An amount that makes you dream. This Friday, October 15, 220 million euros will be up for grabs at EuroMillions. But to win the jackpot since the creation of the lottery in 2004, the French regions are not equal.
According to figures from the FDJ, Ile-de-France is indeed the luckiest, with 23 winners. In second position, we find Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur with 14 lucky winners, and Bourgogne-Franche-Comté completes the podium with 11 winners.
The less fortunate, on the other hand, is Corsica, since the region has known only one winner in its history. A particularly low figure when we know that France has seen 112 people walk away with the jackpot.
The French record is 200 million euros
France is also well ranked among the luckiest countries at this little game. Indeed, only the United Kingdom does better with 114 winners, while Spain has the same total as France. But as LCI reminds us, the three countries founded the draw, and the other participating nations only integrated the draws later, which gives a clear advantage.
If a Frenchman were to win the 220 million euros on October 15, he would allow the country to come one step closer to the British. But that’s not all, he would also hold a record, since the most important sum earned by a French inhabitant is so far 200 million euros. The concerned was originally from Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur.