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The Spanish Lottery, known locally as ‘La Primitiva’ which means ‘the oldest one’ which is a fitting name given that it has been running since December 1763.
In this article, we’ll be showing you how the Spanish Lotto works and how you can bet on it from the UK and other countries outside of Spain.
If you want to place a bet on the Spanish Lottery right away, below we’ve listed the top online bookies which you can bet on the Spanish lotto with.
You’ll notice that not all bookmakers offer the same odds on the Spanish Lottery and so we have provided you with multiple options. We recommend betting with bookies offering the best odds for the bet you wish to place to give you maximum returns should your bet be a winning one.
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In this guide, we’ll be showing you how to play the Spanish Lotto with bookies. Betting on the Spanish Lottery with a bookmaker is different to buying a Spanish Lotto ticket as you are betting on the result of the draw rather than selecting 6 numbers and winning if you either match three numbers or more, or just the bonus ball.
When you bet on the Spanish Lottery with a bookmaker, you pick 1 to 5 numbers which you hope will be drawn. If all the numbers you select are, your bet will win at the fixed odds which you took when you placed your bet.
For example, with a bookmaker, you could choose to bet on the number 7. If that number was drawn, your bet would win. Alternatively, you could bet on the numbers 7 & 31 and if both of these numbers are drawn, your bet would win. The more numbers you bet on, the greater your winnings if all of them are drawn.
The table below shows typical odds offered when betting on the Spanish Lottery with a bookie depending on how many numbers you select.
You have the option to either bet on the 6-ball draw, which includes the main 6 numbers which are drawn, or the 7-ball draw, which includes the 6 main numbers as well as the bonus ball. As including the bonus ball in your bet gives an extra chance for one of your selected numbers to be drawn, you are offered lower odds. However, you have a greater chance of winning your bet.
Note that the odds below are examples and bookmakers offer different odds on the Spanish Lotto for different bets.
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You can bet on up to 5 numbers on the Spanish Lottery with a bookmaker which pays up to 150,000/1! Bookies don’t allow you to bet on matching all 6 numbers correctly, presumably as the payout would be too large. After all, any winnings paid to customers come out of the bookies’ profits and not from a prize pool from ticket sales.
The Spanish Lottery takes place twice per week on Thursday’s and Sunday’s at 8.45pm (UK Time).
Yes! All of the bookmakers listed on this page take bets on the Spanish Lotto and accept UK customers.
When you bet on the Spanish Lottery with a bookie, you are not playing for a jackpot. Instead, you are betting on the numbers you have selected being drawn and are given fixed odds when you place your bet. Therefore the amount you win will depend on your stake and the odds which you are given.
However, if you are buying a standard ticket for the Spanish Lottery, there are huge jackpots. In October 2015, the largest-ever La Primitiva jackpot was won which was valued at an estimated €101 million. There was one single ticket which was claimed in Barcelona.
The Spanish Lotto draws take place at 8.45pm on a Thursday and a Sunday which are relatively convenient times for UK players as the results are usually available online very soon after the draw. You’ll be able to check the results of the Spanish Lottery draw in the lotto section of any of the bookies listed on this page. No matter which bookie you place your bets with, the results will be the same. So, if you’re searching for the Betfred Spanish Lotto results, the Bet365 Spanish Lotto results, the William Hill Spanish Lotto results or any other bookie, just head to your bookies lotto section shortly after the draw and you’ll find them.
Many players of the Spanish Lotto search for ‘Spanish Lotto Hot Numbers‘. These are numbers which have been drawn more than others and either people believe that these numbers are more likely to be drawn again, or they believe that because they have been drawn more than other numbers then there is more chance of them not making an appearance for a while.
The truth is, the past results of lotto draws and the numbers which have made an appearance do not have an impact on any future draws. Each number has an equal chance of being drawn and picking the correct ones simply comes down to luck.
So, whether you have lucky numbers associated with birthdays or special occasions, if you opt for a lucky dip, or if you select numbers you have the same chances of winning.