How to Play
Tickets for El Gordo de Navidad are unlike those in other world lotteries. Instead of buying a single ticket, Navidad tickets are sold as either a full ticket, known as a ‘billete’, or a tenth of a ticket known as a ‘decimo’. Rather like a raffle, players buy pre-printed billetes, and each number can be sold as many as 180 times in what is known as a ‘series’, meaning there will be multiple billetes displaying the same number.
The prize tiers below are per billete:
|First Prize «El Gordo»||1||€4,000,000|
*The number of prizes is calculated by multiplying the winning combinations drawn by the number of billetes in the series. For example, there would be 180 x €4,000,000 «El Gordo» prizes if the number of billetes in the series was 180.
†As the prize amount is per billete, the prize value is divided by the number of players participating on a billette. For example, if 10 players each had a ‘decimo’, they would receive 1/10 of the billet prize amount.
The table above shows the top 5 prize tiers but the ‘pedrea’, or ‘shower of prizes’, includes hundreds of further prizes drawn throughout the day.
El Gordo de Navidad draws frequently include a ‘variation’ which gives players additional prizes for matching the variation chosen. For example, the variation for the 2012 draw entitled the holder of any ticket number ending in 8 to claim a prize.
Lottery ticket for ONCE
A ticket for this special lottery only costs 1,50 euros. Friday and Sunday form an exception with a ticket price of 2 euros because then bigger prize money can be won. You should definitely participate during the draw on the first Friday and Sunday of the month. On these days a special big prize is given away. Tickets this occasion costs 2,50 euros, so there’s no reason why you shouldn’t try! Every ONCE ticket has five numbers that are already printed and three numbers in a series. The maximum prize is 300.000 euro. To win this great amount of money all the numbers on your ticket have to match with those that appear during the lottery draw. The three series numbers need to match as well. You win 2,50 euros when there’s a match with just one number. With two or three correct numbers you win bigger prizes. Did you win a great prize? Congratulations! Claim your prize at de Banco de España. Smaller prizes can be claimed at the ONCE kiosks.
The high Jackpot of EuroMillions
International lotteries are organized in Spain as well. Especially EuroMillions attracts thousands of people. This is a lottery that is organized in several European countries at the same time. One of the advantages of this is the fact that the inlay of the participating countries is added together. This leads to an incredibly high Jackpot! What’s more, the minimum Jackpot is 15 million euros. The EuroMillions Jackpot takes place every Tuesday and Friday. So make sure that you’re in front of the television these days. During the draws 5 balls out of 50 numbered balls appear. There are also two ‘star numbers’ drawn out of 11 numbered balls, that ranges from 1 to 11. Obviously it can’t be a party every week, so sometimes there’s no Jackpot hit. In that case the prize money is increased for next time. This also means that the EuroMillions Jackpot can rise to great heights. 75, 100 or 180 million is no exception. The winner doesn’t even have to pay a gambling tax on his or her prize!
Лотерейный розыгрыш. Эль Гордо де Навидад. Как выбираются выигрышные номера, во время тиража лотереи?
Испанский рождественские лотереи дро обычно длится около 3 часов.
Есть 100,000 маленьких деревянных шаров в первом барабане. На каждом из этих шаров 5-значный номер был напечатан, используя специальный лазер вместо краски. Это делается для того, чтобы избежать каких-либо несоответствий в массе шаров.
Чем меньше барабан содержит 1,807 шаров, каждый из них представляет один доступный приз.
Один шар выбирается из каждого барабана одновременно. Эти два шара совпадают друг с другом, где один шар показывает размер приза, а второй выигрышный номер.
Результаты поют вслух дети из школы «Сан-Ильдефонсо». Один ребенок поет громко пятизначный номер, другой поет приз.
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The draws, which are held in Madrid on 22nd December every year and considered a national event, differ from standard lotteries in two important aspects. Unlike other lotteries, whose draws are generally brief and completed with relatively little fanfare, El Gordo de Navidad draws take hours to complete due to the sheer number of prizes and the format is closer to a raffle than a standard lottery.
The balls are drawn from two machines, called ‘bombos’, which each hold thousands of balls. One bombo contains balls inscribed with a pre-determined number combination, while the other bombo contains balls inscribed with a prize value. Each pre-determined number is printed on numerous tickets so, when a prize is selected to correspond with the number drawn, the prize fund for that tier will be shared between all of the players whose ticket matches the number drawn.
Win millions with El Gordo
Perhaps you think that it’s very difficult to become rich. For some people the opposite is true. There have been lucky players who bought a lottery ticket of 50 cents and became rich during a lottery draw. How easy can it be? A lottery ticket doesn’t have to be expensive. They’re already sold at 50 cents, but multiple tickets for 100 or 200 euros is possible as well. You have to find the right lottery to increase your winning chances. Some research might help you. After a research you will probably find out that ‘El Gordo’ is a well-known lottery in Spain. ‘El Gordo’ actually means ‘The Fat One’ and after you’ve participated it becomes clear why this nickname has been given. Main reason is that players can win millions of euros. Because of that thousands of people participate in this lottery during December. All of Spain is watching the lottery draw live on television. Christmas is not only the most beautiful, but also the most exciting time of the year for them. Who knows if you’re going to be among the people who becomes rich in an instant!
The Loteria de Navidad ticket explained
1 – This is the ticket (billete) number – can range between 00000-99999. This is the five-digit code which will be drawn at the time of the raffle.
2 – This is the lottery number and year for the upcoming draw.
3 – This is the series number for the ticket – can range between 1-180.
4 – This is the share (décimo) number – can range between 1-10.
5 – This is the complete date for the upcoming draw.
6 – This is your ticket code.
The Loteria de Navidad Tickets
This is yet another of the great traditions surrounding the Loteria de Navidad. Every year, the lottery issues a ticket featuring one of Spain’s greatest works of art. This is meant to pay homage to the country’s astounding cultural heritage. Here is a short list of the visuals included on the tickets:
2018 Loteria de Navidad Ticket – “Virgen con el Niño” –painting from the Retablo de la Vida del Virgen y de San Francisco – displayed in the Prado National Museum in Madrid.
2017 Loteria de Navidad Ticket – “Adoracion de los pastores” – an oil painting by Bartolome Esteban Murilio, 1650 – displayed in the Prado National Museum in Madrid.
2016 Loteria de Navidad Ticket – “Nacimiento flamenco” – polychrome wooden altarpiece from the XV century, anonymous – featured in the Santa Maria Cathedral in Leon.
2015 Loteria de Navidad Ticket – “Adoracion de los pastores” – oil painting by Juan del Castilio, XVII century – featured in the Museum of Beautiful Arts in Sevilla.
2014 Loteria de Navidad Ticket – “Adoracion de los Reyes Magnos” – painting by Pieter Coecke van Aelst – XVI century – featured in the Prado National Museum in Madrid.
2013 Loteria de Navidad Ticket – “El Nacimiento” – canvas made in oil by Federico Barocci in 1597 — featured in the Prado National Museum in Madrid.
What are the Odds of winning at the Lotería de Navidad?
Lotería de Navidad offers 15,304 ways to win on each ticket. Odds of winning start at 1 in 6.5 for the lowest prize of this raffle and goes up to 1 in 100,000 for the €680 Million jackpot (for the whole winning ticket). The chances of winning the €4 million jackpot (with one copy) are of one in 17,000,000. The odds of winning the €400,000 prize (with one share) are of one in 170,000,000.
On average, players have a 5.3% chance of winning, which is quite appealing when compared to the odds of winning the Powerball or other lotteries. The odds of winning the El Gordo prize are of 0.001%, while the EuroMillions lottery offers 1 in 139,838,160 chances to hit the jackpot (0.0000000086%). When you play US Mega Millions online or other lottery giants, you have even less appealing odds of winning the top prize.
What Are Loteria de Navidad Statistics?
The 15,640 number was twice the winner in the history of this raffle — in 1956 and 1978. Same as 20,297 — in the years 1903 and 2006.
The El Gordo prize was scooped four times with tickets with the same three-digit number: 25,444, 25,888, 35,999 and 55,666.
The two-digit combinations that have been repeated over the years are: 85, 7 times (in 1841, 1858, 1867, 1868, 1900, 1915 and 2005); 57, 6 times (in 1820, 1846, 1871, 1878, 1881 and 1932); 75, 5 times (1825, 1835, 1843, 1869 and 1962); 64, five times (in the years 1821, 1948, 1961, 1976 and 1987), 95, four times (in 1886, 1994, 1995 and 2001) and 58 times four times (in 1881, 1987 and 2012).
Winning tickets have never ended in: 09, 10, 21, 25, 31, 34, 41, 42, 43, 51, 54, 59, 67, 78 and 82.
1 was the rarest figure for ending the jackpot winning code, followed by 2 and 9.