Saturday 20 October 2018

Man beats huge odds to win lottery twice in 18 months

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A man who regularly plays the lottery with the same numbers at the same place in eastern France has beaten huge odds, winning the My Million lottery twice in 18 months.

Le Parisien newspaper said mathematicians it queried calculated the double win at one chance in 16 trillion.

Radio France Bleu quoted state lottery La Francaise des Jeux as saying the winner, who wants to remain anonymous, won one million euros (£880,000) on May 18 after winning one million euros in November 2016.

An employee at the cafe La Havane in Evian-les-Bains told the radio station the winner "hasn't changed at all".

My Million is part of EuroMillions.

Lady luck was also in evidence in Australia last month as a Sydney man won twice in a week, according to NSW Lotteries.

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