The first prize in Tuesday’s El Gordo lottery was sold in Roquetas del Mar and Laujar. The total first prize was worth 640 million euros, split amongst everyone who held ticket number 79,140. In all, the holder of every decimo (tenth) of that ticket won 400,000 euros. Six out of the thirteen top prizes were fully or partially sold in the province. The total in prize money topped 666 million euros. Many of the tickets Continue reading El Gordo 640 million euro first prize went to Roquetas and Laujar
The first prize in Tuesday’s El Gordo lottery was sold in Roquetas del Mar and Laujar. The total first prize was worth 640 million euros, split amongst everyone who held ticket number 79,140. In all, the holder of every decimo (tenth) of that ticket won 400,000 euros. Six out of the thirteen top prizes were fully or partially sold in the province. The total in prize money topped 666 million euros. Many of the tickets Continue reading It WAS you!
It’s Spains biggest ever Christmas lottery, with a top prize of 400,000€ for each individual ticket of the winning number, and it’s being drawn today. It’s being called the gordo to end all Gordo’s, with a larger prize pot than ever before. Listen out for the piping calls of the kids from the San Ildelfonso orphanage as they earn their yearly crumb by singing out the winning numbers and the corresponding prizes all morning long, Continue reading Christmas Lottery 2011 drawn today! Check your El Gordo ticket number here!
Here’s the wonderful 2011 advert from the Loteria Nacional urging us to go out and buy a decimo for Christmas. A wonderful blend of Darwinian Christmas scenes mixed in with a bit of Harry Potter magic, it’s got bugger all to do with Spanish nativity traditions, but it’s still the best ad I’ve seen all year. The kids, of course, are supposed to be the ones from San Ildelfonso, Spain’s oldest orphanage, the kids who Continue reading The 2011 Loteria Nacional ad
Just discovered the 23rd Dec edition of La Voz, the day after the El Gordo lottery draw. Wow. Apart from the special cover, which ran every winning number, if you open the actual paper, you don’t get to any real news until page….. 30. That’s right, 29 pages of light news about happy people waving lottery tickets. None of them, I noticed as I tossed my tickets in the bin, from Almería. Still, look on Continue reading El Gordo in La Voz
The main prize in yesterdays “El Gordo” went to a small village in Jaen called Santiago de la Espada. The winning number was 32.365 and was mainly sold in a small mesón (apparantly the only pub in the village) and each decimo won €300,000. 8 lucky people from the little village of María in Almería brought their lottery tickets from this village, and so brought €2,700,000 back. Why did they buy their lottery tickets there? Continue reading 8 lucky lottery players in María got €2,7million
A fifth prize in the Spains national Christmas Extravaganza Lottery (El Gordo) went to a ticket number sold in Garrucha. Juan José Haro, owner of ticket office “La Gata Rafi” (just off the high street I believe, about two thirds of the way down), sold 45 tickets (divided in turn into 10 decimos each, so that’s 450) which won 2,250,000€, or€5000 a ticket. Local resident Miguel Angel Vilar told Ideal.es (translated) that the money would Continue reading Garrucha gets a Gordo prize!