Turkish man wins 200,000 lira in lottery with Germany’s World Cup goal minutes
DENİZLİ - Doğan News Agency
Ali Yılmaz (R) used the minutes of the first half goals Germany scored against host Brazil to win the jackpot. DHA PhotoA Turkish man has won 206,000 Turkish Liras in the lottery after playing the minutes of Germany’s historic Brazil rout goals as his lucky numbers.
Ali Yılmaz, a 60-year-old pensioner living in the western Turkish province of Denizli, used the minutes of five of the seven goals Germany scored against host Brazil in the World Cup on July 8. Germany won 7-1 in a historic game in Mineirao.
Yılmaz was one of the three winners who picked five, plus one, lucky numbers in the July 9 lottery of Şans Topu (Lucky Ball) and won a 206,000 share of the total prize.
Yılmaz’s lucky numbers were 11, 17, 23, 24 and 26, along with the wildcard number 7.
On July 7, Germany scored goals during minutes 11, 23, 24 and 26, through Thomas Müller, Miroslav Klose and a brace from Toni Kroos respectively. Yılmaz said he added 17 as a reflective of the 7-1 scoreline and added the last number, 7, the number of goals Germans had scored.
Yılmaz also played another card with the same numbers, only adding 1 instead of 7 in the “plus” section, winning a further 2,296 as one of 27 winners of five columns.