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How To Play El Gordo Lottery Online?

Spain is the European Union's second largest country and is made up from what were once many separate kingdoms. It is home to the world’s second most spoken language and has the fifth largest population in Europe. Like most languages, Spanish has a few of its own unique words which can't be translated into other languages. It also has some very unique lotteries and the El Gordo Spanish Lottery is one of them.

It is possible to play El Gordo online if you follow these easy steps:

  • First of all sign in to your account or if you don’t have an account yet, it is very easy to create one.
  • You can use any of our secure payment methods to deposit money into your account.
  • As soon as the money shows up in your account, it will now be possible to buy El Gordo lottery tickets and to play El Gordo online.
How to play El Gordo lotto tickets online

The way to play El Gordo online is to:

  • Choose five (5) numbers from a possible fifty-four numbers and;
  • Pick one (1) number from a possible nine.

At a player can either choose their own numbers to play El Gordo lottery with or they can use our ‘Quick Pick’ option where the player’s numbers are selected by our computerised random number generator.


What are the advantages to playing the El Gordo lottery online?

  • It is an advantage when you buy El Gordo lotto tickets to play El Gordo online as you don’t have to leave the comfort and security of your home or office to get your tickets.
  • Security is increased if you buy El Gordo tickets at as the tickets are stored safely in your account and cannot be lost, stolen or damaged.
  • Once the latest El Gordo lottery numbers are published, we automatically check your numbers against the drawn winning numbers and if you have won a prize, we will immediately credit your account.

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What is the Key Number?

El Gordo lottery has a secondary bonus ball called the ‘Key Number’ which will increase the value of certain prize tiers.

How do you win the El Gordo Jackpot?

For players to win the El Gordo jackpot, they have to match the five main numbers and one Key Number. There are also many lower tier prizes to be won with fewer matching numbers.

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What is the El Gordo de la Primitiva Lottery?

The El Gordo is known as ‘The Big One’ in Spain and was first launched back in 1993. This once a week lottery draw has become a favourite with the Spanish people as it has quite favourable odds of winning the jackpot.

The El Gordo jackpot starts off at €5 million and it’s possible for it to roll up to and over €30 million. If you fancy your chances of winning the El Gordo jackpot then play El Gordo online lottery at where you can buy El Gordo lottery tickets.

When is the El Gordo Lottery draw?

The ‘El Gordo de la Primitiva’ (its full name and not to be confused with ‘La Primitiva’ which is a different Spanish lottery), draw is held only once a week on a Sunday at 13:00 CET (Central European Time) in Madrid, Spain.

Our online players at can buy El Gordo Lottery tickets and play El Gordo lotto up to one hour before the draw takes place.

Not long after the balls are drawn, the Spanish lottery winning numbers will be updated onto our results page.

Can I play El Gordo from abroad?

Yes, it is possible to play El Gordo from anywhere in the world at once you have opened an account with us and as long as you have an internet connection or smart phone data available to you. After your account is open, you can buy El Gordo lottery tickets and play El Gordo lottery online twenty-four hours a day.

The El Gordo Jackpot Rollovers

El Gordo has no limit with the amount of times a jackpot can rollover. In the past, the El Gordo jackpot has reached as high as €30 million and can go much higher.

El Gordo Prize Table

Matches Prize

Five (5) numbers + Key number


Five (5) numbers

Est. €132,000.00

Four (4) numbers + Key number

Est. €6,900.00

Four (4) numbers

Est. €200.00

Three (3) numbers + Key number

Est. €45.00

Three (3) numbers

Est. €15.00

Two (2) numbers + Key number

Est. €7.00

Two (2) numbers

Est. €3.00

Key number

Est. €1.50

What is the tax liability on any El Gordo lotto winnings?

All winnings over €2,500 are subject to a 20% tax in Spain.

El Gordo Jackpot Pay-out Options

The El Gordo lottery on offers one payout option which is the lump sum payout option. The lump sum payout option pays out your jackpot winnings immediately.

Under exceptional circumstances, reserves the right to pay the winning El Gordo jackpot in the form of an annuity payout.

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What are the chances of winning the El Gordo Lottery?

There are nine different prize tiers within the El Gordo lottery. A player’s chance of winning any of the lower tier prizes are 19 to 1. A player’s chance of winning the El Gordo jackpot is 31 million to 1.

Listed below are your chances of winning other El Gordo prizes:

Match Winning Chances

Five (5) numbers + Key number

1 in 31,625,100

Five (5) numbers

1 in 3,513,900

Four (4) numbers + Key number

1 in 129,082

Four (4) numbers

1 in 14,342

Three (3) numbers + Key number

1 in 2,689

Three (3) numbers

1 in 299

Two (2) numbers + Key number

1 in 172

Two (2) numbers

1 in 19

Key number

1 in 10

Interesting Facts About the El Gordo lottery

Originally, the El Gordo lottery was only drawn once a month until October 1997 when they changed it to a once a week draw on Sundays. In 2005 they added a 9th prize tier and also added the minimum €5 million jackpot.

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What happens next after winning El Gordo with

There is not a lot to do for any player that wins after they play El Gordo online at as we will credit any winnings straight into your account.

How do players claim their El Gordo winnings with

After you play El Gordo online it is very easy to claim any winnings. One of our friendly customer service agents will telephone you to congratulate you should you win £/$/€200 or more. You will need to file a cash withdrawal request to claim your winnings.

You will be contacted by our security team once we receive your cash withdrawal request and make sure your account is verified before granting your prize payment. Your winnings will be paid into your preferred bank account once your request has been approved.

It is possible to have your winnings paid to you in several web wallets but this depends in which country you live and includes other factors.

The minimum withdrawal amount for all our lottery players is set at £10, €12 and US $15.

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