One of the oldest lotteries in the world, the Spanish La Primitiva Lottery was started in 1763 by the Marquis of Esquilache but the game we know today has been in play since 1985.
When you play this Spanish lottery, you also select a unique number known as the Reintegro number, which can be anything between 0 and 9.
The Reintegro number must be matched along with all other numbers in the main draw to win the jackpot. Matching the Reintegro determines official lottery ticket price refunds. Matching the bonus number is necessary to win a 5+1 cash prize.
Draws start at €3 million and will continue to roll until the top prize is won.
Big winners include the draw on 3rd January 2019 when a single lucky player won a fantastic prize of €78,585,995.56!
The record was set in October 2015 when after 56 rollovers, a single-player matched the six main numbers and the Reintegro to win a jackpot prize of €101.7 million!
To play La Primitiva Lottery, select six numbers from a pool of 49 and then choose your lucky Reintegro number from 0 to 9. Players do not pick the bonus number, this is decided by chance during the draw.
Matching the Reintegro number is vital to winning the big jackpot and matching the bonus number is necessary to win a 5+1 prize.
During the lottery drawing the Spanish National Lottery organisers will draw eight numbers – 6 numbers plus a bonus ball and the special and crucial Reintegro number.
You have two big chances to win each week with the draws taking place on Thursdays and Saturdays at 20:30 GMT.
If you are playing from outside Spain at theLotter, choose your winning La Primitiva numbers manually, with quick pick, or from your saved numbers in your account.
Please note that from 2013 a government tax of 20% is leveled on all lottery winnings over €2,500.00.
Yes! You no longer need to live in Spain to participate in a La Primitiva lottery draw! TheLotter has a local office in Spain that purchases official La Primitiva tickets in person on your behalf.
Once your ticket is purchased, it will be scanned and you will be able to view your ticket online and through the app, in time for the draw on Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday.
If you're a winner, prizes will be deposited straight into your account after results are published. Jackpots may need to be collected in person, but we're sure that won't be a problem!