According to the local newspaper “Jour Verviers”, the woman, called Micheline, had won the money to organise a big party for herself and her neighbours.
However, the announcement that Ford is to close its factory in Genk made Micheline decided not to use the cash for a party.
"I would prefer to cancel the party. I couldn’t party and enjoy myself while 10,000 are losing their jobs. I want the 4,000 euro to be used for a party for the workers at the factory in Genk”.
Micheline and her neighbours will now have a modest no frills party rather than the big event that was originally planned.