Going by many names – Sorteo Extraordinario de El Nino, the Spanish Winter Lottery, or more commonly, the Spanish el Nino Draw – this annual New Year’s Draw forms part of the super raffles offered in the Loteria Nacional Extra series of raffle games. This year’s prestigious Spanish el Nino Draw on January 6th, 2015 will be a great way to bring in the New Year with some extraordinary mega millions winnings.
Directly translated as ‘the small one’, don’t be fooled by the name of this world lotto game as the enormous prizing available to win from this raffle is one of the biggest in the world with values easily reaching to the hundreds of millions. What makes the el Nino stand out from other games are the great prize winning odds – an amazing 1-in-3! Not only are the odds great, but players may win up to 8 times on a single ticket, making it an extremely economical game as well. Even with the stipulated 20% tax applied by the Spanish Government on winnings over €2, 500.00 players are still able to walk away with some real prosperous winnings with the popular annual raffle game.
HOW TO PLAY EL NINO
Playing the game is quite straight forward and even easier if you are familiar with the El Gordo de Navidad game. If not, here is a detailed set of instructions:
Unlike the lottery, players don’t choose a set of numbers, but instead purchase pre-numbered tickets the same as playing a raffle. The ticket number range is 5 digits long and range from 00000 to 99999. This range of numbers is known as a ‘series’ and each number from 00000 to 99999 is printed multiple times with many series for each number (around 50 or 60). Each series forms a full tickets or “billete” which gets broken down to “decimos”. The decimo is essentially a tenth of a full ticket – meaning that, if a player hits a 5 digit number win, he or she will be awarded one-tenth of the prize available. If the player however purchases a full ticket or billete, they secure themselves 100% of the prize on offer. Meaning, the more you play the more you stand a chance of winning.
What separates the Spanish el Nino from traditional lottery games, is the additional prizing. The game is not satisfied in just bringing players some amazing winning odds, but also concerns itself with awarding prizing for meeting various winning criteria.
Winning numbers are drawn and prizing awarded to winners in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place category. Further prize tier wins are available for matching the first and last digits of the drawn number selection, or for matching numbers that are +1 or -1 of the chosen numbers. Here are some examples of those addition prize categories:
- Special Jackpot prize granted to a decimo that matches the 1st prize.
- Tickets that are just one bigger or smaller than the 1st place number.
- Tickets that are one bigger or one smaller than the 2nd place number.
- Tickets that match the same first 3 digits as the 1st place number.
- Tickets that match the same first 3 digits as the 2nd place number.
- Tickets matching the same first 3 digits as the 3rd place number.
- Tickets with the same last 3 digits that match with the 1st place number.
- Tickets with the same last 3 digits as the 2nd place number.
- Tickets matching the same last 2 digits as the 1st place number.
- Tickets matching the same last digit as the 1st place number.
The draw also tantalizes with prizing for matching the last numbers of your ticket as well:
- Last 3 digit numbers - Thirteen 3-digit numbers that are drawn separately, must match the last 3 numbers of your ticket.
- Last 2 digit numbers - Three 2-digit numbers that are drawn separately, must match the last 2 numbers of your ticket.
- Last 1 digit number - Two 1-digit numbers that are drawn separately, must match the last number of your ticket.
That is an extremely comprehensive look at prizing available through the Spanish New Year Draw – just to prove exactly how well the annual game rewards, and how it attempts to dole out winnings to almost every tickets holder. All that’s required to stand in line for prizing that collectively value over €560 million; is to select your tickets by purchasing them from a vendor near you – or conveniently purchase them online from the handy PlayHugeLottos.com site.
Here is some raffle tickets math for you:
Each of the 100, 000 Loteria del Nino tickets are printed in 40 copies which then gets divided into 10 shares to allow players more chance to take part. The draw held in Mardrid, Spain will award 1 in 100, 000 players a hefty jackpot sum, and offers more than 37, 000 winning possibilities on every full ticket purchased! While there are many tickets available the popularity of the draw will see to it that the limited tickets will sell quickly – so hurry and get a jump start by buying your Spanish el Nino Draw tickets online now!