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The Luckiest Village in the World

Michael Paterniti, GQ:

It was a tiny town of farmers, a village where everyone knew everyone and nearly all struggled to make ends meet. But then, a few days before Christmas, they won the largest lottery in the history of Spain. The entire town. All of them. (Well, almost all of them.) Instantly, Sodeto became known as the luckiest place on earth.

It is one of the most enthralling phenomenons in recent memory. Michael Paterniti for GQ brings to life the unbelievable story of a sleepy Spanish town in its most riveting hour.