The game of La Primitiva
What is La Primitiva
Primitiva is a lottery game of chance. It consists of a ticket that is formed by 8 blocks, each one with numbers from 1 to 49. In each bet you have to select a combination of 6 numbers per block (single bet format) or another quantity of numbers (multiple bet format, a single block with 5, 7, 8, 9, 10 or 11 numbers marked).
The price of each bet is 1 euro.
Sweepstakes to participate in and schedules
We have two options:
- Daily drawing: you can participate in the daily drawing on Thursday or Saturday. If you validate your ticket from Sunday to Thursday, you will participate in the Thursday drawing; if you validate it from Friday to Saturday, you will participate in the Saturday drawing.
- Weekly draw: you can participate in all the draws of the week, (Thursday and Saturday). Remember that you play with the same predictions and bets in both draws of the week. You can select this method when validating your bets from Sunday to Thursday.
Drawings are held every Thursday or Saturday at 9:30 pm.
How to play
There are four game modes:
- Simple: you can play a minimum of 1 bet and a maximum of 8 bets in the same ticket, each bet corresponds to a block. To play a bet you mark 6 numbers from the first block, the second bet you mark another 6 numbers in the second block, and so on with the bets you want to play
- Multiple: only numbers in the first block are marked. The greater the number of multiple selections, the greater the amount of your bet. The possible multiple bets are as followsntes:
|Number of bets ||Number of numbers marked |
|44 bets ||5 numbers in the first block |
|7 bets ||7 numbers in the first block |
|28 bets ||8 numbers in the first block |
|84 bets ||9 numbers in the first block |
|210 bets ||10 numbers in the first block |
|462 bets ||11 numbers in the first block |
- Joker: It consists of randomly assigning a 7-digit number to the slip of your play, with which you will participate in a draw that has six categories of fixed prizes, which do not depend on the collection. It is an optional game associated to the Primitiva, so you can choose whether to play or not, in case of playing the price of the game will be 1 euro more per ticket. In case of participating in both draws (Thursday and Saturday), the same number will be valid for both draws and you will have to pay 2 euros more per ticket.
- Optimized formulas: These game formulas increase significantly the probabilities of winning prizes without playing more money. They will generate a series of simple combinations from the numbers you indicate, using mathematical algorithms.
Where you can play
There are two main options to participate in La Primitiva:
- Stamping the ticket in an official lottery administration: Loterías y Apuestas del Estado has a network of more than 10,000 physical points of sale, where you can find your official ticket to play and where you can stamp it
- Play through a lottery management service: there are several online lottery managers through which you can participate. These lottery managers charge a small fee for the service they provide. The service consists of stamping the indicated bets, managing the slips and delivering the prize via bank account. You should only participate in trustworthy services that offer all kinds of guarantees. From Lottoster.com we recommend the service offered by Hispaloto.es since 2004
In the drawing drum, 49 balls (numbers from 1 to 49) are introduced. During the draw, 6 balls are drawn to form the winning combination of the corresponding day, and then a seventh ball is drawn, which corresponds to the complementary. The complementary number is used to form an additional prize category: second category, with 5 hits plus the complementary number
Finally, from another drum with numbers from 0 to 9, a ball is drawn, which will be the reintegro. All bets that have the same payoff as this drawn ball will be refunded the amount of the game (1 euro per bet).
Joker offers the possibility to participate in an associated draw, with prizes ranging from 10 Euros (last 2 numbers) to 1 Million Euros (all 7 numbers).
Where is it issued
TVE offers the results of the daily draws on La 1. The draw is held on Thursdays and Saturdays.