Loto 5 is a popular lottery game played in Argentina.
Draws take place on Friday at 22:00 local time and broadcast live
on national television. Sales close at 20:00, before resuming immediately after the draw.
Entry costs ARS 20.
To play Loto 5, choose five numbers from 0 to 36, or go for
a Quick Pick for randomly generated numbers.
Advance Play is available for several draws at a time, by marking it on the
ticket when purchased.
Loto 5 does not have any secondary games or opportunities to win cash prizes
beyond the main draw, nor are there additional features such as System
Loto 5 does not have a minimum guaranteed jackpot; instead, the jackpot and
second prize are determined by the number of tickets sold, while the third
prize is fixed.
In spite of there not being a minimum starting jackpot, it often exceeds
Loto 5 is a rollover lottery with no jackpot or rollover caps, with the
jackpot often growing very quickly due to its daily draws and consecutive
The odds of winning the Loto 5 jackpot are 1 in 435,897. These are great
odds for a lottery game, and while the prize is relatively modest, the daily
winning opportunity makes it rather attractive.
Players can win prizes at three different tiers.
Lottery games in Argentina have the shortest claim window in the world at
just 15 days.
All Loto 5 prizes are paid out as lump sums only, and because Argentina has
a very high tax rate, a massive 31% of winnings is deducted at source.
Players must be at least 18 years of age to enter Loto
Loto 5 tickets are available from authorized lottery agencies across
Argentina, and while each regional lottery operator has its own website and
even a number of apps, none of them sell tickets.
It is not currently possible to enter Loto 5 from abroad.
Although Loto 5 is operated by The City of Buenos Aires Lottery, it can also
be played across all of Argentina.