A father and his companion pocketed the jackpot on Friday, December 13, 2019 by mistakenly checking the numbers 6 and 8. Originally, they wanted to bet on the numbers 7 and 9. An inattention which strongly rewarded the couple in winning the jackpot in the process.
An error that pays big
An exceptional sum of 13 million euros was collected by a family from Haute-Vienne during the draw on December 13. The story remains incredible since the lucky winners had a crazy chance after a little thoughtlessness on the choice of numbers. Instead of ticking on their lucky numbers, they choose 6 and 8, thus unearthing the famous winning combination. The amount of the winnings amounts to 13 million euros. By wanting to try their luck at the Loto, the father and his partner decided to put a cross on the day of birth of their grandchildren. But instead of marking on the ballot 7 and 9, they selected the 6 and the 8. At that moment, they realize that they have messed up and can no longer correct the situation. Despite everything, the family validates the grid while still hoping to win. And jackpot! The surprise remains sizeable given the value of the jackpot amounts to more than 10 million euros. According to the information gathered, the father registered his ticket at the Sab’istrot in Saint-Gence, near Limoges. After the drawing was conducted, a lucky winner was identified in Haute-Vienne by obtaining the combination 6-8-19-29-43 and the lucky number 6. The father realizes that it is indeed him by taking care to keep his receipt in a safe.
The lucky ones did not wait to recover their winnings within the Française des Jeux which was delighted to give them the big check. This is not the first time that such a thing has happened in the national lottery. The story unfolded in 1994 when a group of friends pocketed the sum of 18 million francs by opting for the 34 instead of the 44. The same year, a small mistake also brought happiness to a great- mother in her eighties and her grandson in the Gard. Thanks to the action of the retailer of the press house in Aigues-Mortes, they made a fortune by collecting nearly 60 million francs. Enough to spend his retirement peacefully and let his grandson take full advantage of it!