Spain’s ‘El Gordo’ Christmas lottery awards billions. More than €2.4 billion will be shared by winners of Spain’s “El Gordo” Christmas lottery, with a top prize of €4 million. There were 172 top division winners. Spain’s “El Gordo” lottery paid out €2.4 billion ($2.93 billion) to winners on Wednesday.
How many prizes does El Gordo have?
El Gordo de Navidad List of Prizes
|Prize Level||Total Number of Prizes||Total Prize Fund|
|The number before and the number after El Gordo 1st prize||2||€40,000|
|The number before and the number after 2nd prize||2||€25,000|
|The number before and the number after 3rd prize||2||€19,200|
|Same first three digits as El Gordo 1st prize||99||€99,000|
What is the biggest lottery jackpot ever?
The biggest lottery prize ever awarded in the United States was a $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot in 2016, according to The Associated Press. It was divided among three ticket winners in California, Florida and Tennessee.
How much is El Gordo worth?
The biggest winning ticket of the ‘el Gordo’ Spanish Christmas is worth 4 million euros in total, but what makes the Spanish Christmas lottery the biggest in the world, is that there are many winning numbers with prizes of smaller amounts.
How much does a ticket cost for the biggest lottery in Spain?
The price of a full El Gordo Christmas lottery number is two hundred euros. That is, the price for a whole ticket, which is then broken up into €20 décimos or tenths of a ticket. Spaniards will oftentimes purchase décimos of different numbers to have more chances at winning a prize at the draw.
On which date do they eat their main Christmas meal in Spain?
Christmas food in Spain
We all know that Spain does great food, and at Christmas they have some great festive specialties. The main Crimbo meal normally takes place on 24th December, Christmas Eve, and they eat the obligatory Serrano ham, but seafood and fish also play a big part in the menu, especially king prawns.
How long does the Spanish Christmas lottery last?
The draw for all the various prize tiers takes place in Madrid on 22nd December and lasts around 3 hours. In the Spanish Christmas Lottery, there are multiple copies or “series” of tickets, which means more than one person can have the same ticket number.
How are the winning numbers announced for the biggest lottery in Spain?
Winning numbers announced by children
Held according to tradition despite the coronavirus, the winning numbers were sung out by children from Madrid’s San Ildefonso school, a former orphanage, in a nationally televised drawing at the Teatro Real opera house.