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El Gordo de la Primitiva is a relatively new Spanish lottery game, played weekly. Launched as a sister lottery to the annual El Gordo Christmas lottery, the weekly lotto draws take place on Sundays.

Spanish El Gordo tickets are made up of two grids; one features numbers from 1 to 54, the other numbers from 0 to 9. To play, simply choose five numbers from the first grid and one from the second – this is your key number, which also serves as the ‘return’ number.

Five numbers from 1-54 are then drawn at random, with the key number drawn using a separate machine. To win the lotto jackpot, all you need to do is score a ‘perfect match’ – that’s all five main numbers plus the key number. Smaller prizes are also available for other combinations, such as when a player matches five main numbers without the key, or four main numbers and the key number. There are eight prizes available in total. Prize money decreases with the amount of numbers matched.

Want to know something ? Any El Gordo de la Primitiva ticket whose key number matches the drawn key number, regardless of the lotto results, entitles the player to a refund of the ticket price. That’s guaranteed.

The El Gordo de la Primitiva jackpot means lotto winnings of at least five million euros for the lucky individual; split between all winning tickets if more than one player matches every number. If no winner comes forward, 50% of the unclaimed jackpot is rolled over to the following week’s draw and added to the pot – creating an even bigger prize for the next lucky winner!

Not in Spain? It doesn’t matter; players from across the world can still get involved with this great game. Simply buy your El Gordo lotto tickets online today, at