The El Gordo de Navidad was first held in 1812 and is as part of Christmas in Spain as
El Gordo De Navidad
What is the Spanish Christmas Lottery?
The Spanish Christmas Lottery, known as "El Gordo de Navidad", is a Spanish lottery that is drawn once per year on December 22nd.
In 2020, this popular lottery offers €2.408bn! No wonder everybody is waiting for this special draw...
If you don't live in Spain, you can play and win the Spanish Christmas Lottery online at Lottery24.
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The Lottery that Connects Us
Buying a Christmas Lottery ticket takes on a special meaning when it is shared. According to Spanish tradition people buy Christmas Lottery tickets to give them to their family and loved ones.
The message that we get is that when you share a ticket, you share much more...
Why not do the same and share this exciting experience with people that are important in your life, as well as your own community.
A breakdown of the Spanish Christmas Lottery terms and prizes
Billete: An entire ticket of a 5-digit number, which consists of 10 décimos (tenths of a ticket).
Décimo: One tenth of a billete (full ticket). This is the ticket most commonly bought.
Serie: Each full ticket or billete is printed 172 times with different “serie” numbers.
One of the reasons why this lottery is so popular in Spain is because instead of paying just one big Spanish Christmas Lottery prize and a few other smaller prizes, it pays a considerable number of smaller prizes. As you can see in the table here below, apart from the “El Gordo” (First Prize) and the other four biggest Spanish Christmas Lottery prize categories, there are 1,794 prizes called “La Pedrea”, which are worth €1,000 each, and many more small prizes.
The total prizes on offer in the 2020 Spanish Christmas Lottery draw amount to €2.408 billion, and for a single serie the prize structure for each full ticket is as follows:
|Nº of Prizes||Prize Value||Prize Category||Total Prize value|
|1||€4.000.000||First Prize - ‘El Gordo’||€4.000.000|
|1.794||€1.000||“La Pedrea” Prizes||€1.794.000|
|2||€20.000||For the two numbers before and after the First Prize||€40.000|
|2||€12.500||For the two numbers before and after the Second Prize||€25.000|
|2||€9.600||For the two numbers before and after the Third Prize||€19.200|
|99||€1.000||For the 99 numbers with the same first three digits of the First Prize||€99.000|
|99||€1.000||For the 99 numbers with the same first three digits of the Second Prize||€99.000|
|99||€1.000||For the 99 numbers with the same first three digits of the Third Prize||€99.000|
|198||€1.000||For the 198 numbers with the same first three digits of each of the Fourth Prizes||€198.000|
|999||€1.000||For the 999 numbers with the same two last digits as the First Prize||€999.000|
|999||€1.000||For the 999 numbers with the same two last digits as the Second Prize||€999.000|
|999||€1.000||For the 999 numbers with the same two last digits as the Third Prize||€999.000|
|9.999||€200||For the 9,999 numbers with the same last digit as the First Prize||€1.999.800|
|15.304||Total Prizes per Serie|
|Total per serie:||€14.000.000|
|Total for the 172 series:||2.408.000.000|
The exact quantity of Spanish Christmas Lottery tickets/series, and their prices, may vary each year.
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