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Video: Italian scoops $200m lottery
Unnamed gambler wins $200m in Italy's biggest lottery as treasury waits for share.
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2009 16:50 GMT

 

The champagne corks have been popping in the little Italian town of Bagnone, after someone scooped Italy's biggest-ever lottery prize.

The unnamed ticket holder will pick up around $200m - but the other big winner is the Italian treasury, which gets to keep much of the money gambled.

Al Jazeera's Nadim Baba reports.

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