This holiday season just a little more festive with the announcement of the start of the start of Spain‘s Lotería de Navidad 2017, with €2.38 billion in raffle prizes!

While the Lotería de Navidad, also known as the Spanish Christmas Lottery, raffle draw won’t take place until December 2017, you can purchase your tickets now to ensure you have them on the day of the draw. For Spaniards, Lotería de Navidad has been a highlight of the holiday season since its first draw in 1812.

The annual raffle draw claims to offer the biggest lottery prize pool in the world, reportedly distributing €2.38 billion in prizes in what is a highly-anticipated yearly draw which can make up to 304 average Joes millionaires in a single night. Additionally, the Spanish Christmas Lottery also reportedly boasts odds of 1 in 6.5 of collecting a prize and the odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 100,000.

This year, an additional €70 million in prizes will reportedly be distributed, making Lotería de Navidad 2017 the most exciting one yet! Estimates indicate that 98 percent of all Spanish adults partake in the yearly event and that players worldwide can participate by buying their tickets at TheLotter. Founded in 2002, TheLotter is a UK-based online lotto agent owned by The Lotter Enterprises Limited.

To be distributed in the draw are a total of 170 jackpot prizes each worth €4,000,000 and 170 second prizes worth €1,250,000 each will be distributed in the draw. The draw also includes 15,304 winning combinations. It is reported that in the raffle drawing on December 22, 26 million shares will collect prizes.

Loteria de Navidad Prize Breakdown

Divisions Number of Prizes Pay-out per Share
1st Prize 1 €400,000
2nd Prize 1 €125,000
3rd Prize 1 €50,000
4th Prize 2 €20,000
5th Prize 8 €6,000
The numbers that are +1 larger or -1 smaller than first prize 2 €2,000
The numbers that are +1 larger or -1 smaller than second prize 2 €1,250
The numbers that are +1 larger or -1 smaller than third prize 2 €960
6th Prize 1794 €100
Navidad – Codes with the 1st 3 digits that match the 1st prize 99 €100
Navidad – Codes with the 1st 3 digits that match the 2nd prize 99 €100
Navidad – Codes with the 1st 3 digits that match the 3rd prize 99 €100
Navidad – Codes with the 1st 3 digits that match the 4th prize 198 €100
Navidad – Codes with the last 2 digits that match the 1st prize 999 €100
Navidad – Codes with the last 2 digits that match the 2nd prize 999 €100
Navidad – Codes with the last 2 digits that match the 3rd prize 999 €100
Codes with the same last digit as the 1st place (except the 1st place) 9999 €20
Tickets are now on sale for the Lotería de Navidad 2017 was last modified: July 18th, 2017 by K Morrison