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Getting lucky with El Gordo

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Getting lucky with El Gordo


Ticket-holders in the Spanish coastal town of Roquetas de Mar are celebrating after they won first prize – and a share of 640 million euros – in Spain’s traditional Christmas lottery, known as “El Gordo” (The Fat One).

The local syndicate will share out four million euros between them.

Celebrations were also held in Tarragona, where a group of people shared the second prize.

Hundreds of Spaniards club together with friends and family every year to gamble for a possible slice of the more-than 200-year-old lottery.

The draw pays out 400,000 euros for every 20 euros spent on a number – a total this year of 2.24 billion euros.

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