Crafty lotto multimillionaire Chico has told how he is setting up a special syndicate in a bid to win the EUR 111 million Eurojackpot.
Chico – real name Kursat Yildirim, 42, from the German city of Dortmund – won a huge EUR 9.9 million (GBP 8.72 million) in the German lottery last year.
Now he is aiming to top his win with the help of 1,500 partners in a raid on the Eurojackpot lottery.
Former conman Chico launched his new bid for a second fortune on Instagram.
The plan is for each participant to contribute two tickets from their own funds, with each ticket costing EUR 4.60 (GBP 3.56).
Local media say that this would increase chances of winning by about a thousand times, with any profits to be split equally among participants.
But Chico’s motives may not be entirely big-hearted, acting as an advertiser for Germany’s Lotto 24 lottery company.
And local media has suggested he could be desperate for a win because his free-spending ways are ripping through his cash.
Chico has blown around half his original win on a string of luxury cars and bizarre business ideas like a nut farm.
His latest splurge in his spending spree was buying a Ferrari GTB 296 worth EUR 500,000 (GBP 430,000) for his 35-year-old brother Yunus.