Spanish National Lottery at Lottery24
Spain holds a few national lotteries across the year. You can get your tickets to all these at Lottery24. If you’re not sure how to play then see the instructions below.
How the Spanish National Lottery is different from other lotteries
Unlike other lotteries, you don't pick several numbers for the draw and is more like a raffle.
Instead of picking numbers, you chose a pre-printed ticket that has five numbers assigned to it. The numbers range from 00000 to 99999.
Each number will then be printed many times in different ‘Series’. That means one set of numbers can be purchased by different players.
To help with the cost of the ticket, each is also split into 10 fractions. You can buy individual fractions, and often family or friends will split one ticket. If your ticket wins then you receive only 1/10th of the prize. You can buy more than one fraction to win more shares of the prize.
Different draws throughout the year
Spain holds many of this Lottery raffles throughout the year. The most famous one is the Spanish Christmas Lottery. You can read more about that below.
They also run the El Nino, which means ‘child’. It is a smaller version of the Christmas Lottery and is run a few weeks after that lottery.
For all Spanish Lotteries, you can get your tickets at Lottery24.
Spanish Christmas Lottery at Lottery24
The Spanish Christmas Lottery, known as 'Sorteo Extraordinario de Navidad' in Spain, is one of the biggest lotteries in the world. Taking place once a year, it offers people the chance to share in a massive fortune.
This year's draw will take place on December 22 in Madrid, Spain. You can now get your tickets at Lottery24, wherever you are in the world.
The biggest prize pool in the world
The Spanish Christmas Lottery has the biggest prize pool in the world, with a total of £2.1/€2.4 billion available. Over 1800 numbers are drawn, with prizes starting at €1000, all the way up to the jackpot amount of €4 million. This massive jackpot is known as 'El Gordo'.
It also has one of the best chances to win any prize. The chance to win any prize is 1-in-9 and 1-in-40 to win the El Gordo.
How does the Christmas Lottery work?
Unlike other lotteries, you don't pick several numbers for the draw and is more like a raffle. Instead, tickets are printed with numbers on ranging from 00000 to 99999. These numbers are also printed many times in different sets or 'Series'. In total there are up to 170 Series of each number. That means there can be up to 170 winning tickets for any five-number sequence.
Getting your Christmas Lottery ticket at Lottery24
For the 2019 draw, you can get your tickets at Lottery24. To give more chances and make tickets affordable, each ticket is split into 10 fractions. If you purchase just one fraction, and your number wins, then you will win 1/10th of the prize. You can purchase as many fractions for each sequence of numbers as we have available.
Spanish Christmas Lottery Top Prizes Breakdown
|Prize Tier||Number of prizes||Prize amount|
More prizes in the Christmas Lottery
Along with the top prizes handed out for matching the exact numbers, the Christmas Lottery also hands out prizes to numbers that are nearby the winning numbers. You can win a prize for being either +1 or -1 from the winnings numbers.
For example, in 2018 the 1st prize number was 00347. The tickets with numbers 00348 and 00346 therefore also won prizes for simply being the neighbours of the winner. See the full list of prizes for these categories below.
Neighbour Prizes in the Christmas Lottery
|Prize Numbers||Number of prizes||Prize amount|
|+1 or - 1 of 1st prize||2||€40,000|
|+1 or -1 of 2nd prize||2||€25,000|
|+1 or -1 of 3rd prize||2||€19,200|