December 3, 2020
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Christmas Lottery 2020 - Overview

Christmas Lottery & Lotto Advent Calendar 2020 by LottoStar24

Let yourself be surprised every day until Christmas Eve with the Lotto Advent Calendar of the LottoStar24 team. Here you will also find an overview of all lotteries, draw dates and draw times, so that you can also play the lottery at Christmas.

Christmas is about spending time with family and friends. We visit each other, eat together, sing and talk. But what would happen if a jackpot was distributed among your loved ones? Let yourself be surprised every day until Christmas Eve with the Lotto Advent Calendar of the LottoStar24 team. Here you will also find an overview of all lotteries, draw dates and draw times, so that you can also play the lottery at Christmas.

The Christmas Lottery is a very popular tradition not only in Germany, but also worldwide. The family usually buys a lottery ticket, and then they watch the draw together on TV in the hope that all their Christmas wishes will be fulfilled. Germany’s first Christmas lottery was officially launched in November 2017. This article will introduce you the traditional Christmas customs and interesting information about the Christmas lottery.

Christmas Lottery – History and Traditions

Christmas Lottery - History and Tradition
Christmas Lottery – History and Tradition

It is more than 200 years ago when the world’s largest Spanish Christmas lottery spread to Germany. It is quite comparable to the German Christmas Lottery. So what stands for the German “El Gordo”? In this article we will present you comparison of two Christmas lotteries.

The first Spanish draw, which corresponds to today’s game shortly before Christmas, took place in this form for the first time in 1812. The first so-called “Lotería Moderna” balls rolled more than two centuries ago. In 1892, the new term “Sorteo de Navidad” (= Christmas lottery) established itself on the Iberian Peninsula and since then the draws have always taken place on the morning of 22 December.

Spanish or German lottery?

In 2017, the German Christmas Lottery was played for the first time and since then the draw has been held every year on 26 December. Anyone who has been interested in the world of lotteries for a long time can see the Spanish lottery “El Gordo” as a model for this German Christmas lottery.

Christmas Lotto tradition vs. Modern online lotteries

Many people wonder why the “Sorteo de Navidad” enjoys such a high status not only in Spain, but also beyond its borders. Since 2017, each lottery number has been sold in a series of 170 pieces. So you can win the first prize El Gordo up to 170 times. Every inhabitant in every region can receive a pre-Christmas gift – with one and the same ticket number. In Spain too, giving away tenth lottery tickets or smaller portions has long been a national tradition. This means that in the event of a win, everyone gets something of the cake. That´s how the German Christmas Lottery differs from the Spanish version. Only when 99,500 lotteries are sold does a new series come onto the market. Thus winners altogether tend to fewer humans, whereby the individual profits turn out accordingly higher.

We wish you lucky hands when you buy a ticket. Whether Spanish or German Christmas lotteries – it’s about quiet days, meetings and reflection – with or without lottery winnings under the tree.

Christmas lotto traditions in other countries

Christmas Lottery in other countries
Christmas Lottery in other countries

Christmas is celebrated in many places as special public holiday in its own way, depending on the country or region. In Norway, for example, people traditionally hide their brooms so that they cannot be found by witches. In Belgium, people bake a special bread in the form of a lamb early in the morning at Christmas. In Estonia, on Christmas Eve, the Estonian President declares the so-called “Christmas peace”. As soon as this is pronounced, the Christmas dinner begins in Estonia. In the Netherlands there is an interesting speciality on Christmas Eve menu – baked rabbit with cranberries.

In the Ukraine the Christmas trees are covered with artificial spider webs and in Latvia a poem is recited before everyone starts opening the gift.

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These special customs make the festival in a certain way different – unique. Especially at Christmas, when people move a little closer together, there is great interest in the Christmas customs of other countries. This is mainly because there is probably no other holiday in the world that is celebrated by so many people in so many different ways. Despite all the differences, one thing remains the same – people try to be friendly and courteous. Only during the Christmas season there is a special peaceful atmosphere in many parts of the world.

Drawing the lottery during the Christmas season

Which is better? The Spanish Lottery or the German Lottery? Navidad or Christmas? When it comes to comparing the Spanish lottery with the German Christmas lottery, you can find all the important facts in the overview below.

Christmas Lotto at a glance:

Date Lottery Cut-off time Draw
19.12.2020 Saturday Lotto Saturday, 7:00am Saturday, 7:30pm
20.12.2020 Powerball Sunday, 4:29am Sunday, 4:59am
22.12.2020 Euromillion Tuesday, 9pm Tuesday, 9:30pm
23.12.2020 Wednesday Lotto Wednesday, 6:00am Wednesday, 6:30am
24.12.2020 Powerball Thursday, 4:29am Thursday, 4:59am
25.12.2020 Eurojackpot Friday, 7:00am Friday, 7:30pm
25.12.2020 Euromillion Friday, 9pm Friday, 9:30pm
26.12.2020 Saturday Lotto Saturday, 7:00am Saturday, 7:30pm
27.12.2020 Powerball Sunday, 4:29am Sunday, 4:59am
29.12.2020 Euromillion Tuesday, 9pm Tuesday, 9:30pm
30.12.2020 Wednesday Lotto Wednesday, 6:00am Wednesday, 6:30am
31.12.2020 Powerball Thursday, 4:29am Thursday, 4:59am
01.01.2020 Eurojackpot Friday, 7:00am Friday, 7:30pm
01.01.2020 Euromillion Friday, 9pm Friday, 9:30pm
Every day Cash4Life Every day, 8:30pm Every day, 9pm

Lotto Advent Calendar 2020

Lotto Advent Calendar 2020 - LottoStar24
Lotto Advent Calendar 2020 – LottoStar24

Since the Lotto Advent Calendar was invented in Germany, LottoStar24 has also prepared 24 small doors for you, behind which new surprises are hidden every day. Simply click on the window that shows the current day and you will be delighted with 24 great surprises. Among the presents there are great promotions for the lotteries Lotto 6aus49, Euromillions and Eurojackpot.

Following the example of the popular Spanish Christmas lottery, there is also an annual German Christmas lottery with high chances of winning. The first draw took place in 2017 and more than every tenth lottery ticket wins. With every lottery ticket purchased, the players support charitable foundations.

Conclusion

Christmas is the time of wishes. What if you participated in the Christmas lottery and started the New Year as a winner? Not only the examples of the Spanish Christmas lottery El Gordo show that fairy tales have often come true for the players. Also in German lotteries and through the inspiration of groups and families who often share tickets and – accordingly after the draw – the winnings, you can try your luck. Their motto is: Shared joy is double joy. Adopt their motto and become a Christmas winner.

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The Christmas Lottery is a very popular tradition not only in Germany, but also worldwide. The family usually buys a lottery ticket and then they watch the drawing together on television in the hope that all their Christmas wishes will be fulfilled. On this page you get all the important information about the Christmas lotteries and draws. Every day until Christmas Eve, be surprised with the Lotto Advent Calendar from the LottoStar24 team.

Karen