The Best Lottery Commercials of All Time

While it may not seem to be a usual target of advertising, there were some lottery commercials over the years that have exceeded all standards and stood out as some of the best on the market. Playing the lottery is fun, so most of these ads are extremely entertaining. So, without further ado, let us show you the best lottery commercials in advertising history!

1. Justino – The Spanish Christmas Lottery

This is the best lottery commercial of all times because it features an unexpectedly moving story about a man who always goes out of his way to make a better day for those around him. Justino is a night guard in a mannequin factory in Spain. As his job leaves him quite lonely, he uses the mannequins to make special installations for his colleagues to find in the morning.

With Christmas on the way, Justino begins a majestic plan to build a very special Christmas tree for them. Being very busy putting his plan into practice, Justino forgets about putting in his share for the Loteria de Navidad raffle. The Christmas Lottery is the biggest lotto event of the year in Spain and it is part of the local holiday traditions.

On his way in to work, Justino reads the newspaper and finds out that the factory syndicate has won the Loteria de Navidad raffle. This is the moment when he realizes that he had forgotten to put in a share. While he feels sorry for missing out on the prize, he goes in ready to congratulate his colleagues on their big win. But their reaction takes Justino completely by surprise. To find out why, watch this adorably heartwarming Christmas Lottery commercial.

2. #Pleasenotthem – James Blunt – The UK National Lottery

This is one of the most amusing lottery commercials we have ever seen. It features singer James Blunt talking about how he would use a lottery win to give back to the people. His aim is that everybody should feel better about themselves, everybody should feel beautiful.

And, in his view, the ideal way for them to get that is to have James Blunt himself tell them that every single day. While hearing that “You’re beautiful” from the star may seem exciting at first, having that every single day may not be the inspiring experience you may think it to be.

You have to watch the video to find out just how bad things would be if James Blunt won the UK National Lottery. Everybody has a chance to become a winner when playing the lottery, but after seeing this commercial, we definitely hope that it won’t be James Blunt.

3. Snowfall – California Lottery Powerball Commercial

This moving commercial was made to celebrate the US Powerball lottery coming to California, which was one of the happiest lottery news to hit the United States. In fact, the ad was made precisely to relay the size of this exciting event.

The best thing about this amazing commercial is the dramatic rendition of “California Dreaming”, which was specifically made for the Powerball ad. So, watch how sunny California is taken by the irresistible lottery fever of the US Powerball, but you should know that this type of fever is extremely contagious.

4. “Big Enough To Go Island Shopping” – EuroMillions


Everybody knows that the jackpots in the EuroMillions lottery are simply larger than life. But exactly how big is a million-dollar jackpot? Well, as you can see in this hilarious commercial, it is just big enough for winners to go island shopping with their lotto prize.

Watch this adorable ad to find out just how an island purchased by an Irishman for his local community would look like. If you’ve never seen an exotic island with a very intense Irish charm, then take a look at this EuroMillions commercial because it will seduce you irrevocably. Watch out for that crisp sandwich!

5. The Megaply Commercial – Mega Millions

If you’ve ever played the Mega Millions lottery, then you must know the golden rule: Don’t forget to Megaply! This hilarious ad was made precisely to point out how important it is to check the Megaplier option. With only $1.00 extra, you can increase your winnings significantly!

The man in this commercial finds out he’s won an amazing $10,000 and he’s on top of the world. He gives his wife the amazing news, and she’s obviously thrilled, but she immediately asks about the Megaplier. And then, the man realizes that he forgot to megaply.

So, instead of winning $20,000, $30,000, or even $40,000, his prize will stay at $10,000. So, learn from his mistakes and don’t ever forget to megaply when playing Mega Millions! $1.00 can get you a very long way when it comes to the Mega Millions.

Did you enjoy our selection of the best lottery commercials of all time? Which of them did you like most? Will it be adorable Justino, dramatic Snowfall, delightfully annoying James Blunt, the charming Irish island, or the man who forgot to megaply?

7 Years of Amazing Spanish Christmas Lottery Adverts

One of the most anticipated moments of the year in Spain is the release of the amazing Spanish Christmas Lottery adverts because they set the ideal mood for Christmas and, moreover, because they remind everybody that the year’s biggest lottery is coming up. While the Loteria de Navidad has a longstanding tradition with its adverts, the ones they have released in the past few years have set a new standard for lottery commercials everywhere. So, watch and be amazed as we give you the fabulous Loteria de Navidad adverts of the past seven years.

1. “December 21st” – 2016

“December 21st” tells the story of Carmina, a retired teacher from a small town in Spain. After making breakfast for her nephew, she sees the Loteria de Navidad on television and she immediately takes out her ticket and says “The lottery? Now? I don’t even know what day it is.”. After the children from the San Ildefonso school sing the very number on her ticket, Carmina is overwhelmed with joy because she is convinced that she has won the lottery. She immediately runs off to tell her friends and celebrate her fabulous win with them.

As she leaves the room, her nephew continues to watch the TV program and it turns out that the entire material was just a news recap of the Loteria de Navidad from the previous year, as the date was December 21st. Then, Carmina’s son walks in and the nephew tells him that she thinks she’s won the lottery. When he sees his mother so happy, though, he decides to let her enjoy the moment a little bit longer.

However, the entire situation snowballs towards an enormous town-wide movement to keep Carmina believing that it is December 22nd and that she really has won the lottery. Everybody in town is in on the plan and the effect is simply astounding. Then, as the entire town gathers in the lighthouse to celebrate Carmina, her son decides that it is time to tell her the truth. To find out how this adorable short film ends, watch “December 21st” and you will get into that Christmas spirit regardless of the weather outside.

2. “Justino” – 2015

2015’s Spanish Christmas Lottery advert was definitely one for the books. “Justino” was named the year’s best Christmas ad and it has even received a Cannes Lions Cyber Grand Prix. This 4-minute animated short film tells the story of a night-guard named Justino, who works at a mannequin factory. Since he spends his nights among the mannequins, Justino gets to use them to make special surprises for his colleagues who work during the day.

You will get to meet the members of the team in the mannequin company as they enjoy the gestures made by Justino. The biggest of his surprises is the one he prepares for Christmas, when he makes them a very special Christmas tree. Then, as Justino rides the bus into work the next day, he reads in the local newspaper that the mannequin factory has won the El Gordo, the grand prize of the Loteria de Navidad. This is when he realizes that he forgot to put in his share for the factory syndicate.

While still sad that he missed the Loteria de Navidad, Justino goes in prepared for yet another day at work. However, this is when he gets a special surprise of his very own. Watch the ending of this enchanting advert to find out what Justio gets for Christmas.

3. “Antonio’s Bar” – 2014

This Spanish Christmas Lottery advert may seem like a prequel to Justino, as if follows a similar storyline. It starts with Manuel looking out the window and trying to keep his tears back. Then, his wife comes in to tell him that he has to go out to the bar and send out his congratulations to his friends.

We then find out that Manuel was sad that for the first time, he has forgotten to buy a ticket for the Loteria de Navidad. Fortunately for his friends, the bar syndicate wins the El Gordo in the Spanish Christmas Lottery, but unfortunately for Manuel, he is not part of it.

Still saddened by his misfortune, he goes to the bar and congratulates his friends over at Antonio’s Bar on their fantastic holiday win. He hugs Antonio with all of his heart, and he decides to stay for a cup of coffee, as the people celebrate their win. That’s when Antonio gives him a very special side order to his coffee. Watch this lovely Christmas ad to get into the proper holiday spirit.

4. “Pon tus suenos a jugar” – 2013

In 2013, the Spanish Christmas Lottery advert was meant to warm up audiences through music. For this one, Monserrat Caballé, Marta Sánchez, Raphael, Niña Pastori and David Bustamante came together to sing “Pon tus suenos a jugar”, a very special song about the Loteria de Navidad.

So, watch the grandiose video for this enchanting song, which manages to relay the heart and soul of the Loteria de Navidad. “Pon tus suenos a jugar” is the perfect musical representation of the joy surrounding the Spanish Christmas Lottery. Enjoy!

5. “La Fabrica de Suenos II” – 2012

This is one of the most impressive Spanish Christmas Lottery adverts in the entire series because it relays this magical lottery from a fantasy standpoint. The soundtrack for this fabulous ad is one of the best-known songs to ever be composed for a fantasy film, Danny Elfman’s “Ice Dance” from the official score to Tim Burton’s “Edward Scissorhands”.

So, enjoy the magic of the Loteria de Navidad in this epic advert. Let your imagination roam free and remember that there is more than meets the eye when it comes to this special Spanish lottery. Be part of the game and you will do wonders.

6. “La Fabrica de Suenos” – 2011

The 2011 Spanish Christmas Lottery advert is the first glimpse that players have gotten into the magical world behind the Loteria de Navidad. When you buy your tickets for the game, remember that they came from the Dream Factory and let the fantastic charm of the game fuel your enthusiasm for this special draw.

7. Loteria de Navidad Advert – 2010

The Loteria de Navidad is the stuff of fairytales, as it has granted people from all over the world the possibility to make their wildest dreams come true. So, watch your favorite characters like Alice from Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, Puss in Boots, Captain Hook and Peter Pan, as they get to meet the most enchanted character of all, Lady Luck.

We hope that these fantastic Spanish Christmas Lottery adverts have gotten you into the holiday spirit and that they have inspired you to see all the magical things in amazing world. So, buy your tickets for the Loteria de Navidad on theLotter and you will be a part of this truly enchanting game! May Lady Luck be on your side this year!

Loteria de Navidad Ticket Sales Have Started!

The Spanish Christmas Lottery – Loteria de Navidad 2016 will sweeten the holiday spirit with €2.24 billion in raffle prizes!


theLotter is thrilled to announce that tickets for the Spanish Christmas Lottery – Loteria de Navidad raffle draw are available on the site now. The Spanish Christmas Lottery has been a highlight of the holiday season for Spaniards since its first draw in 1812.

The Spanish Christmas Lottery is lauded for offering the biggest jackpot worldwide, distributing €2.24 billion in prizes in its highly-anticipated annual draw and making as many as 360 millionaires in one night. In addition to boasting an unprecedented jackpot, the Spanish Christmas Lottery has renowned odds of winning, offering 1 in 6.5 chances of collecting a lottery prize and 1 in 100,000 odds of winning the first prize!

98% of all Spanish adults take part in the celebrated Spanish Christmas Lottery, and theLotter is offering tickets worldwide for the Loteria de Navidad draw, the world’s richest lottery! Ticket supplies are limited, so act fast to purchase your tickets at theLotter!

It is expected that an unbelievable 27,547,200 share-holders will collect prizes from the 15,304 winning combinations on December 22nd! As many as 330 ticket-holders can walk away millionaires, with a guaranteed 165 jackpot prizes worth €4,000,000 each and 165 second prizes each worth €1,250,000 to be distributed!

Tens of millions of share-holders win cash prizes from a total of 11 secondary prize categories. Of course, the Spanish Christmas Lottery’s unrivalled 1 in 6.5 odds of winning a prize are responsible for the astonishing number of players who walk away raffle winners!

Look for Spanish Christmas Lottery tickets available soon at theLotter. With €2.24 billion in prizes, this yearly draw is not to be missed!

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!

Why Players Love the Official Spanish Lotteries

La Primitiva is still high on theBig with a record-breaking jackpot that is still climbing and an upcoming Loteria Nacional Summer Sorteo Extraordinario with €140 million in prizes, making Spain the summer’s hottest lotto destination. Here are a few reasons why lotto enthusiasts love Spain’s biggest lottery draws.

La Primitiva has been rolling over for 17 weeks and 35 draws, resulting in an unprecedented €40.7 million prize that has pushed Spain to the forefront of the lottery world. The €40.7 million jackpot is €8.7 million ahead of its previous record of €32 million set in January of this year.

La Primitiva’s extended run as a top lotto draw is proving that lotteries can age like a fine wine! As one of the oldest lotteries in the world, La Primitiva international lottery draw began in 1763. In 1862, La Primitiva disappeared for almost a century until it returned in 1985, making resurgence exactly 250 years later. Now this Spanish lottery is still running strong and boasting an enormous top prize fit for a king!

People love the ancient royal tradition that La Primitiva offers, but another reason why fans and players love Spanish lottery draws is the world-famous Loteria Nacional raffle draw!

Loteria Nacional raffle draws celebrate Spain’s history and culture, hosting draws throughout the year and special draws on the New Year (Loteria Del Nino) and Christmas (Loteria de Navidad).

New to the world of official Spanish lotteries? Find out why the Summer Extraordinary Raffle is shaping up to be one of the summer’s biggest lottery events!

>Loteria de Navidad, the most famous and epic of these events, takes place every holiday and awards prizes as high as €2.5 billion! In the last Christmas draw, 70% of revenue was returned to players as prizes. The next big raffle draw is the Summer Extraordinary Draw, which will take place on July 6 th and is featuring €140 million in total prizes! Purchase four or more shares for this fantastic raffle draw and receive an exclusive discount available only on theLotter !

>Loteria Nacional possesses one of the richest traditions of lotto games in the world and has retained its same format for the past 200 years, without losing any of its magic. The odds of winning this sweepstakes are unbeatable, as one in three players take home a prize! The odds of winning the first place ‘Premio Especial’ are 1:100,000, and there are about 37,000 different ways to win one of 15 different prize categories on each ticket! Get more information on the Loteria Nacional Summer Sorteo Extraordinario here.

>In addition to the huge winnings, the raffles are backed by the Spanish government and the proceeds are always donated to good causes, such as the Cruz Roja, where the bulk of the revenue goes to the Red Cross. Another philanthropic Loteria Nacional draw is the AECC Almeria, where the proceeds go towards the Spanish Cancer Screening.

There you have it! People love Spanish lottery draws for their rich history, favourable winning odds, and gigantic prizes. It’s no wonder players around the world are discovering the excitement of official Spanish lotteries and almost 90% of the Spanish population participates in the Loteria Nacional raffle drawings! Spain’s lottery history and tradition makes playing the lottery a genuinely rewarding experience and fulfils thousands of satisfied players!