There are 165 of them, they all live in the same village in Belgium and on Tuesday they all became almost millionaires. The €143 million EuroMillions jackpot was won by a group of people living in Olmen, a town of just over 3,000 inhabitants.
“Our customers are still incredulous. (…) I sent them all an email with the good news,” said Wim Van Broekhoven, manager of the newsstand where the ticket was validated, according to comments collected by Radio2 Antwerpen and broadcast by Belgian media . VRT extension.
Approximately 866,000 euros each
The 165 lucky players bet €15 each and thus won around €866,000 thanks to the winning combination: 12, 20, 25, 26 and 27, and the stars 8 and 12. Something to enjoy at Christmas… “I also know them all from them personally, they are all amazing people and you can see they are happy. Everyone will decide for himself what he wants to do with it, the merchant rejoices. Dreams can come true, of course.”
This historic jackpot is not, however, a record in Belgium. In 2016, a resident of Brussels had won 168 million euros. And for him only this time.