Playing lotteries in Spain has been known to have a long-standing tradition, and La Primitiva has the longest history of the games still running today. The first version of La Primitiva was introduced around 1763 by Carlos 3rd who was at that time a tax minister. When the game began, it featured 90 numbers, of which five would be randomly selected.
But the lottery was not so popular, leading to La Primitiva being discontinued in 1862. The game was later re-introduced in 1985 under the operation of Loterias y Apuestas del Estado, part of the Spanish Ministry of Finance and Public Administration. Today, this Spanish game remains one of the most popular lotteries in Spain.
The regular draws are held at 9.30 (GMT+2) every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday.
How the lottery works
To play La Primitiva, players choose six numbers from 1 to 49. They are also assigned a random number called “el Reintegro” in addition to the six numbers they chose. If you match just the Reintegro number, you get a free ticket for the next draw and it also determines if a player qualifies for the first-tier prize. The purpose of this Reintegro number is to serve as a jackpot booster, but only for players who have matched all the six main numbers.
Apart from the Reintegro number, there is also a bonus ball that is drawn after all six numbers have been matched and enable players who matched five numbers to win a larger prize. This number does not have any relevance to any other winning combinations.
How to play La Primitiva online
Now, not only residents of Spain can play this game but also international players. Through our website, you can play this lottery from almost anywhere in the world. To do that, click on the lottery “La Primitiva” and then pick the number combinations that you want to try out. We also have a random number generator. You can use it too. You can add more tickets for that game if you want, as we do not have a limit.
After completing your ticket order, you will then be prompted to sign up for a Simbalotto account. After creating an account, confirm your registration by clicking on the email link provided, and then pay for the ticket(s) using the payment options provided. You can see it is just a few simple steps to play the lottery online.
You can now wait for the draw results to see if you have won.
To buy your La Primitiva ticket and play the lottery, all players must be 18 years of age or older. If a player is younger, they will not be allowed to play or have the right to claim their winnings.
Can I play this lottery if I am not in Spain?
With the advancement of technology and the internet, lotto players can now play for international lotteries just by a click on their phones. This Spanish lottery is not only accessible to people from Spain but to international players too. With the help of our website, you can play, purchase the tickets, and win the lottery too.
La Primitiva jackpot information
This lottery jackpot is guaranteed to be at least €3 million. However, the total prize will increase in value after every draw when there is no winner to claim the prize. In the past, we have seen the top prize rise in value to over €20 million, with the largest jackpot to have ever been won standing at €101.7 million in 2015.
With the presence of Reintegro and bonus numbers, the La Primitiva lottery has 7 prize tiers. At the bottom of the tiers, there is a ticket refund for players who matched the Reintegro number.
These are the La Primitiva prize tiers:
- six numbers matched plus Reintegro
- Matched six numbers
- Matched five numbers plus the bonus
- Five numbers
- Four numbers
- Three numbers
- Ticket refund for Reintegro
What are the odds of this lottery and if I play, will I win?
To play, here are the odds that will guide you. It is not guaranteed that you will win if you play. It is a game of luck.
|Category||The Approximate odds of winning|
|Special (6 correct + Refund)||1in 139,838,160|
|1st (6 correct)||1 in 13,983,816|
|1st (6 correct)||1 in 13,983,816|
|2nd (5 Correct+ C)||1 in 2,330,636|
|3rd (5 Correct)||1 in 55,491|
|4th (4 Correct)||1 in 1,032|
|5th (3 Correct)||1 in 57|
|Refund||1 in 10|
What is the largest jackpot that has ever been won?
This international lottery has attracted players from all over the world. In the history of La Primitiva, the largest jackpot to ever be won was on the 17th of October 2015, when a cash prize of €101.7 million was won. Prior to that, the €73 million jackpot of February 2014 was the largest jackpot.
And yes, there are no restrictions as to who can win this lottery. You too can try your luck today. You could be the next winner by buying a ticket on our website.
What should I look out for while playing online?
Players should be aware that playing lotto online also comes with its disadvantages. You should look out for mailing scams that are targeting this Spanish lottery and ignore any information that asks for money in exchange for winning numbers.
How will I find out the outcomes?
Players will be informed of the draw results on their Simbalotto account, and you can quickly check the status of your purchased tickets to see if they won. If your ticket is the winner, you will also receive an email letting you know.