Drawing begins for Spain's €2.3bn Christmas lottery

2016-12-22 14:24


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Madrid - Children from a Madrid school have begun the much-awaited annual singing of winning numbers in Spain's massively popular Christmas lottery that will shower €2.3bn across the country.

People tune in across all media to follow the lottery, where the top prize per winning ticket is a whopping €400 000.

Other lotteries have larger individual top prizes but the El Gordo (The Fat One), which is held each year on December 22, is ranked as the world's richest for the total prize money on offer.

Standard tickets cost €20 and people traditionally chip in and buy shares in several tickets with friends, family or workmates. 

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