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102/18 -Sorteo Extraordinario de Navidad 22/12/2018
Saturday, December 22, 2018
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The lottery gordo de Navidad is the most popular is the most popular lottery in Spain, is the biggest lottery in the world and also one of the oldest, having started in 1813 also the one that deliver more prizes and more illusion. Each December 22nd, the boys of Colegio de San Ildefonso are the ones in charge of giving the winner numbers out. The system consists of 2 huge spheres, one holds wooden balls with the 5 digit numbers on them and the other holds balls with the prize amounts. As the draw happens, there are 2 kids, each next to one of the spheres and one takes the ball with the prize amount while the other takes the ball with the play number. An entire ticket (called billete) costs €200. Because this may be too expensive, the tickets are usually sold as tenths (called décimos). The price for a “decimo” is €20; of course the payout is 10% of the published prize. If you play Christmas lottery a prize of 400.000 euros for every 10% ticket share, can be earned.
The Christmas lottery consists of 180 series of 100.000 numbers each one. Each ticket is a “décimo”, which means the 10 % of a number. The period of time to buy Christmas lottery tickets is the longest of all the drawn, it starts at the beginning of the summer.
The first time Lotería Valdés delivered a prize in the Christmas lottery drawn was in 1906. It was a second prize, with the number 39560. In 1935 delivered the first gordo in its history, which consisted in fifteen millions pesetas before the Spanish war.
Thousands of Spanish people go to the lottery stores to find Christmas lottery when Christmas is near. In order to avoid queues, time and effort, Lotería Valdés website give you the opportunity to buy the Christmas lottery online.