May 25, 2022

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The shock awaits the Algerian who won a quarter of a million euros after a 4-month journey

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The Algerian who bought a மில்லியன் 5 lottery ticket and won a quarter of a million euro prize has trouble getting his prize.

When the winner does not have the necessary documents to open a bank account, the prize value cannot be paid in cash due to the large amount.

A friend of the winner’s attempt to win the prize has been detained on suspicion by authorities that he is a fraud.

The winner says he wants to use the prize money to build his life in Belgium.

“Once I get the prize money, I will buy a house and maybe a car in Brussels,” the unidentified winner told a local newspaper. But first he has to find a way to get the money he won.

According to the local radio station, the 28-year-old has no identity documents and no standard residential address.

The winner’s lawyer, Xander Verstrati, told AFP that the lottery company would not pay the sum because the young man could not open a bank account.

A spokesman for the Lottery Prize Administration did not specify the documents required for the AFP.

One of the winner’s friends, who had IDs, went to the main prize management office in Brussels and tried to get the money on behalf of his friend, but he and two others were detained overnight on suspicion of stealing a lottery ticket. , Then they were released when the winner explained the situation.

The lottery ticket has been deposited in court, and prosecutors say authorities have promised not to deport him until the winner receives the prize.

According to Belgian media, the winner flew to Spain by boat from Algeria four months ago and then traveled to Belgium via Spain and France.

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The young man wanted to travel to Britain, but now says he wants to stay in Belgium and get married and start a family.

“I will look for a wife, I will look for her with my money, but with my heart,” he told the media.