Getting lucky with El Gordo

Getting lucky with El Gordo
By Euronews with Reuters, APTN
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Spanish syndicate wins 'The Fat One'

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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).

Spain’s El Gordo lottery winning numbers are announced – video https://t.co/Mni1nDqM1R

— Guardian World (@guardianworld) 22 Décembre 2015

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

Spanish seaside town rakes in €600m from El Gordo lottery: Roquetas de Mar, on the south coast, … https://t.co/iGaBNCnSDS <—Full Story

— Uk News Depot (@uknewsdepot) 22 Décembre 2015

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

ÚLTIMA HORA: ¡EL GORDO! 79.140 https://t.co/hBQJy0YXsc [Ha tocado íntegramente en Roquetas de Mar, Almería]

— EL PAÍS (@el_pais) 22 Décembre 2015

“El Gordo” — the biggest lottery in the world — just handed out $2.4 billion in Spain https://t.co/2OirBYXwpypic.twitter.com/wVoPEnp1pf

— MarketWatch (@MarketWatch) 22 Décembre 2015

This country just held the world’s biggest lottery https://t.co/0yEgleeV94pic.twitter.com/msUq9eBK3q

— Fortune (@FortuneMagazine) 22 Décembre 2015

Fat chance: The ultimate guide to El Gordo – Spain's Christmas lottery

If you're puzzled by all the long queues… https://t.co/njFGqYqR8h

— Spectrum FM Almeria (@SpectrumAlmeria) 16 Décembre 2015

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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