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El Gordo de La Primitiva is one of Spain’s most popular lottery games, best known in lottery circles for its impressive jackpots and the “reintegro” prize option which refunds the cost of the ticket.  To play, the player selects 5 numbers from a guess range of 1-54 and an additional number from a guess range of 0-9. The additional number is required to win the jackpot.

El Gordo drawings take place on Sunday at 12:00 GMT, 13:00 local time in Spain. Ticket sales close Saturday afternoon the day before the draw, and lottery results are available on Monday mornings at 7:00 GMT on theLotter.com.

El Gordo has nine prize categories, and players must successfully match the 5 numbers of the regular guess set and the additional number to win the top prize. The lottery promises a starting jackpot of €5 million and enjoys frequent rollovers which build up to some if its biggest prizes such as the lottery’s record 2011 jackpot of  €33,024,545. Like many European lotteries, El Gordo winnings are tax-free.

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