“Imagine, my Loto numbers fall in EuroMillions tonight. We are on Friday May 13, in the tobacco queue at the shopping mall in the Englos shopping center, near Lille (North), and bad luck is about to hit Ilda, 21, who has just to make this absurd reflection to his companion, Louis, 23 years old. "At the time, I didn't take it seriously," the latter tells us. 23,000 euros are about to pass under their noses.
This Friday evening, therefore, the couple of students, alternating with him in a digital marketing agency, she, a midwife in the making, finds herself in the shopping mall after Louis' sports session.
“She believes in the luck of Friday the 13th”
“We walk past the tobacco and we say to ourselves that we have to play, recounts Louis. Ilda is not superstitious but she believes in the luck of Friday the 13th." Tells her not to play more than 10 times a year, she is playing the Loto "for the second time in her life". Louis chooses to stay on his usual EuroMillions grids, Ilda opts for the Loto.
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“We looked at each other in disbelief”
“I have nothing at all. We look at the same time that of the Loto. I say to myself, it's funny, I've already seen these numbers somewhere "And there wreckage! "We see that there are three then five numbers that match...", recounts Louis bitterly. “In a split second, I understood. The couple is dazed. "We looked at each other in disbelief, it's like we missed something. I have a knot in my stomach. It is a feeling of awkwardness between two people. »
Worse still, the student decides to turn the knife in the wound and make a simulation on the EuroMillions site. On the page, the estimate is displayed: 23,376.30 euros. Not the millions put into play by the European lottery that evening, but enough to help the couple get started in life.
Precisely, what would the young couple have done if they had received this sum? “We would have continued our student life. Ilda would have bought her Mac, she dreams of it. For the rest, it's still two years of rent in Lille, regrets Louis, without flagellating himself. We just missed the right help. »
Our evening loser of the week of the year https://t.co/6SR74JIupX— Fédé