Spanish El Niño
It’s early January and you’re shaking off the excesses of the New Year on a quiet beach in southern Spain when your peace is shattered by a van driving past with loudspeakers on the roof, a promotional jingle blaring out in Spanish. Suddenly half the beach clears as Spaniards grab their wallets and head for the nearest cafe, but the only phrase you managed to pick out was ‘El Niño’.
After the excitement of El Gordo, followed by Christmas and New Year, you would think the Spanish would be after a quiet time, but it all kicks off again with the deceptively named El Niño. We say ‘deceptive’ because El Niño means ‘Little One’ and there’s nothing little about this national lottery game. With a total prize pool of €840 Million and a jackpot prize pool of €120 Million, you have a one in three chance of winning on El Niño.
6th January each year
Jackpot Prize Pool
Total Prize Pool
Ticket numbers range from 0 to 99,999 and winning numbers are drawn for the 1st and 2nd prizes, as well as many additional prizes.
From January 1st 2013, Spanish lottery prizes of more than €2,500 will be subject to a 20% tax deduction by the Spanish government, in accordance with new legislation.
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One of our Spanish El Niño winners
Mr. E.M. won €100 playing Spanish El Niño with ELGMore Winners
Did you Know?
- El Niño was first drawn in 1941
- More than 2 Million individual prizes are up for grabs
- The odds of winning are better than one in three
- 93% of those who win on El Gordo buy a ticket for El Niño