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Working-class neighborhood in Madrid wins "El Gordo" lottery

Jose Luis Serrano (C) and family, owners of a lottery shop that sold the number of the second prize of 'El Gordo', celebrate outside their shop in Aranda de Duero, December 22, 2012. The total prize money of 2.5 billion euros ($3.32 billion) is split into thousands of cash prizes amongst hundreds of winning numbers. REUTERS/Ricardo Ordonez

Jose Luis Serrano (C) and family, owners of a lottery shop that sold the number of the second prize of 'El Gordo', celebrate outside their shop in Aranda de Duero, December 22, 2012. The total prize money of 2.5 billion euros ($3.32 billion) is split...more

Jose Luis Serrano (C) and family, owners of a lottery shop that sold the number of the second prize of 'El Gordo', celebrate outside their shop in Aranda de Duero, December 22, 2012. The total prize money of 2.5 billion euros ($3.32 billion) is split into thousands of cash prizes amongst hundreds of winning numbers. REUTERS/Ricardo Ordonez
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One of the winners of the second prize of "El Gordo" shows a photocopy of her ticket outside a lottery shop in Aranda de Duero, December 22, 2012. The total prize money of 2.5 billion euros ($3.32 billion) is split into thousands of cash prizes amongst hundreds of winning numbers. REUTERS/Ricardo Ordonez

One of the winners of the second prize of "El Gordo" shows a photocopy of her ticket outside a lottery shop in Aranda de Duero, December 22, 2012. The total prize money of 2.5 billion euros ($3.32 billion) is split into thousands of cash prizes...more

One of the winners of the second prize of "El Gordo" shows a photocopy of her ticket outside a lottery shop in Aranda de Duero, December 22, 2012. The total prize money of 2.5 billion euros ($3.32 billion) is split into thousands of cash prizes amongst hundreds of winning numbers. REUTERS/Ricardo Ordonez
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Julio Acebal (C), owner of one of the lottery shops that sold the winning number of 'El Gordo', celebrates in front of his sister (R) and mother at their lottery shop in Oviedo, December 22, 2012.The total prize money of 2.5 billion euros ($3.32 billion) is split into thousands of cash prizes amongst hundreds of winning numbers. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso

Julio Acebal (C), owner of one of the lottery shops that sold the winning number of 'El Gordo', celebrates in front of his sister (R) and mother at their lottery shop in Oviedo, December 22, 2012.The total prize money of 2.5 billion euros ($3.32...more

Julio Acebal (C), owner of one of the lottery shops that sold the winning number of 'El Gordo', celebrates in front of his sister (R) and mother at their lottery shop in Oviedo, December 22, 2012.The total prize money of 2.5 billion euros ($3.32 billion) is split into thousands of cash prizes amongst hundreds of winning numbers. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso
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A woman phones a relative after checking the winning number in one of the lottery shops that sold the winning number of 'El Gordo', in Barcelona, December 22, 2012. The total prize money of 2.5 billion euros ($3.32 billion) is split into thousands of cash prizes amongst hundreds of winning numbers. REUTERS/Albert Gea

A woman phones a relative after checking the winning number in one of the lottery shops that sold the winning number of 'El Gordo', in Barcelona, December 22, 2012. The total prize money of 2.5 billion euros ($3.32 billion) is split into thousands of...more

A woman phones a relative after checking the winning number in one of the lottery shops that sold the winning number of 'El Gordo', in Barcelona, December 22, 2012. The total prize money of 2.5 billion euros ($3.32 billion) is split into thousands of cash prizes amongst hundreds of winning numbers. REUTERS/Albert Gea
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A woman checks her numbers from a paper with placard of the winning number in one of the lottery shops that sold the winning number of 'El Gordo', in Barcelona, December 22, 2012. The total prize money of 2.5 billion euros ($3.32 billion) is split into thousands of cash prizes amongst hundreds of winning numbers. REUTERS/Albert Gea

A woman checks her numbers from a paper with placard of the winning number in one of the lottery shops that sold the winning number of 'El Gordo', in Barcelona, December 22, 2012. The total prize money of 2.5 billion euros ($3.32 billion) is split...more

A woman checks her numbers from a paper with placard of the winning number in one of the lottery shops that sold the winning number of 'El Gordo', in Barcelona, December 22, 2012. The total prize money of 2.5 billion euros ($3.32 billion) is split into thousands of cash prizes amongst hundreds of winning numbers. REUTERS/Albert Gea
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Rafael Sanchis, (L), owner of one of the lottery shops that sold the first number of 'El Gordo', sprays champagne next to employees Amparo and Francisco in his shop in Manises near Valencia, December 22, 2012. The total prize money of 2.5 billion euros ($3.32 billion) is split into thousands of cash prizes amongst hundreds of winning numbers. REUTERS/Heino Kalis

Rafael Sanchis, (L), owner of one of the lottery shops that sold the first number of 'El Gordo', sprays champagne next to employees Amparo and Francisco in his shop in Manises near Valencia, December 22, 2012. The total prize money of 2.5 billion...more

Rafael Sanchis, (L), owner of one of the lottery shops that sold the first number of 'El Gordo', sprays champagne next to employees Amparo and Francisco in his shop in Manises near Valencia, December 22, 2012. The total prize money of 2.5 billion euros ($3.32 billion) is split into thousands of cash prizes amongst hundreds of winning numbers. REUTERS/Heino Kalis
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Lottery enthusiasts dressed in costumes attend the draw for the world's richest lottery, known as El Gordo or "the fat one", in Madrid December 22, 2012. The total prize money of 2.5 billion euros ($3.32 billion) is split into thousands of cash prizes amongst hundreds of winning numbers. REUTERS/Susana Vera

Lottery enthusiasts dressed in costumes attend the draw for the world's richest lottery, known as El Gordo or "the fat one", in Madrid December 22, 2012. The total prize money of 2.5 billion euros ($3.32 billion) is split into thousands of cash...more

Lottery enthusiasts dressed in costumes attend the draw for the world's richest lottery, known as El Gordo or "the fat one", in Madrid December 22, 2012. The total prize money of 2.5 billion euros ($3.32 billion) is split into thousands of cash prizes amongst hundreds of winning numbers. REUTERS/Susana Vera
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Esther (R), employee of one of the lottery shops that sold the winning number of 'El Gordo', celebrates with women at her lottery shop in Alcala de Henares, near Madrid December 22, 2012. The total prize money of 2.5 billion euros ($3.32 billion) is split into thousands of cash prizes amongst hundreds of winning numbers. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

Esther (R), employee of one of the lottery shops that sold the winning number of 'El Gordo', celebrates with women at her lottery shop in Alcala de Henares, near Madrid December 22, 2012. The total prize money of 2.5 billion euros ($3.32 billion) is...more

Esther (R), employee of one of the lottery shops that sold the winning number of 'El Gordo', celebrates with women at her lottery shop in Alcala de Henares, near Madrid December 22, 2012. The total prize money of 2.5 billion euros ($3.32 billion) is split into thousands of cash prizes amongst hundreds of winning numbers. REUTERS/Sergio Perez
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A lottery enthusiast dressed in costume attends the draw for the world's richest lottery, known as El Gordo or "the fat one", in Madrid December 22, 2012. The total prize money of 2.5 billion euros ($3.32 billion) is split into thousands of cash prizes amongst hundreds of winning numbers. REUTERS/Susana Vera

A lottery enthusiast dressed in costume attends the draw for the world's richest lottery, known as El Gordo or "the fat one", in Madrid December 22, 2012. The total prize money of 2.5 billion euros ($3.32 billion) is split into thousands of cash...more

A lottery enthusiast dressed in costume attends the draw for the world's richest lottery, known as El Gordo or "the fat one", in Madrid December 22, 2012. The total prize money of 2.5 billion euros ($3.32 billion) is split into thousands of cash prizes amongst hundreds of winning numbers. REUTERS/Susana Vera
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