Workers and friends of a lottery office celebrate. after selling a ticket with the number 76058 corresponding to the Jackpot worth euro 4 million or euro 400,000 for each tenth of the ticket, during the Spanish National Lottery draw, in Manises, Valencia, eastern Spain, Saturday Dec. 22, 2012 After a brutal year of economic hardship that deepened with unemployment hitting 25 percent, Spaniards across the country Saturday were hoping for relief from payouts by the nation’s famed Christmas lottery _ the world’s richest, with €2.5 billion ($3.3 billion) in tax-free awards. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)

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Workers and friends of a lottery office celebrate. after selling a ticket with the number 76058 corresponding to the Jackpot worth euro 4 million or euro 400,000  for each tenth of the ticket, during the Spanish National Lottery draw,  in Manises, Valencia, eastern Spain,  Saturday Dec. 22, 2012 After a brutal year of economic hardship that deepened with unemployment hitting 25 percent, Spaniards across the country Saturday were hoping for relief from payouts by the nation’s famed Christmas lottery _ the world’s richest, with €2.5 billion ($3.3 billion) in tax-free awards.  (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)
Workers and friends of a lottery office celebrate. after selling a ticket with the number 76058 corresponding to the Jackpot worth euro 4 million or euro 400,000 for each tenth of the ticket, during the Spanish National Lottery draw, in Manises, Valencia, eastern Spain, Saturday Dec. 22, 2012 After a brutal year of economic hardship that deepened with unemployment hitting 25 percent, Spaniards across the country Saturday were hoping for relief from payouts by the nation’s famed Christmas lottery _ the world’s richest, with €2.5 billion ($3.3 billion) in tax-free awards. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)
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