Inhabitants of a deprived Sicilian suburb sang and danced through the night outside a cafe where the winning ticket for a €100m lottery was bought.

Hundreds of residents in the working-class suburb gathered outside the cafe as the local mayor urged the winner to spread some of the record €100,756,197 prize money to the community.

'I am delighted for Catania and I hope this is a good sign for the town,' said Mayor Raffaele Stancanelli.

'I also hope the ticket was bought by many people... and whoever won will feel a moral obligation to do something for the local community,' he added.

Catania, a large port in eastern Sicily, has more than 1m residents and is one of Italy's poorest cities.