What is El Gordo Verano?

The Spanish Vacation Raffle marks the start of summer. It is known as the “loteria nacional sorteo extraordinario de vacaciones” (National Lottery Extraordinary Holiday draw).

When is Gordo Summer Draw?

The National Lottery Summer Draw takes place on the first Saturday of July. It marks the start of the summer vacation in Spain and is regarded as the biggest July jackpot.

How to Play El Gordo Summer?

There are 3 options to play the Extraordinary Lottery of Summer. the first option is to choose Different Numbers, where you can play unique tickets with each selection you make.

More Options When Playing

Another choice is to play Same Numbers, where you can purchase multiple tickets using the same number with a maximum of 10 available to buy. These tickets are called "tenths".

Playing for Bigger Prizes

The option to play Whole Book is also available if you like the idea of larger wins. This selection allows you to buy a "series" which is a collection of 10 "tenth" tickets.

The 3 Playing Opportunities

Whether you choose Same Numbers, Different Numbers or Whole Book, you can find the list of winnings below. Check out if your ticket qualifies for a tenth or a series type prize.

El Gordo Verano Meaning

The Extraordinary Holiday draw has many different names in Spanish and English. It can be called the July Draw, the Summer Holiday Draw, The Extraordinario Loteria del Verano, The Vacation Draw & The Summertime Draw.

Where The Tradition Started

This game started out as a Travelling Lottery and was called the "Tourist Game". First played in the 1960s, the draw would happen in a different sunny location every year, bringing popularity to Spanish seaside. Because of its timing it became known as the Summer Holiday Draw. Since 2015 it has been called an Extraordinary Game and last travelled to the town of Ayamonte, Huelva.

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Other Special Raffles You Can Play

In Spain the lottery has held many other draws throughout Spanish regions outside of Madrid. The (now retired) Day of the Sea Draw, the Mother's Day Draw and the Saint Valentine's Giveaway have been drawn in different places. There have also been special draws for in towns to celebrate local history. The first El Gordo game took place in Cadiz in 1812 and on special anniversaries this game is drawn back in its original location to much celebration.

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Common Terms you see with Spanish El Gordo

Whole Book or Series: a full lottery ticket. Tenth: 10% of a full lottery ticket. Serie: A set of printed tickets: 100,000 numbers from 00.00 to 99.999.

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  • How to Pick Numbers with El Gordo

    This lottery is a raffle. To play, simply choose the number of tickets you want and receive each individual ticket with a 5-digit number. That number is your ticket for the raffle, it’s that easy!

  • Different Types of El Gordo Tickets

    With the Christmas Raffle you have 3 choices. Same Number (SN), Different Number (DN) or Whole Book (WB). SN and DN can be bought as fractions while WB means a whole ticket purchase overall.

  • How Much is an El Gordo Ticket?

    You can pay more or less depending on which ticket type you choose. By playing the SN or DN choice, you can buy ticket fractions at 10%, but by buying WB you can own a full ticket without sharing.

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