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Syrian migrant wins a cool $1 million in France lottery

Sat 23 Jan 2016, By Jerry Westford
Syrian migrant wins a cool $1 million in France lottery

With a bit of luck, anyone can start playing lottery, either online or just by playing a quick scratch card, only to discover that they've won a small fortune.

This came true for a Syrian refugee who purchased a scratchcard with what little money he had, netting himself €900,000 ($1.08 million) in an instant and forever changing his life!

For these refuges, life has been incredibly difficult so it comes as a major windfall for this man who now plans to bring his entire family from Syria to France.

The man, who has decided to remain anonymous, has already spent some of his winnings on a new apartment in the heart of Paris, plus has plans to open up a restaurant. First and foremost, he will be spending the money on flights for his family to move out of war-torn Syria. There were 215 people who won close to a million Euros in France in 2015 and this lucky anonymous winner was one of them. The man had moved to France in 2011 and only managed to find work as a labourer while he slowly but surely eked out a living and saved every penny he had to move his many family members to France. The anonymous lottery winner had actually hit the jackpot in the Parisian suburb of Seine-Saint-Denis in June 2015, but had decided to keep it secret until now.

He is of course, not the first migrant to win the lottery, as in December 2015, a Senegalese migrant won well over €500,000($430 000) in the Spanish El Gordo. He spent $20 on the raffle ticket which netted him the incredible win. It's all about the luck of the draw, so buy your lottery tickets online now to stand a chance of becoming the next lucky lottery winner!