-- Spaniards are cashing in on nearly $3 billion after winners were announced for "El Gordo," the biggest lottery in the world.
Children sang the winning numbers today during a live announcement from Madrid's Royal Theatre, a tradition of the annual Christmas lottery.
With that much cash at stake, one girl was so anxious she was even brought to tears on stage -- but the crowd responded by clapping, urging her to go on.
"El Gordo" -- which translates to "the fat one" in Spanish -- has thousands of winners across the country, and no one person can win the entire jackpot.
Tickets cost between $23 and $25.
The country was glued to their TVs today as the awards were announced during a four-hour program.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.