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Spanish El Niño

Next Prize Pool†

€560m

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 €560 Million and a jackpot prize pool of €80 Million, you have a one in three chance of winning on El Niño.

Key Facts

Draw Day

6th January each year

Jackpot Prize Pool

€80 Million

Total Prize Pool

€560 Million

Draw Format

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.


Time left to next Spanish El Niño draw

075 days11 hours44 minutesPlay Now

One of our Spanish El Niño winners

Spanish El Nino

Mr. E.M. won €100 playing Spanish El Niño with ELG

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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


What do you get?

  • Play the first big Spanish lottery of the year
    (Normally only open to Spanish residents)
  • Win up to 8 times on a single ticket
  • Odds of winning a first prize are 139 times better than in most weekly lotto games
  • 1 in 3 chance of winning a prize
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