Spain has loads of saints and tons of fiestas to go with them. But this makes even the craziest of them look about as exciting as getting a pair of socks for Christmas…
Seriously, the entire country comes to a halt when this ONCE A YEAR draw hits.
The draw process takes HOURS because there are so many prizes. It’s quite a bizarre thing to watch the enormous draw machine, with all the results and prizes sung out by children from a local school (El Gordo draw).
It’s THE biggest lottery draw in the world. No other game has a bigger prize fund, OR pays out as many prizes.
Welcome to the Spanish ‘El Gordo’ (or ‘The Fat One’).
World’s Biggest Prize Fund
This draw pays out a prize fund of BILLIONS.
Not millions, but Billions!
But they are clever enough to keep the prizes smaller BUT pay a lot more of them. Unlike certain dumb mega-draws that insist on paying 200 million to just one prize winner… duh!
These are just the bigger prizes:-
- 195 x €3 Million prizes
- 195 x €1 Million prizes
- 195 x €500,000 prizes
- 390 x €200,000 prizes
- 1,560 x €50,000 prizes
World’s LONGEST Draw
And these are genuine different prizes. They draw tens of thousands of numbers from a huge drum, and each one wins a different prize.
The whole draw takes place on TV, and all of Spain is gripped with excitement, for HOURS!
It’s like some weird mass hypnosis voodoo or something.
Strictly Limited Ticket Supply
You can’t pick your numbers with this draw. You can only buy pre-printed tickets. Which means this once a year draw has a limited supply of tickets – by design.
Once they are sold out, that is it.
A large chunk are reserved by Spanish families – some numbers you just cannot ever buy. Seriously!
So if you want to play, now is the time.
I’ve only played this one for the last 2 draws. Last year I found a better supplier which was way cheaper, and I won and got paid a few small prizes.
I’m using the same guys again this year for El Gordo. I reckon the only way to get better value is if you live in Spain! So you can do a LOT worse than play with these guys.
See you in the big draw :-).