Summer El Gordo Raffle 2018
Celebrate summer and adventure with the Summer El Gordo Raffle. With a prize pool of over €100-Million, get in the mood to enjoy wonderful weather and the great outdoors with a ticket to this extraodinary and exciting annual raffle.
How to Play Summer El Gordo Raffle
El Gordo Special Raffle tickets all have five digit numbers ranging between 00000 and 99999. Each ticket is split into 10 equal shares. These shares are also known as ‘decimos’ in Spanish. Each share is pre-printed with the raffle number on them.
Look on the left of the screen and you’ll see which numbers are still available. You can’t purchase more shares than are available. Now you have various options to play:
- Either pick and buy one share of a raffle ticket number, or
- Pick several shares with one raffle ticket number. This will increase your winnings if that number wins a prize, or
- Purchase shares in different numbers so your probability of winning increases.
It’s easy to pick the amount of shares you want to play by using the (+) and (-) buttons.
If you are a winner, your prize amount will relate to how many shares you have of a raffle ticket number. If your raffle ticket number wins €250 000 and you own 1 share you will get €25 000.
The draw will take place on 07 July 2018.
How to Win and What is the Prize Breakdown
There are over 36 thousand prizes available for the Summer El Gordo Raffle! The table below describes the prizes within a single series, but the number of prizes available is multiplied by the number of series issued (for the 2018 draw there were 10 series issued). For example, if the number 12345 as drawn as the main winning number, then 10 tickets each receive €2,000,000 (or 100 shares each receive €200,000).
On top of this, there is a single 'Special Number' drawn for the Summer El Gordo Raffle that applies to only one share of only one number in only one series. The lucky person holding this very special and exclusive ticket share will win nearly €20-Million!. Simply put - there are plenty of opportunities to win!.
|Prize Level||Example||Number of prizes||Prize payout|
|Special Prize||56789, Series 5, Decimo 8||1||€19,800,000/ticket|
|Last 3 digits (eight sets of three numbers drawn)||300, 311, 322, 333, 344, 355, 366, 377, 388||800x10||€ 1,000/ticket|
|Last 2 digits (four sets of 2 numbers drawn)||11, 22, 33, 44||4000x10||€400/ticket|
|First Prize Approximations (First Prize Number +1 and -1)||12344 and 12346||2x10||€8,000/ticket|
|Second Prize Approximations (Second Prize Number +1 and -1)||22221 and 22223||2x10||€4,300/ticket|
|First 3 digits of First Prize (except winning number)||123**||99x10||€1000/ticket|
|First 3 digits of Second prize (except winning number)||222**||99x10||€500/ticket|
|First 3 digits of Third prize (except winning number)||333**||99x10||€500/ticket|
|Last 3 digits of First Prize||**345||99x10||€1000/ticket|
|Last 3 digits of Second Prize||**222||99x10||€1000/ticket|
|Last 2 digits of First prize||***45||999x10||€400/ticket|
|Same last digit as First Prize (also called a "Reintegro")||****5||9999x10||€200/ticket|
|"Reintegro"||A special number drawn separately||10000x10||€200/ticket|
|"Reintegro"||special numbers drawn separately||10000x10||€200/ticket|
|Total Prize Pot per Series||€12,020,000|
|Total Prize Pot - all 10 Series plus the Special Prize||€140,000,000|
History of the Summer El Gordo Raffle
The Summer El Gordo Raffle is one of a number of "Sorteo Extraordinario" or extraordinary raffle draws held by the official Spanish National Lottery operator. These are special, higher-value raffles that are held to commemorate or celebrate special days in the Spanish calendar. The Summer El Gordo Raffle celebrates the welcome return of summer to Spain.
Rules of the Summer El Gordo Raffle
The Summer El Gordo Raffle is a popular lottery game because of the high number of tickets or shares available. This is possible because all numbers — between 00000 and 99999 — are repeated in 10 series. These numbers with series references are printed on the Summer El Gordo Raffle tickets. Now each ticket is divided into tenths or ‘decimos’. These are the ‘decimos’ (shares) you can purchase.
If your number matches a drawn raffle ticket number you share the drawn prize amount with the other buyers of tickets or shares. If your number, series and decimo matches the "Premio Especial" exactly then you win the Special Prize, which in this draw is €19,800,000.
Tax on Winnings for Summer El Gordo Raffle
Are you ready to play the Summer El Gordo Raffle? Although it celebrates summer in Spain, anyone from around the globe can play as long as they’re 18 years or older. Remember the tax implications! If your Summer El Gordo Raffle winnings exceed €2 500 you’ll be subject to 20% state tax. It will be calculated on the amount you win above €2 500.