The prize fund of the traditional Spanish Christmas lottery El Gordo (“Fat Man”) amounted to € 2.380 billion. The raffle of tickets takes place on Sunday, December 22.
It is noted that on the El Gordo website a winning combination of the main prize of € 4 million has already been published. In addition, prize holders of € 1.25 million, € 500 thousand for € 200 thousand have become known.
Lucky tickets sold in the cities of Tarragona, Salamanca, Alicante, Murcia, Barcelona and Madrid.
The Christmas lottery has been held in Spain since 1812. This is one of the oldest lotteries with one of the largest prize pools. According to RIA Novosti , 65% of the population of Spain take part in the draw of tickets .
Earlier, on November 26, a 42-year-old resident of the UK won £ 105 million (more than $ 135 million) in the EuroMillins national lottery.