Don't Fear Friday the 13th, Say Belgian Lotto Ads

It Could Be Your Lucky Day

Published On
May 11, 2016

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It's Friday the 13th today, and the Belgian lottery is encouraging people to think it could be their lucky day with a couple of amusing ads promoting its Extra Lotto Jackpot.

The spots, directed by Johan Kramer of Ristretto Films for Brussels agency Mortierbrigade, center on people with "paraskevidekatriaphobia," or a phobia of Friday the 13th. (Yes, apparently it's a real condition.) They include a Mom, seen here, who serves up whole unpeeled vegetables and an entire chicken to her family because she's so superstitious that she won't use a knife on Friday 13th. There's also a guy who's so afraid of being struck by lightning he wears a rubber suit to the office.

The message is that they won't be playing, but it could be your lucky day, with a jackpot of 2.5 million Euros.