BRITS could win a share of a whopping £2billion in the world’s biggest Christmas lottery tomorrow.
The jackpot numbers in the world-famous El Gordo lottery – Spain’s biggest and hottest draw of the yr – will be introduced on Thursday.
The £2billion festive draw, held yearly in the nation since 1812, famously turns Brits and Spaniards into millionaires in a single day.
It is the biggest prize payout in the world and tens of millions tune in globally to watch the draw dwell on TV on December 22 yearly.
The draw will see the prime prize – generally known as El Gordo – paid out to these with the 5 profitable numbers.
This yr, 180 million tickets are up for grabs and the complete quantity for the grand prize is about to be £3.5million.
However tens of millions of different prizes are up for grabs from the £2billion prize pot.
It is designed in order many individuals as attainable snag a win or a minimum of break even with money prizes throughout the nation.
It is extremely common with British expats bidding to be in with an opportunity of sharing an eye-watering prize pot.
Folks can queue for hours in the days working up to the lottery to snatch their £15 tickets from the hottest distributors.
Some purchase them for themselves or as presents for others.
Work colleagues, kinfolk or mates additionally pool cash to buy tickets, with their eyes set on sharing the prizes.
Different lotteries have greater particular person prime prizes – however Spain’s Christmas lottery is ranked as the world’s richest for the complete prize cash concerned.
Schoolchildren from Madrid’s San Ildefonso college – as soon as for orphans – famously sing out the numbers at a ceremony beginning at 9am.
The lottery is run by the state and helps a number of charity efforts.
Gamers don’t have to be a resident of Spain to play the lottery and win a prize.
El Gordo explains: “It’s the similar as in the event you got here to Spain as a vacationer and purchase your tickets in any lottery store.
“In reality, we’ve got clients in additional than 140 nations taking part in with us.”
Brits can play El Gordo by visiting the website and shopping for a ticket for £33 – or ex-pats in Spain can go to their native store to get their fingers on a ticket.
Those that need to participate in the festive draw have till 4pm UK time on Wednesday to purchase their tickets.