Granen wins $940M in world's biggest lottery

The tiny Spanish town of Granen won $940 million in the world's biggest lottery. It comes as a much-needed Christmas present.

Al Jazeera reports:

An entire Spanish village won the top prize in the world's biggest lottery.

The town of Granen in northeast Spain has about 1,800 residents who bought shares of the winning tickets. Winnings will be split, giving about $520,000 per share.

“Few here can believe their good fortune -- winners wondering what they’ll be able to spend their share of the prize on. Spain is experiencing its worst economic crisis in decades, this part of the country has been particularly hard-hit. Five simple numbers will change the lives of many in Granen and the surrounding area. After months of economic uncertainty, 2012 suddenly seems a lot brighter.”

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