El Gordo Navidad
This is very special lottery game. If you play El Gordo Navidad you will be participating in the Spanish Christmas Lottery! This is a lottery draw like no other and was first launched way back in 1812 in the city of Cadiz. With over 200 years of history it’s no wonder this game has a special place in Spanish hearts. The draw takes place on December the 22nd and starts at 9am local time. Incredibly the draw takes roughly 3 hours to complete with young school children singing the numbers as they are drawn! Thus if you do elect to play El Gordo Navidad you really will be entering into a wonderful tradition full of festive spirit. There are 2 drums full of wooden balls for this draw, but unlike many lottery games where the total amount of balls is relatively small, here the range of numbers is mesmerizing. A mind boggling 100,000 wooden balls enter drum 1, with a still substantial 1807 balls dropping into drum 2. As you can imagine, the range of prizes is vast from relatively small wins that can buy a Christmas drink or two to the sizeable jackpot. Those who do play El Gordo Navidad will of course be dreaming of the biggest prize and the jackpot figure is currently set at 4 million Euros.