The most popular and traditional lottery in Spain - ElGordo
Everybody plays lottery on December 22. Why? It is a tradition in Spain.
Christmas lottery ElGordo is the most popular lotto game and all people in Spain play every week. The revenues of the lottery shows that each spaniard has spent average 73.00 euros for tickets.
The draw is a big Celebration. The hall is open at 8:00 AM but the places are limited because there are not enough places for these who wish to watch in live.
The bowls stay closed till the moment when the president signs and then they are put in the sphere. A girl or a boy from St. Ildefonso´s school makes the draw.
The spaniards keep this tradition for a long time.
70% from the revenue are for the winnings which are free of taxes.