Why You Should Play The El Gordo de Navidad Online

The countdown to the biggest raffle in the world has begun! Loteria de Navidad (commonly referred to as El Gordo de Navidad, the Spanish Christmas Raffle), is once again boasting a fantastic €2.4 billion in prizes! If you are ready to become an instant multi-millionaire we suggest you buy an El Gordo de Navidad ticket on PlayHugeLottos.com today!

El Gordo de Navidad, why you should play the El Gordo de Navidad Raffle online

Why you should share in the magic of the El Gordo de Navidad

209 years of Christmas Miracles

The El Gordo de Navidad Spanish Christmas Raffle has become one of the most phenomenal draws in the world since launching more than 200 years ago.
The first draw took place over the Christmas period in 1812, and it still follows the same raffle draw method to this day. The only difference is that the prize fund was 8,000 pesetas, which would be just under €50 today – a HUGE difference from the €2.4 billion prize fund you could stand a chance of winning this December on PlayHugeLotttos.com!

El Gordo de Navidad, why you should play the El Gordo de Navidad Raffle online

The El Gordo de Navidad Raffle structure

Unlike most international lotto games, the El Gordo de Navidad Raffle tickets are pre-printed. This means that you do not select your own numbers as you would do when playing the lottery but rather select from pre-printed tickets already containing set numbers. A total of 18 million El Gordo de Navidad Raffle tickets are available which is why tickets to sell out before the draw takes place.

Each five-digit number is repeated across multiple tickets. The exact amount of times a number is repeated will vary from draw to draw but can sometimes be as much as 195 times.

These full tickets are divided further into tenths, known as 'decimos'. Most players purchase a tenth of ticket (a decimo). It’s a cheaper option, which is why the decimo is the most popular.

There is also the option to purchase a full ticket as well (known as a "billete") offers the player a much bigger prize if their raffle number is drawn.

Decimo El Gordo de Navidad ticket

As a decimo holder, if your number is matched, you will win one-tenth of the prize which is €400,000.

Full El Gordo de Navidad ticket

As a full ticket holder, if your number is matched, you will win the full prize amount of €4 million.

Altogether, a staggering 26 million in shares are expected to be won. This formula sums up the above information:

100,000 tickets x 170 copies x 10 shares = 170 million shares. Loteria de Navidad will, therefore, award a total of €680 million in jackpot prizes to the 170 tickets with the winning raffle code. Prizes will be awarded to 15,304 tickets in every series, which means that 1 in every 6.6 tickets wins a prize! Now, do you see why this draw is so eagerly anticipated?

Online El Gordo de Navidad players on PlayHugeLottos.com are given the opportunity to select from a range of different tickets. These all have different number combinations. All you have to do is select the ones you like and pay for them using the best payment method available online for your particular region.

The El Gordo de Navidad works like a raffle, with 100,000 5 digit numbers from 00000 all the way up to 99,999 available. The numbers are then reprinted to meet the huge demand for tickets, with numerous ‘series’ available.

Once you have completed your El Gordo de Navidad purchase, you will receive your unique El Gordo de Navidad Raffle transaction ID just as you would if you had purchased any other lottery ticket on PlayHugeLottos.com.

Shortly after the draw, you will receive an El Gordo de Navidad results mailer informing you of the El Gordo de Navidad winning numbers and any matches you may have.

Incredible El Gordo de Navidad Prizes

Held once a year on the 22nd of December, the El Gordo de Navidad raffle gives participants from all over the world, thanks to the internet, the chance to win incredible prizes right before Christmas.

There are tens of thousands of cash rewards, creating the biggest raffle prize pool on record.

With a prize fund of €2.4 billion and there are over 15,000 prizes (from €200 to €4m per number) in different prize categories for each of the 17 series.

If you bought a whole winning billete (number), you would win €4 million; if you bought a décimo, you would win €400,000.

In this table below, you can check how much you would win, if you bought one winning décimo:

Prize Name No. of Prizes Prize per décimo
El Gordo  (‘The Fat One’) 1 €400,000
Segundo 1 €125,000
Tercero 1 €50,000
Cuarto 2 €20,000
Quinto 8 €6,000

These prizes above are the main ones, but you can also win some money in other cases. For example, your ticket number may be an aproximación – the number immediately preceding or following El Gordo, the second prize or the third prize. You also win prizes if the first three digits of your ticket number coincide with the first three digits of the first, the second or the third prize; or if the last two digits of your number coincide with the last two digits of those three prizes.

If the last digit of your ticket number coincides with the last digit of El Gordo, you have a reintegro, and you will be refunded the cost of the décimo (€20). There are 9,999 reintegro prizes.

Excellent chance of winning a prize

Your chance of winning a prize on the El Gordo de Navidad Raffle is huge, as 1 in 3 players stand a chance of winning a prize.

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Last year PlayHugeLottos.com had over 100 players who won a combined total of $300.000! Make sure it’s YOUR numbers that take home this festive prize!

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Your ultimate festive present with El Gordo de Navidad

Winning a prize this big will give you many more happy holidays of a lifetime with millionaire style shopping trips anywhere you wish be it New York, Paris, London or Rome.

Spread the festive cheer

If you win your share of the festive €2.4 billion prize fund, you’ll be able to share the winnings with everyone who entered with you. This way everyone will have a festive season they’ll never forget.

Spanish television broadcast images of people dancing and singing in the streets elsewhere after winning some of the Spanish Christmas raffle’s lesser prizes.

The Spanish lottery spirit is always an event not to be missed. After all, what better way to bring your friends and loved ones together than to make them all instant winners!

Other international lotteries, like the US Powerball lotto game, might have higher jackpot prizes, but if someone wins, it’s just them that celebrates a huge lotto win. With the El Gordo de Navidad raffle though, which dates back to 1812, entire neighbourhoods celebrate with each other – making an El Gordo de Navidad raffle win even more special.  Last year the Spanish Christmas raffle dished out millions in prizes! That a huge amount of smiling, cheering and seriously happy El Gordo de Navidad players all over the world.

We just have to look at previous El Gordo de Navidad winners who won huge prizes to see just how incredible a Spanish Christmas raffle can be.

In the past, entire families, offices, communities and even villages have got rich after buying shares of the same number. In 2011 the tiny Spanish farming village of Sodeto, which has just 250 inhabitants, won £600m in one fell swoop. The village has since been dubbed ‘the luckiest in the world’.

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Children from the San Ildefonso School pick the winning numbers out of two spherical vessels. The children work in pairs singing out ticket numbers and presenting the big winning prize balls to a panel of judges. The children sing, "Ball number 20.456 gets €20,000!” This goes on and on until the €4-million ball is drawn making the numbered ball drawn alongside it El Gordo.

The San Ildefonso School was originally an orphanage that received donations from El Gordo de Navidad winners.

Interesting facts about the El Gordo de Navidad Raffle:

The Spanish Christmas Raffle goes by numerous names - Sorteo Extraordinario de Navidad, Lotería de Navidad, El Gordo, Spanish Christmas Raffle.  Lotería de Navidad simply translates to Christmas Raffle.

Lotería de Navidad simply translates to Christmas Raffle.

The prize pot for El Gordo is the biggest for any raffle in the world, standing at €2.4 billion.

The raffle started in 1812 and has been held every year since, even during the Spanish Civil War between 1936 and 1939.

The El Gordo de Navidad Raffle balls are made out of wood, each printed with a different 5-digit ticket number. A laser is used to mark the number because the paint could cause inconsistencies in the weight of the ball. The balls are all uniformly 19mm in diameter and weigh 3 grams each.

Two vessels are used in the El Gordo de Navidad draw. One vessel contains balls embossed with the numbers found on the El Gordo de Navidad raffle tickets and the other vessel features the associated prizes in euros.

The balls were originally only drawn by boys, with the first girl taking part in the big draw singalong in 1984.

The odds of winning the top prize are far better than most lotteries, standing at 1 in 100,000.

There’s a total of 18 million tickets available.

The draw usually lasts several hours, starting at 9 am on the 22nd of December every year.

In a study carried out by lottery officials in Valencia, it was found that 60% of El Gordo tickets are purchased by men and that 91% of online players are younger than 57, while 84% of retail players are older than 57.

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Tickets are limited so be sure to buy El Gordo de Navidad ticket today as you definitely do not want to miss out on this one!

Here at PlayHugeLottos.com, we are firm believers in both giving and receiving. When it comes to any of the fantastic raffles on offer the rule is very simple, you give a little to get a whole lot back.
To win an absolute fortune we suggest getting your El Gordo de Navidad Spanish Christmas Raffle entries in now! With a 2.4 million Euro prize fund - what an amazing present that would make this festive season!

The draw takes place on the 22nd of December – so don’t delay, get those lucky raffle tickets in now!

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Posted by Елеонора (4/01/2022)

With a 1 in 3 chance of winning the jackpot, it's worth buying a whole ticket ! :)

Posted by Niki (26/02/2022)

This is a great article. When will the next raffle take place?

Posted by Rozetha (2/03/2022)

El Gordo would be a nice win, a bit pricey for us normal people,but worth the money. I just want to be comfortable in my new, own house and a small vehicle to use , Hope fully my wish will be true, very soon, Rozetha from Namibia

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