The Origins of El Gordo, the Spanish Christmas Raffle

A bullet for Napoleon     December is here and while the weather is freezing, Spaniards are burning hot with Christmas lottery fever! Thanks to globalization and, of course to Wintrillions, the whole world is joining in this quaint tradition. But how did it all start? The history of the most famous lottery in the…

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Top 10 strange rituals and superstitions to win the lotto!

“Superstition is foolish, childish, primitive and irrational – but how much does it cost you to knock on wood?” – Judith Viorst.     We’ve got a huge month of lotteries ahead of us, not least El Gordo and El Nino in Spain! Apparently over 40% of lottery players have some form of superstition when…

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VERY SUPERSTITIOUS

Superstition runs in my family. I remember my grandfather waking up the first day of every month mumbling “rabbits, rabbits, rabbits” to ensure his luck for the rest of the month. I’m such a chatterbox I could never pick up on this habit. I’m actually still trying, only to feel disappointed once I realize how…

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VERY SUPERSTITIOUS

Is science the great antidote to the poison of superstition?   Well, superstition definitely runs in my family. I remember my grandfather waking up the first day of every month mumbling “rabbits, rabbits, rabbits” to ensure his luck for the rest of the month. I’m such a chatterbox I could never pick up on this…

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Voltaire – The great thinker and amazing lottery scammer

“God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.” The famous French Enlightenment philosopher really pushed the envelope on his own quote. Though he’s mostly known for his witty character, his passion for history, philosophy and writing along with his intense defense of freedom…

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