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$3.2 billion on offer in Spain’s ‘El Gordo’ lottery

Neil Mitchell
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Australian punters can participate in a monster Spanish lottery worth over $3 billion.

El Gordo is Spain’s annual Christmas lottery, and it translates to ‘The Fat One’.

With $3.2 billion on offer this year, it’s not hard to see how it got that name.

And now, Aussies can get in on the action.

Ordinarily, people cannot enter a lottery in a different country, but one betting agency has found a loophole.

Rather than enter the draw, Lottoland lets punters bet on the outcome of the draw. It’s a minor distinction, but it makes a world of difference.

Lottoland’s marketing director Matthew Brinckley told Tony Jones the enormous prize pool has drawn in a lot of Aussies.

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Neil Mitchell
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