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One of Europe's biggest and oldest lottery draws kicks off in Madrid

One of Europe's biggest and oldest lottery draws kicks off in Madrid

Spain's traditional Christmas lottery draw has kicked off. A live audience has been authorised once more to attend the draw at the Royal Opera House in Madrid, after a one-year impasse due to the strict anti-COVID measures last year.

The traditional Spanish Christmas Lottery 'El Gordo' (The Fat One) will see a total of 2.38 billion euros divided into 15,304 prizes.

The main prizes per ticket are, 400,000 euros for the first prize; 125,000 for the second; 50,000 for the third; 20,000 for the fourth; and 6,000 for the fifth.

The big drum contains a total of 100,000 wooden balls with the lottery numbers, where the small one contains a total of 1,807 wooden balls with relevant prizes' amounts.