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A man buy tickets for the cash-strapped country's famed Christmas lottery, in Madrid, Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. Many players say they're hoping to win so they can pay off debt or help relatives facing heavy economic burdens. Known as "El Gordo" (The Fat One) and billed as the world's richest lottery, the drawing will hand out about 2.5 billion of euro ($3.3 billion) on Saturday. The top prize is about 400,000 euro ($530,000) but there are expected to be hundreds or thousands of tickets awarded for that amount. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

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A man buy tickets for the cash-strapped country's famed Christmas lottery, in Madrid, Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. Many players say they're hoping to win so they can pay off debt or help relatives facing heavy economic burdens. Known as "El Gordo" (The Fat One) and billed as the world's richest lottery, the drawing will hand out about 2.5 billion of euro ($3.3 billion) on Saturday. The top prize is about 400,000 euro ($530,000) but there are expected to be hundreds or thousands of tickets awarded for that amount. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
A man buy tickets for the cash-strapped country's famed Christmas lottery, in Madrid, Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. Many players say they're hoping to win so they can pay off debt or help relatives facing heavy economic burdens. Known as "El Gordo" (The Fat One) and billed as the world's richest lottery, the drawing will hand out about 2.5 billion of euro ($3.3 billion) on Saturday. The top prize is about 400,000 euro ($530,000) but there are expected to be hundreds or thousands of tickets awarded for that amount. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
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