One of Spain's Loteria Nacional’s biggest draws, Lotería del Nino kicks off the New Year on January 6th, just two weeks after the Lotería de Navidad draw. The exciting Spanish raffle shares the same structure as its world-famous Christmas cousin. Loteria del Nino takes place on the Feast of the Three Kings at the National Lottery Palace in Madrid. For Lotería del Nino 2015, there was a €560 million total prize pool, featuring €40 million in total jackpot prizes. Purchase your Loteria del Nino tickets online with theLotter.
Loteria Nacional - Lotería del Nino History
Lotería del Nino made its debut in 1941, but 1942 saw the Spanish lottery transformed into an authentic loteria extraordinaria with its own personality. Lotería del Nino became Spain's second largest national lottery, after the Spanish Christmas Lottery, which occurs annually on December 22nd.
The lottery's first draw consisted of four sets of 42,000 tickets, and every ticket was divided into ten shares. The price for each share was 15 pesetas. That year, a total of 166,668 tickets were sold, an impressive 93% of the number available for purchase.
At the outset, the Lotería del Nino prize structure contained five major prizes:
the first prize
guaranteed its winner 500,000 pesetas (for a series of four),
the second prize was worth 300,000 pesetas,
the third prize was worth 150,000
the fourth prize was worth 75,000 pesetas, and
the fifth prize was worth 50,000 pesetas
In 1942, the number of tickets for the Lotería del Nino changed to three sets of 56,000 tickets each, and one tenth of a ticket was sold for 25 pesetas.
Loteria Nacional - Lotería del Nino Rules
In order to win in the raffle, players select from the available shares, or shuffle to see additional raffle selections. After choosing as many shares as you want, confirm your purchase. Remember, as a raffle, El Nino ticket availability is limited!
The upcoming January 6th Lotería del Nino draw will offer 37,812 prize possibilities per ticket to its players. The tickets are numbered with codes ranging from 00000-99999, making 100,000 five-digit codes. Each is printed on 40 identical copies, and each ticket can be divided into 10 shares, giving a total of 40 million ticket shares.
The odds of winning Lotería del Nino's jackpot prizes, worth €2 million for a full ticket, are as low as 1:100,000, and second place prizes, worth €750,000 for a full ticket, have the same chances of being won.
Winning the Lotería del Nino
The Lotería del Nino offers unparalleled winning odds beginning at 1:3 for secondary prize categories, and €630 million in total prizes. As well as offering €2 million jackpot prizes and a premio especial worth €40 million, there are prizes for partially matching the main winning numbers.
Lotería del Nino Anecdotes
Statistics for a glorious Lotería del Nino victory – As history has it, the winning Lotería del Nino Gordo has ended with the digit zero for a record 20 times! The next most popular Gordo termination digits throughout the years have been seven and nine. The least popular digit to end the Gordo code has been found to be three. There are also statistics on the last two digits of the top prize, with the number 20 appearing at the end of six winning Gordos, and the numbers 15, 22, 31, 34, 36, 57, 59, 75 and 97 have each appeared at the end of three Gordos
Players who enjoyed this Spanish raffle may also consider the Loteria Nacional’s other offerings, which include El Gordo and La Primitiva.