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Spanish El Niño Syndicate Variety Play


  • Enjoy our Variety Syndicate for extended group play
  • Play ten billetes per syndicate for huge payouts
  • Syndicates capped at 250 shares each
€10,000 Bonus Draw

€10,000 Bonus Draw

BONUS: Automatic entry into a €10,000 in-house bonus draw

About El Niño

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Spain’s annual January raffle, El Niño, certainly knows how to pack a punch. As the country’s—and the world’s—second-largest lottery, the Spaniards have mastered New Year’s celebrations in style with a half-billion euro lottery raffle!

And with approximately 93% of winners from the world’s most-played lottery draw, El Gordo, taking part in the New Year’s raffle just weeks later, you can bet the Spaniards are having a Happy Holidays!

Why Play?

With 18 prize categories in all and millions of euros to be won, its popularity has never been in question.

There are innumerable reasons to get excited about New Year’s now. Great jackpot odds, overall estimated odds at an incredible 1/3, at least 70% of ticket sales contributing to the prize pool of around €700 million, and countless awards to be won and winners to be awarded—all thanks to our “little” friend—El Niño!

Format

As the second-largest of Spain’s annual Sorteo Extraordinario raffles, El Niño shares the same draw formats and ticket-allocation methods as the other two. Raffle tickets (billetes) each contain a five-digit number. Each billete is printed multiple times in their own series (serie) due to the popularity of the raffle; the amount of serie produced varies year to year. Identical billetes will each have their own unique serie number. A décima is the equivalent of a tenth of a billete and can be purchased individually in exchange for a tenth of the prize amount. The product of serie and billete/décimas represent the grand total of shares at stake. Each five-letter number and each prize value are then matched together.

History

First created in 1941 and formalized in its present-day form in 1966 thanks to the popularity of El Gordo, Spain just couldn’t help themselves when it came to celebrating the New Year. And with Spain’s strong religious history, it’s little wonder that the lottery’s name is an ode to the holiday season’s roots.

Formally called Sorteo Extraordinario del Niño (literally, “Extraordinary Child Sweepstakes,” or more contextually accurate, “Extraordinary Little One Sweepstakes”), or more simply the Lotería del Niño (“The Children Lottery” or “The Little One Lottery”), it is colloquially referred to as El Niño, “The Little One.” El Niño is the Spanish language’s masculine version of the word “child,” and thus refers to the first (male) child, as in Jesus; so the lottery is named after the Adoration of the Magi. Of note, however, the main jackpot prize is still nicknamed El Gordo, just as it is in the Christmas raffle.

Draw Days

Draw Days

Every 6 January in Madrid

Annual Payout

Prize Payout

Approximately €700 million

Draw Format

Draw Format

Classic raffle format with unique methods for ticket assignment and prize allocation

Why Play

Why Play

  • The world’s second-largest lottery
  • Payouts per draw of approximately €700 million
  • Millions of individual prizes to be won
  • Special extra consolation prizes
  • Lots of winners due to its “flat” prize structure
  • An astounding 18 prize categories
  • All winnings are awarded in a lump sum, with no commissions deducted
El Niño lottery prizes of more than €2,500 will be subject to a 20% tax deduction by the Spanish government, in accordance with legislation.
Level
Number of Prizes / Winning Combinations
Approximate Payout per Billete
Prize Category
First Prize (El Gordo)
Number of Prizes / Winning Combinations
1
Prize Value
€2,000,000
Prize Category
Second Prize
Number of Prizes / Winning Combinations
1
Prize Value
€750,000
Prize Category
Third Prize
Number of Prizes / Winning Combinations
1
Prize Value
€250,000
Prize Category
Numbers with the same last four digits of the number drawn
Number of Prizes / Winning Combinations
20
Prize Value
€3,500
Prize Category
Numbers with the same last three digits of the number drawn
Number of Prizes / Winning Combinations
1,400
Prize Value
€1,000
Prize Category
Numbers with the same last two digits of the number drawn
Number of Prizes / Winning Combinations
5,000
Prize Value
€400
Prize Category
The two numbers before and after the first-prize number
Number of Prizes / Winning Combinations
2
Prize Value
€12,000
Prize Category
The two numbers before and after the second-prize number
Number of Prizes / Winning Combinations
2
Prize Value
€6,100
Prize Category
Numbers with the same first three digits as the first-prize number
Number of Prizes / Winning Combinations
99
Prize Value
€1,000
Prize Category
Numbers with the same first three digits as the second-prize number
Number of Prizes / Winning Combinations
99
Prize Value
€1,000
Prize Category
Numbers with the same first three digits as the third-prize number
Number of Prizes / Winning Combinations
99
Prize Value
€1,000
Prize Category
Numbers with the same last three digits as the first-prize number
Number of Prizes / Winning Combinations
99
Prize Value
€1,000
Prize Category
Numbers with the same last three digits as the second-prize number
Number of Prizes / Winning Combinations
99
Prize Value
€1,000
Prize Category
Numbers with the same last two digits as the first-prize number
Number of Prizes / Winning Combinations
999
Prize Value
€1,000
Prize Category
Numbers with the same last digit as the first-prize number
Number of Prizes / Winning Combinations
9999
Prize Value
€200
Prize Category
Reintegro 1 – Bonus Number: Win if the bonus matches the last digit of your ticket number!
Number of Prizes / Winning Combinations
10,000
Prize Value
€200
Prize Category
Reintegro 2 – Bonus Number: Win if the bonus matches the last digit of your ticket number!
Number of Prizes / Winning Combinations
10,000
Prize Value
€200
*Odds and prize pools vary year to year depending on available serie and ticket sales

Our exclusive, in-house bonus draw is one of the many little ways we say thank you to all of our customers. This special prize straight from us is worth an incredible €10,000 and is the lucky winner’s to keep, independent of any of their lottery winnings from The Lottery Centre (The Lottery Centre). What’s more, no additional purchase is required, as your entry into the draw is automatic. Think of it as a gift from our family to yours!

Prize Draw Rules:

No purchase is necessary for the Bonus-Prize Draw entry. To be eligible, follow the instructions in this offer. You will be entered in the first available draw on receipt of your entry. A new draw will be held every year on or about 31 December and the winner will be randomly selected from all eligible entries received prior to that date. You must be 18 years of age or older to qualify. The prize winner will be notified by telephone or letter within 30 days of the draw. To obtain the name of the Prize Draw Winner send a self-addressed envelope to: "The Lottery Centre Grand-Prize Winner's Name," International Multi-Media Entertainments Limited (IMME), PO Box 206, 8 Finch Road, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM99 1YY. Please direct any other enquiries to this address at "ATTN: Customer-Service Department." The first prize is as stated herein. This Prize Draw is used in various other offers of International Multi-Media Entertainments Limited (IMME), also trading as The Lottery Centre. The first prize may be represented by cash, merchandise, or travel, depending on the promotion. Accordingly, it may be advertised using different graphic representations or featured prizes. Winners of travel or merchandise prizes may substitute a cash amount which will not exceed €10,000.00 or the equivalent amount in the winner’s preferred currency at the prevailing exchange rate at the time of drawing. The odds of winning vary depending upon the amount of entries received but will be the same for entrants who have purchased as for free entrants. Employees, agents, and contractors (and their family members) of International Multi-Media Entertainments Limited (IMME), also trading as The Lottery Centre, and its affiliated or associated companies are not eligible. Void where prohibited. The sponsor accepts no legal liability in the event of a dispute.

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