Play El Gordo - Spanish Lottery online
Play for the fat one (ElGordo) in the Spanish National
El Gordo de la Primitiva is generally
referred to as ElGordo. It is the weekly draw of the Spanish
National lottery. This popular lotto game is run
by Loterías y Apuestas del Estado, which is the only
official issuer of lottery licenses in Spain.
Loterías y Apuestas del Estado was established in
1985, and tasked with the effective management of not only
the lotteries themselves, but also any disputes that may
arise involving El Gordo lottery.
How do I play the Spanish El Gordo Lottery?
El Gordo de la Primitiva offers
a guaranteed minimum prize and has reached jackpots of more
than 22 million euros. In order to play, customers must
select 5 numbers from a primary ballset (from 1 to 54) and
1 number from a second ballset (0 to 9), called the "key
number". To win the jackpot you must correctly match
all 5 numbers from the first ballset and the extra-number
from the second. Additional prize tiers are available, with
secondary prize values being generated according to the
sales volumes for the week preceding the draw. Each entry
has a 1 in 19 chance of winning a prize.
El Gordo coupons are sold through retail
outlets across Spain, but it is important to note that tickets
cannot be purchased on a Sunday, meaning that our cut-off
time for El Gordo tickets is 13:00 GMT on the Saturday
before the draw, in order to allow our purchasers enough
time to ensure all entries are purchased.
The El Gordo Christmas superdraw
There are variations to the El Gordo lottery,
and the name is also used in reference to the Spanish Christmas
Lottery (El Gordo de Navidad).
The xmas ElGordo lottery differs
from other lotteries. Most lotteries draw 5 or 6 balls and
these make up the combination of winning numbers. When it
comes to the Spanish Lottery Superdraw, there are
also balls involved but each has a 5 digit number printed
on it. The numbers range from 00,000 to 99,999 (except in
El Gordo there the numbers range from 00,000 to 84,999)
and are therefore limited – Once these sell out there
are no more made available.
You buy the lottery tickets either as a whole serie or
as a ‘décimo’, which is more common and
less expensive as that is 1/10 of a ticket.
When the time of the draw comes around, first a ball with
the winning number is drawn and then another one which displays
the amount won. 70% of the money entered into the Spanish
Superdraw Lottery is paid out as prize money!
Play El Gordo Spanish National lottery online