Spanish Christmas Lottery | Loteria de Navidad |

Play the Loteria de Navidad – Spanish Christmas Lottery 2018

The following Loteria de Navidad draw will be held on December 22nd 2018. Tickets are now available for purchase on theLotter Canada. Until the Spanish Christmas Lotter draw, we invite you to enter the monthly Spanish raffle - Loteria Nacional Extra, which offers prize funds of €84 - €105 million and even more.

Share Scan Available Shares Quantity of Shares
Total Price (0 x £ 31.70) £ 0.00
Discount for 4+ Shares £ 0.00

Play the Spanish Christmas Lottery – the Loteria de Navidad raffle on December 22nd for a chance to win the amazing jackpots! To enter the raffle, all you have to do is choose one or several shares with a five-digit number from the official list. Play the Christmas raffle to win a share of the record-breaking €2.38 billion prize pool!

8 Quick Facts About the Loteria de Navidad

  • The Spanish Christmas Lottery offers the largest prize pool in the entire lottery market, worth a whopping €2.38 billion.

  • There are 100,000 available raffle numbers, each of them featuring a 5-digit code from 00000 to 99999.

  • There are 170 official prints for each Loteria de Navidad ticket.

  • Each ticket has a total of 10 shares available for purchase.

  • 100,000 tickets x 170 copies/ ticket x 10 shares/ copy = 170 million shares available for purchase.

  • Players have a 1:100,000 chance of winning a portion of the €4 million jackpot.

  • There are 170 jackpot winning tickets.

  • Players have an incredible 1:7 odds of winning a prize in the Loteria de Navidad.

Can I Play the Loteria de Navidad from Canada?

Yes, you can, on theLotter Canada. When you purchase your shares in the Spanish Christmas Lottery online, you become the official owner of those shares of the ticket. You can see the scanned copies of the tickets on the play page and you will also receive the scan via e-mail in your official account on theLotter. As such, you are the only official owner of the winnings that your ticket may generate. Also, on theLotter, you can play some other of Spain's favorites, such as La Primitiva or El Nino.

How to Play the Loteria de Navidad on theLotter

The Loteria de Navidad is the biggest lottery raffle in the entire world, with a groundbreaking prize pool of €2.38 billion. To play the Spanish Christmas Lottery online, you have to purchase shares for tickets (“billete” in Spanish). Each ticket features a 5-digit code and there are 10 shares available for each ticket. On the left-hand side, you can see scans of available raffle tickets.

To buy one or more shares for a ticket on theLotter Canada, you can use the “-” and “+” buttons in the Quantity of Shares section. Check the Available Shares section to see the exact number of shares that are still available for purchase for the ticket you have selected.

If you want to buy shares for other Loteria de Navidad tickets than those listed on our main play page, click on the Shuffle button and you will get to see other available tickets. If you purchase for or more Loteria de Navidad shares on theLotter, you will get an exclusive discount offer.

The Amazing Prizes in the Loteria de Navidad

Unlike other lotteries that feature a single enormous jackpot, the Spanish Christmas Lottery offers as many as 170 jackpot prizes, each worth €4 million. There is only one jackpot-winning 5-digit code, but as there are 170 copies of the ticket, there are 170 €4 million prizes available.

For each ticket, there are 10 shares available for purchase. Even one share in a jackpot-winning ticket earns players a whopping €400,000, which makes the Spanish Christmas Lottery one of the biggest lottery events of the year.

Another ticket with a 5-digit code will be drawn for the second prize, which is worth €1.25 million. As for the jackpot, there are 170 copies of that ticket, and one share is worth €125,000. This makes the number of winners in the Loteria de Navidad reach quite an impressive amount.

The Loteria de Navidad Draw Ceremony

The official draw for the Loteria de Navidad is held on December 22nd, being one of the biggest events of the Christmas season. The draw is televised. The children of the San Idefonso School to sing all of the winning numbers, which gives the ceremony a unique charm. Usually, one child sings the 5 numbers in the winning code and the others sing the prize. Find out more fun facts about this amazing raffle in our guide to the Loteria de Navidad.

How Can I Be Sure I Will Receive My Loteria de Navidad Prize?

When playing the Spanish Christmas Lottery on theLotter Canada, you are the sole official owner of your raffle tickets shares. As such, you will receive the entire amount you have won, without having to pay any additional taxes to theLotter. You can check the Loteria de Navidad results on our website, but you will be notified if you are one of the winners and then we will guide you through every step of the prize collection process.

The Commercials for the Loteria de Navidad

Every year the Loteria de Navidad has a very special commercial for the Christmas raffle. These are short films about Spanish people playing El Gordo. The 2015 ad, “Justino”, was a spectacular 3.5-minute-long animation film that got 2 million views on YouTube in the first two days after it was released. It featured a heartwarming story about selflessness and friendship that relayed the immense value of the Loteria de Navidad tradition.

The 2016 commercial was a 5-minute short film featuring a moving story about an old lady who is convinced that she has won El Gordo and shares her joy with the entire town. The release of the year’s official commercial for the Loteria de Navidad is an event in itself precisely because of the immense popularity that these amazing ads have gained over the years. On theLotter, you can find our more about the best Spanish Christmas Lottery adverts of all time. 

Fun Facts about the Loteria de Navidad

  • Almost 98% of the adult population of Spain plays the Loteria de Navidad making it a beloved Spanish tradition.

  • The Loteria de Navidad is known in Spain as “El Gordo” (The Fat One) because of its enormous prize pools.

  • The first ever Spanish Christmas Lottery was conducted in 1812, which makes it one of the oldest lotteries in the entire world.

  • Since the currency for the prizes of the Loteria de Navidad were changed from pesetas to euros, the entire duration of the results ceremony was reduced. This happened because it takes less time to sing the word “euro” than the word “pesetas”.

The Spanish Christmas Lottery Ticket


Every year, the Spanish Christmas Lottery creates a very special template for the tickets. To honor Spains vast cultural heritage, Loteria de Navidad tickets include a digital print of the greatest paintings in Spanish history.

On the 2018 tickets you can see a print of the Virgen con el Niño (Virgin with the Child). This staggering painting is part of the Retablo de la Vida del Virgen y de San Francisco (Altarpiece of the Virgin and Saint Francis) which is now featured in the vast collection of the National Museum of Prado.

The Loteria de Navidad is more than a simple lottery in Spain because it is already part of Spanish tradition. As such, every small detail that goes into organizing this marvelous yearly draw is made to pay tribute to all the amazing things about this wonderful country.  

Read more about the Loteria de Navidad and check your Spanish Christmas Lottery results for the long-awaited December 22nd draw!