‘La Primitiva’ is one of the oldest lotteries of Spain als also in the world and has a history dating back to 1763, although the current format was not established until 1985. Originally a traditional six-number draw, it was later expanded to a 6/49 format, similar to many other international lotteries.
Draws and Prize Structure:
La Primitiva has two draws per week, on Thursday and Saturday. Players must select six main numbers from a range of 1 to 49 to win the jackpot. In addition to the six main numbers, a Complementario number is also drawn, which boosts the second prize. There are nine prize categories in total, including the jackpot and smaller prizes for matching fewer numbers.
Jackpot and Record Wins:
The jackpot of “La Primitiva” usually starts at €3 million and can grow significantly in successive draws if no one wins the top prize.
The record for the highest jackpot in “La Primitiva” stood at more than €100 million.
Chances of winning the jackpot
Your chances of winning in “La Primitiva” depend on the bonus category you participate in and the number of numbers you select correctly. Your chances of winning the jackpot by correctly selecting all six main numbers is about 1 in 139,838,160. This is the hardest prize category to win.
History of La Primitiva:
“La Primitiva” has a rich history dating back to 1763, when the lottery was first introduced in Spain. It was originally intended to boost government finances and has since held an important place in Spanish culture.
Evolution of the Game
Although originally a simple lottery, the format of “La Primitiva” has changed over the years. In 1985, the current 6/49 format was established, with players having to choose six main numbers from a range of 1 to 49.