Spain El Gordo Lottery
Latest Draw Predictions Statistics: Sun 22 Jan 2017
- Advanced Prediction
3 / 5of correctly predicted numbers$12.00view prediction
- Best User Prediction
2 / 5of correctly predicted numbers$2.00view prediction
- Wisdom of Crowd
3 / 5of correctly predicted numbers$9.00view prediction
- Best Algorithm Prediction
2 / 5of correctly predicted numbersno winningsview prediction
|1st Prize||5 + pb||€5,000,000|
|3rd Prize||4 + pb||€2,000|
|5th Prize||3 + pb||€50|
|7th Prize||2 + pb||€9|
|9th Prize||0 + pb||€2|
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El Gordo or the “Fat or Big One” is the biggest and the oldest lottery has ever been played in the world. First played in 1812 it is also known as the Spanish Christmas Lottery. This is because this lottery game is drawn a couple of days before Christmas, namely on 22 December every year. This lottery is considered to award the biggest prize to the winners for the total prize cash in 2011 was calculated as much as 2,500,000,000 euro, as much as 2,2 billion pounds, which is equal with US $ 3,5 billions. This means that people who play this lottery game have great opportunity to win a big fortune every year. The prize will be paid in a single lump sum and the most attractive thing is that it is tax-free.
El Gordo is a unique game because the tickets are usually sold into 10 smaller tickets (as tenths), due to the highly price of an entire ticket (an entire ticket is sold for 200 euro). The entire tickets are called “billete” and the tenth tickets are called “decimo”. So “decimo” costs 20 euro each and they are sold individually. Each player may want to win more than once, so they usually buy the decimo separately rather than the entire ticket.
The draw of this lottery game has been always the same since it was first played in 1812. Two children will conduct the draw using two spherical vessels which contain small wooden balls. The first child will take the ball with prize and the other child will take the ball with winning number. This drawing is repeated many times until they finish all those balls and achieve the corresponding numbers, between the number for prizes and the winning numbers. No wonder, this drawing usually takes long hours to find the winner and all prizes are shared to the players. There are 1,787 small wooden balls in the smaller sphere and each ball is worth 1 euro as the prize. Those balls are divided into two groups for the prizes. The first group is called “la pedrea” which means “the peeble-avalche” and they only give small prizes. The second group contains 13 balls which give the winners major prizes.
Most people assume that El Gordo is the name of the lottery, but they get it wrong. El Gordo refers to the big prize it gives to the winners since the literal meaning is “the Fat One” or simply “the first prize”.;