Then you win €1 million with EuroMillions and can’t claim your winnings. This happened on the French overseas island of Réunion, east of Madagascar in Africa.
The La Réunion player had the winning code for My Million on his EuroMillions ticket: MV 249 2574. The code is drawn every Tuesday and every Friday. In this case, it was Tuesday, October 3, after which, according to the rules of the game, the winner had 60 days to claim his winnings. This did not happen, and unfortunately time has passed since midnight on December 2nd. One million euros gone!
First it was noted that the winning ticket had to be found abroad. This was then improved to a sales point somewhere south of the island of Reunion. But despite “intensive searches at various points of sale since October 23”, the million-euro winner remained untraceable. Even after the “investigation report” was published in the local media. The beautiful amount will now go into a special fund and will be used again.
This is already the fifth time this year that a French My Million jackpot winner has missed out on the prize pool.
Each participating country uses a portion of the EuroMillions proceeds for its own bonus draw. In our country it is called “My Bonus”, which is good for 600 winners of €500 each week. A draw is also held several times a year for 25 €1 million winners, with a Belgian winner guaranteed each time. Draws take place on Tuesday and Friday evenings in Paris, at the La Française des Jeux studios.
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