The unnamed man won the same lottery twice in 18 months. Picture: iStock
The unnamed man won the same lottery twice in 18 months. Picture: iStock

Man’s 16 trillion-to-one lotto win

A FRENCHMAN has won more than $A1.5 million twice in the past 18 months on the same lottery.

Mathematicians told French media the incredible feat carried odds of around 16 trillion to one.

According to Le Parisian newspaper, the unnamed player, from the eastern Haute-Savoie region, held winning tickets on both November 11, 2016 and May 18 this year on France's My Million lottery.

BBC reports that the man continued to play each week after his first win in 2016 and barely reacted when he found out he'd won again.

"I guess he is used to winning," the newsagent where the ticket was bought told BBC.

The Frenchmen is said to have barely reacted to the second win. Picture: iStock
The Frenchmen is said to have barely reacted to the second win. Picture: iStock

The lottery is linked to the Euro Millions franchise, which is offered in 12 European countries twice a week and carries enormous jackpots, sometimes worth more than 100 million euros ($A154 million).

Last month, an Aussie man won a local lottery twice in one week - earning himself more than $1m each time.

Lottery organisers said the odds of winning once were one in 1.845 million.

"We don't know of anyone else who has won twice in a week," NSW Lotteries spokesman Matt Hart told AFP.

According to NSW Lotteries, the man in his 40s from Bondi was one of 14 division one winners in the $20 million draw who each took home $1,428,571, and also snared multiple smaller wins bringing his total prize to $1,457,834.


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