Loto Clásico, locally known as simply “Loto”, is Chile’s national lottery game. A ticket costs 1,000 Chilean pesos.
Loto draws take place three times a week on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings at 21:00 local time.
Players enter Loto by choosing six numbers between 1 and 41,or with randomly selected numbers.
As well as buying a traditional ticket, “Combined Plays” is also available, enabling players to enter up to 10 numbers into the Loto draw in multiple combinations.
Players buying a Loto Clásico ticket can also take part in up to five additional games called “Recargado”, “Revancha”, “Desquite”, “Jubilazo” and “Multiplicar”.
Players must buy tickets for these games in a specific order, with “Recargado” needing to be played before “Revancha”, and “Revancha” then giving access to “Desquite”. After entering “Desquite”, players can then participate in “Jubilazo” or “Multiplicar”.
It costs between 200 and 500 Chilean pesos to play these other games, with the maximum total ticket price costing 3,000 Chilean pesos if all games are added to the Loto Clásico entry.
Lotto guarantees a minimum jackpot of 250 million Chilean pesos.
This lottery has no rollover or jackpot cap, which has led to some huge jackpot wins in the past.
The highest Loto jackpots won to date are:
The odds of winning the Loto Clásico jackpot are 1 in 4,496,388.
These are excellent odds for a national lottery game, being better than many lotteries that offer a similar jackpot such as Brazil’s Dupla Sena or Austria’s Lotto.
Players can win Loto Clásico prizes at eight prize tiers.
1 in 4,496,388
5, plus Bonus Ball
1 in 149,398
1 in 22,041
4, plus Bonus Ball
1 in 8,816
1 in 534
3, plus Bonus Ball
1 in 401
1 in 38
2, plus Bonus Ball
1 in 50
Players have up to 90 to days to claim their Loto winnings. All prizes are paid out as lump sums.
Winnings are subject to 17% tax. Players outside of Chile should check local tax laws to find out if their winnings will be taxable at home.
Players must be at least 18 years of age to participate in Loto Clásico.
Tickets are on sale at authorized lottery kiosks across Chile. Players can also participate online via the official Loto Clásico website or via Lottery Agent websites if playing from abroad.
The first Loto Clásico draw took place on November 17, 1989. Loto Clásico is operated by Polla Chilena de Beneficencia.