Tuesday, December 23, 2008

It All Comes Out In The Wash

Every year, when the results of the Christmas lottery are announced in Spain, there always seems to be a tragic tale to accompany all those joyful scenes of very drunk people celebrating their success. There has to be someone who can't find their lucky ticket to claim their prize in El Gordo. This year we got the "I put my ticket in the washing machine and look what happened" tale which got widely reported yesterday. The lady concerned sobbed as she told her story to the cameras and explained how this would affect her unemployed son and his pregnant wife. She even waved a little plastic bag containing the remains of the lottery ticket. There's only one problem, it seems this little tearjerker was invented by the TV station La Sexta. The biggest winner in the lottery, as usual, was the Spanish government.

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