Winning number drawn in Spain's El Gordo lottery

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An unemployed Peruvian woman was among the grand prize winners Thursday in Spain’s bumper Christmas lottery known as “El Gordo” (The Fat One).

An unemployed Peruvian woman was among the grand prize winners Thursday in Spain’s bumper Christmas lottery known as “El Gordo” (The Fat One).

Lucky holders of the €20 tickets with the number 05490 were due to receive the top payout of €400,000.

In keeping with tradition, the winning numbers are called out by children from Madrid’s San Ildefonso school in a nationally televised draw at Madrid’s Teatro Real opera house.