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By Abigail Prendergast     Dec 21, 2012 in Lifestyle
Bartolomé Florido, who feels saddened by Spain's unemployment level, decided to assist 333 people unable to work by buying them each a lottery ticket bearing the number, 11.946. If the number wins the jackpot, each person would get 20,000 euros.
A kind-hearted driving instructor from Costa del Sol, Spain has decided to do a generous act for his country's unemployed. According to Huffington Post, Bartolomé Florido, a driving instructor, shelled out 1,500 euros (about 2,000 dollars) on lottery tickets, in order to assist people who are not able to work.
The 60-year-old Florido felt terrible "sadness" due to Spain's amount of unemployed people, reports thinkSPAIN. As such, he went out of his way in an attempt to bring hope to 333 individuals who could not find jobs.
All of the lottery tickets bore the same number: “I went through the dole queue in Málaga, Torremolinos, Benalmádena, Sevilla and Arroyo de la Miel, asking everyone if they were unemployed, and if they said yes, I gave them a ticket with the number 11.946,” said Florido.
If the ticket does turn out to be a winner, then each of those given one will have won just over the equivalent of 26,000 United States Dollars, says The FW.
The number on the tickets, 11.946, also has personal meaning to Florido.
“My father died in 1964, aged 46, and it seemed like a sign,” he explained.
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