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(Navidad) (El Gordo) (The Fat One)

Spain's largest lottery organisation ONLAE offers 'Navidad' (El Gordo, the fat one) the only single lottery draw in the world to award more than $1 billion in prizes.
Navid captivates the entire nation. This can be seen not only in the popular hobby of collecting old lottery tickets, tickets from the first draw have been known to bring in excess of US$10,000, but also in ticket numbers that are held, indeed cherised, by familes. Some familes have reserved the same number for 50 years, passing it from generation to generation.
Sales during December for the annual Christmas draw of Navidad account for approximately 23% of total sales for ONLAE

News CY2016
December 16, 2016 The Legendary Luck of This Spanish Lottery Shop Keeps ‘El Gordo’ Players Coming Back
December 14, 2016 The Ultimate Guide to 'El Gordo' - Spain's Fat Christmas Lottery
November 4, 2016 Internet Sales of El Gordo Tickets Continue to Grow
July 15, 2016 El Gordo Christmas Lottery Sales Launched in July

News CY2014
November 25, 2014 Superstition Playing Huge Part as Spaniards Increase Spending on la lotería de Navidad

News CY2011
December 26, 2011 El Gordo Tickets Sales Hit €2.68 Billion, But Down 0.49 Percent from Last Year
December 22, 2011 Christmas Starts Early as Tiny Spanish Town Wins 'El Gordo' Lottery


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