It's the season to be jolly... and super-rich right here at PlayEuroMillions.com bringing you the holiday season of a lifetime with these spectacular draws. First up we have the merry €2,380 billion El Gordo de Navidad (Christmas raffle) draw on December 22 and then the super festive €700 million El Niño Raffle (New Year Raffle) on January 6.
With El Gordo de Navidad tickets flying out the door, online lottery players will be happy to know that they can also buy El Niño Raffle tickets online now as well.
The next El Niño raffle draw takes place on 6 January and is a fabulous way to ring in the New Year!
The raffle boasts an incredible prize pool and features unparalleled winning odds that result in 1 in every 3 players winning a prize!
El Niño – The Spanish Christmas lottery's (El Gordo de Navidad’s) little brother, means the child, which is why this lottery is often referred to as the 'little brother' of the famous Spanish Christmas raffle.
Online lottery players should take note that although the El Niño raffle is also known as the New Year raffle, the date of the draw is set on January 6th.
There’s a good reason for this date as in Spain it is traditional that children are given gifts on this day and not on Christmas Day, commemorating the gifts that the Three Wise Men brought to the most important El Niño in Christendom, Baby Jesus.
It’s for this reason that the El Niño tickets also contain nativity scenes.
For those who are thinking that mixing lotteries with traditional religion imagery seem a rather odd combination, once you know the origin of these two legendary raffles, you get a better understanding. Especially when you factor in that both raffles date back to 1812.
El Niño prizes
Locals in Spain, who win small prizes on the El Gordo de Navidad raffle like to "reinvest" their wins in the El Niño draw.
Much like the Spanish Christmas Lottery, the El Niño is a raffle style draw with numbers ranging from 00000 to 99999.
This year there are 100,000 tickets, which are further split into one-tenth shares called décimos.
These 100,000 tickets are printed in 50 copies and divided into ten shares to create a total of 50 million shares.
100,000 tickets * 50 copies * 10 shares = 50 million shares
Every ticket contains 16 prize categories and a total of 37,920 prize-winning combinations.
One machine draws the prize values and another draws the winning numbers until the huge prize pool has been won completely!
With numerous series of these tickets are printed, multiple players can end up winning identical jackpot amounts.
The first prize on El Niño is worth €2 million for a full ticket. For those who purchased a single share and matched with winning numbers, they will win €200,000.
The second prize is worth €750,000 for a full ticket.
|El Niño Prizes
||Pay-out per Tenth||Number of Winning Combinations|
|1st prize – “Gordo”||€200,000||1|
|Codes with the same last 4 digits as the drawn number||€350||20|
|Codes with the same last 3 digits as the drawn number||€100||1,400|
|Codes with the same last 2 digits as the drawn number
|Codes +1 larger or -1 smaller than the 1st prize
|Codes +1 larger or -1 smaller than the 2nd prize
|Codes with the same first 3 digits as the 1st prize (except the 1st prize)
|Codes with the same first 3 digits as the 2nd prize (except the 2nd prize)
|Codes with the same first 3 digits as the 3rd prize (except the 3rd prize)
|Codes with the same last 3 digits as the 1st prize (except the 1st prize)
|Codes with the same last 3 digits as the 2nd prize (except the 2nd prize)
|Codes with the same last 2 digits as the 1st prize (except the 1st prize)
|Codes with the same last digit as the 1st prize (except the 1st prize)
|Reintegro 1 - Single number drawn separately, matching the last digit of players’ codes
|Reintegro 2 - Single number drawn separately, matching the last digit of players’ codes||€20||10,000|
Play El Niño online
Purchasing an El Niño ticket is easy. Follow these simple steps and you could be in with a chance of claiming your share of the €700 million jackpot!
- Click on the El Niño raffle on the homepage.
- You will be given two options: Option 1 - Play Single Tickets (1 to 9 tickets) or Option 2 - Option 2 - Play Full Books (10 tickets per book)
- Click the green Play Now button to continue to the checkout
- Finalise your purchase by clicking the Confirm button.
It’s important to note, however, that raffle tickets cannot be returned or swapped once purchased. Also, raffle numbers cannot be selected, as they are randomly assigned by our ticket provider.
What usually happens when it comes to buying Spanish raffle tickets, is that families and friends group together buying ticket shares, which then adds up to the full amount. By doing so, they share the cost of a full ticket between them and also end up sharing any wins.
While normally, comparing Spanish raffles to other international lotto games is like comparing apples and pears, this week’s top jackpot podium most definitely speaks for itself.
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- Loteria del Nino offers one of the world’s biggest prize pools with prizes totalling €700 million
- Tickets are limited - 100,000 tickets are printed with codes between 00000-99999
- Each ticket is printed in 50 copies and divided into 10 shares - players can purchase individual shares or an entire ticket
- Loteria del Nino will award 50 €2 million jackpot prizes in the January 6th draw
- Incredible jackpot winning odds are 1:100,000
- Unparalleled winning odds for secondary prizes start at 1: 3
- 17 different prize categories are available
- More than 37,000 winning combinations exist for every ticke!
Start 2020 with a bang
With the festive season approaching fast, it’s time to think about these two amazing raffles games that come around to make merry.