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El Gordo de Navidad Information

What is El Gordo
de Navidad?

El Gordo is a special Christmas lottery that takes place in Spain once a year and offers the world's biggest prize pool.

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How to Play


El Gordo is often played by groups and even whole villages in Spain, and now you can join in on the festive fun wherever you are in the world.

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a question about El Gordo de Navidad, read here to find answers to some of the most commonly asked questions, such as draw information and prize values.

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Odds of Winning


El Gordo has some of the best overall odds of winning the jackpot or any of the 17 prize tiers in the entire world.

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History of El Gordo

The El Gordo draw in Spain has been running since 1812, making it one of the longest standing lottery draws in the entire world.

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Other El Gordo Draws

There are more draws than just the El Gordo draw in Spain, specifically in South America where Mexico and Argentina offer their own versions of the Christmas raffle.

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El Gordo Adverts


Each year a new El Gordo advert is released a few weeks prior to the draw. The adverts always capture the hearts of players and increase the excitement ahead of the draw on the 22nd December.

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Luckiest Provinces

Spain has 50 provinces, but that doesn't mean that each one has won El Gordo the same amount of times. Some provinces are yet to have a single win whilst Madrid has nearly won half of all draws.

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The Process of the Draw

The El Gordo draw is a spectacle that must be witnessed to be believed. School children sing the results that are drawn from two huge gold drums of raffle numbers to give a traditional Christmas feel to the draw.

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How to Win

Winning El Gordo is a matter of chance, but you can use this page to find a few suggestions on how to get closer to winning the all-important jackpot.

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Scams

Lottery scams can come in different forms, but with just a little bit of knowledge you can easily recognise them. If you think you have received a scam, our scams page will provide the right information.

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