Roquetas de Mar (Almeria)
12775 for €1,250,000 – Sevilla, Alicante, Logroño, Mora (Toledo), Córdoba, Granada
12774 & 12776 for €12,500
05163 for €500,000 – Tijola (Almeria), Alhaurin de la Torre (Malaga), Castellon, Huesca, Ciudad Real, Pontevedra, Valencia, Badajoz, Madrid, Alicante, Barcelona, Las Palmas, Salamanca, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Albacete, Asturias, Burgos, Cordoba, Huelva, Lleida, Lugo, Murcia, Tarragona, Vizcaya, Zaragoza
52215 for €200,000 – Madrid, Alcorcón (Madrid) , Alicante, Chiva (Valencia), Cáceres
71119 for €200,000 – Zaragoza, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Alicante, Barcelona, Granada, Lleida, Madrid, Valencia, Vizcaya, Guipuzcoa, Murcia, Huelva, Las Palmas, Alava, Caceres, Baleares, A Coruña, Cadiz
18102 for €60,000 – Las Palmas, Madrid, Navarra, Zaragoza, Albacete, Benidorm, Villajoyosa (Alicante)
70481 for €60,000 – Madrid, Tarragona, Segorbe (Castellón), Lepe (Huelva), La Bruixa d’Or de Sort (Lleida)
43221 for €60,000 – Madrid, Zaragoza, Barcelona, Lugo, Cáceres, Cádiz, Girona
00943 for €60,000 – Sevilla, Zaragoza, Madrid, Irún (Gipuzkoa), Barakaldo (Bizkaia), Bilbao
59435 for €60,000 – Talavera de la Reina (Toledo), Valdemoro (Madrid)
51688 for €60,000 – El Campello (Alicante)
73867 for €60,000 – Barcelona
89023 for €60,000 – Aguadulce (Almeria), Albacete, Baleares, Pontevedra
UPDATE: The El Gordo winning number 79140 has been drawn and with a guaranteed prize of €4 million before tax there will be some very, very happy people in Almeria where it appears that all of the tickets were sold. Disappointed readers shouldn’t throw their tickets away yet as there are still plenty of lesser prizes to be drawn.
NUMBERS are being sung out by school children in Madrid, which can only mean one thing. Over €2 billion is up for grabs throughout the day as El Gordo, Spain’s Christmas lottery, kicks off leaving punters across the country eagerly anticipating the results, two of which have already been announced.
The top prize will be €4 million (£2.9 million) allocated to each of the 160 winning tickets which will coincide with a five digit number.
Around 75 per cent of Spanish adults will participate in the draw, known as ‘the Fat One’, which has occurred every year since 1812, continuing right throughout the Spanish Civil War from 1936-39.
Whole tickets cost €200 but ‘decimos’ worth ten per cent are available for €20, which many workplaces, bars, and club share out whole tickets or decimos for even less. Only certain numbers are available to purchase, rather than the random choice afforded to the UK lottery. Adding to the interest, each town or region usually only has a small selection of numbers meaning winners frequently hail from the same area.
This is key to the massive impact it has across the country as no one wants to be left out of the sweepstakes.
There will be thousands of prizes throughout the day and the numbers will be revealed right here on Euro Weekly News.