Loto is the main lottery game played in Argentina.
Draws take place twice weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 22:30 local time and are
broadcast live on national television, with ticket sales ending at 21:30 on
draw days and resuming shortly afterwards.
Entry costs ARS 40.
To play Loto, choose six numbers from 0 to 41 and two
additional numbers called Jacks between 0 and 9. Players can
select their own numbers or go for a Quick Pick for randomly generated
On top of the main draw, there are two additional games called Loto
Desquite and Loto Sale o Sale, each costing ARS 5.00
for a chance to win extra prizes.
Loto has a minimum guaranteed jackpot of ARS 50
This is a rollover jackpot that can grow far higher due to the long
The odds of winning the Loto jackpot are 1 in 236,060,370.
These odds put Loto among the most difficult lotteries to win in the world,
with secondary prizes also being tough, and in comparison to lotteries like US
Powerball and Euromillions, the jackpot and secondary prizes are relatively
Players can win prizes at six different tiers.
Loto prize winners have just 15 days to make a claim, with winnings subject
to some of the highest taxes in the world at 31%; however, because this tax is
deducted by the lottery operator at source, players get to keep the advertised
Loto prizes are paid out as lump sums only.
Players must be at least 18 years of age to play Loto in
Loto tickets can be purchased from authorized lottery agencies and outlets
across the country, but although regional lottery operators have their own
websites and a number of mobile apps, they do not sell tickets.
Loto is not available to players outside of Argentina.
Loto is administered by The City of Buenos Aires Lottery company and is
available across all of Argentina.