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El Gordo

ElGordo de la Primitiva is the most popular of weekly lottery games played in Spain and its popularity has spread throughout the lotto world.

The weekly ElGordo lottery draw is known in Spain as ElGordo de la Primitiva, but this is generally shortened to ElGordo which literally translates into ‘the fat one.’

Description

ElGordo de la Primitiva is the most popular of weekly lottery games played in Spain and its popularity has spread throughout the lotto world.

The weekly ElGordo lottery draw is known in Spain as ElGordo de la Primitiva, but this is generally shortened to ElGordo which literally translates into ‘the fat one.’

 

How to play

Tickets consist of two grids, one with numbers from 1 to 54 and the second from 0 to 9.

Players have to pick five numbers in the first grid and one in the second (key number).

The key number also serves as return number.

By selecting six to eleven numbers in the first grid you can make multiple (6 to 462) bets with the same ticket.

Cost: The tickets can be bought from Monday to Saturday in over eleven-thousand locations in Spain and cost €1.50 per grid.

By selecting six to eleven numbers in the first grid you can make multiple (6 to 462) bets with the same ticket.

How often is the Draw: Every Sunday at 13:00 (GMT+1).

Five numbers are drawn at random from 1-54, and another one for the key number from 0-9. Prizes are awarded to tickets whose numbers match the drawn ones.

First prize is for a perfect match (5+1) First category has a guaranteed minimum amount of five million euros

second for 5+0, third for 4+1, and so on until 2+0, totaling 8 prize categories.

Tickets whose key number matches the drawn key number are entitled to a refund of the amount played.

A ticket can hold more than one bet, but each bet cannot win more than one prize.

The jackpot: starts at a guaranteed US$6.5 Million and can reach up to €35 Million. Big-money overs are also common, with €26 Million being the current record.

 

Total payout amounts to almost €3 Billion!

El Gordo“, which means “the Fat One,” is the name given to Spain’s richest National Lottery. El Gordo holds monthly draws with a total cash payout of approx €3 Billion. The July and December draws, in particular, pay out about €140 Million and €2.32 Billion* respectively, making it the richest lottery in the world!

*Amounts are based on previous draws and are subject to change.

 

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