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65-million-euro lottery winner to buy camper van to watch Tour de France

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A French man who won 65,138,886 euros in a lottery is now one of France's 500 richest people but the only plans has has made public are to buy a camper van and take his family to see the Tour de France.


No yacht on the French riviera, no luxury travel around the world for the anonymous winner. 

"My first plan will be to buy a home and perhaps a mas (farmhouse) in Provence," the winner told the French lottery company La Française des Jeux after his win on the EuroMillions lottery.

The man from central France earns just below the minimum wage and his ambitions on winning were simple - to take a holiday with his family and perhaps buy a camping car to follow the Tour de France next summer.

He will think about how to invest his new fortune later, he says.

Last Tuesday the EuroMillions jackpot went up to 130,277,772 euros and was shared between a French man and a Spaniard.