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Smallest town in line for the biggest win this Xmas

  • Fordwich, East Kent, has 371 residents, officially making it the UK’s smallest
  • Lottery betting service has donated a sum of money for a group of residents to form a syndicate
  • The syndicate will participate in Spain’s El Gordo and El Nino lottery games, with a total prize pool of €2.3bn up for grabs
  • A win could make the residents amongst wealthiest people in the UK

13 December 2016: Olé! A group of residents from the UK's smallest town are hoping to win big this Christmas as they take their chances on two of the world's biggest lottery games – Spain’s El Gordo and El Nino, which boast a combined prize pool of €2.3bn., the online lottery betting service which allows people to bet on lotteries from across the world, has formed a super syndicate consisting of 69 of the residents which, if lucky, could see them become amongst the wealthiest people in the UK.

In honour of the Spanish games, it’s hasta la vista Fordwich and hola El Fordwich! The residents of Fordwich, alongside Mayor Philip Lewis, have shown their support and wholly embraced Spanish culture by changing the town’s name to El Fordwich, as well its street names and signs. The town, which has the oldest working town hall in the UK, has also erected an urban beach and hosted flamenco dancing for all to enjoy. The local pub, George and Dragon has even changed its name to Jose and Dragon, and the town’s postmen have got into the spirit by wearing matador uniforms to deliver post.

Philip Lewis, Mayor of Fordwich, said, “The residents are so excited to be involved, it’s great for our community and we enjoyed dreaming of our Spanish beach and flamenco dancing, bridging the gap of so many kilometres and drawing us closer together”.

The town’s participation in El Gordo and El Nino has been made possible by who celebrated their UK launch by donating a sum of money to the group of Fordwich residents. El Gordo takes place every year on the 22nd December in Madrid, with El Niño on the 6th January 2017. The Spanish Christmas Lottery is the second-longest continuously running lottery in the world, which includes the years during the Spanish Civil War. gives players access to bet on the world’s largest jackpots. Those keen to participate in a syndicate and be in with a chance of claiming some of the biggest worldwide jackpots across the world, including Spain’s €2.3bn El Gordo game on 22nd December 2016, should visit New players are being offered cashback on their first bet up to £50. Terms apply.

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