Bonoloto Is Just The Beginning! Spain Has a Big Surprise Coming Up Soon...

Bonoloto is the lotto game played almost every day of the week and all Spaniards, even children, know about the Bonoloto. It is played by most Spanish people on a regular basis and also by non-Spaniards around the world online.

But Spain has a few more surprises when it comes to lottery games and one of them is right around the corner. In 3 days from now on the 22nd of December the Spanish Christmas Lottery draw will take place in Spain.



In Spain where most of the population is Christian, the Christmas holiday is taken to the extreme. So much as to the fact that the Saniards have a special lotto game during Christmas, the draw itself is a whole entire festivity and people from all around Spain and the entire world sit in front of their televisions and watch while the children draw the numbers, the draw itself can take all day long and the prize pool for this Spanish Lottery game is around 2.4 billion Euros this year!

The rules of the Loteria de Navidad (as it is called in Spanish) are different than most other lottos. In this game 160 "serie" of 100,000 "billetes" (from 00000 to 99999) which cost €200 each are printed and players can buy a tenth of a "billetes" which is called a "decimo".

Data From 2013 Loteria de navidad Spanish Lottery Draw:
QuantityPrizeDescriptionTotal
1€4,000,000El Gordo (First Prize)€4,000,000
1€1,250,000Second Prize€1,250,000
1€500,000Third Prize€500,000
2€200,000Fourth Prizes€400,000
8€60,000Fifth Prizes€480,000
1,794€1,000La Pedrea€1,794,000
2€20,000For the two consecutive numbers, one before and one after, the First Prize number
(the First Prize approximations)
€40,000
2€12,500For the two numbers, one before and one after, the Second Prize
(the Second Prize approximations)
€25,000
2€9,600For the two numbers, one before and one after, the Third Prize
(the Third Prize approximations)
€19,200
99€1,000For the 99 numbers with the same first three digits of the First Prize€99,000
99€1,000For the 99 numbers with the same first three digits of the Second Prize€99,000
99€1,000For the 99 numbers with the same first three digits of the Third Prize€99,000
198€1,000For the 99 numbers with the same first three digits of each of the Fourth Prizes€198,000
999€1,000For the 999 numbers with the same two last digits as the First Prize€999,000
999€1,000For the 999 numbers with the same two last digits as the Second Prize€999,000
999€1,000For the 999 numbers with the same two last digits as the Third Prize€999,000
9,999€200For the 9,999 numbers with the same last digit as the First Prize (refund)€1,999,800
Total per serie€14,000,000
Total for the 160 series€2,240,000,000