Spanish lottery about the Spanish lottery at Christmas
The Spanish lottery “El Gordo” (Spanish for “The Big One”),
Officially called the "Navidad" draw, which now reigns supreme as the
world’s richest lottery event. Held every year around Christmastime for
over a century El Gordo is renowned not only for its hugs prize payouts but
also for its tradition of grand pomp and ceremony
and is part of the culture of Spain
||With total prizes worth over a staggering £1.3 billion (€2 billion). This amazing spectacle captures the imagination of players in a way that no other type of lottery can.
The winning numbers are drawn by hand from huge golden drums before a live audience in the Grand Salon of the Spanish National Lottery in Madrid. The children of the Son Ildefonso College sing out the numbers to the waiting crowd who chant “Gordo! Gordo!” as they wait impatiently for a big prize. Steeped in drama and pageantry as well as incredible wealth, the draw brings Spain too virtual standstill
Players can win up to seven times on an individual ticket, and the odds of winning a prize are better than 1 in 7.
The sheer number of jackpots (180 in the 2006 draw) plus the multitude of prize levels result in an astronomical total of over 2.0 Billion Euros in prize money. It's no wonder El Gordo reigns supreme as the world's richest lottery! For more information on the Spanish lottery