Spain - La Primitiva Lottery Information

Guess Range 6/49 + PB 1/9
Hosted in Spain
(Local draw time)
Jackpot Type CASH
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Chances to win Spain - La Primitiva

Divisions Match Winning Odds
1 Prize 6+PB 1:139,838,160
2 Prize 6 1:15,537,573
3 Prize 5+1+PB 1:20,975,724
4 Prize 5+1 1:2,330,636
5 Prize 5+PB 1:542,008
6 Prize 5 1:60,223
7 Prize 4+PB 1:10,324
8 Prize 4 1:1,147
9 Prize 3+PB 1:567
10 Prize 3 1:63
11 Prize 0+PB 1:10

Spain - La Primitiva Information

La Primitiva has handed out billions of dollars in prizes in its modern format. The Spanish lottery offers attractive winning odds and exciting jackpots that are characteristic of Spain's games of chance. La Primitiva proudly traces its roots as far back as 1763, making it one of the oldest lotteries still operating in the modern world.

La Primitiva History

La Primitiva began in the 18th century as a match 5/90 lottery, created by royal initiative to raise funds for the Spanish treasury. The lottery flourished for 100 years and returned in modern times when the Organismo Nacional de Loterías y Apuestas del Estado (ONLAE) reinstated La Primitiva in August 1985. The 6/49 lottery format introduced by ONLAE is still in use today.

On 17 October 2015, after 56 rollovers, one lucky ticket matched the winning numbers for a €101.7 million jackpot! This is the highest La Primitiva jackpot ever awarded, as it surpassed a €73 million jackpot won in February 2014.

La Primitiva Rules

To play La Primitiva online, players choose six numbers from a guess range of 1-49 and an additional Reintegro number between 0-9. As well as being used to determine the 6+R jackpot prize, matching the Reintegro entitles you to a refund on the official lottery ticket price!

In the draw, a seventh ball, called a bonus ball, is drawn from the same drum as the regular guess set. While this bonus number cannot help make a jackpot winning combination, matching five numbers + one bonus ball (5+1) entitles players to the second prize.

Lottery fans who enjoy this Spanish lottery, may wish to try Spain BonoLoto, or to buy lottery tickets for El Gordo (the Big One).

Winning La Primitiva

The odds of matching all six main numbers as well as the Reintegro number are 1 in 139,838,160. La Primitiva also has five secondary prize categories, awarded for matching 6, 5+1, 5, 4 and 3 balls to those drawn.

La Primitiva Anecdote

Lucky Number 20 - La Primitiva held a special draw in October 2005 to honor 20 years of the modern game. A group of 23 drivers in a Malaga bus company entered the same numbers that they had been entering since 1985. After 20 years, these numbers paid off and the drivers walked away with a €24.92 million jackpot that made each of them a millionaire!

Learn about Spanish National Lottery La Primitiva Draws

Spain's La Primitiva is not only one of the oldest lotteries in the world, with roots dating back to 1763, but it is also considered one of the biggest in the world! La Primitiva offers six generous prize divisions in two weekly draws, and the Spanish National Lottery hands out approximately $1.39 billion every year in jackpot and secondary prizes. Players around the world have woken up to the dynamite combination of great odds, excellent value, and huge prizes found in one of Spain's most exciting lotteries. Check La Primitiva results here!