With a scratch ticket in Montpellier, a young undocumented migrant earns 500,000 euros

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By scratching a ticket in Montpellier, a young Algerian undocumented migrant won 500,000 euros (illustrative photo taken in Marseille in September 2020).

LOTTERY – “He had no other reaction except to leave quickly: he was afraid of having his ticket stolen.” On Saturday, November 20, a young Algerian undocumented migrant had the right to an extremely rare stroke of luck in Montpellier: he won half a million euros thanks to a scratch game. A beautiful story that should change his life.

The scene, in the Gambetta district, is told in particular by our colleagues from France Blue and D’Actu.fr. “I saw him a little every afternoon, he would pick up an X20 (the name of the scratch ticket, which costs five euros each. Editor’s note) and he sometimes earned 100 euros or 200 euros ”, tells the tobacconist to the journalists of Radio France.

On Saturday, his gain was much more substantial. “He scratched two tickets and on the third he thought he had won 25 euros because he hadn’t scratched until the end. It turns out that it was five times 100,000! ” Astonished herself at not being able to validate a ticket which should have brought in only 25 euros, the owner of Dhrif tabac Chic thus learned of the tremendous gain by contacting the Française des Jeux to try to understand the situation.

Arrested a few days earlier for having sold cigarettes on the sly, his means of subsistence, the young man therefore won a small fortune that should change his life. As Actu.fr explains, which joined the cousin of the undocumented in his twenties, he would indeed like to pocket his earnings in order to regularize his situation and buy housing.

Meanwhile, in a neighborhood where the world rejoices for a young man who is visibly known and appreciated, locals hope to experience the same luck. “As of Sunday, all the customers came to scratch x20. Myself, I scratched one! ”, Laughed the tobacconist with France Bleu.

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