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El Gordo Spanish Lottery 2018

22.12.2018 'Christmas Lottery - Loteria de Navidad

Lottery date: Saturday 22nd December 2018
Lottery time: from 9am 'ET Spanish time.
Event location: Teatro Real de Madrid - Spain 
Where to watch on TV: El Gordo lottery live stream

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Guide tickets El Gordo Spanish Christmas Lottery

El Gordo Spanish C'hristmas Lottery draw 2018 - Loteria de Navidad - 'The Fat One.' On 22nd December every year the winning numbers of the worlds biggest lottery are drawn manually in a live performance in Madrid. This happens live on Spanish national TV in a tradition that dates ba'k many years to the time of radio. The lottery El Gordo itself dates all the way back to 1812. The TV tranmission on 22nd December on TV 'hannel La 1 starts at 08.00 and the El Gordo draw starts at 09:00.
You can see the El Gordo draw online How are the winning El Gordo numbers drawn? Forty children aged 8 to 14 years old from the school ''Colegio de San Ildefonso' in Segovia - 'called 'Los niños de San Ildefonso' - pick out small wooden numbered balls out of two big golden drums. Then the children sing out the numbers one by one. The ceremony takes place at the 'Teatro Real de Madrid' in 2016 and lasts about three hours in total. It’s very sweet and Christmas in Spain just wouldn’t be the same without it.

Guide to Spanish Christmas Lottery

Good luck - Bon Sort - Buena Suerte!. And if you don't win El Gordo then there is another big lottery every year in Spain on 6 January called El Niño Lotería del Niño and the smaller Catalan Christmas lottery La Grossa on 31st December.

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