La Loteria Primitiva is a standard 6/49 lotto created by the Loterias y Apuestas del Estado, the Spanish state-run lottery, one of the oldest in the world. The first draw carried out by the Spanish lottery took place in 1985 (after having been prohibited for over a century). One denomination, “The Primitive”, pays homage to the Spanish Lotto created in 1763 and which was replaced in 1812 by the standard Lotto as we now it today.
- First of all, if you want to play the Primitiva lottery, you need to select your grids from the chart available at the top of the page. You’re free to choose whether you want to play by yourself, in a group so as to increase your chances at taking home the jackpot, or even choosing a lot of grids for multiple draws, which will increase your chances of winning it big even more. If this doesn’t show up yet, you’ll be asked instead to register in the validation part of your grid. This step can be easily carried out by linking your Facebook account. Once you’ve registered, all you have left to do is a play a line of whatever lottery you want!
- After you’ve made a note of the numbers you wish to play for La Primitiva, one of our agents will be sent on your behalf to a point of sale in the lottery’s participating country and play your grids. In fact, you might already know this, but living in a foreign country, you don’t have the right to play; you need to send someone to play on your behalf. Once your grids have been played, a copy of your ticket will be made immediately available on your account.
- The entire procedure is completely secure and you don’t have to worry about the trustworthiness of our carefully selected representatives. We can boast of having already handed out hundreds of thousands of euros worldwide – and there’s no use for us to be talking nonsense here! When you want to play the Primitiva lottery, each played grid is carefully scanned and uploaded onto your online account and, if you win, we’ll coach you through the process of requesting payment of your winnings from the lottery’s organizing country!
- How to receive your prize? The process depends on the amount you’ve won. For smaller sums, your winnings are paid directly into your online account and you’re free to choose whether you want to play again online or if you want to recuperate your funds. It’s up to you. In the case of larger wins, our team will undertake to guide you through the process of claiming your prize from the organizing country whose lottery you’ve just played. All winning players have always been able to claim their prize, and that’s not about to change anytime soon!
What’s the probability of winning the Primitiva?
Your odds of winning the Primitiva are as follows:
|6 numbers + Reintegro||1 chance out of 139.838.160|
|6 numbers||1 chance out of 13 983 816|
|5 numbers + prime||1 chance out of 2 330 636|
|5 numbers||1 chance out of 54 201|
|4 numbers||1 chance out of 1.032|
|3 numbers||1 chance out of 57|
|Reintegro||1 chance out of 10|
|All ranks||1 chance out of 55 to win something (without reintegro)|
You can win a bigger jackpot by correctly guessing all six numbers and the rebate number (reintegro).
When is the draw for the winning combination?
Once your lottery grids have been validated, the draw takes place twice a week and prizes are handed out to players depending on how many good numbers appear on your lottery ticket.
The point of the game is to manage to check off all the numbers that were drawn and gain access to the current jackpot.
Each played grid costs 1 euro. At the onset, the price of play was 25 pesetas (€0.15).
Quick, do you want to know when the draws take place for the Primitiva? The draws take place twice a week (Thursdays and Saturdays) at 9:30pm.
What are the largest jackpots won with the Primitiva?
Fans of the lottery who want to test their odds with the Spanish national lottery can take away impressive jackpots that can reach millions of euros.
In August 2016, one of the largest jackpots offered by Spain’s most popular lottery was taken away by a foreign worker from Bulgaria from Quintanar del Rey, Goshka Gueorguieva.
This historic jackpot amounted to almost 68 million euros. After tax deductions, the prize taken home added up to around 55 million euros.
The lucky winner, aged 61, came from a country where the minimum salary hardly exceeds 150 euros.
So, if “Mama Goshka”, as she was dubbed by the media, found her light at the end of the tunnel, why can’t you?
History of the Primitiva
The Primitiva lottery is a game of chance regulated by Spain’s lottery and gaming association (LAE) and involves picking 6 different numbers between 1 and 49, the point being to find the winning combination of the corresponding draw. It includes 7 balls, of which 6 are drawn from a barrel with 49 numbers (type commonly known as 6/49) and 1 is pulled from another barrel with 10 balls (with numbers ranging from 0 to 9) and correspond to the reintegro (the latter, which appears on all tickets, is picked at random). One additional ball is also drawn as an extra number.
The Loteria Primitiva was created during the reign of Carlos III and was based on a suggestion made by the Marquis de Esquilache as to how to increase the amount of money in the state coffers without instituting a new tax. On December 10, 1763, the first draw took place; the system was very similar to the one used today. For the draw, they raised 187,500 reals, of which 75% went towards the prize and the rest went to the state. At that time, the lottery was simply called “Loteria por Números.” It wasn’t until 1812 that it was called La Loteria Primitiva.
Abolished in 1862, it wasn’t until one century later, in 1985, that the Loteria Primitiva was reintroduced by the royal decree of 1360/1985 on August 1 and published in the Official Journal on August 7. In the beginning, the draw took place once a week, at first only on Thursdays; then, as of May 1990, a Saturday draw was added.
In June 1991, in the hopes of creating loyal players, the Spanish national lottery created the “reintegro”, a number from 1 to 10 that offers players the chance of having the cost of their ticket reimbursed.
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