these are the graced municipalities

arrives the Extraordinary Christmas Draw and the people of Valencia look forward to one of the most anticipated days of the year. And it is that chance can change your life: that two balls coincide at the same moment, the one with the lottery number and the one with the prize of 400,000 euros for the tenth.

Although in the Extraordinary Christmas Draw, which It is celebrated every December 22, all numbers have the same chance of coming out. A tenth bought in a Santander administration has the same chance of being awarded than one purchased in Manises, however there are places with more luck.

In the 210-year history of the Extraordinary Christmas Draw, El Gordo has fallen up to 68 times in the Valencian Community although the graceful municipalities have been 38, so there are some locations where the first prize has fallen on more than one occasion.

so, in Valencia El Gordo has fallen into 13 timesstanding in the ranked number 5 of the Spanish towns where the first prize has come out the most times of the Christmas Lottery.

In the ranking of graced Valencian municipalities it is followed by Alicante where the first prize has fallen on 9 occasions, 5 has fallen in Manises3 in Benidorm2 in Algeria, Castellón de la Plana, Elche o Sant Vicent del Raspeig.

In other towns, the Gordo has fallen on one occasion and they are the following: Alaquàs, Alcoi, Alfara del Patriarca, Almoradí, Benetússer, Bocairent, Callosa d’en Segura, El Campello, Elda, Gandia, Xàbia, Llíria, Eliana, Alcúdia, Massamagrell, Meliana, Moraira, Novelda, Oliva, Onda , Onil, Orihuela, Paiporta, Paterna, Santa Pobla, Sueca, Torrevieja, Vila Joiosa, Vinaròs and Xàtiva.

The story of the Christmas raffle

The first draw was held on December 18, 1812when Spain was at war against the invasion of Napoleon.

The draw took place in Cádiz and was born at the initiative of Ciriaco González CarvajalMinister of the Council and Chamber of the Indies, to raise money for the state coffers.