The lucky holders of ticket number 26590 struck gold in Spain this morning as they won the top prize in the nation’s bumper Christmas lottery.
The top-prize winning number worth 400,000 euros fell out of the ticket drums live on Spanish TV.
The Fat One came to the Costa Blanca
MORAIRA, San Vicente and Alcoy are looking forward to a very Happy Christmas indeed.
Some lucky residents – and visitors – will have bought ticket number 26590 and taken the first prize, known as The Fat One (El Gordo), in Spain’s special Christmas edition of the national lottery.
Tickets are sold in decimos or tenths costing €20, each of which will pay out €400,000.
The three Alicante province lottery administrations in Moraira, San Vicente and Alcoy will share out a total of €160 million in prize money.
The Moraira administration in Edificio Benidorm on the Moraira-Calpe road sold five series of the first prize and will pay out a total of €20 million.
The two San Vicente administrations 20 series that will bring holders €80 million while the 15 series sold in Alcoy will bring another €60 million.
The number with the first prize was pulled out of the drum at 9.30am, only a few minutes after the draw began, dashing the hopes of punters hoping they had the Fat One within their grasp.