Spain - El Gordo Lottery Information

Guess Range 5/54 + PB 1/9
Hosted in Spain
(Local draw time)
Jackpot Type CASH
Tax Requirement Lottery prizes are subject to taxation at source. There are two tax bands. Tax Band 1: Tax-free up to €40,000. Tax Band 2: Any portion of the prize exceeding €40,000 is subject to a tax rate of 20%. Citizens of other countries are entitled to claim full tax refunds – read our detailed lottery taxes information. Check the tax laws in your country of residence for any further local taxation you may be subject to.

Chances to win Spain - El Gordo

Divisions Match Winning Odds
1 Prize 5+PB 1:31,625,100
2 Prize 5 1:3,513,900
3 Prize 4+PB 1:129,082
4 Prize 4 1:14,342
5 Prize 3+PB 1:2,689
6 Prize 3 1:299
7 Prize 2+PB 1:172
8 Prize 2 1:19
9 Prize 0+PB 1:10

Spain - El Gordo Information

El Gordo de La Primitiva is one of Spain’s favourite lotteries, known for its impressive jackpots and its “reintegro” prize feature.

El Gordo History

Spain’s first national lottery took place in 1812, and the addition of a special Christmas drawing which evolved into today’s well-known Loteria de Navidad raffle was added soon after in 1818.

El Gordo de la Primitiva is supervised by Loterías y Apuestas del Estado, the Spanish regulatory agency for national lotteries. The Loterías y Apuestas del Estado was established in 1985, assuming responsibility for the administration and promotion of national lotteries throughout Spain.

El Gordo was a later addition to Spain’s lottery offerings, joining the La Primitiva lottery as a monthly draw in 1993, and evolving into a weekly draw by 1997. El Gordo offers impressive jackpots which frequently roll over into double-digit millions such as these top prizes:  €33,024,545 (2011) , €27,152,932 (2008), and €26,214,521 (2007).

El Gordo Rules

In order to play Spain El Gordo online, select 5 numbers from a guess range of 1-54 and an additional number from a guess range of 0-9 from a different number matrix.  The additional number enables players to win supplementary prizes and is necessary to complete the jackpot winning number selection.

Fans of El Gordo may wish to play the Spanish BonoLoto draws that takes place four times a week!

Winning the El Gordo

El Gordo has nine prizes categories, and a winning ticket must successfully match all 5 numbers in the regular guess set as well as the additional number in order to claim the jackpot. El Gordo promises a starting jackpot of €5 million and enjoys frequent rollovers which lead to impressive jackpots such as the €33,024,545 prize pool of 2011.

Learn About El Gordo Lottery Draws


El Gordo lotto, which literally means “the big one”, gets its name from the Spanish lottery’s huge jackpots. El Gordo lottery results have produced the largest Spanish prizes, reaching heights of €33 million in 2011. With a €5 million starting jackpot and eight further prizes, the El Gordo Lotto has earned a reputation for offering some of the biggest European lottery prizes.

Select your own reintegro in Spain's El Gordo lottery and go up a prize division if you match the reintegro number selected in the Sunday draw, or at least get a refund on the official lotto ticket price!