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The El Gordo de la Primitiva lottery – a bit of history
El Gordo de la Primitiva is a Spanish national lottery organized by Loterias y Apuestas del Estado. It is the greatest lottery created by this company – our website also allows you to play the La Primitiva lottery or the Bonoloto lottery online, which also belong to the LAE family.
The first El Gordo de La Primitiva drawing took place on 31st October 1993. Initially, drawings only took place once a month, on the last Sunday of the month. The price for a single ticket was 500 Spanish pesetas (an equivalent of 3 EUR today). The player could choose whether they wanted to use their ticket with a ready-made set of numbers (the tickets were printed beforehand) or if they’d rather buy a ticket with their own set of lucky numbers.
In October 1997, changes were made to the El Gordo de la Primitiva lottery. From that moment forward, the drawings have been taking place once a week, on every Sunday. There are also rollover jackpots available, which is in case none of the players in a particular drawing wins the main prize – the lottery’s jackpot gets bigger and keeps growing until one of the players is lucky.
Since 2005, the basic jackpot in El Gordo de la Primitiva has been 5,000,000 EUR.
Warning! Huge interest in Spain is enjoyed by the El Gordo de Navidad lottery, which is a Christmas lottery. El Gordo de la Primitiva and El Gordo de Navidad tend to get mixed together by players from outside of Spain. So remember that El Gordo de la Primitiva drawings take place every week, whereas the Christmas lottery only has its drawing once a year.
How to buy tickets for the El Gordo de la Primitiva lottery?
If you live in Spain – you can buy El Gordo de la Primitiva tickets at one of the thousands of official points of sale for Loterias y Apuestas del Estado tickets, which are located in major cities and towns across the country.
El Gordo de la Primitiva tickets are sold 7 days a week, up until 8:30 PM local time in Spain on Sunday.
Warning! When there’s a big rollover jackpot in the Spanish lottery – there are long lines of players in front of the official points of sale for tickets, so you will have to be patient!
You can buy El Gordo de la Primitiva tickets online!
For those players who wish to make use of the most convenient option of buying tickets and for the players living outside of Spain – the best solution will be buying El Gordo de la Primitiva tickets online.
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How to play the El Gordo de la Primitiva lottery the traditional way?
In order to play El Gordo de la Primitiva – one has to fill out a traditional paper coupon, which means marking the lucky numbers, and then exchange the paper coupon with the vendor for an official paper ticket for the El Gordo de la Primitiva lottery.
The player has to pick 5 numbers out of 54 possibilities. The numbers can be selected personally or one can use the automatic number selection – the ticket printing machine will make sure to randomly select the numbers that will participate in the drawing. One can buy more lines, which are sets of lucky numbers, in order to increase the chances of winning.
One has to remember that brick&mortar lottery offices may be closed on Sunday, which is why one shouldn’t wait until the last moment with buying El Gordo de la Primitiva tickets the traditional way – at one of the lottery offices in Spain.
How to play El Gordo de la Primitiva online?
In order to play the Spanish lottery in a convenient and modern way – one has to open an account on our website. After registering, it is possible to make a deposit that will be used to buy tickets for this lottery and for others. One can also pay for the tickets ordered every time separately, using one of the available online payment methods.
The player has to pick 5 numbers out of 53 possibilities – they can do it on their own or use the Quick Pick option, which is an automatic number selection.
LottoPark makes it possible to buy two types of El Gordo de la Primitiva tickets:
- single ticket – which is a Spanish lottery ticket that is only valid for the next drawing
- multi-draws ticket – which is an El Gordo de la Primitiva ticket that will participate in 5, 10, 25 or 52 drawings (5 drawings – 5% off, 10 drawings – 10% off, 25 drawings – 15% off, 52 drawings – 25% off)
By using the LottoPark services you can buy El Gordo de la Primitiva tickets 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, without waiting in lines and without worrying that you will lose your lottery ticket. All tickets are stored on your player account and you can check them at any moment.
Very important! LottoPark buys El Gordo de la Primitiva tickets at many points of sale around Spain. We scan your tickets – you can see them on your player account. The original paper tickets are stored in a safe place.
The rules of the El Gordo de la Primitiva lottery
The rules of El Gordo de la Primitiva are very simple. It’s a 5/54 type lottery, which means that the player picks 5 numbers from the 1 to 54 range. They can make the choice personally or they may use automatic number selection.
On every paper ticket for El Gordo de la Primitiva, the printing machine randomly prints a Reintegro number from 0 to 9. The player has no control over choosing this number!
During a drawing, the drawing machine uses two drums. 5 basic numbers are drawn out of the first, and then the Reintegro number out of the second.
In order to win the main prize – the player has to correctly select 5 basic numbers, and their paper ticket has to include the Reintegro number.
The Reintegro number is also used for other prize tiers in the El Gordo de la Primitiva lottery. The lowest prize tier is 1.50 EUR – in order to win this amount, the player’s ticket only has to include the Reintegro number.
The El Gordo de la Primitiva lottery is only available to players over the age of 18.
How much can one win in the El Gordo de la Primitiva lottery?
The El Gordo de la Primitiva lottery offers the highest basic jackpot out of all the Spanish national lotteries. The jackpots in this lottery start at 5,000,000 EUR and can be rolled over without any limitations. This means that if there isn’t at least one player in a drawing who wins the first tier prize – the prize pool rolls over to the next drawing and can continue growing until finally someone is lucky.
The highest El Gordo de la Primitiva jackpot to date was whole 33,024,545 EUR back in August 2011. See how much you can win in the next drawing and register on LottoPark to buy El Gordo de la Primitiva tickets online.
In Spain, winnings above 2,500 EUR have a 20% tax charged on them. If the winner is from another country – they should also settle the tax in their country of residence.
On this website you can learn more about the El Gordo de la Primitiva jackpot and the lower tier prizes.
When do the El Gordo de la Primitiva lottery drawings take place?
The Spanish El Gordo de la Primitiva lottery only offers one drawing a week. The drawing of winning numbers in this lottery takes place every Sunday at 9:30 PM local time in Madrid.
Remember that you can buy El Gordo de la Primitiva tickets no later than 8:30 PM local time in Madrid on Sunday. The tickets bought later – they will participate in the next week drawing.
How to check the El Gordo de la Primitiva lottery drawing results?
That’s very simple! If you live in Spain – you can use the many local methods of verifying the El Gordo de la Primitiva lottery drawing results. You can look them up in the local press (no earlier than on Monday), you can watch the El Gordo de la Primitiva drawing on Sunday live on local TV. You can also wait for the drawing results to get published on Spanish news portals.
If you want to check the El Gordo de la Primitiva drawing results as soon as possible or you don’t live in Spain and can’t use the Spanish sources – you can look up the lottery drawing results on our website. We publish the latest winning numbers on our website directly after the drawing ends. That way our players are up to date with the results and they can go to the same place to buy El Gordo de la Primitiva tickets online and to look up not only the latest but also archived results.
Is it worth it to buy El Gordo de la Primitiva lottery tickets?
There can only be one answer to that question – of course it is! Every Spanish lottery drawing is your chance to join the ranks of lottery millionaires. By using LottoPark, you can buy El Gordo de la Primitiva tickets online in a convenient way – at any time of day and night, from any place in the world. By using the option of playing El Gordo online – you’re giving yourself a chance for incredible excitement, a lot of fun and truly attractive prizes.
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