To play the El Gordo de la Primitiva, you’ll need to do the following:
To win the jackpot, you will need to match both the 5 main numbers and the additional key number.
The information below is provided as a guide only. The payouts shown are an estimate based on a winning jackpot of €5 million. The real prize value of each tier is representative of the numbers of tickets sold for the draw and the number of winners of each prize tier.
|Numbers Matched||Estimated Prize (€)|
|Match 5 + Key Number||€5,000,000|
|Match 4 + Key Number||€8,000|
|Match 3 + Key Number||€45|
|Match 2 + Key Number||€6|
|Key Number Only||€1.50|
The payout system for El Gordo de la Primitiva is rather more complicated than your average lottery draw. From the total amount of ticket sales, The Spanish Government, who operates the draw keeps 45%. 10% of the ticket revenue is allocated to a reserve fund for paying back refund tickets (tickets with a correctly selected bonus Number), 45% is distributed on prizes (22% for first category, and 33% for the rest of the prizes).
For all categories, the prize is shared in equal parts among all matching tickets.
First category has a guaranteed minimum amount of five million euros. In the case of no first category winners, 50% of the amount reserved for the first category (11% of Total revenue) is accumulated to the guaranteed (or previous) amount for the next drawing, often leading to huge bonus prizes (just for the first category).
The amount for the rest of the prizes (33% of Total revenue) is then reduced by the number of tickets with 2+0 prizes (eighth category), each of which receive a fixed amount of 3 €.
Special rules apply in case any of these categories remains a void, and also in case any category were to have lower prizes than a lower one.
1. La Primitiva is Spain’s oldest lottery. Introduced back in 1763, it comes with a pretty self-descriptive name that means the “primitive one.” The format of 5/90 was maintained until 1862, after which La Primitiva underwent a hiatus. The game was relaunched with its new format in 1985.
2. The biggest jackpot won in the history of the game was €27 million. It was won by a resident of the island of La Palma, the archipelago of the Canary Islands, in March of 2009.
El Gordo de la Primitiva draws take place on:
Ticket sales close at 12:30pm CET on the days of the drawings.
To find out if you’ve won something, check the latest winning El Gordo de la Primitiva numbers below:
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