And the winning lottery number is… Spain’s 2.4 billion Christmas El Gordo lotto draw

And the winning lottery number is... Spain's 2.4 billion Christmas El Gordo lotto draw
And the winning lottery number is... Spain's 2.4 billion Christmas El Gordo lotto draw

The winning lottery number for Spain’s world-famous El Gordo (the “Fat one”) Christmas lotto was drawn just after mid-day today. The total prize fund was a whopping €2.4 billion, €28 million more than in 2019, and the winning number was 72897.

As is tradition in Spain, the lucky five-digit figure was sung out by two children from San Ildefonso school shortly after noon. The winner will be rewarded with a prize of € 4 million.

The winning lottery number was sold at various “lotteria y apuesta” sales points throughout Spain which included the following locations: Punta Humbría (Huelva), Reus (Tarragona), Granada, Madrid, Boñar (León), O Grove (Pontevedra), Bilbao, Granadilla de Abona (Santa Cruz de Tenerife), Javea (Alicante), Cáceres, El Puerto de Santamaría (Cádiz), Córdoba, Haría (Las Palmas), San Pedro del Pinatar (Murcia), Vigo, O Porriño (Pontevedra), Salamanca, Bonavista (Tarragona), Oliva (Valencia), Alfara del Patriarca (Valencia), Zamora

Third prize, number 52472, was called out just after 11:00 this morning but by 12:20 the second prize had still had not been drawn.

This year the draw took place at Madrid’s Teatro Real without an audience because of the Coronavirus pandemic. Doors opened at around 07:15 to allow the press and the children to enter.

CHRISTMAS LOTTERY PRIZES (FOR EACH OF THE 170 SERIES)

1st prize. El Gordo: €4 million
2nd prize: €1.25 million
3rd prize: €500,000
4th prize: two prizes of €200,000
5th prize: eight prizes of €60,000
Pedrea: 1,794 prizes of €1,000
Numbers before and after 1st prize: two prizes of €20,000
Numbers before and after 2nd prize: two prizes of €12,500
Numbers before and after 3rd prize: two prizes of €9,600
Numbers with the same first three digits as 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize: 297 prizes of €1,000
Numbers with the same first three digits as the 4th prize: 198 prizes of €1,000
Numbers with the same two last digits as 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize: 297 prizes of €1,000
Reintegro: 9,999 prizes of €200