The luckiest numbers in France

18th August 2005, Comments 0 comments

LILLE, France, Aug 17 (AFP) - In a feat that will have statisticians shaking their heads, a French family has twice won a national lottery -- using the same numbers each time.

LILLE, France, Aug 17 (AFP) - In a feat that will have statisticians shaking their heads, a French family has twice won a national lottery -- using the same numbers each time.

The lucky clan, who were not identified, picked up EUR 1.5 million (US $1.8 million) in an August 3 lottery using the same selection of numbers it marks down every week, said Beatrice Vandersype, the wife of the tobbaconist who sold the winning ticket.

She added that those same numbers netted the family 900,000 French francs back in 1978, a sum equivalent to around EUR 500,000 in today's money, taking into account inflation.

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