There’s no better day of the year for little girls and little boys, than Christmas, and if there’s one lottery commercial that takes the cake every year, it’s the El Gordo de Navidad Christmas Raffle ad. Spanish director Alejandro Amenábar is once again in charge of the advertising agency Leo Burnett for fourth consecutive year, and they have once again hit the ball out of the park with this year’s El Gordo de Navidad commercial.
2017 Alien Love
With the total prize money to be won on the El Gordo de Navidad sitting at a jaw-dropping €2.38bn, it’s no wonder that this year’s El Gordo de Navidad commercial has an out of world theme to it.
It’s entitled, "Danielle", and it’s a story about alien love, and as years gone by repeats its legendary slogan "The greatest prize is to share it" After all, what’s winning the lottery if you cannot share it with those you love.
The multi-award winning filmmaker, winner of an Oscar and nine Goya awards, described it as an "alien Christmas story".
There are two formats, one version is a short version of about 20 minutes long, and the other is 3 and a half minutes long. It’s a love story of Danielle (Charlotte Vega), who plays the part of an extraterrestrial arriving in Madrid at the height of Christmas.
While walking around Madrid, Daniel (Daniel Luque), a young man who is dedicated to tourism, in a Lottery administration, thinks that Danielle is standing in line to buy an El Gordo de Navidad ticket.
Realising that Danielle cannot speak Spanish and part of the El Gordo de Navidad team, he assists Danielle purchasing an El Gordo lottery ticket. She chooses a tenth, Daniel helps her buy it and asks for the same number for him and that's how his love story begins.
While Daniel’s explaining his wonder country to tourists one day, he once again spots Danielle. He immediately runs after her and he realizes that she needs him. They spend the day walking around and growing closer. While out and about, Danielle spots the Christmas street lights but Daniel tells her they haven’t been switched on yet. Danielle then closes her eyes and voila, they come on and sparkle, making everyone happy around them.
As its getting chilly, Daniel takes her home to get her a coat, but she falls asleep. The following morning, Daniel can’t shake the feeling that they shared the same dream. As he needed to go to work, he tells Danielle that she can stay with him and his roommate, but that she must be careful when she goes out, and to remember to take the right train home.
But one day, shortly before December 22, Christmas Raffle, Danielle is lost trying to return to Daniel’s apartment, as the station entrance is closed for repairs for the next couple of days.
Unable to get back to where Daniel lives, she wonders around the city lost, and Daniel is frantic over her disappearance.
The day of the El Gordo de Navidad draw comes arrives, and low and behold, they find luck twice over. While in a pub, watching the live El Gordo de Navidad draw, he realizes that “their” numbers have come up!
He immediately runs to the store where he purchased the El Gordo de Navidad ticket and rejoices with everyone that had the same luck as he did. But, it’s just not the same as sharing the prize with Danielle.
It’s while he’s speaking to his mum on the phone, that he turns around and sees Danielle standing there.
Find your luck and play El Gordo de Navidad online
You too could experience the thrill of winning a huge prize, if you buy an El Gordo de Navidad ticket online right here at PlayHugeLottos.com.
The legendary draw takes place on Friday, December 22. There will be more decimals in play, a total of 170 million, which is 5 more than last year. This year's issue consists of 170 series of 100,000 tickets each, representing an amount of 3,400 million Euro, of which 70% will be distributed in prizes: 2,380 million, 70 million more than in 2016.
Who can play El Gordo de Navidad?
Anyone can play El Gordo de Navidad. As long as you have an internet connection and a few quid to buy an El Gordo de Navidad ticket, you can be part of this incredible Spanish Christmas Raffle.
For those that have had the pleasure to travel to Spain and you found yourself there on December 22nd, you know just how exciting the El Gordo de Navidad really is.
When can I play El Gordo de Navidad?
El Gordo de Navidad tickets are on sale right now at PlayHugeLottos.com!
Online El Gordo de Navidad players can select from a range of different tickets. These all have different number combinations. All you have to do is select the ones you like to buy shares (décimos) of and pay for them using the best payment method available online for your particular region.
Once you have purchased your ticket, you will receive a unique transaction ID. After that, all you have to do is wait for the draw to take place on the 22nd of December.
If your ticket is drawn and you become an El Gordo de Navidad winner, you will receive a results mailer informing you of the winning numbers and any matches you may have had.
If you would still like to find out everything you need to know about the world’s biggest raffle click the link.
Even though online lottery players can buy Spanish Christmas Raffle tickets months before the time – tickets are subject to availability – So don't buy your ticket too late or all the lottery tickets can be sold out!
If you’re interested in having a go at winning your share of the world’s biggest lottery, buy El Gordo de Navidad tickets online, and remember the slogan, "The greatest prize is to share it."
Here’s to you winning a huge El Gordo de Navidad prize and enjoying the gift of sharing this Christmas.
Good luck - Bon Sort - Buena Suerte!
The PlayHugeLottos.com Team