Loteria de Navidad Ticket Sales Have Started!

The Spanish Christmas Lottery – Lotería de Navidad 2017 will sweeten the holiday season with €2.38 billion in raffle prizes!

The Spanish Christmas Lottery – Lotería de Navidad 2017

theLotter is thrilled to announce that tickets for the Lotería de Navidad raffle draw are now available on the site. The draw will take place on 22 December 2017 but you can already purchase your tickets to ensure your participation!

Lotería de Navidad, also known as the Spanish Christmas Lottery, has been a highlight of the holiday season for Spaniards since its first draw in 1812. The raffle is lauded for offering the biggest lottery prize pool in the world, distributing €2.38 billion in prizes in its highly-anticipated annual draw and making as many as 340 millionaires in one night. In addition, Lotería de Navidad boasts unparalleled odds of winning, offering a 1 in 6.5 chance of collecting a prize and 1 in 100,000 odds of winning the jackpot!

Loteria de Navidad Ticket Sales Have Started!An additional €70 million in prizes will be distributed this year, making the 2017 edition of the Lotería de Navidad the most exciting one yet! It is estimated that 98% of all Spanish adults take part in the annual Lotería de Navidad raffle and players from around the world can participate by purchasing their tickets at theLotter.

A total of 170 jackpot prizes worth €4,000,000 each and 170 second prizes each worth €1,250,000 will be distributed in the draw. There will be 15,304 winning combinations in the draw. An unbelievable 26 million shares will collect prizes in the December 22nd raffle!

Official ticket shares are now on sale at theLotter. As ticket supplies are limited, act fast to ensure your participation in this amazing draw!

Purchase your Lotería de Navidad tickets today!

 

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Spanish Christmas Lottery (Loteria de Navidad) 2015

thelotter2The Spanish Christmas Lottery – Loteria de Navidad distributed €2.24 billion in prizes on December 22nd, 2014! Nearly 28 million players benefited from the 1 in 7 winning odds and won prizes.

Spanish Christmas Lottery (Loteria de Navidad) – Quick Facts:

  • The lottery offered the largest prize pool in the world of €2.24 billion
  • 100,000 available pre-defined numbers, each containing a five-digit code ranging 00000-99999
  • Each ticket was printed in 160 identical copies
  • All tickets were made up of 10 shares which could be purchased separately
  • 100,000 tickets * 160 copies * 10 shares = 160 million shares on the market!
  • 1:100,000 chances of winning the €4 million top prize – 160 jackpot ticket winners
  • Attractive winning odds started at 1:7 per prize
  • Altogether – there were more than 24 million ways to win

 

Spanish Christmas Lottery in the News

The Spanish Christmas Lottery – Loteria de Navidad is the focus of countless commercials, news reports, and stories in the months leading up to the draw. With 98% of Spanish adults entering the annual draw, millions tune in to watch the students of the San Ildefonso School sing out the winning numbers in the Loteria Nacional hall in Madrid. With 15,304 ways to win on every ticket, the festive event usually lasts three hours and continues until the entire prize pool has been won!

Learn About the World’s Largest Raffle Jackpot

The Spanish Christmas El Gordo Lottery is an annual national raffle also known locally as the Lotería de Navidad. This Spanish raffle started just over 200 years ago in 1812 and occurs every year during the Christmas season. The raffle is considered the world’s biggest lottery with €2.24 billion in prizes, attractive winning odds starting at 1:7 for a prize, and more than 27 million ways to win!

Lotería de Navidad History

The Lotería de Navidad’s first draw occurred in December 1812 in the city of Cadiz with hopes of increasing state revenue for the public tax authority and has since been organized by the Spanish Public Administration. In 1814 the draw was held for the first time in Madrid, which has become the centre for Spanish National Lottery draws.

The Spanish Christmas El Gordo Lottery numbers are drawn in a special way, much different than any other lottery in the world: students from the San Ildefonso School draw the results and sing them aloud to the public at the Lotería Nacional Hall of Madrid!

Lotería de Navidad Rules

The Spanish Christmas Lottery prints 100,000 tickets (billetes) with five-digit codes ranging from 00000-99999. Due to the game’s popularity, each ticket is printed in 160 copies. The ticket is divided into 10 shares called ‘décimos’ which can be purchased individually. This formula explains the huge amount of shares on the market for this year’s December 22nd draw:

100,000 tickets * 160 copies * 10 shares = 160 million shares

The distribution of prizes, quantity of tickets and shares, and their prices may vary from year to year. In 2004, there were 66,000 different five-digit numbered tickets in 195 copies. In 2005, the number of tickets for sale was 85,000 which were offered in 170 copies. In 2011, there were 99,000 tickets printed in 160 copies.

Winning the Lotería de Navidad El Gordo

The Lotería de Navidad – El Gordo offers unparalleled winning odds beginning at 1:7 for the world’s biggest lottery prize pool of €2.24 billion. The highest prize available in this raffle draw is €4 million, with an amazing 1:100,000 chances of winning the top prize – almost 1,160 times better than the odds of winning the EuroMillions jackpot!

A player owning all ten shares of a 1st prize winning ticket is eligible to claim the €4 million jackpot prize, approximately US $5.1 million in jackpot wins. Lotería de Navidad will award a total of €640 million in jackpot prizes to the 160 tickets with the winning raffle code.

About 98% of all Spanish adults take part in the Spanish Christmas El Gordo Lottery celebrations, even if they usually do not participate in local or global lotteries. It is expected that more than 27.5 million share holders will collect prizes from the 15,304 possible winning combinations in every ticket.

The amount of tickets available for this raffle will be limited as the draw gets closer, so get your tickets before the draw closes on December 21st at theLotter.com!