This is rather incredible and unusual news that we are telling you today. Indeed, in Mauritius, 21 colleagues win the lottery and are added to the list of new millionaires by winning a little more than 25 million Mauritian rupees.
A landmark February 20, 2019
We are in fact Wednesday, February 20, 2019 and the lottery draw of the day will then hold some funny surprises for a group of colleagues who have chosen to bet on the game Multiple 7. They will buy their tickets at Shiv National Store located in Fond -du-Sac on Mauritius and will become the luckiest bettors this end of the month.
A story that is not without reminding us of this time during which two players discovered the winning formula in the lottery in Mauritius as well; finding the winning numbers for Wednesday, November 21, 2018. A story that we will come back to below, but in the meantime, back to these 21 Mauritians who won the lotto and suddenly became millionaires.
A particularly lucky group of punters
We are dealing here with colleagues aged between 25 and 65 who are now sharing a nice jackpot of Rs25 million, namely about a tidy sum of € 645,000. This is a gain which results from judicious bets in lottery and which falls following a magical and profitable draw which took place on Wednesday, February 20.
If we are to believe the information gathered in the local press, these lucky winners have all already recovered their winnings, and this… the next morning. It is in fact a pretty good way to close this month of February and start the year since they pocketed half of the sum which amounted to Rs52 million. But to date, we know that another winner has validated his ticket at the “Chez Clem’s” store in Baie-du-Tombeau. But he has yet to get his precious check back; which would not delay.
The surprise times 21
It must be said that the 21 new millionaires still cannot believe it today, especially since they learned the good news on Wednesday evening and more precisely around midnight. This is enough to trigger a strange sleepless night for some of them, especially for the one who realized the situation and who challenged them first in the middle of the night.
But you will concede that to be woken up in the middle of the night to be announced that one has won millions in the lottery is something that can very easily be forgiven… This player a little more curious than the others will confide in the press to have looked at the results of the lottery on the Net and to have a pleasant surprise when he realized that they had in fact checked the correct numbers. He will therefore not be able to prevent himself from calling his colleagues and leaving messages to those who were sleeping soundly.
A collective game that is not a first
We know that the bulk of the winners have decided to invest in the education of their children in terms of what they will do with their earnings. But we also know that others will afford a house or organize trips. We will also not escape what may seem a cliché, but remains inevitable: the plan to buy a new car. Here are many projects that will certainly please all those close to the winners.
On the side of group play and winnings between colleagues, you should know that this is not the first time that such a thing has happened in the world of lotto. We no longer calculate the number of people who play with friends or work colleagues and who share a big jackpot.
We remember, for example, this other story which took place among our French neighbors and which saw 22 employees of a cosmetics company in Vitré, in the department of Ille-et-Vilaine, have bet together and won the jackpot. They will all cash in a nice little individual sum of € 500,000 anyway. Another story, still in this hexagon, reports for example the case of 25 bus drivers from Seine-et-Marne who won 5 million euros in 2011 , or 200,000 euros per bettor.