LONDON, November 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Lottery fans are gearing up for the biggest event of the year as tickets go on sale for Spain's El Gordo lottery, the world's biggest raffle lottery game. The prize fund this year is expected to top €2.5 billion and you can get a share of the action even if you don't live in Spain, thanks to WinTrillions.com.
As the world's largest online lottery website, WinTrillions is used to offering big money jackpot prizes, but El Gordo 2011 promises to the biggest ever when it's drawn on December 22nd. The whole of Spain goes crazy for the draw - full name El Gordo de La Primitiva - with people queuing for hours to get their tickets, but you can play today from the comfort of your armchair.
"El Gordo is the world's oldest and biggest lottery raffle, regularly attracting TV audiences in excess of 20 million for the three hour draw programme, and now it can be played around the world," said Lucy Gold, spokesperson for WinTrillions.com. "The beauty of this game is that you have a great chance of winning, with 195 millionaires expected to be created, winning around €3 million each."
Only two percent of Spain's adult population don't buy an El Gordo ticket and now players from around the world can get in on the act thanks to WinTrillions.
Each book is divided into 10 tickets. Players can buy 1 or more of these, right up to a full book. It's also possible to play in a syndicate in order to maximise your chances of winning.
In this raffle, each book is divided into 10 separate decimas. You can either purchase an entire book (for the really adventurous), or choose to play any number of decimas from either the same book or from a selection of different books (for the superstitious).
"Our players get so excited about El Gordo; they are as passionate about it as the Spanish are themselves," added Lucy. "Last year, WinTrillions player, Mr Marique from Colombia purchased two shares of a book that won a fifth level prize. He claimed €10,000! And that was just in time for Christmas! This game is brilliant because there's a great chance of winning [1 in 3 tickets] and literally billions up for grabs."
Due to its sheer scale, the draw for El Gordo raffle can be complicated. Each number, ranging from 00000 to 99999, can be sold 195 times, meaning that the each prize amount - including the jackpot - is won by almost 200 tickets, There are six prize levels offering at least €1,000 per winning ticket.
Lottery fans from around the world can purchase El Gordo tickets today at WinTrillions. Once orders have been placed, the company's Spanish agents purchase tickets over the counter, print the name of the owner on the ticket and send the buyer them a scanned copy.
When the El Gordo draw is complete, the people of Spain spill out into the streets to celebrate their winning and congratulate friends and winners. You can share in their excitement and maybe have a very merry Christmas thanks to WinTrillions.
Note to Editors
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For further information please contact: Lucy Gold (spokesperson), WinTrillions, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org , Tel: +1-310-697-3608