€770 million El Niño Draw to take Place on Saturday

€770 million El Niño Draw to take Place on Saturday

€770 million El Niño Draw to take Place on Saturday

The new year has arrived and we’re just days away from the El Niño draw. Will the first week of 2024 see you buy a ticket from Lottery24 and win a big prize?

Saturday January 6 is the date to put in your diary. That’s when this year’s El Niño draw takes place with a prize fund of €770 million. That’s a bumper 70 million euros higher than the 2023 draw.

Massive prize fund 

The top prize is €2 million but tickets are bought in tenths. Therefore, the amount won is €200,000 and that’s not a bad way to start a new year. Overall, there are 17 prize tiers so plenty of chances to get a win from a ticket purchased from Lottery24.

Like the El Gordo de Navidad lottery, the draw isn’t one of those that is completed in a minute or so. It usually takes around half an hour to draw out the winning numbers. 

Coming just a couple of weeks after the big Christmas draw, it’s a second chance to win a big prize. Some players even use their El Gordo de Navidad wins to  buy El Niño tickets just like some American players did.

A special draw

Spain holds lotteries every week of the year but this is a very special one. Just like the El Gordo de Navidad draw held last month, El Niño (which in English means ‘the child) is also a traditional lottery. January just wouldn’t be the same without this draw taking place.

You have to go back to 1879 for the first draw. At that time the lottery was used to raise money for Madrid’s Children’s Hospital of the Child Jesus. 1941 saw the draw renamed El Niño and it’s been that way ever since.

Why is this draw held on January 6? Well, it’s all down to the belief that this is the date when the long journey of the Three Wise Men finally came to an end. They arrived in Bethlehem to give their gifts to the Baby Jesus.

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