An entire Spain village is celebrating a lottery win, with the exception of one man who did not enter with the rest of the town residents.
The village of farmers and construction workers is now enjoying a minimum payout of $130,000 per resident except for Costis Mitsotakis, a Greek filmmaker "who moved to the village for a woman," a report has revealed.
The way the village enters the lottery is though a group pool and somehow Mitsotakis was overlooked.
He appears to hold no ill will.
The Lottery Post reveals:
"Mr. Mitsotakis said it would have been nice to win. But he has benefited nonetheless. He had been trying to sell some land without much success. The day after the lottery a neighbor called to say he would buy it. The next day another neighbor called. But Mr. Mitsotakis refused to get into a bidding war."
"This is a small village," he said. "You don't want bad feelings."
The report explains what a major event the drawing is in the European country.
The lottery, first established in 1812, is a huge event in Spain. Many people take the morning off to watch the televised coverage of the numbers being drawn from a gilded spinning cage. Spain's lottery works differently from those in the United States. This year there were 1,800 first-prize-winning tickets with the same number, 58268, each paying $520,000. As the tickets cost $26 each, they are often broken down into $6.50 "participations.'"
Spain's national lottery, known as "El Gordo."