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Loteria de Navidad - El Gordo 2016 Results

Loteria de Navidad Winning Numbers

Prize Numbers
1st Prize 66513
2nd Prize 04536
3rd Prize 78748
4th Prize 59444, 07211
5th Prize 22259, 19152, 39415, 70264, 91917, 60272, 68981, 03371
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Loteria de Navidad Prize Breakdown

Divisions Number of Prizes Payout Per Share
1st Prize 1 € 400,000.00
2nd Prize 1 € 125,000.00
3rd Prize 1 € 50,000.00
4th Prize 2 € 20,000.00
5th Prize 8 € 6,000.00
6th Prize 1794 € 100.00
The numbers that are +1 larger or -1 smaller than first prize 2 € 2,000.00
The numbers that are +1 larger or -1 smaller than second prize 2 € 1,250.00
The numbers that are +1 larger or -1 smaller than third prize 2 € 960.00
Navidad - Codes with the 1st 3 digits that match the 1st prize 99 € 100.00
Navidad - Codes with the 1st 3 digits that match the 2nd prize 99 € 100.00
Navidad - Codes with the 1st 3 digits that match the 3rd prize 99 € 100.00
Navidad - Codes with the 1st 3 digits that match the 4th prize 198 € 100.00
Navidad - Codes with the last 2 digits that match the 1st prize 999 € 100.00
Navidad - Codes with the last 2 digits that match the 2nd prize 999 € 100.00
Navidad - Codes with the last 2 digits that match the 3rd prize 999 € 100.00
Codes with the same last digit as the 1st place (except the 1st place) 9999 € 20.00

About Loteria de Navidad


The Spanish National Lottery hosts the annual Spanish Christmas El Gordo Lottery – Lotería de Navidad every year on December 22nd, a super raffle that is supported by Spanish Government. In 2012, Loteria Nacional's flagship annual draw marked the 200th anniversary of the Spanish lotto tradition and was the first year that tickets went on sale at theLotter. The Christmas El Gordo is the year’s biggest lottery event and 70% of ticket sale revenues create an enormous prize fund! In 2015, players had the chance to take part in a €2.24 billion prize pool. The prize pool for the 2016 raffle was €2.31 billion, just in time for the Christmas season and the new year!

Lotería de Navidad History

Spain’s long history of lotteries began in 1763 with the La Primitiva lottery which was created by royal initiative to raise funds for the Spanish treasury. The lottery was enjoyed for 100 years and later returned in more modern times in the summer of 1985.

The special Lotería de Navidad Christmas El Gordo raffle began in 1812 and since has been quite an event for spectators. As the five-digit raffle codes are drawn from a set of lottery drums, the results are sung by students of the San Ildefonso School in front of an audience which has made it a custom to arrive dressed in lottery-related clothing to the extravagant event.

Lotería de Navidad Rules

The Spanish Christmas El Gordo Lottery offers the largest prize fund in the world with this year’s total prize pool standing on €2.38 billion. The upcoming December 22nd draw is expected to create more than 26 million winning shares!

For the 2017 raffle, 100,000 five-digit code tickets (billetes) will be printed in 170 identical copies. The codes are numbered from 00000-99999. Each ticket is made up of 10 shares (décimos). Tickets can be sold in whole or divided into shares. Follow this formula to understand how 170 million shares are available for players world-wide to win part of the unparalleled prize pool.

100,000 tickets * 170 copies * 10 shares = 170 million Lotería de Navidad shares

At the time of the raffle draw, which lasts about three hours, two spherical drums are used to pull the winning raffle numbers. The larger drum contains tens of thousands of small wooden balls with the five-digit codes imprinted on them. The smaller drum contains 1,807 wooden balls, each representing variations of the available prizes on it. A single ball is selected from each drum simultaneously to match each prize with one of the 100,000 ticket numbers.

The results are sung aloud by children of San Ildefonso School who practice for the event for months leading up to the drawing. One child sings aloud the winning five-digit number while the other sings the prize. The wooden balls are constructed like beads so that they can be inserted onto framed wires for presentation as the results are called.

Since the 2010 Lotería de Navidad - El Gordo, the lottery has undergone prize modifications which have increased the available prizes. From the 2011 draw : the 1st prize, Gordo, increased from €3 million to €4 million; the 2nd prize, Segundo, increased from €1 million to €1.25 million; and the 5th prize, Quintos, increased from €500,000 to €600,000.

Winning the Lotería de Navidad

With winning odds beginning at 1:6.5, players have excellent odds of taking home a prize in the world’s biggest lottery! The Spanish Christmas Lottery - El Gordo jackpot of €4 million can easily be snatched up with incredible winning odds of 1:100,000. More than 26 million winning shares in all of the lottery’s prize divisions are expected!

According to the press, about 98% of the adult Spanish population participate in the Lotería de Navidad each year, even if they hold on to just one share of a lottery ticket. On average, players in Spain hold €73 worth of Spanish Christmas Lottery tickets and many receive Christmas raffle shares and tickets as gifts from family members and acquaintances.

*As of 1st January 2013, Spanish lottery prizes that exceed €2,500 will be subject to a government legislated tax at a rate of 20%.

Lotería de Navidad Anecdotes

de Navidad Eve, de Navidad Morning - If the US takes Christmas shopping seriously (sales start as soon as Thanksgiving weekend is over), Spain takes its yuletide raffle even more so! Spanish Christmas Lottery tickets go on sale up to half a year before the draw itself, so you can imagine as December approaches excitement is boiling hot! At 11pm on December 21st a final inspection of the balls and selection globes is made before everyone leaves the hall. Three guardians, called claveros, hold the keys to the hall. At 8am local time on the morning of December 22nd the doors are opened to the public, with attendance limited only by the capacity of the hall. Half an hour later, dignitaries and Loteria Nacional authorities convene at their table to the side of the main draw. Once the draw starts at 9am, the hall buzzes with excitement until long after the final prize ball is matched to the final raffle number.

Vic’s glorious victory – As lottery outlets usually sell tickets from the same batch, many times large prize winners will belong to the same town, area or company. This was precisely the case in 2005 in Vic, Catalonia where the population is just 37,825! The residents of this small town shared in about €500 million in prizes, which turns out to approximately €300,000 per winning share.

Loteria de Navidad Results Online

The Loteria de Navidad awarded 165 x €4 million jackpot prizes in 2016! A total of 24.5 million share-holders won prizes during the December 22nd draw, including the raffle’s €1.25 million second prize! Read more about the 12 ways to win the Spanish Christmas El Gordo Lottery here.

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