Refugee wins €400,000 in Christmas Lotto

Ngagne with a copy of his winning ticket
Ngagne with a copy of his winning ticket

A refugee from Senegal has scooped €400,000 in Spain's annual Christmas Lotto.

The 35-year-old, who has been named as Ngagne, won the bumper windfall in Spain's famous 'El Gordo' (Fat One) game.

His adopted town Roquetas de Mar won the draw, so every resident who had a ticket with the right number shared the monster €630m jackpot.

Ngagne arrived in Spain on a wooden boat with his wife in 2007. He has worked for the last eight years as a vegetable picker but he lost his job just days before buying the ticket that won him a fortune.

According to a report in the London Independent, Ngagne and his wife only had €5 to their name.

In total, 1,600 spilt the jackpot, getting just under €400,000 each.