The Angry Won

Protestor pockets $1.8m lotto win

 A demonstrator camped in a central Madrid square to protest the economic crisis has won 1.3 million euros in the national lottery.

 "The prize of 1.3 million euros ($1.77 million) has been attributed this weekend.

We tried in vain to get in touch with the winner all day on Sunday," said Ignacio Garcia, the head of Serviapuestas, the website of the Spanish lottery.

"We were finally able to speak to him today (Monday) and he told us that he was in the encampment in the Puerta del Sol, so that is why he had not been able to reply by telephone or check his emails," he said.

The winner is a 34-year-old man from Madrid.

Protests over the economic crisis and soaring unemployment began in Madrid on May 15 and fanned out to city squares nationwide as word spread by Twitter and Facebook among demonstrators also known as "M-15", "Spanish Revolution" and "Real Democracy Now".

Protestors installed in Madrid's Puerta del Sol square dismantled their camp on Sunday.

Source: Herald Sun

Do you feel any different about this lottery winner? If so, why?

What do you think he will do with his winnings?


to d________ an organisation - the opposite of "to build"

n_________ (adj) - all over a country

to g__ in t____ with sb - to contact sb

s______ (adj) - rising extremely quickly

a d___________ - someone who, with a group, shows their disagreement with or support for sb or sth

in v___ - unsuccessfully or uselessly

to s_____ the w___ - to communicate a message to a lot of people

to f__ ___ - when a group of people move in different directions from a single point

Grammar point:

"The winner is a 34-year-old man from Madrid."

Notice the above sentence contains what we call a compound adjective. And as it is an adjective, it has no plural "s". It is also hyphenated.

Other examples:

I found a fifty-pound note on the street today.

A couple of years ago I ran a ten-kilometre race.

I have to read this hundred-page document before tomorrow's meeting.