The Dutch State Lottery organizes an exciting draw every New Years Eve. People can win millions of euros, and this year it happened again. The Jackpot of 30 million euros fell on 1 ticket that was purchased in the province of North Brabant. Speaking about a good start of the 2018!
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The winner of 30 million euros will never forget the 31st of December, 2017. On this day his or her ticket number BG 30487 won 30 million euros! The Dutch State Lottery has the biggest prize pool of the Netherlands. During New Years Eve it consisted of a total amount of 67,5 million euros. Participants could also win one of the 250 Mini auto cars! The winners don’t have to pay a gambling tax and the prizes are only drawn out of lottery tickets that were really sold. This is not the case for every lottery, but the Dutch State Lottery wants to be as fair as possible.The Dutch State Lottery also has the biggest pay out percentage of the Netherlands. At least 60 percent of the deposits the participants made are being paid out as prize money.
The Dutch State Lottery draw during New Years Eve has become a true Dutch tradition. It was organized for the very first time in 1992. Since then many people have won a nice prize, including the ones in 2015 and 2016 who were lucky enough to win the Jackpot on two half lottery tickets. The winners came from the provinces Overijssel and North Holland. In 2016 the provinces of Gelderland and Zeeland welcomed a couple of new millionaires.
The winners of the Dutch State Lottery always stay anonymous. By doing so, their privacy and safety is secured. If they want to, they can visit the head quarter of the lottery in Rijswijk. Over there the new millionaires are welcomed by Floris van Driel, who gives guidance. He helps them with their new financial situation.