Every 22nd of December, the Spanish inhabitants follow through the TV, the evolution of the biggest lottery contest of the year: The Extraordinary Christmas draw. The popularity of this event is huge and most of the people buy one or various tickets to participate. Although the illusion to wait the good luck is something that people never lose, the numbers say that the probability to win is not very high. However, if we analyse the awards, we can see it is not impossible either.
The main prizes of this lottery are the following ones:
- 1 first prize of 3.000.000€. This is the biggest prize, known as “El Gordo” (The Big One).
- 1 second prize of 1.000.000€.
- 1 third prize of 500.000€.
- 2 fourth prizes of 200.000€.
- 8 fifth prizes of 50.000€.
- 1.774 prizes of 1000€, known as “La Pedrea”.
There are plenty of other prizes with a lower economic value, and all together reach the amazing amount of 13.334 prizes.
To participate in this lottery you can buy from a “décimo” (tenth part of a ticket) up to as many tickets as you want. Every ticket costs 200€, so the “décimo” costs 20€.
The celebration of this lottery is massively followed by most of the people in Spain. As they have been doing for ages, the orphan students of the San Ildefonso School, are in charge of taking out the balls with the digits that will compose the magic awarded number.
Once the celebration is over, the lucky ones are presented to the rest of Spain by the TV news, newspapers, and other information platforms. The luck has visited them, while others will eagerly wait for the following occasion.
If you want to participate in this lottery, you can take advantage of your visit to Madrid or Barcelona, and reach a lottery office. The 22nd of December, you will know, either by TV or by Internet, if your life has changed.
In any case, your dreams cannot stop growing, and the first thing you should do is enjoy as much as you can, your stay in Spain. Madrid and Barcelona are now two of the most popular destinations in the world, and you cannot miss their excellent cuisine, their cultural treasures and the warmth of their people.
Moreover, you don’t need to win a lottery to live a good life, so we propose you to book a luxury apartment in the best locations of Madrid and Barcelona: they are top rent flats that will make you feel as a real star.