One lucky Briton won on Tuesday a record 185 million Euros in the Euro Millions lottery, lottery operator Camelot announced.
The €185 million prize was the biggest EuroMillions jackpot ever and the largest for a single winner, EuroMillions said.
The previous record holder was also a player from Britain who won 129 million Euros in October 2010.
UK National Lottery spokesman told “This is amazing news; we are absolutely delighted that a UK ticket holder has scooped the entire €185 million jackpot, which at the current exchange rate is a massive £161 million. We’ve got the champagne on ice and look forward to welcoming the ticket-holder or holders into the National Lottery millionaires’ club.”
The EuroMillions jackpot grew so much after a series of rollovers that it was capped at €185 million.
EuroMillions is jointly run by the national lotteries of nine countries – Britain, France, Spain, Ireland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Austria, Switzerland and Portugal.
Two earthquakes struck Southern Spain this Wednesday, killing at least 10 people and injuring dozens more. Major damages to buildings were also accounted to the earthquakes which incurred the highest quake related death toll in Spain for over 50 years.
The epicenter of the quakes measuring 4.4 and 5.2 in magnitude were traced near the town of Lorca. The second quake following after about 2 hours when the first one hit.
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A 25 year old from Andalusia, south of Spain, has been ordered by the judge to leave his parent’s home and look for a job after he sued his parents for discontinuing his monthly allowance of $588 unless he looks for employment.
Although the judge mentioned that the man was studying law, and would probably not complete the degree for several years, nevertheless the judge thought that he was still capable of finding some kind of work. He must leave his parents’ house within 30 days.
The family court in Malaga said that tension rose when the parents claimed that their son had physically and verbally abused them.
Although the judge ordered their son to leave his parents’ home, he also ordered the parents that they should pay a $292 monthly food stipend for 2 years. The parents have also taken over the monthly repayments on their son’s car.
Due to the current tough labor market where the youth unemployment rate is 40.5%, it is not unusual to see offsprings in Spain living with their parents until they are in their 30s.