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In Spanish, El Gordo translates to “the fat one”. Being one of the oldest and biggest lotteries in the world, the El Gordo began in 1763 by the Marquis of Esquilache.
The old format allowed people to choose a combination of five numbers from 1 to 90. This lottery, one of the oldest in the world, was discontinued in 1862, but revived in 1985 with the introduction of the Loteria Nacional. The new format offered people a five-number combination from numbers 1 to 54 and the Reintegro number from 0 to 9.
The El Gordo is drawn once a week on Sundays at 21:30 Local time. Offering Cash prizes to its lucky winners on a weekly base since it is well known for being won regularly.
WINNING THE El GORDO
In order to win the El Gordo, you must guess correctly 5 numbers ranging (from 1 to 54) plus an additional number (from 0 to 9). This additional number will be the same for all bets on your ticket. Players have a 1:299 chance to match three numbers, a 1:14,342 chance of matching four, a 1:3,513,900 chance of matching five, and a 1:31,625,100 chance of matching 5+1.
LARGEST JACKPOTS WON
El Gordo kicks off with a starting Jackpot of €5 million and frequently rolls over.
The highest El Gordo’s Jackpot to date was the €33,024,545 prize pool of 2011!
In El Gordo de la Primitiva, the jackpot is rolled over to the next draw if results do not yield a first prize winner. That means if you did not win in a draw, you get a bigger prize if you win the next one! El Gordo de La Primitiva prizes are paid as a lump sum.