LA PRIMITVA LOTTERY HISTORY
The La Primitiva Lottery is known to have a very interesting history. During the rule of King Charles III of Spain, a proposal was raised to generate state funds without creating a new levy. This was the rationale why La Primitiva Lottery was instituted. On December 10, 1793, the first lottery draw was held in Madrid. It has generated 187,500 reales (Spanish unit of currency in those days). Three-fourths of the amount that was raised from the draw was shared out as prize winning while the remainder was used for the state funds.
When La Primitiva Lotto was established, the way to determine winners then was to match 5 out of 90 numbers. This was the usual procedure until it was abolished in 1862. Then in 1985, La Primitiva was reinstituted by Royal Decree 1360. There are other lottery games offered by Loterias y ApuestasDelEstado but the most favored and popular of them is La Primitiva Lotto. Previously, drawing dates for La Primitiva was only during Thursdays then later on another draw day was added, every Saturday. Until now, these are still the draw days held for La Primitiva. Even the cost of the La Primitiva lotto ticket was incremented, from 25 pesetas or €0.15, the ticket can now be purchased for €1.
Previously, La Primitiva Lotto was only available to Spanish residents. The introduction of internet made almost anything accessible to people across the globe. Today, anyone from all over the world can join La Primitiva Lotto by purchasing tickets from legitimate online lottery ticket resellers.