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El Gordo Primitiva Help & FAQ

Spanish Lottery Information

El Gordo de la Primitiva, which loosely translates as ‘the big one’, is a weekly state operated lottery draw from Spain.

Why should I play El Gordo de la Primitiva

El Gordo de la Primitiva is the most attractive Sunday lottery draw in Europe. It boasts one of the highest minimum jackpots for any state lottery (€5 million), with the jackpot regularly exceeding that figure. The chances of winning the jackpot are very reasonable compared to other European lottos and there’s also a 1 in 10 chance of getting your stake back should you pick the key number.

El Gordo de la Primitiva Draw Times

The draw takes place every Sunday in Madrid at 9.30pm (8.30pm GMT) and offers a guaranteed jackpot of at least €5m, which is among the largest of any state lottery. It’s also Spain’s most popular weekly lotto draw.

What is the difference between El Gordo de la Primitiva and the Spanish Christmas lottery?

El Gordo de la Primitiva is not to be confused with the Spanish Christmas lottery El Gordo, de Navidad, which is an annual lottery that takes place once a year in Madrid on December 22nd. El Gordo de Navidad offers an incredible prize pool of €2.2 billion and you can play it right here from August onwards.

How do I pick my numbers?

Choose five numbers from 1-54 and then select a key (bonus) number from 0-9. Somewhat unusually, El Gordo de la Primitiva features the key number ‘0’. One of the best features of this draw is that players will have their money refunded should they pick the correct key number, but fail to match two or more numbers from the main pool.

How do I win the Jackpot?

Match all five numbers and the key number (bonus number) to win the jackpot.

How much can I win?

El Gordo de la Primitiva offers a very attractive minimum jackpot of at least €5 million, although the jackpot often substantially exceed this figure.

What are the chances of winning the jackpot?

El Gordo de la Primitiva offers very reasonable odds of winning the jackpot of 1 in 31,625,100. In addition to this there are several more attractive prize tiers as well as the excellent money back key number feature. For a full breakdown of the prizes available, please see the table below.

Can you explain the different prize tiers available?

*Please see the table below for a full explanation of winning prize tiers, together with the chances of winning and payouts for each prize tier. The payouts shown are an estimate based on a winning jackpot of €5 million.

Prize Category Chance of winning Average Prize
5 numbers and key number 1 in 31,625,100 €5,000,000 Starting jackpot
5 numbers 1 in 3,513,900 €180,000
4 numbers and key number 1 in 129,082 €8,000
4 numbers 1 in 14,342 €160
3 numbers and key number 1 in 2,689 €45
3 numbers 1 in 299 €14
2 numbers and key number 1 in 172 €6
2 numbers 1 in 19 €3
Key number 1 in 10 €1.50 - Cost of entry

How much does it cost to play El Gordo de la Primitiva?

It costs €1.50 to play the Spanish lottery.

What do I do if I win?

If your account has been verified simply proceed to your account and withdraw your winnings. If your account has not been verified you will first need to provide proof of your ID and proof of address. Once this has been confirmed you will be able to withdraw your winnings.

How will I know if I have won?

Winners will receive an e-mail confirmation and any person who wins a sum of over €10,000 will receive a phone call informing them and congratulating them on their win.

How long do I have to claim my winnings?

You have a period of no longer that 12 weeks from the winning date to claim your winnings.

Are my winnings tax free?

You will not be taxed on any winnings for this lottery.

How can I be sure I will get paid?

We are fully licensed by the UK Gambling Commission and the Gibraltar Government. In order for us to retain these licenses we must adhere to strict procedures regarding prompt payments and are obliged by law to conduct all customer transactions with the utmost transparency, security and expedience.

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