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
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.