A tram operator in the Hague made the surprising discovery of a bag filled with more than 330 Staatsloterij lottery tickets. The driver found the bag thrust into his hands while navigating his Line 17 route near the Kalvermarkt-Stadhuis stop, according to newspaper AD.
The top prize of the Eurojackpot lottery is now at 75 million euros, which is the new record for the Netherlands, writes Telegraaf. Although the amount may still decrease, it is nearly twice as high as the Staatsloterij jackpot of 38.4 million that previously held the top spot.
The Dutch national lottery, Staatsloterij, deceived the public between 2000 and 2008, the Supreme Court ruled on Friday. The lottery was found to have included misleading statements about ticket-holders' odds, and both the number and size of prizes up for grabs.
A 30 million euro New Year's lottery was won by someone in Friesland, the Staatsloterij said last night.