The Spanish Christmas lottery, El Gordo, was drawn this morning. My number, 20889, won a pedrea, a “pebble,” a minor prize. It comes out to €100 for me, US$122. I spent €20 on the ticket, so I made €5 for each €1 invested.
I plan to splurge on groceries and books.
The lottery marks the beginning of Christmas celebrations in Spain. They go on until the Three Kings bring presents on January 6. It takes a lot of stamina to make it through the holidays here.
Best wishes to you and yours for the season!
– Sue Burke