New Year brings luck to 180 Dutch
by FFE EU News Staff
National Postcode Lottery organisers on Sunday said around 180 people from the village of Zeeland in Vrouwenpolder are going to share half of the New Year’s Post Code Lottery of €43m grand prize.
Vrouwenpolder, which has 1,100 residents, has a postcode number of 4354. This means that every villager in who took part in the lottery gets a share of the jackpot. By the latest estimates, each ticket holder will take home around €80,000.
The other half of the grand prize will go to nine households in Koningin Beatrixlaan which had the complete winning postcode. Each will receive at least €1m, with some as much as €6m.
This year’s draw was the first time an entire village won the lottery. The individual amounts are also the highest ever given by the organisation.