The owner of a lottery office Pedro Magrinya, center, holds a wine bottle as he celebrates with family and friends after selling the first Christmas lottery prize âEl Gordoâ (âThe Fat Oneâ) in ... more 
The owner of a lottery office Pedro Magrinya, center, holds a wine bottle as he celebrates with family and friends after selling the first Christmas lottery prize âEl Gordoâ (âThe Fat Oneâ) in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday Dec. 22, 2013. Millions of Spaniards are glued to televisions as the country's cherished Christmas lottery, the world's richest, distributes a bounty of 2.5 billion euros ($3.4 billion) in prize money to winning ticket owners. The draw is so popular that most of Spain's 46 million inhabitants traditionally watch some part of it live in the hope that the school children singing out winning numbers will call out their ticket. The top prize, known as "El Gordo" (The Fat One), gives lucky winners 400,000 euros per ticket Sunday, while the second-best number nets 125,000 euros. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti) less 
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