Win the lottery jackpot: everyone has dreamed one day … Some lucky few have done so, defying all probability. Of these, a handful of winners forget each year to check the results, and thus miss out on sometimes huge gains. Even though most of them usually win paltry sums, some are unknowingly the lucky winners of several million euros. We wanted to come back here to a phenomenon that is certainly rare, but that makes those who have tried their luck cringe, and were disappointed to find that they had lost, taking care, THEM, to check the results.
The biggest gain ever won in Switzerland has still not found taker
On 19 December, the Euro millions allowed a lucky Swiss to win the astronomical sum of 157 million francs – almost as many euros. But for the moment, all we know about the winner is that he bought his ticket in the canton of Zurich.
For the rest, it is the most total questioning, since no one has yet manifested to claim this lot … If he does not wake up before July, the winner of the biggest win ever won in Switzerland will pass ironically to the rank of “most unlucky citizen” … It is the Swisslos – the equivalent of the Swiss FDJ – which will have the pleasure of pocketing the penny!
“If he does not wake up before the month of July, the winner of the biggest win ever won in Switzerland will pass ironically to the rank of the most unlucky citizen!”
All hopes are allowed remember the story of Jimmie Smith, the 68-year-old American who had simply forgotten to check his ticket. He had, by chance, been contacted by the organizing company, who had reminded him to come for his prize of $24 million.
It is therefore 2 days before the deadline that he found his ticket in the pocket of a shirt. A lucky man to the end!
It was not until 7 consecutive draws before the jackpot was won on August 13, 2013. With the sum of 8 million euros, the winner of the Loto could boast of having touched one of the most beautiful winners of the ‘year.
Finally, that would have been the case if he had kindly taken the trouble to check the results.
Two months later, the “not so happy lucky” having bought his ticket to Chaise Dieu, in the Haute-Loire, had still not given any sign of life. The French Games had to put into play this sum – the largest ever having been claimed at a lottery game in France – once the time passed, to the delight of the next winner who won, one year and a half later, the famous “Super Lotto of the Unknown”.
The FDJ had, moreover, explained that 21 lots exceeding one million euros had not been claimed since 1991. Let these poor winners never realize that they missed out on such a great victory.