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$900 Million Prize, 1 In 292 Million Odds — And A Few More Lottery Numbers

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Lucky Guy? Kevin McCarthy Once Won The Lottery. Now He Might Be Speaker

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Women in Barcelona check their numbers for Spain's Christmas lottery, named "El Gordo" (Fat One), in 2012. Josep Lago/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Good Samaritan Could Get Unclaimed Lotto Jackpot In Spain

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