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Just an ordinary day as I won the lottery

6 February 2004

ALICANTE – One man was the sole winner of Spain’s EUR 7.3 lottery jackpot Friday.

Paulino Rubio, of Villajoyosa, Alicante, scooped the Primitiva lottery.

Reporters and cameramen from TVE and Canal 9 arrived at the lottery office first thing Friday to interview the manager when the unsuspecting winner stopped in by chance, asking why there was so much press.

The lottery manager told him someone had won the EUR 7.3 million jackpot.

Rubio then had his ticket checked, and to everyone’s surprise, found out he was the winner.

Completely unshaken by the news, the TV cameras saw him phone his fiancée, with whom he is getting married in two months.

She apparently did not believe him and simply reminded him to pick up some pastries for breakfast.

After a brief interview, he shook hands with the lottery manager and left as if nothing had happened.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news