El Gordo de la Primitiva is extremely simple to play. There are two number ranges. Players are to pick 5 numbers out of the 1 to 54 range, which will be the Main Numbers. Then players are to pick one additional Key Number out of a range that goes from 1 to 9. To win the jackpot, players simply have to match all six numbers to the six winning numbers in no particular order. Simple, yes. But certainly not easy.

Players have the additional option of having their numbers selected automatically. Random results are guaranteed with this option, and the odds of winning are identical.

The drawing takes place every Sunday at 13:30 (Spanish local time) and results become available in real time. El Gordo is one of the most popular lotteries in the world, and one of the largest lotteries in Europe due to the rollovers that occur rather frequently. Odds of winning something are quite excellent and hover around 1:10 for the most basic prize.


The full odds of winning are listed below:

Prizes Match Odds of Winning
Jackpot 5+1 Key 1:31,625,100
Runner Up 5+0 Key 1:3,513,900
Third 4+1 Key 1:129,082
Fourth 4+0 Key 1:14,342
Fifth 3+1 Key 1:2,689
Sixth 3+0 Key 1:299
Seventh 2+1 Key 1:172
Eighth 2+0 Key 1:19
Ninth 0+1 Key 1:10

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