Just like New Year Lottery, there is a special Christmas Lottery organised every year by Spanish Lottery.
Named El Gordo, Spanish Christmas Lottery has mega prize every year.
This Christmas special lottery has been organized every year since 1812 by a branch of the Spanish Public Administration, now called Loterías y Apuestas del Estado. The name Sorteo de Navidad was used for the first time in 1892. It is played by 90% of the Spanish population (40 million people) each year.
Until now the Spanish Christmas Lottery was for people living in Spain, but now anyone living in any country of the world can buy the Spanish Christmas Lottery ticket Online.
Now you can take part in the world’s biggest lottery online from your desktop or smartphone!
Every year the results or draw of the Spanish Christmas Lottery is televised LIVE on TV across Spain and around the world.
Spanish Christmas Lottery 2016 Draw Date & Result :
On December 22nd, 2016 the draw for €2.5 billion will take place in Madrid, the state-run Televisión Española and Radio Nacional de España, and other media outlets, broadcast the entire draw.
For the draw of Spanish Christmas Lottery, two spherical vessels are used. The big one contains 100,000 small wooden balls, each with a unique 5-digit number on it, from 00000 to 99999. The small vessel contains 1,807 small wooden balls, each one with a prize in Euros on it:
- 1 ball for the first prize, called el Gordo.
1 ball for the second prize.
1 ball for the third prize.
2 balls for the fourth prizes.
8 balls for the fifth prizes.
1,794 balls for the small prizes, called la Pedrea, literally “the pebble-avalanche” or “stoning”.
For more details visit official website of Spanish Christmas Lottery.