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El Gordo now available - Drawing Dec. 22

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Posted: December 7, 2012, 9:43 am - IP Logged

Bought 1, but wanted 4 different numbers. They should put the tickets in a big list so you can scroll up and down instead of shuffling. Credit card company says it was billed to Illinois. Anything related to overseas puts a red flag on my card and blocks it. Girl must of thought i was nuts when i told her it was a Spanish raffle.  GLLLLLLLL

Overseas lotteries get lots and lots of bad press......

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    Posted: December 7, 2012, 1:28 pm - IP Logged

    Bummer, maybe that one's blocked somehow.

    Maybe you could get one of your buddies to go halves with ya and use their card.

    Good luck.

     Nahh no buddies around here I'd even consider doing that with. Anyone like that or family is across the ocean, I'm in Japan on a base.

      Hopefuly I can figure something out...I just don't get why it won't let me.... it's my <snip> money I buy what I buy..whether they think its a poor choice or not. Hell I'd atleast buy a PB ticket an MM ticket almost every draw if I could use the 'transaction'.

     

     On another note since we talkin about the Spanish Raffle...if one of YOU(or me if I can settle this) were to win the $4million or so how would you claim it? You'd  have to go to said country but who or what or where would you meet with?

     

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      Posted: December 7, 2012, 2:00 pm - IP Logged

       Nahh no buddies around here I'd even consider doing that with. Anyone like that or family is across the ocean, I'm in Japan on a base.

        Hopefuly I can figure something out...I just don't get why it won't let me.... it's my <snip> money I buy what I buy..whether they think its a poor choice or not. Hell I'd atleast buy a PB ticket an MM ticket almost every draw if I could use the 'transaction'.

       

       On another note since we talkin about the Spanish Raffle...if one of YOU(or me if I can settle this) were to win the $4million or so how would you claim it? You'd  have to go to said country but who or what or where would you meet with?

       

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      From my knowledge of the company, you would meet a company representative in the country and they would assist you in claiming the prize.  They did that recently in New York for a $250,000 Mega Millions winner.  I'm sure it's the same everywhere they work.

       

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        Posted: December 7, 2012, 2:05 pm - IP Logged

        From my knowledge of the company, you would meet a company representative in the country and they would assist you in claiming the prize.  They did that recently in New York for a $250,000 Mega Millions winner.  I'm sure it's the same everywhere they work.

        I haven't been to Madrid in a couple years would be a great excuse to go and collect my winnings!!  I am in for a share!!


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           Nahh no buddies around here I'd even consider doing that with. Anyone like that or family is across the ocean, I'm in Japan on a base.

            Hopefuly I can figure something out...I just don't get why it won't let me.... it's my <snip> money I buy what I buy..whether they think its a poor choice or not. Hell I'd atleast buy a PB ticket an MM ticket almost every draw if I could use the 'transaction'.

           

           On another note since we talkin about the Spanish Raffle...if one of YOU(or me if I can settle this) were to win the $4million or so how would you claim it? You'd  have to go to said country but who or what or where would you meet with?

           

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          Many different credit cards will block a transaction based on the merchant code.

          Some subprime cards (no offense intended) will limit spending on certain transactions due to the specified merchant code.

          If you spoke with the credit card company to find out the code, you could then speak with the Raffle company and see if they would authorize your card under a different merchant code.

          Sometimes they use a back up processor or a different merchant code category to get around this type of restriction.

          @Todd, are you around?  Did you get my PM?

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            Posted: December 7, 2012, 2:49 pm - IP Logged

            From my knowledge of the company, you would meet a company representative in the country and they would assist you in claiming the prize.  They did that recently in New York for a $250,000 Mega Millions winner.  I'm sure it's the same everywhere they work.

            The only that sucks is having to pay local taxes on foreign lotteries. The visa card company would report to IRS...Mad

            It is my belief that money earned outside the US should not be taxed in the US.

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              Posted: December 9, 2012, 7:47 am - IP Logged

              well i couldnt resist, me and a pal going half in the $45USD ticket,.  $2 mill euro ea isnt to be sneazed at. really a 1 in 100k chance i like them odds

              2014 winnings

              JAN -$48.50;  FEB  -$77.5; MAR -$18.05;  APR -$96.05 MAY -$61.10; JUN $-85; JUL $-88.90; AUG -$144.10;  SEP - $127.30;

              total tics= -$1194won= $375.15profit= -$819.25

               

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                Posted: December 9, 2012, 8:02 am - IP Logged

                /content.aspx?id=126 some info i found on their site

                Spanish Christmas Lottery – Quick Facts:

                • The lottery offers the largest prize pool in the world of €2.52 billion

                • 100,000 available pre-defined numbers, each containing a five-digit code ranging 00000-99999

                • Each ticket is printed in 180 identical copies

                • All tickets are made up of 10 shares which can be purchased separately

                • 100,000 tickets * 180 copies * 10 shares = 180 million shares on the market!

                • 1:100,000 chances of winning the €4 million top prize – 180 jackpot ticket winners

                • Attractive winning odds start at 1:7 per prize

                • Altogether – more than 27 million ways to win

                   

                  also,,,

                  A player owning all ten shares of a 1st prize winning ticket is eligible to claim the €4 million jackpot prize, approximately US $5.1 million in jackpot wins. Lotería de Navidad will award a total of €720 million in jackpot prizes to the 180 tickets with the winning raffle code. An additional 180 winning ticket holders will become €1.25 million richer, for a total of €225 million in second prizes.

                2014 winnings

                JAN -$48.50;  FEB  -$77.5; MAR -$18.05;  APR -$96.05 MAY -$61.10; JUN $-85; JUL $-88.90; AUG -$144.10;  SEP - $127.30;

                total tics= -$1194won= $375.15profit= -$819.25

                 

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                  hi, i thinking about playing in this site (thelotter), in el gordo christmas, but i have some doubts, with one share (45.25), can i win the first prize? and if i can, is alone or divided with a group? i saw that the odds is 1 to 100.000, if i buy two shares of diferent tickets, it mean that i have 1 to 50.000 odds now?

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                    Posted: December 10, 2012, 9:59 pm - IP Logged

                    hi, i thinking about playing in this site (thelotter), in el gordo christmas, but i have some doubts, with one share (45.25), can i win the first prize? and if i can, is alone or divided with a group? i saw that the odds is 1 to 100.000, if i buy two shares of diferent tickets, it mean that i have 1 to 50.000 odds now?

                    If you buy one share and win the jackpot, you'll win about $517,500.  The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 100,000.  Yes, buying two shares makes your odds 1 in 50,000.

                     

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                      Posted: December 11, 2012, 2:26 am - IP Logged

                      there are 180 tickets ea with the same  number that goes in the draw. if that comes up  all 180 tickets win $4mill euro ea.

                      those 180 are divided into 10ths, and thats what sold to us. for $45. us, or to spannish at $20 euro ea.

                       

                      if the 2 tickets you buy are in the same 100 000 number , ie with same 12345 for example, you would have a 1 in 100 000 chance of winning. but on winning would get 2/10ths.  making it 800k euro.

                      If the 2 tickets you buy are in different 100 000 numbers, like 12345 and  23476 for examplle, you would have 2 chances in 1-00 000 , or 1 in 50 k  but the prize for hitting that would be $400k instead.

                      there are 2nd and 3rd prizes as well,.

                      2014 winnings

                      JAN -$48.50;  FEB  -$77.5; MAR -$18.05;  APR -$96.05 MAY -$61.10; JUN $-85; JUL $-88.90; AUG -$144.10;  SEP - $127.30;

                      total tics= -$1194won= $375.15profit= -$819.25

                       

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                        Posted: December 11, 2012, 8:24 am - IP Logged

                        there are 180 tickets ea with the same  number that goes in the draw. if that comes up  all 180 tickets win $4mill euro ea.

                        those 180 are divided into 10ths, and thats what sold to us. for $45. us, or to spannish at $20 euro ea.

                         

                        if the 2 tickets you buy are in the same 100 000 number , ie with same 12345 for example, you would have a 1 in 100 000 chance of winning. but on winning would get 2/10ths.  making it 800k euro.

                        If the 2 tickets you buy are in different 100 000 numbers, like 12345 and  23476 for examplle, you would have 2 chances in 1-00 000 , or 1 in 50 k  but the prize for hitting that would be $400k instead.

                        there are 2nd and 3rd prizes as well,.

                        Each of the 180 full tickets (each containing 10 shares) that matches the jackpot number wins €4 million.  That's a total of €720 million awarded just for the jackpot.   Then there are all the lower-tier prizes, that are each worth a good chunk of change.  After you add up all of the jackpot prizes awarded and the lower-tier prizes, there will be a total of €2.52 billion in prizes awarded.

                         

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                          Posted: December 13, 2012, 11:18 am - IP Logged

                          from wiki pedia,

                          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_Christmas_Lottery

                          QuantityPrizeDescriptionTotal
                          1€4,000,000El Gordo (First Prize)€4,000,000
                          1€1,250,000Second Prize€1,250,000
                          1€500,000Third Prize€500,000
                          2€200,000Fourth Prizes€400,000
                          8€60,000Fifth Prizes€480,000
                          1,794€1,000La Pedrea€1,794,000
                          2€20,000For the two numbers before and after the First Prize (approximations)€40,000
                          2€12,500For the two numbers before and after the Second Prize (approximations)€25,000
                          2€9,600For the two numbers before and after the Third Prize (approximations)€19,200
                          99€1,000For the 99 numbers within the same hundred of the First Prize€99,000
                          99€1,000For the 99 numbers within the same hundred of the Second Prize€99,000
                          99€1,000For the 99 numbers within the same hundred of the Third Prize€99,000
                          198€1,000For the 99 numbers within the same hundred of each of the Fourth Prizes€198,000
                          999€1,000For the 999 numbers with the same two last digits as the First Prize€999,000
                          999€1,000For the 999 numbers with the same two last digits as the Second Prize€999,000
                          999€1,000For the 999 numbers with the same two last digits as the Third Prize€999,000
                          9,999€200For the 9,999 numbers with the same last digit as the First Prize (refund)€1,999,800
                          Total per serie€14,000,000
                          Total for the 180 series€2,520,000,000

                          2014 winnings

                          JAN -$48.50;  FEB  -$77.5; MAR -$18.05;  APR -$96.05 MAY -$61.10; JUN $-85; JUL $-88.90; AUG -$144.10;  SEP - $127.30;

                          total tics= -$1194won= $375.15profit= -$819.25

                           

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                            Posted: December 13, 2012, 5:17 pm - IP Logged

                            Good luck to the people participating in this game.

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                              Posted: December 19, 2012, 2:40 pm - IP Logged

                              Just so everyone is aware, the cutoff date for this lottery using the El Gordo ticket service is Dec. 21, so there's not much time left.  If you're going to go for it, then you probably shouldn't wait anymore.  It's possible they'll run out of ticket inventory before then.

                               

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