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Spain's record Euromillions winner vanishes

Source: El Pais El Pais - Wed 18th Jun 2014
Spain's record Euromillions winner vanishes

A single winner will take home €137 million from the Euromillion lottery draw held last Friday, a new record following the more than €126 million won by an individual player in 2009.

But the lucky punter, who spent €42 on a multiple bet, has apparently gone missing.

Ángel Hernández, owner of the lottery booth that sold the winning ticket in Madrid satellite town Parla, told Efe that he did not know who bought the lucky number. But, he said, "what's certain is that they've gone. With an amount like that, it's no wonder."

"You can imagine," he continues. "With €137 million all you think about is making yourself scarce, even moving elsewhere and keeping a low profile, because it could be a big temptation for a lot of people. It's not like someone who wins a million, which solves all their financial concerns, but they still keep on doing their jobs. With €137 million, I seriously doubt that whoever it is will go back to their ordinary life."

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