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December 23, 1995 | Associated Press
Sparkling wine flowed and townspeople danced in the streets of Majorca's main city on Friday after their neighbors won the $285-million jackpot in a lottery that bills itself as the world's richest. Each of 117 tickets with the winning number in Spain's Christmas lottery--dubbed "El Gordo," or "The Fat One"--is worth $2.4 million. El Gordo has the world's biggest payout for a number chosen by ticket buyers, although other lotteries award larger jackpots, according to the lottery commission.
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December 23, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
Champagne flowed and winners took to the streets as residents of the southern town of Granada celebrated winning "The Fat One": the grand prize of $270 million in Spain's traditional Christmas lottery. The annual game, started in 1818 and billed as the richest in the world, dished out a total of $1.2 billion in winnings to thousands of ticket holders throughout Spain.
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December 23, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
Champagne flowed and winners took to the streets as residents of the southern town of Granada celebrated winning "The Fat One": the grand prize of $270 million in Spain's traditional Christmas lottery. The annual game, started in 1818 and billed as the richest in the world, dished out a total of $1.2 billion in winnings to thousands of ticket holders throughout Spain.
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December 23, 1995 | Associated Press
Sparkling wine flowed and townspeople danced in the streets of Majorca's main city on Friday after their neighbors won the $285-million jackpot in a lottery that bills itself as the world's richest. Each of 117 tickets with the winning number in Spain's Christmas lottery--dubbed "El Gordo," or "The Fat One"--is worth $2.4 million. El Gordo has the world's biggest payout for a number chosen by ticket buyers, although other lotteries award larger jackpots, according to the lottery commission.
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December 23, 1988
El Gordo (the Fat One), the biggest prize of all in Spain's annual state-run lottery, amounted to $158 million but will be split among holders of 72 tickets--each divided into 10 parts--bearing the number 21583. In all, $734 million will be distributed in the world's richest lottery. Radio and television broadcast news of the bonanza live to an engrossed audience.
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October 7, 1986 | DAN MORAIN, Times Staff Writer
California Lottery officials will launch lotto, the state's latest venture into legalized gambling, on Oct. 14, trumpeted by a $3.5-million advertising blitz that began Monday. The ad campaign will include television commercials featuring Lakers star Magic Johnson, Dodger outfielder Pedro Guerrero, former football star O.J. Simpson and Oakland A's baseball rookie Jose Canseco.
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December 23, 1988
El Gordo (the Fat One), the biggest prize of all in Spain's annual state-run lottery, amounted to $158 million but will be split among holders of 72 tickets--each divided into 10 parts--bearing the number 21583. In all, $734 million will be distributed in the world's richest lottery. Radio and television broadcast news of the bonanza live to an engrossed audience.
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