Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Did you “touch” on the lottery?

A lottery shop in the small town of Sort – the Catalan word of luck – in the foothills of the Pyrenees sold tickets that netted 15m Euros of prize money in El Gordo – The Fat One – which boasts the biggest total pay out in the world.

The shop, 'La Bruixa d'Or' – the Golden Witch – sells more tickets than any outlet in Spain because of the name of the town and the fact it has stocked winning tickets several times in the last decade.

Prizes totalling 2.3 billion Euros  were distributed to several thousand winners across the country. The first prize number 79250 appeared on 195 tickets. At 200 Euros each, few people would have bought a whole ticket. It is likely that many had a decimo or tenth of a ticket in which case they would receive 1,950th of the first prize still a lot of money!

I am sorry to say that I was not one of them.

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