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Nazareth Arabs Win Soccer Pool

Two Christian Arab brothers-in-law from Nazareth became instant millionaires this week.

They won the $2.5 million jackpot in the weekly soccer pool by guessing correctly the winners of all 14 games.

The sum was the second largest ever paid out by the state-run Payis Lottery.

The winners, who asked that their names not be published, are a 30-year-old newly married hotel employee and his 24-year-old brother-in-law, who works in a carwash. Both said they intend to keep their jobs.

The men invested some $15 between them to complete the 10-column lottery form.