The winning number in this year’s Christmas lottery – popularly known as El Gordo (The Fat One) – is 72897. The lucky five-digit figure corresponding to the top €4-million prize was sung out by two children from San Ildefonso school as per tradition shortly after noon.
What are the chances of winning the Spanish lottery?
Chances of winning El Gordo are 1 in 100,000, that is 0.001%, while chances of winning the top prize of EuroMillions are 1 in 139,838,160 or 0.00000072%.
How much is El Gordo worth?
The biggest winning ticket of the ‘el Gordo’ Spanish Christmas is worth 4 million euros in total, but what makes the Spanish Christmas lottery the biggest in the world, is that there are many winning numbers with prizes of smaller amounts.
Can a foreigner win the Spanish lottery?
Foreigners and non-residents can take part in the Spanish lotteries. As of January 2013, all lottery winning are taxable whether or not they are taken out of the country.
Has anyone won El Gordo?
There were 172 top division winners. Spain’s “El Gordo” lottery paid out €2.4 billion ($2.93 billion) to winners on Wednesday. Different from other lotteries that have only a few big winners, “El Gordo” (the “Fat One”) shares the wealth of its €2.4 billion pot with thousands of winners nationwide.
Can I buy Spanish lottery tickets?
Yes, you can. It is the same as if you came to Spain as a tourist and buy your tickets in any lottery shop. In fact, we have customers in more than 140 countries playing with us.
On which date do they eat their main Christmas meal in Spain?
Christmas food in Spain
We all know that Spain does great food, and at Christmas they have some great festive specialties. The main Crimbo meal normally takes place on 24th December, Christmas Eve, and they eat the obligatory Serrano ham, but seafood and fish also play a big part in the menu, especially king prawns.
Do you pay tax on lottery winnings in Spain?
Taxation of lottery prizes in Spain
The right to collect Christmas lottery prizes expires after 3 months and in general terms, lottery prizes are subject to Non-Resident Income Tax in Spain.
Can anyone play El Gordo?
Anyone can play El Gordo from outside Spain simply by using the online ticket concierge service.
How can I win the Spanish lottery?
To win the jackpot a player needs to match all 5 primary numbers and the extra key number. El Gordo de la Primitiva has a minimum starting jackpot of 5.000. 000 Euros and will roll over until it is won. The jackpot for this Spanish National Lottery has climbed to over 33.000.