€2.5 Billion El Gordo Lottery Goes Global Thanks To WinTrillions
MADRID, November 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
360 guaranteed millionaires to be created
Lottery fans are gearing up for the biggest event of the year as tickets go on sale for Spain's Christmas El Gordo, the world's richest lottery game. The prize fund this year will top €2.5 billion and you can get a share of the action even if you don't live in Spain, thanks to WinTrillions.
As the world's largest lottery site, WinTrillions is used to offering big money jackpot prizes, but Christmas El Gordo 2012 promises to be one of the biggest ever when it's drawn on December 22nd. The whole of Spain goes crazy for the draw - otherwise known as the Lotería de Navidad - with people queuing for hours to get their tickets, but you can play today from the comfort of your own home.
"El Gordo is the world's oldest and biggest lottery game, 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. "The beauty of this game is that you have a great chance of winning, with 360 millionaires guaranteed to be created, winning up to €4 million each."
Only two percent of Spain's adult population won't buy at least one El Gordo ticket and now players from around the world can get in on the act thanks to WinTrillions. Each ticket is divided into 10 shares - known as Decimas - and players can buy one or more of these, right up to a full book for the really adventurous.
"Our players get so excited about El Gordo, sharing in Spain's national passion," added Lucy. "Last year we had one customer who had three shares of a fifth level prize, which gave him €15,000. This game is brilliant because there's a 1-in-7 chance of winning and literally billions in cash to be won."
Due to its sheer scale, the draw for El Gordo takes up to three hours. Each number, ranging from 00000 to 99999, can be sold 180 times, meaning that each prize amount - including the jackpot - is won by almost 180 separate 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 a scanned copy.
Once the El Gordo draw is complete, the people of Spain spill out into the streets to celebrate their winnings and congratulate friends who have also won. You can share in their excitement and maybe have a very merry Christmas thanks to WinTrillions.
Note to Editors
WinTrillions is the world's largest lottery site, with more games, more rollovers and bigger jackpot prizes on offer than anywhere else. WinTrillions provides lottery fans with a safe and secure gateway to play the richest and most exciting government-licensed lotteries in the world. It's a fun and trusted place to play the lottery. So far they have had over 192,000 winners. For further details visit http://www.wintrillions.com
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