El Gordo Primitiva Help & FAQ

Spanish Lottery Information

El Gordo de la Primitiva, which loosely translates as ‘the big one’, is a weekly state operated lottery draw from Spain.

El Gordo Primitiva Draw Minimum Jackpot Jackpot Odds Country Cost per Game
Sunday 9.30pm CET €5 million (approx. $7 million) 1 : 31,625,100 Spain $2.50

Why Should I Play El Gordo De La Primitiva?

El Gordo de la Primitiva is the most attractive Sunday lottery draw in Europe. It boasts one of the highest minimum jackpots for any state lottery (€5 million, approx. $7 million), with the jackpot regularly exceeding that figure. The chances of winning the jackpot are very reasonable compared to other European lottos and there’s also a 1 in 10 chance of getting your stake back should you pick the key number.

How Much Does It Cost to Play El Gordo De La Primitiva?

It costs $2.50 to play the Spanish lottery.

El Gordo De La Primitiva Draw Times

The draw takes place every Sunday in Madrid at 9.30pm (8.30pm GMT) and offers a guaranteed jackpot of at least €5 million (approx. $7 million), which is among the largest of any state lottery. It’s also Spain’s most popular weekly lotto draw. Go to our El Gordo Primitiva Results page to find current and past winning numbers for the Spanish lottery.

What Is the Difference Between El Gordo De La Primitiva and the Spanish Christmas Lottery?

El Gordo de la Primitiva is not to be confused with the Spanish Christmas lottery El Gordo, de Navidad, which is an annual lottery that takes place once a year in Madrid on December 22nd. El Gordo de Navidad offers an incredible prize pool of €2.2 billion (approx. $3.5 billion) and you can play it right here from August onwards.

How Do I Pick My Numbers?

Choose five numbers from 1-54 and then select a key (bonus) number from 0-9. Somewhat unusually, El Gordo de la Primitiva features the key number ‘0’. One of the best features of this draw is that players will have their money refunded should they pick the correct key number, but fail to match two or more numbers from the main pool.

What Is a Subscription?

Subscriptions remove the hassle of buying repeat lines and the fear of missing out on that big jackpot win. Our Subscription feature allows you to set up a running bet or bets on a given lottery draw. The subscription is open ended and will run for as long as you want it too. You can opt out at any time and cancel the subscription in your player account.

Please find more information here: How to cancel a subscription

What Does "Participation: When Jackpot Is" mean?

This option allows you to only participate when the jackpot is a set amount or higher. So if you choose $7 million, you will only enter the next draw when the jackpot is at a minimum of $7 million.

How Do I Win the Jackpot?

Match all five numbers and the key number (bonus number) to win the jackpot.

How Much Can I Win?

El Gordo de la Primitiva offers a very attractive minimum jackpot of at least €5 million (approx. $7 million), although the jackpot often substantially exceed this figure.

What Are the Chances of Winning the jackpot?

El Gordo de la Primitiva offers very reasonable odds of winning the jackpot of 1 in 31,625,100. In addition to this there are several more attractive prize tiers as well as the excellent money back key number feature. For a full breakdown of the prizes available, please see the table below.

Can You Explain the Different Prize Divisions Available?

*Please see the table below for a full explanation of winning prize tiers, together with the chances of winning and payouts for each prize tier. The payouts shown are an estimate based on a winning jackpot of €5 million (approx. $7 million).

Prize Category

Chance of winning

Average Prize

5 numbers and key number

1 in 31,625,100

€5,000,000 Starting jackpot (approx. $7 million)

5 numbers

1 in 3,513,900

€180,000 (approx. $286,000)

4 numbers and key number

1 in 129,082

€8,000 (approx. $12,000)

4 numbers

1 in 14,342

€160 (approx. $255)

3 numbers and key number

1 in 2,689

€45 (approx. $71)

3 numbers

1 in 299

€14 (approx. $22)

2 numbers and key number

1 in 172

€6 (approx. $9)

2 numbers

1 in 19

€3 (approx. $4,80)

Key number

1 in 10

€1.50 ($2.50) Cost of entry

How Will I Know if I Have Won?

Winners will receive an e-mail confirmation informing them on their win. You will also be able to see your winnings in your Lottoland player account. Winners over $100,000 will also be contacted via phone.

Are My Winnings Tax Free?

You will not be taxed on any winnings for this lottery.

How Do I Get My Lotto Winnings?

As a Lottoland player you will be automatically informed of results and any winnings will be credited to the balance of your Lottoland user account automatically. You then have the option of using these winnings to play more games, or you can withdraw the money to your bank account.

Please note that all new Lottoland players must first verify their identity before any withdrawals can be made due to Australian Federal Government Anti-Money Laundering legislation. Refer to our help section to find more information about how to verify your identity.

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