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May 30, 2023

Volcano-hit La Palma gets a piece of Spain’s biggest lotto

After volcanic eruptions and tourism woes, island gets some Christmas cheer as tickets scoop €400,000

After grappling with volcanic eruptions that dragged on for three months, piling on to the tourism woes brought by the coronavirus pandemic, a bit of luck has landed in the Canary Island of La Palma.

Spain’s Christmas lottery – the two-century-old tradition that on Wednesday showered €2.4bn in prize money across the country – included a nugget of good news for the hard-hit island as two local kiosks said they had sold winning tickets worth a total of €400,000.

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