Play the Loteria de Navidad - El Gordo 

Ticket sales for next year’s amazing Spanish Christmas lottery – Loteria de Navidad – will open in the summer!

In the meanwhile, don't miss the excitement of monthly Spanish raffles - get your shares now for the next Loteria Nacional raffle draw.

What Is Lotería de Navidad?

Lotería de Navidad, an annual Spanish raffle drawn on 22 December, is the world's biggest raffle. Lotería de Navidad offers a €2.4 billion prize pool whose prize-winning odds start at just 1 in 10. Similar to other Spanish raffles, players purchase one-tenth shares in Navidad tickets and prize money is distributed between ticket shareholders.

The various names for the lottery may seem a bit confusing at first. Lotería de Navidad is officially called Sorteo Extraordinario de Navidad but it is also known as the Spanish Christmas El Gordo Lottery as well as the El Gordo de Navidad lottery. El Gordo ("the big one") refers to the first prize and the name is identified with this raffle, as well as with other regularly drawn Spanish lotteries.

How Do You Play El Gordo Lotería de Navidad?

When Loteria de Navidad ticket sales are open, you will be able to purchase your shares for this extremely popular Spanish raffle right here.

How it works: There are 100,000 5-digit codes available on tickets in total, and 172 copies of each of these tickets. Tickets are made up of 10 shares each and you can purchase as many shares as you want. If your ticket wins a prize in the raffle draw, you win a percentage of that prize based on how many shares you purchased.

How to play: To play the El Gordo lottery raffle, choose which of the available 5-digit ticket shares shown on this page you wish to play. Next to each scanned ticket you can see the number of available shares. Click Shuffle to see additional 5-digit ticket shares available for purchase.

Choose how many shares you wish to purchase and click Play to process your order. Exclusively at theLotter, you will get a huge discount when you purchase two or more shares.

How Do You Win El Gordo Navidad Lottery Prizes?

The results of the latest Loteria de Navidad - El Gordo raffle are posted on theLotter following the draw. The winning 5-digit numbers are presented as well as the breakdown of prizes and payout per share in the various prize divisions. You can use our results checker to see if your share won a prize but don't worry, we will notify you if you are a winner!

The amount of the El Gordo Navidad prize you won is based on the number of shares you played. For example, if your 5-digit code matches the code drawn for the first prize and you have 1 of the 10 shares, you will receive €400,000 out of the €4 million jackpot. As you can see, the more shares you buy, the larger your prize!

Please see our Lottery Tax information for details of your tax liabilities when you win a Spanish raffle prize.

More Information about the Spanish Lotería de Navidad Lottery

Read more about the Spanish Christmas Lottery and check the latest Lotería de Navidad - El Gordo results from the draw on 22 December.

Take a look at our Guide to Spanish Raffles. Make sure to play Loteria del Nino and purchase Loteria Nacional Extra tickets so that you can win Spanish raffle prizes all year long!

Don't Miss Loteria de Navidad - El Gordo!

Lotería de Navidad takes place every year on 22 December, and with a staggering prize pool of 2.4 billion, it is the biggest lottery event in the world. Participate in the Navidad raffle by purchasing shares of tickets with five-digit codes for a chance of winning the "Gordo" prize - €4 million per full ticket. A long list of secondary categories gives you even more chances of winning Navidad prizes. Good luck playing this exciting Spanish raffle!