The lucky winner played just three Quick Picks for the draw on Friday 2nd June, costing €7.50, and matched all five main numbers and both Lucky Stars to become his country’s second largest winner of all time. He was left stunned by the success, telling Belgian lottery officials it felt ‘amazing, almost surreal’.
A married man with a passion for sport, the latest winner also enjoys DIY, walking, cycling and the traditional Flemish dish of stew with fries. He likes the comedian Philippe Geubels and his favourite film is Any Given Sunday with Al Pacino.
He has lots of exciting ideas for how to use the money, including a new car, a holiday and home renovations, but he is also thinking of other people and wants to help his children and make a donation to charity. The only Belgian player to win a bigger prize also said that he was determined to ‘share his win with people in need’ when he scooped €168 million last October.
Asked what he would say to other EuroMillions players, the Belgian winner replied that his moment of fortune came when he stopped thinking it would happen. “Happiness is really where you least expect it,” he said.
There is a chance to win the EuroMillions jackpot every Tuesday and Friday night, and it will not be long before the top prize shoots back up to €100 million (estimated £85 million) after a Superdraw was scheduled for 30th June. You can also try and win before then by choosing numbers online or visiting authorised retailers in any of the participating countries. Good luck!