The world’s oldest lottery, the Spanish National Christmas Lottery or “El Gordo” (The Fat Man), has a top prize of 688 million euros, to be divided this year among 172 lucky winners who will receive 4 million euros each. The winning number was 72897.

The lottery, which has been held since 1812, remains popular. More than three-quarters of Spaniards participate. Some 2.6 billion euros worth of lottery tickets were sold this year. A total of 2.4 billion euros in prize money was paid out. The Spanish government also benefits enormously from the lottery, as it imposes a 20% gaming tax on winners.

EL Godo winners 2023

The “El Gordo” 05490 prize was widely distributed to the administrations of the following countries: A Coruna, Lugo, Asturias, Almeria, Madrid, Barcelona, Leon, Vizcaya, Alicante, Castellon, Seville, Valladolid, Santa Cruz de Tenerife , Murcia, Girona, Granada, Las Palmas, Valencia, Albace Te, Ávila, Balearic Islands, Cáceres, Cadiz, Ciudad Real, Guipuzcoa, Huelva, Huesca, Jaén, Malaga, Navarra, Pontevede La and Soria.