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About Father’s Day
The Extraordinary Father's Day Raffle is held annually on Father's Day during the month of March. This draw is one of the most anticipated extraordinary games of the year. This lottery is celebrated in honour of Father's Day. Normally it is celebrated on a Saturday, but on occasion, the date is changed to coincide with Saint Joseph's Day.
Starting at approximately 1:00 p.m, the entire process takes less than thirty minutes for all prizes to be announced. The most exciting part of the Father's Day Lottery is the special €15,000,000 prize that is awarded to a specific fraction and series within the tickets that won the first prize. The first prize jackpot is €1.3 million and the second prize is €250,000 for each ticket.
This draw has a fund of 105 million euros in prizes distributed among the 10 series that are printed, numbered from 00000 to 99999. About 70% of the lottery funding goes directly to prizes.
Father’s Day Extraordinary Raffle Prizes
NUMBER OF PRIZES
TOTAL PER SERIES
ODDS PER SERIES
Special extraction to a single tenth (Match number, series & fraction)
1 in 1,000,000
1st Prize. Match 5 Digits (1st extraction)
1 in 100,000
2nd Prize. Match 5 Digits (2nd extraction)
1 in 100,000
Five 4-digit extractions
1 in 2,000
Fifteen 3-digit extractions
1 in 66.66
Two 2-digit extractions
1 in 50
Number before and after the 1st prize
1 in 50,000
Number before and after the 2nd prize
1 in 50,000
Tickets that start with the last 3 digits from the 1st prize
1 in 10.01
Tickets that start with the last 3 digits from the 2nd prize
1 in 10.01
Tickets that end with the 3 digits from the 1st prize
1 in 10.01
Tickets that end with the 2 digits from 1st prize
1 in 10.01
Tickets that end with the last number from the 1st prize
1 in 10,001
Last digit from the 1st special extraction of 1 digit.
1 in 10
Last digit from the 2nd special extraction of 1 digit
1 in 10
Día del Padre | Once or National Lottery | Which Lottery is Better?
If you are looking for gifts to surprise your father or have a special plan in mind to celebrate the occasion you can also add some luck to the day by buying getting a ticket for the ONCE Father's Day Raffle or a ticket for the National Lottery's Father's Day Extraordinary Raffle.
Whether for yourself or as a gift for your father, this Father's Day, you can be a part of one of the most special Spanish National Lottery draws of the year, the Extraordinary National Lottery Father's Day Draw. But, be careful, we must warn you that you will have to wait until the day after, March 20th, to claim a prize if your tenth is one of the winners.
In addition to the National Lottery, ONCE is also aiming to celebrate Father's Day with its ONCE Father's Day Extra Raffle, with a first prize of 17 million euros. The draw takes place at 9:15 p.m. and will give away one million prizes in total. In addition to the first prize, 99 additional prizes of €40,000 will be distributed to those that match all five digits on the ticket. 900 prizes of €1,500 will be awarded to those that match four figures, 9,000 prizes of €100 to those that have the last three digits, 90,000 prizes of €10 to those that can match the last two figures and 900,000 €5 prizes will go to the last figure matched.
ONCE or National Lottery, which draw distributes more prizes?
Both ONCE and the National Lottery distribute a wide variety of prizes with their extraordinary Father's Day draws. Of the two important prizes to look out for, the National Lottery Father's Day Extraordinary Draw offers you the opportunity to win a Special Prize of 15 million euros and the ONCE Father's Day Extra Draw will award a first prize of 17 million euros. The odds for winning the special prize are 1 in 1,000,000 because this prize will only go to a single ticket, making it the biggest prize to go to a single person in the draw. The ONCE first prize of 17 million has better odds of 1 in 100,000, but the prize is shared, meaning if you want the whole prize you will have to buy a full series ticket instead of a tenth, which will only award you 170,000.
It is true that an ONCE ticket is cheaper than one from the National Lottery but overall the Extraordinary Father's Day draw played by the National Lottery offers you a higher probability of winning the jackpot prize of €1,300,000 and has more prizes in its arsenal overall, giving away 3,485,100 prizes and a total of €9,013,000 in prizes for each series.
How Father’s Day Is Celebrated
In almost all countries, Father's Day is celebrated, although the dates vary around the world.
In Spain, Morocco and most of Europe, the celebration of Father's Day is associated with the religious tradition of the feast day of Saint Joseph, the adoptive father of Jesus. Its origin dates back to 1948 when the writer and teacher Manuela Vicente Ferrero began the celebration of a day dedicated to parents and chose to make the day coincide with Saint Joseph’s . The celebration consisted of a mass and a festival. This initiative soon spread throughout the country after being widely reported in publications.
In the United States, Father's Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June. Father's Day was celebrated there for the first time in the city of Washington in June of 1910. This day was privately celebrated in churches and communities for decades but was not declared official until 1972 when the day was signed into record by Richard Nixon. Father’s day in June is also celebrated by France, the United Kingdom and many Latin American countries.
In Germany, there are two celebrations associated with Father's Day. There is the traditional day of "Vatertag" ("Father's Day") which is a national holiday and is held 40 days after Easter Sunday. In some parts of Germany, the "Herrentag" ("Men's Day") is also celebrated on this day and traditionally men gather with their friends and go to the countryside or the mountains with a case of beer to “get away from it all”.
When is the Father’s Day Giveaway?
This year the draw is held on Saturday, 19th March at 1:00 p.m. to celebrate the date of Father's Day in Spain, which is March 19, Saint Joseph's Day.
The draw is held in the State Lotteries and Betting Hall following the system of multiple drums, instead of numbered balls as used in Ordinary Draws. Draws usually last about 20 minutes. Tickets can be checked shortly after the draw. No prizes can be claimed until one day after the draw. A full list of winners is published shortly after the lottery has ended.