Winners across Spain are celebrating the results of the ‘El Gordo’ Christmas lottery today. The world-famous lottery handed out €2.520 billion in prizes this year. Check out the biggest numbers below and the winning locations.
In the 2022 Christmas Lottery Draw there are a total of 180 tenths winners for main prizes, with smaller prizes given in various forms. These are:
- Numbers Before and After Jackpot Prize: 2,000 euros.
- Numbers Before and After Second Prize: 1,250 euros.
- Numbers Before and After Third Prize: 960 euros.
- Last Two Figures of The Jackpot Prize: 120 euros.
- Last Two Figures of The Second Prize: 100 euros.
- Last Two Figures of The Third Prize: 100 euros.
- La Pedrea:
Tickets that start with the first 3 digits of El Gordo: 100 euros.
Tickets that start with the first 3 digits of Second Prize: 100 euros.
Tickets that start with the first 3 digits of Third Prize: 100 euros.
Tickets that start with the first 3 digits of Fourth Prize: 100 euros.
Tickets that end with the last 2 digits of El Gordo: 100 euros.
Tickets that end with the last 2 digits of Second Prize: 100 euros.
Tickets that end with the last 2 digits of Third Prize: 100 euros.
Five Correct Numbers on other raffle tickets drawn: 100 euros.
Tickets that end with the last digit of El Gordo: 20 euros.
The Christmas draw started a little late this year as the lucky numbers were still being put into the big ball after 9 a.m. However it wasn't long before people filed in to attend the draw. This is the first time in 3 years that the theatre was full after safety restrictions were lifted in Madrid. Loud applause greeted the first roll, which was the number 00512 with a prize of €1000! After 2 hours of waiting, at 11:15 a.m. the first prize of the most anticipated lottery draw appeared this year. The Jackpot of the Christmas Lottery 2022 is number 05.490 and has been sold in various areas. Each winning tenth is awarded €400,000 (€328,000 after taxes) and has been won in five different locations. Although it didn't win big this year, the most popular number is 14,320 and only lasted 15 days on the shelves this year with a record buyout.
The towns that won the first prize in the Lottery Draw were Madrid, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Santoña (Cantabria) and Ayamonte (Huelva). The Christmas Draw gave out 2,520 million euros in prizes, almost 2 million more than last year. As with each annual draw, 70% of the funding is allocated to prizes, to ensure that the 100,000 numbers reach an issue of 3,440 million euros for every top prize winner.
A little after 11 a.m, the second prize had been called out: 04.074. The third prize was called an hour later: 45.250.
The Hundreds: the winning numbers that begin with like hundreds the numbers that start with: 054, 040, 452, 542 and 252.
The Last Numbers: the numbers that end in: 90, 74 and 50.
The Pedrea: the 1,794 numbers sung during the pedrea are awarded 1,000 euros each.