The Associated Press reports from MADRID:
Days before Christmas, a tiny town of 2,000 in cash-strapped Spain found itself richer by €720 million ($940 million) Thursday after scooping the top prize in the nation's famed Christmas lottery.
Billed as the world's richest, the lottery dishes out some €2.52 billion ($3.29 billion) to winners across the nation. Continue reading.
Meanwhile, in Greece, the economic crisis has spurred gold fever, The AP reports, with more and more Greeks finding solace in tales of buried riches and picking up shovels in search of treasure.