The emotion of the Christmas lottery. The most awaited draw of the year started this Thursday the sale of tenths in the 11,000 points of the commercial network, as announced by the State Lottery and Gambling Society of the State (SELAE). Remember that you can find your tenth favorite in our lottery search engine.
The extraordinary draw for the Christmas Lottery 2020 will be held on December 22, the event's regular appointment, and they will be put into play 28 million euros more in prizes than in the previous edition, thus reaching a total of 2,408 million euros.
The president of SELAE, Jesús Huerta, has been in charge of presenting the Lottery's summer campaign and has recognized that this year's draw comes with "more desire than ever to distribute luck", given the exceptional situation caused by the coronavirus .
"We have not lost a second and today we are here as if there had been no pandemic in terms of the organization of the tenths," said Huerta, who also thanked the work carried out by the workers of the National Factory of Currency and Timbre during the "two central months of the pandemic".
A total of 172 million tenths will be available for this draw. So, 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, that on December 22 the Christmas Draw will distribute 2,408 million euros in prizes, 28 million more than the previous year (2,380 millions).
Among the prizes distributed by the Christmas Lottery, the one popularly known as 'Fat' Christmas, the first prize, from 400,000 euros to the tenth. The second prize will be 125,000 euros to the tenth and the third will distribute 50,000 euros to the tenth. The amount of the tenth is still 20 euros.
Relative to the tenth that this year is illustrated with the central table of the Triptych 'The Adoration of the Magi', a work by the Prado Museum by El Bosco, has defended its value as a "magnificent cultural diffuser" and explained that in 2020 it was printed with gold in a "very elegant" small relief. "Culture generates its own criteria, the ability to have our own opinion and, therefore, gives us freedom," he reflected.
The date of the Lottery draw
Finally, the President of SELAE has guaranteed that the celebration of the draw on December 22 It will have "the maximum sanitary guarantees" and will take place at the Teatro Real in accordance with "all prevention measures". "We will be to what the health authorities say and we will comply with them one hundred percent," he concluded.
Find your Christmas Lottery number
In our special of the Christmas lottery you have it very easy. We have a search engine to discover in a very simple way where that number is sold that can bring you luck on December 22. With this search engine you will instantly know at what point of sale, physical and online, is that date that means a lot to you.