Spanish Lotto or La Primitiva as it is commonly called is one of Spain’s oldest national lotteries.
With a record jackpot of €101.7 MILLION and 2 jackpot prize categories, it’s easy to see what makes this Spanish lottery a classic.
This guide will tell you everything you need to know about this popular Spanish lotto!
Spanish Lotto | La Primitiva | Quick Facts
Here are the most important stats to keep in mind about this Spanish lottery.
Spanish Lotto | La Primitiva | Jackpot & Prizes
Spanish Lotto is one of the few lotteries that has an additional, special jackpot prize.
Thanks to the Reintegro bonus number (which is randomly generated) whoever matches all 6 main numbers as well as this bonus number wins an extra prize. This is on top of the main jackpot!
There are 7 lucrative prize categories in total.
Spanish Lotto | La Primitiva | Game Rules
Unlike the Christmas lottery, this Spanish lottery has an extremely simple game format. To play, all you have to do is pick 6 numbers from a pool of 1 – 49.
Draws take place twice a week, every Thursday and Saturday at 21:00 CET.
Spanish Lotto | La Primitiva | Odds Table
This Spanish lottery enjoys competitive overall odds at 1 in 54 and unlimited jackpot rollovers, which means that jackpots can grow extremely large.
Check out the table below for the breakdown of prizes and odds
Spanish Lotto | La Primitiva | History
La Primitiva means “primitive” or “original” in Spain – and as one of the oldest lotteries in Spain and possibly the world – the name is very fitting!
It was introduced by King Carlos III in 1763 to raise funds for the state and was formally declared as Spain’s lottery in 1985. It remains a popular Spanish lottery ever since!