A young Ukrainian refugee who fled war in her home country and settled in Belgium has won 500,000 euros ($537,000 or MXN 9.2 million) and scratch-off tickets.
“His mind is clearly in Ukraine and in this period it is difficult to be happy with what is happening in his country. But at the same time, of course he is happy with his victory and above all, very hopeful,” the statement said man further added “With the money he earns he intends to do something for his fellow countrymen and for the reconstruction of his country. But first he wants to organize a party in Belgium for family and friends who look after him and help him integrate into society.”
The young man, who has lived in the Belgian capital region for a year, bought a scratch-off ticket for 5 euros ($5.30 or 91 Mexican pesos) at a gas station on May 16.
ofThe country’s national lottery, whichelectronic Without disclosing the details of its players, the lucky winners were named between the ages of 18 and 24 on Monday.
Like everyone earning more than 100,000 euros ($107,000), he had to go to the entity’s headquarters in order for the money to be transferred to him.
National Lottery spokesman Joke Vermoere said he had “mixed feelings”.