El Gordo – The fat one
The Spanish Christmas lottery is a national lottery that began in 1813. It’s considered to be the biggest lottery in the world in terms of total prize payout.
Spain's "El Gordo," or "the Fat One," is the world's largest lottery, giving out billions of euros every year to millions of winners. The Christmas lottery tradition goes back more than 200 years.
Employees of a retirement home in a struggling Spanish town were big winners in the world's biggest lottery. The lottery is a Christmas tradition that has gone on for more than 200 years.
Champagne corks have been popping across Spain as thousands celebrate a win in the biggest ever national Christmas lottery. The winning numbers were sung out by Madrid schoolchildren on live television.
A select group of lucky Spaniards, many of whom hail from outside Madrid, have won the world's largest lottery. The sweepstake has dished out prizes worth 2.5 billion euros ($3.3 billion) in total.
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