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Latino Daily News

Wednesday December 19, 2012

Spanish Man Gives Out Lotto Tickets in Unemployment Line

Spanish Man Gives Out Lotto Tickets in Unemployment Line

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A man in Spain gave those in various town’s unemployment lines a very special gift recently.

Spending nearly $2,000, 60-year-old Bartolome Florido handed out 333 lottery tickets after seeing the “sadness” on the faces of those in line for their jobless benefits.

The driving instructor from Spain’s Costa del Sol region handed out the tickets in various towns in hopes of relieving their sadness and give them hope.

“I went through the dole queue in Malaga, Torremolinos, Benalmadena, Sevilla and Arroyo de la Miel, asking everyone if they were unemployed, and if they said yes, I gave them a ticket with the number 11.946,” Florido said. “A lot of them asked me, ‘how much is it?’ and when I said, nothing, it was a present, many of them hugged me and cried.”

Should the numbers win, each ticket holder will win $26,352.