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Every Christmas in Spain, there is a lottery draw so grand it’s called El Gordo, which translates as “the fat one.” And the tiny village of Sodeto has had some serious cause for celebration after all of the 70 households — except for one — purchased tickets via the homemakers’ association. And these lucky locals’ number came up (58268), resulting in them getting a share of the monster $950 million first-place prize.
Costis Mitsotakis, a Greek filmmaker who moved to the village for a woman, is the only resident of Sodeto who did not purchase a ticket. Mitsotakis says he is no longer with the woman and now lives in a barn he is restoring just outside the village