible for validating their ticket and above all for keeping it safe.
They will continue to play
That day, it was the La Toscana bar-tabac at 18, boulevard Gustave chancel in Antibes that recorded the ticket. When she finds out they’ve won, the ticket manager rushes to their work site. “She arrived pale as a sheet and announces our winning of a few million. We couldn’t believe it,” said one of the winners. One of them then tumbled very quickly to share this joy, while she was resting that day.
“We had to wait until the next day to announce it to our last colleague. We all locked ourselves in an office and told him the incredible. It was an immense joy! “, they say with emotion. They would then have placed the grand prize ticket in a safe while waiting to collect their due.
That day, three grids were validated, dividing the overall jackpot. The other two winners were able to buy their winning ticket in La Valette-du-Var (Var) and Mions (Rhône). There too it was collective tickets that won, two families having validated the correct numbers. They collected their winnings during an evening organized in April for these fifteen lucky families. In total, 600 grids were winners in France. “Unity is strength, of course, we continue to play together,” they promised when paying at FDJ.