2017 has been a very successful year for the National Lottery. It set a new record with 66 million prize winners and a pay out of more than 865.500.000 euros! It’s not a surprise that this lottery is incredibly popular all over Europe, especially in Belgium. How many winners came from this country? Look at the data, and it might inspire you to participate as well.

Winners of the National Lottery

The National Lottery in Belgium is more than seventy years old. It was established in 1934 with the goal to raise money for the African country Congo, back then a colony of Belgium. In the past seven decades millions of people participated and won big prize money. Besides that, lotteries like Euro Millions and Lotto decided to join the National Lottery. 2016 has been one of the most successful years in the history of the National Lottery. In total 865,5 million euros was divided among its players. Just as incredible is the fact that there were 66 million players in total! If you divide this amount in days, there were 180.000 winners every day.

Become a millionaire as well
EuroMillions is a popular lottery that’s been organized in several European countries, including Belgium. It’s part of the National Lottery in this country. In 2016 two Belgian EuroMillions won a big prize. In total four people became a millionaire after the special ‘EuroMillions Millionaire Maker’ draw. Participating in the Lotto draw is definitely a good idea if you want to become a millionaire as well, because in 2016 a group of 39 lucky people won millions after a Lotto draw. Other Lotto prizes are great as well, for example the one that gives you a nice amount of money every month for the rest of your live. 27 people were lucky enough to win this. One person won a big prize with the Joker+ and 143 lottery players were very lucky with scratch cards.

Great winner stories
Winner stories are always fascinating. On just an ordinary day a person makes a gamble that changes his or her life forever. For example, in June 2016 a Belgian lottery player won a big prize in the EuroMillions lottery when it appeared he had five matching numbers and two correct stars. The lucky numbers were 8, 10, 24, 33 and 42 and the correct stars 3 and 9 Although the amount of money won isn’t exactly clear, it’s the second biggest prize in EuroMillions Belgium ever. Incredible! The biggest prize in Belgium ever was won on October 11, 2016. On that wonderful day more than 168 million euros was credited to the account of a very lucky player. It has earned the fifth place on the list of biggest Jackpots in Europe.

When Christmas became even more magical
Christmas is a magical time for a lot of people. This is especially true for a 55-year old Brussels native who won the astonishing amount of 2.5 million euros! He played with the lottery and the Joker+ on December 24, 2016 and obviously never thought that the Joker would bring him so much luck. However, it did happen and he won the second highest amount of money since the establishment of Joker+ in 2014. The lucky winner is a person with a lot of patience, because he had been a participant of the National Lottery for more than 30 years. In 2016 he finally got his reward! The winner states that he wants to invest the money in real estate and he will possibly buy a new house.

Winner from West Flanders
Hopefully you’re already inspired by the great winner stories of the National Lottery. The story of a Lotto player from West Flanders shows that it’s absolutely worth it to participate. In the summer of 2016 he suddenly won 2.488.185 euros with a Lottery draw. It was definitely the best summer ever for the 55-year old entrepreneur. The new millionaire tells that he wants to give some money to his children. He also wants to buy a new car, renovate his house and travel around the world. Good luck!