Start the new year in style with the €700 million El Niño Spanish Lottery

What do you wish for your loved ones in 2022?

With another humungous prize pool, the El Niño takes place in Madrid on 6th January and gives high-spirited Spaniards the chance to play for a share of €700 million.

Until recently, this fantastic lottery was only available in Spain – but now you can bet on the outcome of the draw from Malta at Lottoland.

Who knows – you could kick-start the new year as a millionaire!

Just like the Christmas lottery, El Niño works more like a raffle than a conventional lottery. There are 100,000 tickets per series, which are further split into one-tenth shares called décimos.

One machine draws the prize values and another draws the winning numbers, until the huge prize pool has been won completely!

How do I play El Niño?

It couldn’t be simpler to bet on El Niño. Choose a number from 00000 – 99999, select the ticket share, the click “Submit”.

The ticket share feature means that you can whittle your wager and receive an equivalent prize. The shyest share takes 1/100th of the prize, while you can grab the lot with a full ticket – choose this option and you’ll automatically get a 50% discount on your stake.

How much can I win?

El Niño’s top prize is stonking €2,000,000, with additional 2nd and 3rd prizes of €750,000 and €250,000.

Just like the El Gordo Spanish Christmas Lottery, the odds of winning the top prize weigh in at a fantastic 1 in 100,000. That’s 1400 times better than the EuroMillions! If that wasn’t enough, there are another 37,000 awards up for grabs.

That gives ticket holders a crazy 1-in-3 chance of landing a prize. ¡Ay caramba!

Click here to play for a share of the €700 million El Niño Spanish Lottery.


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