La Primitiva Number Generator
How do I choose my Complementary number?
The Complementary number is drawn from the remaining 43 balls in the first pot, after the six main draw balls have been selected. It acts as a 'bonus ball' if you have matched five main balls, but you don't need to choose a separate Complementary number, as you just need to match it to your sixth remaining number on your main ticket.
How do I choose my Reimbursement number?
The Reintegro number - meaning Refund or Reimbursement - is chosen from a separate pot numbered 0-9 and reimburses your entire original ticket price as well as boosting jackpot wins to the ‘Special’ jackpot. You can either choose your own Reintegro number or have it randomly assigned to your ticket.
I matched all seven numbers! How much have I won?
If you match all six main draw numbers and the Reintegro number, you've won the Special jackpot against odds of 1 in 139 million. If your numbers match the top 6 + R prize tier, they will have automatically matched the tier immediately below it as well. That means you will share the prize amount of the Match 6 tier with any other winners in addition to the prize you won by matching 6 + R (which would also be shared in the event of multiple winners). On top of that, you’ll get back the cost of the ticket too, in keeping with the Reintegro process.
Obviously, the exact winning prize amount you win will depend on the estimated jackpot amount at the time of the draw.
How long do I have to claim my prize?
Winning La Primitiva tickets are valid for three calendar months from the next day after the draw - unusually for most lotteries, this is counted 'from date to date' rather than a fixed 90 days.
Do I pay tax on my winnings?
Yes. Since 2013 Spain has charged a 20% tax on lottery winnings over €2,500, and this will be deducted from your prize before it is paid out to you.
If you are playing via lottery courier service from outside of Spain, you may also need to pay any local income tax on the remainder of your prize - this depends on your own local laws, and in some countries, such as the UK, lottery winnings are tax free.
How can I play the JOKER? Is it optional?
It is optional – it costs €1 to enter. To win the JOKER jackpot of €1,000,000, you’ll need to match all seven numbers that appear on your ticket. If playing with a physical ticket, simply cross the JOKER box when filling out your ticket.
You have to be playing the main La Primitiva game to take part in the JOKER supplementary game.
What is a daily draw and what is a weekly draw?
A daily draw refers to a single entry into either one Thursday draw or one Saturday draw, whereas a weekly draw refers to a single entry into both draws.
Got a question that isn’t specifically about the La Primitiva game? Check out general FAQs page to see if it’s answered there.