Stretching our language skills, we dived into ventura24.es this week. This is a Spanish online lottery provider that provides players with the opportunity to play lotteries available in Spain. Keep in mind that their site is only in Spanish. What drew our attention to their website was the announcement that tickets are becoming available for the big Christmas celebration of El Gordo. Now, this is one serious annual event. But, back to Ventura24.
Games at Ventura24
Ventura24 offers five lotteries, La Primitiva, Euro Millions, El Gordo, Bonoloto and La Quiniela and a variety of ways to play including subscriptions, syndicates, and part tickets. Spain is one of the only places that has quite a few lotteries where players can buy shares of tickets (called billets). Fighting through the language challenge, it appears they offer significant discounts for multiple plays as well, other specials.
Christmas and Spanish Lotteries
One of the annual festive lotteries is the special El Gordo, Loteria de Navidad. It’s incredible the number of people that get involved in this lottery. But El Gordo isn’t the only lottery that is doing the special Christmas thing. Brazil’s Mega De Virada and the UK’s Euro Millions are both doing specials with extra jackpots. Euro Millions say they will offer fifty £1 million prizes this year. It’s hard to imagine we’re that close to Christmas, but the popularity of the Loteria De Navidad – lottery tickets go fast.
Spanish Lotteries and Winning
Keep in mind that if one of your lottery tickets comes up with a big jackpot, the tax is applicable. In 2013, they changed the rules, and the tax man takes 20% of any prize over €2,500. Lotteries there are state-run, so you’ll get your winnings once the tax man takes his (or her) share.
Who Can Play at Ventura24?
Players have to be 18 years or older to play at ventura24.es, and it’s open to people everywhere. The only catch here is, if you are not Spanish, the company has to verify you before you can play. That means sending a copy of your passport for them to confirm. They will accept this documentation by email or snail mail.
Ventura24.es and Customer Service
There is a variety of ways to get in touch and ask questions with Ventura24 but keep in mind that given their site is in Spanish; I’m not sure how they will react to English questions. There are a snail mail address, multiple phone numbers, and email addresses and they say they can be reached 24/7.
Who is Ventura24.es?
Ventura24 is a part of the multinational company MyLotto24, a member of Adigital (Asociación Española de la Economía Digital) and regularly audited – well according to their site.
The Bottom Line
These guys appear to be for real, and there is no question there is a heap of information. But – yes, of course, there is a but – it’s all in Spanish. Let’s also add the fact that they only offer Spanish lotteries. Having said that, there are some great lotteries, and there is no question their El Gordo’s special Christmas lottery is not to be missed.
Lots of Info
El Gordo’s Christmas Lottery
Lots of Options on How to Play
Only in Spanish
Our team talked about it, and we can’t give the site a thumbs up given the fact none of us are fluent in Spanish at the same time, it looks like a comprehensive site. The good thing about this review is that it reminded us, it’s almost time to get those Loteria De Navidad tickets!