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El Gordo is part of Spain’s annual Christmas lottery. It roughly translates as “The Fat One” or “The Big One” due to its enormous prize pool. If measured by the total prize payout, the Spanish Christmas Lottery, including El Gordo, can be considered as the biggest lottery across the globe. It is also worth noting that the prize pool is distributed among the winners and not kept by the Spanish state.

Brief Background of El Gordo

There are so many reasons why people love joining El Gordo and its rich history is on top of the list. The Spanish Christmas Lottery is one of the oldest lotteries in the world. Since 1860, it has been selling tickets to punters who want to win a share of the massive prize pool. With its long history, El Gordo is considered as one of the well-established lotteries across the globe. Moreover, millions of people patronise the game, not only in Spain but also in more than 140 countries.

El Gordo is also known as one of the first lottery contests that were made available online. This lotto contest has been entertaining players online since 1996. This means that as long as you have a computer or a mobile device as well as an Internet connection, you can enter El Gordo draws.

El Gordo Also Known as “The Big One”

If you are the type of player who loves to play big lottery contests, then El Gordo is perfect for you. As previously mentioned, it has the biggest prize pool among all the lotteries in the world. Typically, the prize pool for this lotto climbs to a whopping €3.6 billion (£3 billion). Thousands of winners get to share 70% if this total sum. Since there are thousands of possible winners for this lottery, your chances of winning a prize are looking great! El Gordo represents “The Big One” or the division 1 jackpot prize for the contest. The ultimate winner of El Gordo typically wins €4 million (£3.36 million) while the second prize winner gets to take home around €1.25 million (£1.05 million). It is also worth noting that while the lower prize tiers have multiple winners, there are sole winners from the first to third prize tiers.

El Gordo Prize Tiers

WINNERS PRIZE PER WINNER DESCRIPTION TOTAL
1 €4,000,000 El Gordo (The Big One) €4,000,000
1 €1,250,000 Second Prize €1,250,000
1 €500,000 Third Prize €500,000
2 €200,000 Fourth Prizes €400,000
8 €60,000 Fifth Prizes €480,000
1,794 €1,000 La Pedrea €1,794,000
2 €20,000 For the two consecutive numbers, one before and one after, the First Prize number(the First Prize approximations) €40,000
2 €12,500 For the two numbers, one before and one after, the Second Prize(the Second Prize approximations) €25,000
2 €9,600 For the two numbers, one before and one after, the Third Prize(the Third Prize approximations) €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 99 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 (refund) €1,999,800

Joining El Gordo from Spain and Other Parts of the World

There is a rough estimate that around 75% of adult Spaniards join the Christmas Lottery. Moreover, the lottery organisers estimate that every year, each player will spend around €62.72 on purchasing El Gordo tickets. The drawings are broadcasted in televisions and radios. People listen carefully to the students of San Ildefonso in Madrid. Children are picked to call out the numbers of the ticket as well as the prize while the balls are drawn from the massive lottery tombolas.

Now you might ask, “Can I join El Gordo?” The answer to that question is a resounding “yes!” You can be physically located in the US, UK, South Africa or any part of the world and still buy your chance at getting a share of the enormous prize pool. There are online lottery shops which feature this game along with other international lotteries. Just remember that El Gordo is a Christmas lottery. This means that you have to wait until 22 December before the results are out. This is also one of the reasons why the prize pool is so big – it accumulates for a year.

The downside to El Gordo is the fact that draws will only be held once a year. On the other hand, you will be delighted to know that the game ends with 15,000 players getting richer. Since thousands of prizes are to be given away, your chances of winning a prize are higher as compared to other lotto contests in the world.


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