The Extraordinary Draw of the Christmas Lottery 2020 will distribute a total of 2,408 million euros in prizes this Tuesday, December 22, 28 million more than the previous year.
Thus, the issue consists of 172 series of 100,000 numbers each. This issue reaches 3,440 million euros, of which 70% is distributed in prizes, that is, 2,408 million euros in prizes will be distributed, 28 million more than the previous year (2,380 million).
Among the prizes distributed by the Christmas Lottery, the popularly known as Gordo de Navidad stands out, the first prize, of 400,000 euros to the tenth (4 million to the series).
The second prize will be 125,000 euros to the tenth and the third will distribute 50,000 euros to the tenth. In addition, there are two rooms of 20,000 euros and eight fifths of 6,000 euros to the tenth. The amount of the tenth is still 20 euros.
This year the Extraordinary Christmas Lottery Draw will be held without the regular presence of the public for the first time in the history of this traditional Christmas event, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
According to the Sociedad Estatal de Loterías y Apuestas del Estado (SELAE), this decision has been made “in full compliance with health safety recommendations.”
The health crisis derived from COVID-19 will bring with it an atypical draw. In 2020, it will not be possible to see, in the stalls of the Royal Theater, regulars of this appointment such as the octogenarian Manoli Sevilla, Bishop Juan, from León, the television Mocito Feliz or Fernando Vázquez, a 78-year-old boy from San Ildefonso who 1954 El Gordo sang and since then he has not missed a draw. Yes, the boys and girls of the Residencia-Boarding School of San Ildefonso in Madrid will return to the stage.