By Peter McLaren-Kennedy • 22 December 2021 • 8:46
The Spanish Christmas lottery 2021 draw or ‘El Gordo’ as it is commonly known, is one of the television events of the year. The draw takes place on December 22 and is broadcast throughout the day from 9:00am.
The Spanish tradition dates back to 1812 and now has a prize fund that runs into the billions. The average ticket spend per person in around €70.
You can follow the draw live on Spanish national television right here at Euro Weekly News:
The Lotería Nacional is the second-longest continuously running lottery in the world. During the Spanish Civil War, the lottery draw was moved to Valencia after the Republicans were forced out of Madrid. The first lottery to use the Sorteo de Navidad name was held in 1892.
The draw is often referred to as El Gordo, although this name is also used for other large lottery draws in the country.
The Christmas draw is based on tickets with 5-digit numbers ranging from 00000 to 99999. This method only produces 100,000 unique numbers but each ticket number is printed multiple times, in several series. Therefore, each ticket also has a series number. This means that more than 100,000 tickets can be sold each year.
2021 Lottery Results
10:53 2nd Prize of 1.25 million euros – winning number 72119
11:18 4th Prize of 200,000 euros – 42833, 91179
11:20 3rd Prize of 500,000 euros – 19517
11:50 5th prize of 60,000 euros – 92052, 70316, 26711
11:53 A ticket holder in Malaga has been awarded a 5th prize for ticket number 26711
12:00 Another 5th prize of 60,000 euros – 24198
12:37 More 5th prize winners of 60,000 euros – 69457 and 89053
12:47 Another 5th prize, this time number 34345
12:58 The big one goes 86148 for the 4 million euro prize
13:38 The final 5th prize goes to number 89109
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Smaller prizes are awarded to those who have tickets with combninations of the numbers so iit is important that you check the full results to see whether you are a winner.
The full winning combinations are available online or at your local lottery agent.
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Originally from South Africa, Peter is based on the Costa Blanca and is a web reporter for the Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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