الإثنين , يونيو 8 2020

Giant 'El Gordo' lottery grips Spain



El Gordo draw 2014

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‘You don’t buy it you don’t win…simple as that’ – Costis Mitsokakis

The world’s biggest Christmas lottery is under way in Spain, with €2.2bn (£1.7bn; $2.7bn) of prizes being drawn live on television.

Ticket holders hope to land one of the 10 top prizes – worth €400,000 each – called “El Gordo” (The Fat One).

The winners’ numbers are sung by a group of 22 children, in a long-running tradition that grips the nation.

In the past, some prizes have gone to teams of workers or small communities, providing a sudden Christmas windfall.

Ten fourth prizes, worth €20,000 each, have been drawn so far, along with most of the fifth prizes.

The event is being held at Madrid’s Royal Theatre.

Celebration of fourth prize in CuencaThis lucky number – earning a fourth prize worth €20,000 – was sold in the town of Cuenca

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