What is El Gordo?
El Gordo de la Primitiva lottery, also know as "Sunday's Lottery" is one of Spain's most exciting games with a record jackpot of 33 million euros. Starting at a minimum guaranteed jackpot of 5 million euros it's clear to see why this game is one of Spain's most popular lottery games. It's best known in lottery circles for its impressive jackpots and the 'Reintegro' prize option which increases secondary prizes and is essential to winning the El Gordo jackpot.
How To Play El Gordo:
To take part in the El Gordo draw you need to pick 5 out of 54 possible numbers for your regular numbers and also choose 1 out of the Bonus numbers 0-9. Somewhat unusually this set of Bonus numbers includes the number 0 - In fact if you match with the bonus number alone you will earn the price of the ticket back. The top tier prize is awarded to anyone who has correctly picked 5 regular numbers and also matched the bonus number. You can choose between buying a single ticket or pooling together and joining a group game. Group games are better option if you want to increase your chances without spending a fortune.
See below (Tips & Tricks For Increasing Your Odds).
When Do The Draws Take Place
Draw takes place every Sunday on 21:30 PM local time in Madrid, Spain.
10:30 PM PST / 1:30 PM EST / 8:30 PM GMT / 6:30 AM AUS
Chances to win U.S. – El Gordo
||5 Regular + Bonus Ball
||1 in 31,625,100
||1 in 3,513,900
||4 Regular + Bonus Ball
||1 in 129,082
||1 in 14,342
||3 Regular + Bonus Ball
||1 in 2,689
||1 in 299
||2 Regular + Bonus Ball
||1 in 172
||1 in 19
||Bonus Ball Only
||1 in 10
El Gordo History
Since its beginning in 1985, El Gordo is a reincarnation of the original Spanish Royal Lottery (Loteria Royal) which goes all the way back to 1763. In the late 1800’s the lottery was stopped and it took almost 200 years to return in its modern format. It was one of the first of the new national lotteries and has been popular in Spain since its inception. El Gordo is one of the most popular online lotteries due it’s well established history and brand amongst lotto enthusiasts. Spain is the home of lotteries in Europe and El Gordo is the national lottery of Spain
Having a minimum jackpot at €2 million means players are always interested in playing the El Gordo. It is an ideal lottery to set up a subscription as you always know that the wining prizes will be high.
€33 Million EUR
Prizes worth over €599 are subject to certain taxes and additional regulation. This is depending on your location and tax status. For any prizes over this amount we advise to check with the lottery provider so as to make sure you are paid 100% of what you have won.
What Happens if I Win?
When you win a jackpot you will have a two options as to how you would like to claim your winnings, either in a lump sum up front or in staggered payments. You have a period of no longer than 12 weeks from the date you won to claim your winnings and match your ticket.
Tips & Tricks For Increasing Your Odds
The best way to increase your odds is to buy group game tickets. It’s pure logic & math. When you buy group game tickets you essentially ‘pool together’ your tickets and therefore up your odds immensely.
For example: If you wanted to buy a single ticket for a El Gordo draw it will cost you around €2.50 offline, and anywhere up to €6.50 per ticket online. With a group game option you buy shares in a group of tickets online. 50 tickets could make up one group (groups can be anywhere from 30-100 tickets grouped together). This group of 50 tickets is then split into 100 shares and each share can be sold separately, this way the player can buy a share in a group of 50 tickets for a prices much cheaper, as little as $0.16 per ticket. If one of the group’s ticket is a winner then the winning amount will be split according to how many shares you have in the group.
So, if we have a group of 50 tickets, split into 100 shares and you buy 10 shares in the group, you own 10% of the group of 50 tickets. This means if the group of tickets has a winner in it, say €100,000.00, you would receive 10% of this total, meaning you would win €10,000.00.
|Match||5 + 1PB||5 + 0PB||4 + 1PB||4 + 0PB||3 + 1PB||3 + 0PB||2 + 1PB||2 + 0PB||0 + 1PB||1 + 1PB|