El Gordo means “the fat one”. The game obtained its name because of the massive prizes it draws each Sunday at 21:00 GMT in Madrid! Apart from the Jackpot, El Gordo has eight more prize divisions, which are formed by ordinary and additional numbers. All of these prize divisions are worth fighting for!
The Spanish game El Gordo is an old game: it has been around nearly 250 years, since 1763. Please pay attention: unlike other games, El Gordo holds draws only once a week on Sundays. Take care of buying tickets of this game in advance!
When you fill out an El Gordo lottery ticket, you need to choose five numbers out of 54 plus one more supplementary number out of 9. You can do it by yourself or use the random number generator.
To hit the Jackpot of El Gordo de la Primitiva, you need to match each single number out of six numbers of the defined winning combination. To get the second important prize, match five ordinary numbers. To get the third prize, you need to match four ordinary numbers plus one additional number. If you aren’t lucky enough to scoop the first prize, take it easy: decent secondary winnings are allocated for those who wins secondary prizes.
You can play a minimum of 1 line and a maximum of 20 lines in one and the same entry picking 6 numbers for each bet.
Make sure that you don’t miss a single draw with the “Subscription” and the “Multiple Draw” payment options: they will automatically assign you to a few following lottery drawings to you taste. For example, with the “Multiple Draw” optio, you will be able to enter 4, 10 or 25 subsequent draws. The “Subscription” option will subscribe you to the next 10, 25, 52 or 104 draws.
If you want to enjoy better winning odds, use the dynamic ticket form. With it, you will be able to cover more numbers in your entry. To use the form, just click on the “System” button and pick a few extra numbers in your lucky set.
Draws are held only once a week on Sundays. Any person who is at least 18 years old can take part in the lottery. For this, it’s not necessary to be a citizen of Spain. The state rules of the El Gordo lottery don’t limit participants for non-residents.
The initial size of the Jackpot starts at around 5 million euros and continues to grow by at least 400.000 euros until the main prize is scooped. Feel free to check the El Gordo draw results in this section.
The Spanish government has levied a 20% tax on all lottery prizes exceeding € 2.500.