The autonomous city of Melilla is the only region in Spain where the Gordo of the Extraordinary Draw of the Christmas Lottery has never fallen, after the provinces of Ávila, Tarragona and Zamora left the list of those not awarded this great prize in 2018, endowed with 400,000 euros per tenth. On the opposite side is Madrid, which is the luckiest place in this draw, with 82 times graced with the first prize.
In the 2018 Christmas draw, the city of Melilla was also the only territory that did not receive any of the major prizes, since in the rest of the 50 provinces of Spain, as well as Ceuta, they were lucky enough to receive part of these expected millions.
On the other hand, Ávila, Tarragona and Zamora were fortunate to be graced with part of the ‘Gordo’. This coveted prize went to the Avila town of El Barraco, as well as to the Tarragona municipalities of Altafulla and Camarles; and the Zamoranas of Puebla de Sanabria and Quiruelas de Vidriales, and Zamora capital.
The ranking of the luckiest places continues to be led for yet another year by the city of Madrid, where the Gordo has fallen a total of 82 times in the more than 200-year history of the traditional draw, the last of which was in 2021. In addition , the first prize has gone to Madrid in the last six years (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021). The first time she was graced was in 1816.
According to data from the State Lottery and State Betting Society (SELAE), collected by Europa Press, the second most fortunate city in Spain is once again Barcelona, since a total of 42 Fatties have fallen in the city since 1817 , the last one fell in 2019.
These two large cities are followed in terms of fortune by Seville, with 17, Bilbao (14), Valencia (13), Zaragoza (13) and Cádiz (12). These five locations received in 2018 the visit of the ‘Gordo’ of the Christmas Lottery.
Likewise, other Spanish cities have been graced with the ‘Gordo’ on several occasions throughout the history of the draw. This is the case of Malaga, where the first prize has been awarded ten times; Santander, Alicante and Granada, nine times.
A Coruña, San Sebastián and Gijón have been awarded seven times; Palma de Mallorca, in six; Badajoz, Lugo and Manises (Valencia), in five; Córdoba, Murcia, Sort (Lérida), Vic (Barcelona), Salamanca, Valladolid, Burgos and Pamplona, in four.
The first prize has fallen three times in Albacete, Casas Ibáñez (Albacete), Benidorm (Alicante), Oviedo, Sabadell (Barcelona), Cáceres, Algeciras (Cádiz), Carballo (A Coruña), Huesca, Boñar (León), Torrejón de Ardoz (Madrid), San Pedro del Pinatar (Murcia), Palencia, Vigo, Logroño, Segovia, San Bartolomé de Tirajana (Las Palmas), Granadilla de Abona (Tenerife), Puerto de la Cruz (Santa Cruz de Tenerife), Telde ( Las Palmas), Teruel and in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the last time in 2021.
On two occasions, ‘El Gordo’ was distributed in Vitoria, Elche and San Vicent del Raspeig (Alicante), Almería, Avilés, El Ejido (Almería), Nava (Asturias), Granollers (Barcelona), Sant Quirze del Vallés (Barcelona) , Coria (Cáceres), Castellón, Ciudad Real, Santiago de Compostela, Cuenca, Belmonte (Cuenca), Almuñécar (Granada), Linares (Jaén), León, Lérida, Vilalba (Lugo), Alcorcón (Madrid), Collado Villalba (Madrid ), Leganés (Madrid) and San Sebastián de los Reyes (Madrid).
He has also won first prize twice in Alora (Málaga), Marbella (Málaga), Ronda (Málaga), Cartagena (Murcia), Yecla (Murcia), Pontevedra, O Porriño (Pontevedra), Arrecife (Las Palmas), Santa Cruz Tenerife, Los Realejos (Tenerife), Soria, Talavera de la Reina (Toledo), Alcira (Valencia), Derio (Vizcaya) and Zamora. He has joined this list in Ayamonte (Huelva), where the ‘Gordo’ fell in 2021.
Of provincial capital cities, it has only fallen once in Guadalajara, Huelva and Orense, although it has also fallen in other smaller towns at some time in history, such as Salou (Tarragona) in 2019 or Santoña (Cantabria) in 2021. the cities of Ávila, Girona, Jaén, Tarragona and Toledo have never won the ‘Gordo’ prize.
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