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`El Gordo`, the Christmas lottery

Primary school children sing the winning numbers in `El Gordo`, the Christmas lottery.

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In Spain, for most people the Christmas season starts on 22nd December with 'El Gordo', the biggest lottery in the world. Around 2,000,000,000 Euros is won in prize money. The Spanish lottery was started by King Carlos III in 1763. The winning numbers are traditionally sung by children from San Ildefonso primary school in Madrid, which used to be an orphanage.

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