EuroMillions winners decide to keep their jobs
04 Apr 2006
A couple living in Brussels with three children has claimed a Euromillions jackpot worth ?75 753 123, Belgium's Loterie Nationale said on Monday.
The winners, who have decided not to make their names public, met with lottery officials to claim their prize on Monday afternoon at a "secure and secret site".
"They are a typical Brussels couple and they remained very calm during their meeting with officials from the Loterie Nationale," the lottery said in a statement.
"They have decided to 'keep their feet on the ground' and keep working," the statement added.
The winners, frequent lottery players, had put only ?12 on the winning ticket. They had let a computer pick the winning combination for them.
The jackpot was the third biggest since the Euromillions lottery was launched in 2004.
Irish mother-of-six Dolores McNamara, who pocketed a cool ?115 436 126 in July 2005, was the biggest-ever winner.
The world lottery record is held by the United States, with a jackpot of $363-million in May 2000.