How to Play el Gordo Lottery?
To play el Gordo lottery select 5 numbers from 1-54 and an additional number (número clave) from a guess range of 0-9 from. The additional number is required to win the jackpot and applies to five secondary prizes (5+PB, 4+PB, 3+PB, 2+PB, and 0+PB). Players can choose numbers manually or using Quick Pick for a random selection.
When do I receive my Ticket?
Once you’ve placed your order, we will email your confirmation. Your Spanish El Gordo Ticket(s) will be purchased by our local agents who will send a scanned copy directly to your account. The originals will be stored in a security deposit box by our auditors for your security.
How to Claim Lottery Prizes
All prizes are commission-free and those worth €2,500 or less are directly credited into your WLS4YOU account soon after the results are broadcasted. Larger wins are subject to a government legislated tax of 20% and may require collection in Spain. All el Gordo de la Primitiva jackpots start at €5 million. The Christmas version of this lottery “El Gordo de navidad” is hugely popular in Spain. Around €2.5bn of prizes are paid out from €3.5bn of sales.
El Gordo has nine prize categories, and players must successfully match the 5 numbers of the regular guess set and the additional number to win the top prize. Minimum jackpot of El Gordo starts at €5 million and enjoys frequent rollovers which build up to some if its biggest prizes such as the lottery’s record 2011 jackpot of €33,024,545. Spanish lottery prizes that exceed €2,500 will be subject to a government legislated tax at a rate of 20%. Check the tax laws in your country of residence for any further local taxation you may be subject to. All prizes must be claimed within 3 months of the applicable draw date.