El Gordo lottery results, check if you have a winning number

El Gordo got off to a late start, but the winning numbers are coming up

The lottery draw started late

THE winning numbers for El Gordo Christmas lottery, the most popular of the year in Spain, will be drawn today, Tuesday, December 22. Check below if you have a winning ticket, we will be updating as the numbers are called.

The first prize, called at two minutes past midday, is for number 72897, with prize money of €400,000 for each of the 10 tickets carrying that number.

The draw, famous for the children from San Ildefonso School singing out the numbers, and of course, its large prizes (hence the name ‘The Fat One’), started late, as one of the balls got stuck.

Today’s prize money amounts to €2.4 billion, 28 million more than last year.

Each number has 10 tickets.

The first winning number to have been drawn is the fifth prize, 86986, with prize money of €60,000 per ten tickets. The next was a second fifth prize (there are eight fifth prizes in total), which was 37023. The third fifth prize, which took its time coming, was 19371. The fourth drawn fifth prize is for 40760. The next prize drawn, at 11.16am, was yet another fifth prize, this time for 55483. Another fifth category prize at 11.47am, this time for 28674. The seventh of the fifth category prizes was drawn at 1.13pm, number 43831. The eighth and last fifth category prize was drawn at 1.25pm, it was number 31617.

A bigger prize finally appeared at 11.30am, the third prize is 52472. Holders will receive €50,000 per ticket.

A fourth category prize, 75981, was called at 11.56am. It is worth €20,000 per ticket. A second fourth category prize appeared at 12.41pm, number 38341.

The second category prize was drawn at 1.09pm, it was 06095.

Meanwhile, there are also numerous ‘small’ prizes of €1,000.

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Jennifer Leighfield, born in Salisbury, UK; resident in Malaga, Spain since 1989. Degree in Translation and Interpreting in Spanish, French and English from Malaga University (2005), specialising in Crime, Forensic Medicine and Genetics. Published translations include three books by Richard Handscombe. Worked with Euro Weekly News since November 2006. Well-travelled throughout Spain and the rest of the world, fan of Harry Potter and most things ‘geek’.