Draw deal: Spain’s El Gordo lottery hit by ticket vendor strike

Posted by on December 22, 2021 9:49 am
Categories: Global Stories

Annual multibillion-euro draw goes ahead despite Covid surge and first ever strike by lottery ticket sellers

Spain’s Christmas lottery, a lucrative and much-loved annual tradition that often ends in the joyous detonation of cava corks and the hatching of big plans, took place on Wednesday amid soaring Covid infections and the first ever strike by ticket vendors.

After the country recorded a record 49,823 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday night, many Spaniards welcomed the chance to focus instead on El Gordo (the Fat One) and its €2.4bn in prizes.

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