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According to a study, those who spend the most on the Spanish Christmas Lottery through online sales in Spain are the English. People from the UK residing in the country spent an average of €228, well above the €45 average of the Spaniards.

But they are not the only foreigners who spend a higher amount with Mexicans said to spend €128 on average on the popular El Gordo de Navidad lottery game. Venezuelans and the Dutch, who spend €96 and €90 on average respectively, also spent more. In fact, foreign residents in Spain overall spent on average €86, 44% more than the Spanish which shows the wide appeal of the Spanish Christmas Lottery.

All this data came from a study made in 2014 by a leading portal of lottery sales in Spain, which publishes the main habits of internet Lottery consumers, based on the figures recorded in 2013.

When it comes to the most common buyer profile for El Gordo de Navidad tickets, the study shows that 69% are men and 60% of those who acquired decimos (shares of tickets) were between the ages of 30 and 49 years old.

The Spanish communities which are the biggest Spanish Christmas lottery spenders on average are Ceuta (€63), Melilla (€58), the Basque Country (€56) and Galicia (€55), which all placed above the national average.

On the opposite side, Extremadura was the region where there were the least expenses, since they went down from the €53 average invested in 2012 to €44 in 2013. In more detail, the provinces where the online sales went down the most were Ourense (€69), and Soria and Álava (both €67). Ourense is one of the five provincial capitals where the Gordo top prize for the Spanish Christmas lottery has never been won; Ávila, Huelva, Tarragona and Zamora complete the list.

The places in Spain where more tickets were sold were Madrid, Catalonia, Andalusia and Valencia representing 67% of total sales.

The study also reveals that although it is possible to buy Spanish Christmas lottery tickets starting from the month of July, Spaniards tend to wait until the last minute to buy their tickets. In 2013, 37% of online purchases for the Spanish Christmas lottery were made between the 18th to the 21st December.

From 9.00 am on December 21st, the eve of the Spanish Christmas lottery draw, sales begin to grow at a steady pace throughout the day.

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