Spanish lottery awards €560m

A lottery has spread €560m among ticket-holders in Spain, which is struggling to emerge from a financial crisis that has left it saddled with high unemployment.

The El Nino (The Child) lottery is held each January 6, and the top prize tickets, each worth €200,000, were all sold in Leganes, a Madrid suburb.

Lesser prizes were widely dispersed, including in the provinces of Albacete, Almeria and Barcelona. Tickets cost €20 and the pot is divided among thousands of ticket-holders.


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