El Gordo de La Primitiva, or simply the Spanish Lottery, is an incredibly popular weekly Spanish lottery. Its roots can be traced back to 1762 in Spain, making it the oldest lottery in existence. Drawings are held every Sunday at 8:30 with a starting jackpot of 3.6 million.
Here's everything you need to know about the biggest La Primitiva lottery jackpot record.
Anonymous Barcelona Resident Wins 101 Million Euros
The biggest La Primitiva winner came in 2015 after 25 weeks without a single jackpot winner. Because of the massive six month rollover, a lucky player from Barcelona finally stepped forward to claim the 101,724,559 million euro prize – making it the largest El Gordo jackpot in its history.
The winning ticket was sold at a gas station located at Pere 4th Street 81 in the Poblenou district. After realizing the ticket was sold at their store, store owner Montserrat Garcia and daughter Anna Maria Mateo decided to call reporters and let them know the winning ticket was sold in their store.
The Barcelona resident decided to stay anonymous. Their winning ticket number combination was: 1-7-21-27-38-46 with a bonus ball number of 6. The odds of winning were around 1 in 139.8 million.
This lottery beats La Primitiva's previously largest jackpot payout of 67 million euros, which was won by a Sevilla player in 2013.