Belgian wins over Ђ75 million in lottery

A Belgian resident has won Ђ75,753,123 (US$91,691,580) in the Euro Millions lottery, the pan-European lottery organization said on its Web site.

The name and personal details of Friday's jackpot winner were not released.

The Euro Millions is the world's largest lottery game, run through the national lotteries of Austria, Switzerland, France, Spain, Portugal, Luxembourg, Belgium, Ireland and Britain. In July 2005, an Irish woman won a Euro Millions record Ђ113 million (US$137 million) jackpot.

Eight workers at a Nebraska meat processing plant shared a U.S. record US$365 million (Ђ302 million) in February.

According to Scotsman, the winning numbers were 03, 20, 31, 45, 50, and the accompanying Lucky Star numbers were 6 and 7.

The EuroMillions lottery pools bets from nine participating countries -- Austria, Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

The paper gave no details on the Belgian and traditionally the lottery does not release information about winners for security reasons.

O.Ch.

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