The biggest Christmas lottery in the world.

Who will win the staggering €2500 million of prize money

The full ticket price of €200 isn't cheap, but most people team up, buying just a part of a ticket.

Every year I buy a lottery ticket here," says one woman

"We came here on Sunday and it was closed and we had to come again today," says another

Doña Manolita's store in Madrid is a favourite with punters as it's had several winners in the past.

The first El Gordo lottery took place in 1812

When the Spanish government established it to collect funds for soldiers battling Napoleon's armies

This year's will be the 209th draw.