In Spain, holiday lottery brings joy amid recession

Nearly $3.3 billion in prizes given out nationwide

Posted: December 23, 2012 at 2:16 a.m.

Winners of Spain’s cherished Christmas lottery — the world’s richest — celebrated Saturday in more than a dozen locations where the top lucky tickets were sold, a moment of uplift for a country enduring another brutal year of economic hardship.

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Front Section, Pages 9 on 12/23/2012