Taking a Gamble With Town Politics


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Winners celebrate in Granen, northern Spain, after Spain’s Christmas “El Gordo” lottery draw on Thursday. All 1,800 tickets with the winning number were sold in the town. Photo: AP

In 2011 Granen, a small Spanish town on the brink of economic collapse, bet in the world’s largest lottery and won €700 million ($761,110,000).

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