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Everything You Need To Know About La Primitiva

The Spanish La Primitiva is a lottery that is among the oldest established games in the world today, with roots dating back to the 18th century. Established in 1763, Spanish La Primitiva is one of the most popular lotteries in the world!


The Spanish La Primitiva lottery originated in Spain, but Aussies and Kiwis tickets can now play to win from the draws of this unique lottery.

These days the La Primitiva jackpot its lower-tier prizes can be won from Australia – all you have to do is set up a player account on The Lottery Office website and play our La Primitiva online! Each time a player buys a Lottery Office La Primitiva ticket online, we buy a matching ticket in a Spanish La Primitiva draw overseas.

We’ll get to the details in a minute, but, first, let’s discuss the question we’re sure is on your mind:


Spanish La Primitiva is a well-loved game, with the highest jackpot reaching AUD$160 million! With massive jackpots and the chance to win a prize by simply matching one number, La Primitiva is worth playing!

The standard La Primitiva jackpot is €2,000,000 which is approximately AUD$3 million. However, if no players pick all the winning numbers drawn during a drawing, the prize pool for the following draw increases. In this unique lottery, the jackpot has no upper limit, which means it can continue growing until one lucky player selects all the winning numbers.

In 2015, one lucky individual won a whopping AUD$160 million prize money in the Spanish La Primitiva; the largest sum handed out in the draw!

The biggest payout before that was AUD$107 million, which was awarded to one lucky person in Seville!


So now you know how much cash you can win from the draws of one of the oldest lotteries in the world, and you’re probably wondering how you can play to win!

Just like the matching Spanish La Primitiva lottery, our La Primitiva is unique in that it has two different bonus balls; the ‘Reintegro’ (which translates to ‘refund’ in English) and the ‘Complementario’ (which means ‘complementary’ in English).

When selecting your numbers to play, you must choose 6 main numbers from a pool of 1 to 49 and 1 Reintegro number from a separate pool of 0 to 9. For each ticket you play in the La Primitiva, you must select 1 Reintegro number. Each ticket has up to 8 games. This means, for example, that if you buy 10 games, you get 2 tickets, and must choose 2 Reintegro numbers.

The Complementario works like a traditional supplementary number commonly found in many other lotteries. It’s drawn from the main pool of numbers and is needed to win the third division prize, but it isn’t used anywhere else. You don’t need to choose a Complementario number; it’s simply selected as part of the draw process.

Simply matching the Reintegro number will be enough to get you a prize, and if you match it along with the 6 main numbers, you’ll take out the first division prize (or, as it’s called in Spain, the ‘categoría especial’). Starting at AUD$3 million, there’s no limit to how high the jackpot can go. When it’s not won, it rolls over to the next draw, growing larger each time it’s not claimed.

On top of this, playing our La Primitiva only costs AUD$3.70.

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La Primitiva also has a unique feature called the ‘The Joker.’ This has 7 prize divisions that are separate from the main draw and allows participants to win additional prizes of anywhere from €1 (AUD$1.60) all the way up to €1 million (AUD$1.6 million)!

You are automatically assigned a 7-digit number when you play The Joker. A Joker number is assigned to each ticket you buy (remember, each ticket can have up to 8 games on it). This number is unique, so there can only be one first prize winner. The winner takes all for the main prize! There are also lots of other great prizes too, including AUD$16,000!

If you want the chance to win big in La Primitiva, play online now!

With The Lottery Office, we make it easy to go into the draws of our La Primitiva. In fact, you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your couch. When you purchase a ticket in one of our lotteries, we purchase a matching ticket in the corresponding lottery overseas. If you win, we will pay you the exact same amount. No fees or commissions. Here’s how to play:

STEP 1 – Visit our website and sign up for an account using your Facebook or Google account. Alternatively, you can sign up for an account using your email address. Share a few details and agree to our Privacy Policy and Ts and Cs.

STEP 2 – It’s time to play! Visit our website and choose the lottery and the numbers you’d like to play. If you’re time-poor, choose a Quick Play, and the numbers will be chosen at random for you.

STEP 3 – Complete the transaction and pay securely using a debit or credit card, Bpay, Paysafecard or Pay In Store. For your safety, our website is secured by 256-bit encryption technology.

Note: To sign up for an account with The Lottery Office, you must be over 18 years and be an Australian or New Zealand resident.

Spain’s La Primitiva has literally been entertaining lottery fans for centuries! And now thanks to The Lottery Office you too could take a siesta for the rest of your life and retire early after a jackpot win right here in Australia!

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