56795, the lucky number in Catalonia
The Catalan New Year’s Eve lottery shares prizes across the country, with Vilassar de Mar and Campdorà among the top winner towns
The biggest prizes of the New Year’s Eve‘s Catalan lottery went to Vilassar de Mar, in the north coast of Barcelona, and Campdorà, in the Girona area. The first prize of the Catalan lottery, that pays € 20,000 for each euro played, was for number 56795. The second prize, carrying €6,500 per euro, was for number and went to 64773, sold in Terrassa, Martorell, l’Ametlla del Vallès, Barcelona and Vic. The third biggest prize, carrying €3,000 per euro, went for the number 75182, which was sold in Lleida and Menàrguens. The fourth prize, paid €1,000 per euro, was for number 32695 and went to Barcelona, Vallfogona de Balaguer and Figueres. It was also sold through the internet. Finally, the fifth biggest prize of the Catalan lottery was for number 68211 and went to Barcelona, Calaf ad Falset. It pays €500 per euro paid.
How does it work?
The game involves picking a lottery ticket with a series of five numbers. On the day of the lottery drawing, a winning series is selected from a set of balls. The biggest prize goes to the person having a ticket with the exact same number. Nevertheless, there are other prizes—for instance, for tickets with the same numbers in the first three positions, or that match the same last number.
80,000 lottery numbers available
There are 80,000 different lottery numbers available, from 0 to 79,999. Nevertheless, the most coveted one remains the same year after year: 01714. This number has the same chances of winning the prize as any other number, but it’s the most sold due to its symbolism for pro-independence supporters. In 1714, Catalonia’s insistutions were supressed after the Spanish War of Succession and from a sovereign country it became a region of Spain.
La Grossa’s tickets can be ordered in person at an authorized vendor, as well as on its website. However, there are two numbers can only be acquired in person: 01714 and 02017. According to Catalan Lotteries, this year those numbers can be found in the Catalan towns of Vilanova ila Geltrú and Llinars del Vallès.
‘La Grossa’ lottery ticket sales up 25%
Sales of ‘La Grossa’ lottery tickets increased by 25% this year. More than 30 million tickets have been distributed throughout Catalonia. Although the exact number of tickets sold is not known until the last moment, figures show that online sales alone have gone up by 140%.
Spanish lottery sales fall in Catalonia
While sales of the Spanish lottery (‘El Gordo’) grew this year in Spain, they fell by 7.4% in Catalonia. Catalans spent €364,289,520 on Spanish lottery tickets, an average of €48.43. The fall is particularly marked in Girona (-10.26%), and Lleida (-13.48%), while the decline is smaller in Barcelona (-5.98%) and Tarragona (-6.20%).