Almost every lottery fan has heard of the famous Spanish raffles. With huge prize pools and unbeatable odds, they cause excitement with every draw! While the holiday raffles, Loteria de Navidad and Loteria del Nino, are the most widely known, there are exciting Spanish raffles that take place year-round. Keep reading to find out more about the exciting, and lucrative, Spanish raffles and you’ll see why you should play them for yourself!
What's special about a raffle and how is it different from other types of lotteries? For one thing, a raffle offers a limited amount of tickets. Each ticket has a unique number combination and the total amount of tickets that can be sold is limited by the amount of combinations that can be made. Also, with raffles, players cannot choose their numbers – their choice is limited to the available ticket codes.
The ever-popular Spanish raffles always sell out, guaranteeing a jackpot winner! However, it’s not just the jackpot winners who go home happy! The Spanish raffles offer enormous prize pools, numerous prize categories, plus… incredible winning odds! Play these raffles and there is a very good chance that you’ll be a winner!
What’s not to like? Get your tickets for the next Spanish Loteria Nacional raffle!
The Spanish Loteria Nacional Extra Raffles, or Sorteos Extraordinarios, are raffles that take place in addition to Spain’s weekly raffle draws, usually about once a month. The history of the Loteria Nacional Extra dates back more than 200 years to the time of King Carlos III who established a lottery to bring in revenue for the treasury. The raffles often honor Spanish traditions, culture, and institutions. Recently, there were also draws that benefited the Red Cross charity organization and the Spanish Cancer Prevention Society.
The Loteria Nacional Extra is a sure thing when it comes to getting lottery players excited. Prize pools for these special events are €84, €105, or €140 million! Some draws feature a Premio Especial, a special prize, of up to €20 million that one lucky share will take home. Better yet, winning odds start at 1:3, that’s right, every third ticket is a winner! There are 37,151 winning combinations on every ten-share ticket and the odds of winning the jackpot are an incredible 1:100,000! Including the jackpot, each raffle features 14-16 prize categories. Great prizes and amazing odds, it is no wonder people flock to Spain from all over the world for these amazing raffles!
Spain’s annual Christmas lottery, AKA Loteria de Navidad, AKA El Gordo, the fat one, is unlike any other lottery in the world. For one thing it boasts the world’s largest prize pool with €2.31 billion in prizes up for grabs, including a €4 million jackpot! Approximately 98% of adult Spaniards take part in this raffle by either purchasing a ticket or receiving one as a gift. Tickets for the Loteria de Navidad go on sale in the summer and excitement builds until the draw on 22 December. It’s no wonder that the Loteria de Navidad raffle has remained so popular for over 200 years, odds start at 1:7 and the odds of winning the jackpot are 1:100,000! Furthermore, 9,999 tickets will win the minimum €200 prize!
The annual Loteria de Navidad drawing takes place in the ornate Teatro Real de Madrid, the Royal Theatre of Madrid. The drawing is an elaborate ceremony that lasts several hours and features two drums with over 100,000 laser-etched wooden balls, a children’s choir from the the San Ildefonso school, and a packed audience dressed in colorful, lottery themed costumes. The entire drawing is broadcast on Spanish TV.
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The lottery excitement continues through the New Year and reaches another climax with the El Nino raffle drawing on 6 January 2017. El Nino, or Loteria del Nino, features an enormous €630 million prize pool, a jackpot of €2 million and winning odds that start at 1:3 and go up to an incredible 1:100,000 for a chance to win the jackpot. Plus, an incredible 29,999 tickets will win the minimum €200 prize!
The Loteria del Nino derives its name from the baby Jesus. Nino means ‘the little one,’ and is held on the day of the Feast of the Three Kings which celebrates the Epiphany and marks the end of the twelve day Christmas holiday. The first Loteria del Nino took place in 1941 and in 1966 it became a part of the Loteria Nacional, the home of Spanish favorites Loteria de Navidad and La Primitiva. From 1941 to 1999 draws were held on 5 January, beginning in 2000 the draw date was moved to 6 January where it remains today.
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