By Euro Weekly News Media • 07 July 2015 • 8:06
SMILES all round at Benidorm’s lottery draw: Mayor Toni Pérez and organisers with fiesta princesses
THE National Lottery with a total prize haul of €140 million was drawn in Benidorm on Poniente Beach on Saturday July 4 by Fiesta Queens and their attendants dressed in traditional costumes and looking perfect despite the warm temperatures.The holiday lottery draw took place at 1pm and lasted for around half an hour, broadcast live by RTVE and the strange sequence of number drew gasps from the crowd – the first set of numbers were two and seven, followed by the second set – also two and seven! The third prize of €200,000 was won on all fours and sevens – the numbers 44747. Second prize winning €1 million was all eights and zeros – 08081, with winners in the neighbouring town of Villajoyosa which prompted an excited round of applause from the crowd.And first prize with a hefty €2 million was won with all nines and zeros – 90190.The occasion was celebrated by traditional dancing. Benidorm was chosen for the draw marking the 275th anniversary of the discovery of the Virgin of the Suffrage, the city’s patron saint.
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