If you don’t live in Spain you’ve probably never seen this video:-
(And yup, that’s how it goes for HOURS..! Every prize and every winning number is drawn – then sung out by kids from the local school. All of Spain is gripped the whole way through.)
El Gordo is the massive once a year Christmas lottery draw – it has a ridiculous prize fund of BILLIONS.
Here’s why I like it though:-
It pays out thousands of big prizes NOT crazy amounts to just a few people. And that means much better chances of winning a big prize – because there are so many more of them. Not to mention the HUGE volume of smaller prizes too.
Makes sense right? (Try telling the folks who run US Mega Millions…)
You have to be careful where you buy tickets for El Gordo though – a lot of online places will charge you stupid amounts.
(I played with these guys last year – good service, decent price, won a few small prizes and got paid promptly – so I’m playing with them again this year).
Bet your country has nothing like this for a lottery draw..?