El Gordo

El Gordo de la Primitiva Lottery Rules


El Gordo de la Primitiva, known as El Gordo, is the Spanish National Weekly Lottery, regulated by LoterĂ­as y Apuestas del Estado, the only regulator that issues lottery licenses in Spain. In Spain, various versions of the El Gordo lottery are offered, and the same name is used for the Spanish Christmas Lottery.

The weekly drawing of the lottery El Gordo de la Primitiva is held on Sunday, once a week.


How to play the lottery El Gordo de la Primitiva online


  • Select numbers for your ticket at an online lottery service provider such as Lottosend or PlayHugeLottos.
  • Choose five different numbers from 1 to 54, as well as one bonus number from 0 to 9.
  • You can the "Quick Pick" feature and the numbers will be selected randomly for you.

Jackpot and Prizes for the El Gordo de La Primitiva lottery

MatchOddsPrize
5 + 11:31,625,100Jackpot
5 + 01:3,513,900€ 100 000-500 000*
4 + 11:129,082€ 1 000-10 000*
4 + 01:14,342€ 100-400*
3 + 11:2,689€ 25-70*
3 + 01:299€ 8-20*
2 + 11:172€ 4-10*
2 + 01:19€ 3
0 + 1 (Reintegro)1:10€ 1.5


El Gordo Taxes


In Spain, players will have to pay a tax on the winnings at a rate of 20% in the event that the sum of the monetary prize exceeds the amount of 2,500 thousand euros! Winnings less than 2,500 euros are not taxed!

Players who are not citizens of Spain have the right to receive a refund of the funds deducted from the winnings! This happens only if the tax has already been paid in the country of residence! Such lottery participants are required to present a special application to the tax authorities of Spain, after approval of which the tax refund is fully implemented. The return of the withdrawn amount usually occurs within a year.

The tax is collected by the organizers directly upon receipt of the winnings. Therefore, all winnings in the lottery over 2,500 euros will be credited to the prize account, minus the above tax of 20%.