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El Gordo fever: Spain enthralled by annual Christmas lottery

 

December 23, 2018



BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Those holding ticket number 03347 struck it rich Saturday when they won the top prize in Spain's famous Christmas lottery.

The lottery, known as El Gordo, or "The Fat One," dished out 2.4 billion euros ($2.7 billion) in prize money this year. The top prize for a winning ticket was 400,000 euros ($455,000), but there were many smaller prizes.

"Here the people are celebrating a lot, it's the first time that the top prize for the Christmas lottery has fallen here," Luis Soriano, owner of a bar that sold some top-prize tickets in the eastern town of Ontinyent, told the...



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