Question: what are the odds of a man winning €1 million on the French lottery not once but twice in just two years A) one in 16 million; B) one in 16 billion; or C) one in 16 trillion? Answer C, at least according to mathematicians quoted in Le Parisien newspaper one in 16 trillion. Those are the enormous odds an anonymous winner from the Haute-Savoie region in south-east France beat to scoop up his first million in November 2016. Clearly believing that lightning does strike twice, the Frenchman continued to buy a ticket for the “My Million” lottery each week. Hey presto his numbers came in again just 18months after his first win. And if you think the double winner would be calling it quits after hitting the jackpot twice, you’d be wrong. According to the French media, he believes that things always come in threes. So what would the odds be for winning three times? Mathematicians, pencils at the ready!