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(Nieuwsblad.be) Eritrean Migrant wins more than 245,000 euros with scratch ticket in Israel

Posted by: Semere Asmelash

Date: Thursday, 14 March 2019

Migrant wins more than 245,000 euros with scratch ticket in Israel


Migrant wins more than 245,000 euros with scratch ticket in Israel

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After hours of scratching, an Eritrean migrant in Israel eventually won 1 million Israeli shekels (245,765) euros with scratch cards.

Michael Galilov, the owner of the kiosk in Tel Aviv where the winning ticket was sold, told Channel 12 that the winner was so overwhelmed that he didn't realize what was happening. "We were all in shock."

The winning ticket that the man bought cost 100 shekels (24.5 euros). It is unclear how many tickets the Eritrean had bought. Galilov also stated that the man's friends had told him it might be time to give up, but he kept on scratching.

There are many African asylum seekers in southern Tel Aviv, often in poor conditions. Israel postponed plans for the deportation of around 40,000 African migrants.

The country has now classified asylum seekers from Sudan and Eritrea as illegal migrants. Their asylum applications are therefore only approved in very exceptional cases.



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