Have you ever won anything in the lottery?
You are three times more likely to be struck by lightning than to win the jackpot. Yet some 7 million New Year’s Eve cards are sold every year. Of course, we hope we end up winning the prize more than our common sense. Have you ever won anything in the lottery?
This year’s big locks are selling well again. Armed with a glass of champagne, a jelly ball and a lottery ticket, many Dutch people are heading into the new year. Because participating in the New Year lottery is a tradition for many Dutch people, even though they know that winning the jackpot is probably not an option.
475 times more likely to find pearls
According to RTL News, the chances of winning are very slim. For example, you are three times more likely to be struck by lightning, 475 times more likely to find a pearl in an oyster and 2,100 times more likely to guess the right PIN for your bank card within three attempts.
Let’s hope anyway, because who knows, you might win the jackpot. The number of PostcodeKanjers this year is 58.9 million. The State Lottery prize, awarded on New Year’s Eve, is 30 million euros.