Added: (Wed Aug 12 2009)
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The incredible Sorteo Primitiva is one of the most sort after lotteries in the world. The main themed El Gordo Lottery is the huge and extensive machine behind the entire Spanish Lottery organisation.
The Sorteo Primitiva acts as a catalyst for the fabulous series of sorteos through out the year which include the Sorteo Extraordinario, El Nino and of course the El gordo de navidad at Christmas time.
Interestingly, the word Sorteo comes from the Catalan word Sort which means Lot, the would sort now appears in many languages under the drawing of lots / lottery theme. There is infact a town in Spain called Sort, which I am understood to believe has enjoyed several El Gordo winners over the years, how lucky is that?
Over time and in the recent past the Sorteo Primitiva has enjoyed unrivalled success through the fantastic cash prize funds and jackpot prizes it has awarded and celebrated. None more so than the Christmas time draw which often exceeds Euro 2.4 billions, which when you spend a quick moment to think about it, is absolutely amazing.
The Sorteo Primitiva lotto sits as the very foundation of the Spanish National Lottos structure which is overseen by the very well revered Spanish Lottery Commission ONLAE. This lottery organisation through the Ministerio de Apuestas del Estado renders the ultimate lottery machine, which in comparison, to other European organisations is probably the most highly reputed.
A very prestigious federation in the Spanish lottery super draw culture. It engenders governance as well as a range of super lottery games which comprise El Gordo de La primitiva, La Primitiva, Bono Loto, Loteria Nacional, Euro Millones y La Quiniela of course not forgetting the interesting El Quinigol for those soccer fanatics.
Looking a little more further a field in the lottery sense, the range of lotteries available in Spain compromises many as listed above. They have their characteristics, audience and general persona, however, without exception is a complete pleasure within which to enjoy and participate.
Anyway back to the Spanish theme. One can imagine the party which takes place as the tickets are picked. Spain never fails misses the talent to celebrate and have a great time particularly when it results in games and fun. The Spanish lottery has numerous individual parts which incorporate El Gordo, La Primitiva and the Sorteo Extraordinario in July. It is very apparent the Spaniards love their Spanish lotto and really any excuse to design one is almost sure to happen.