If this is the first time you have heard about the El Gordo lottery, let me highlight just how important this lotto is to the large majority of Spaniards. The El Gordo lottery has been a national obsession in Spain for a long time with massive appeal generated by the Christmas draw each year. In fact, 98% of the population play this Spanish National lottery each Christmas.
There are a few major reasons why so many Spanish people play a part in the Christmas El Gordo draw. Firstly, there is the incentive of the biggest lottery prize fund of any worldwide lotto – €2.20 Billion! Secondly, there are 13,332 cash prizes to be won. Finally, the odds of grabbing a cash prize in the Christmas draw are a very generous 1 in 6.
With the level of attention that is given to the Christmas El Gordo lottery game, a lot of people are oblivious to the fact that there are 11 additional El Gordo type superdraws every year as well. One superdraw takes place each month and although the El Gordo has by far the largest prize fund, the 11 other draws are substantial nonetheless, with prize funds ranging from €84 million to €850 million. Furthermore, these draws offer approximately 3 times as many prizes as the Christmas draw and odds of collecting a cash prize of an amazing 1 in 3.
The Spanish Christmas lottery operates in a different way to the majority of other worldwide lotteries. A complete ticket ‘billete’ is very expensive, costing €200. However, these tickets are split up into ten ‘decimos’ (tenths) each costing €20. When buying your tickets you have the choice of buying a single decimo, a full ticket, or a share of a ticket. If you don’t buy the whole ticket, someone else will buy the rest of your ticket. For example, if you obtain two decimos, somebody else buys three decimos and someone else buys five and your ticket collects €1000, then you will secure €200, €300 and €500 respectively. Due to the expense of purchasing a whole ticket, it is very common for families and friends to pool their lotto money and each person buy a separate ‘decimo’ (tenth).
The chances of winning a cash prize in the El Gordo lottery are excellent but if you opt to play in an El Gordo syndicate with Big Fat Lotteries, you are guaranteed to win at least 1 prize. You are also guaranteed to win 3 cash prizes in each of the eleven other €84 million prize fund superdraws.
Come and discover the full advantages of playing in an El Gordo syndicate with Big Fat Lotteries and revel in the excitement of this mammoth Spanish National lottery. If you can not wait for the El Gordo to come round again, you can now play in your choice of 11 other Spanish National lottery Superdraws.
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