You can grab tickets in minutes when you play El Gordo online, giving yourself a 1 in 100,000 chance of winning the El Gordo 1st prize. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a Spanish resident or live overseas, just follow these simple online steps to buy one or more shares on each for each five-digit number:
- Click here from your mobile or desktop device
- Choose how many shares you would to buy by pressing the ‘+’ and ‘-‘ buttons. You can see the number of shares available for each scan, so know how many there are
- If you don’t like the numbers you are offered then you can generate different pre-printed numbers by tapping the blue ‘Shuffle’ button
- View the total price of your purchase in the box below, double checking it is all correct
- Confirm your purchase by pressing the orange ‘PLAY’ button
- If you already have an online account with TheLotter.com, simply press ‘Click here to login’ where you will be prompted to enter your email or username and password. You can alternatively sign in with Facebook. If you don’t already have an online account, you can quickly set one up for free by entering your email and password.
- You will then be able to deposit and pay for your purchase to enter the El Gordo de Navidad draw.
- A scanned copy of your entry will then be directly emailed straight to you with full confirmation of your entry.
- All you have to do then is simply wait for the draw to take place on 22nd December.
- If your ticket is drawn and you become a winner, you will receive an email from TheLotter.com instructing you with the next steps.
The special ONCE lottery
Every person above 18 can participate in a Spanish lottery. Even people with disabilities are given a chance to win a lot of money. They usually participate in ONCE, which is an organization for the blind and partially-sighted. ONCE stands for ‘National Organization of the Spanish Blind, translated as The National Organization of Spanish blind people. This makes ONCE different than any other lottery. The tickets aren’t even sold at retailers or online. Instead, people with a handicap sell them in their own kiosks on the street. It’s also special because most of the inlay goes to charity. Unlike other lotteries, this organization doesn’t focus on profits.
El Gordo de La Primitiva
One El Gordo ticket isn’t very cheap, namely 200 euros. Do not be put off by this. It’s also possible to buy a part of the ticket for 20 euros. These parts are known as ‘décimos’ and give everyone the possibility to participate in this lottery. Perhaps you’re willing to share the prize money if you win. In that case it might be smart to participate together with your friends and/or family members. El Gordo takes only place during Christmas. This is not your only chance to win money though. Every Sunday a draw with smaller prizes is organized as well, known as 'El Gordo de La Primitiva'. A ticket for this lottery only costs 1,50 euros. The ticket prize is not the only difference between this lottery and it’s bigger brother. Unlike El Gordo, you can choose your own lottery numbers over there. Pick your six favorite number or let them be generated automatically by the computer if you find it difficult to choose. Good luck!
How to Play ‘El Gordo de la Primitiva’
Before you decide to play any lottery you should first check its rules. In other words, for playing this lotto game it is necessary to pick five principal numbers between 1 and 54, and an additional number from 0 to 9.
Moreover, players must select five numbers in the first block and one in the key number. However, you can use the key number as a refund number. By selecting at least 6 to a maximum of 11 numbers in the first block you can make from 6 up to 462 bets, all in only one card.
All numbers are randomly drawn. Five numbers from 1 to 54 are drawn from a first drum, and from a second one number from 0 to 9. There is a total of 8 prize categories. For instance, the first prize is for all players who guessed correctly all six numbers. Likewise, the second prize is for the 5 + 0 combination, and the third prize for 4 + 1 and up to 2 + 0. The draw is every week at 13 GMT + 1.
For all categories, the prize is divided into equal parts. The first category offers a minimum amount of EUR 5 million. However, if there are no winners in the first category, then 50% of the amount reserved for the first category is accumulated for the next draw, which is why it oftenly has a bonus prize.
El Gordo Online
Did you know that you can play online lottery through Lottomania? With the help of this useful lottery website, you can increase your chances of winning the prize. Registration is free.
After registering you are all set to think about what numbers combination you should choose.
Nevertheless, you can select your numbers by yourself or you can choose a quick pick. Choosing a quick pick means that the system will randomly pick the numbers instead of you.
You can always review the purchased tickets in your account, and after you select the “My tickets” option you can see the drawn numbers.
Finally, you should always consider that the winning combination will be visible after the announcement of the official lottery.
If you win a prize inferior than $2,500, the money will be transferred to your account. For each larger amount, you will need to contact the support team for the transaction.