Spanish Lottery Gives Out $3B Just In Time For Christmas
Spain's Christmas lottery is giving out around $3 billion in prizes this year, including 10 "El Gordo" prizes of $480,000 each.By Katherine Biek | December 22, 2014
About $3 billion is up for grabs in Spain's Christmas lottery this year.
With the winning lottery numbers announced Monday, many Spaniards are checking their tickets to see if they've just gotten a little richer.
"It's tradition that children sing the winning numbers on live TV. And during today's drawing, one of the girls started crying. ... Can you imagine the pressure with nearly $3 billion at stake?" ABC anchor Paula Faris said.