Croatia - Loto 6
Loto 6 is one of several national lottery games played in Croatia.
Draws take place twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays at 20:00 local time and are broadcast live on national television from lottery operator headquarters in Zagreb. Ticket sales close at 18:30 local time on draw days and resume shortly afterwards.
Tickets cost HRK 2.00.
To play, choose six numbers between 1 and 45, or go for a Quick Pick for randomly generated selections.
In System Entry, players choose as many as 20 numbers to be entered into the draw in multiple combinations. This is a great way to increase the chances of winning, but also makes tickets expensive!
Entry into the additional Joker game costs HRK 5.00, with players receiving a random six-digit number for a chance to win the jackpot by matching these numbers in the order drawn.
Loto 6 does not have a minimum jackpot, with the top prize just a portion of the entire prize fund, which is determined by the number of tickets sold.
Loto 6 is a rollover lottery with no limits, nor restrictions to the size of the jackpot.
The biggest ever Loto 6 jackpot was HRK 16,584,320 in 1995.
Odds and Prizes
The odds of winning the Loto 6 jackpot are 1 in 8,145,060, with players able to win prizes at five different tiers.
|Prize Category||Numbers Matched||Winning Odds||Winning Odds %|
|1||6||1 in 8,145,060||0.00001|
|2||5, plus Bonus Ball||1 in 1,357,510||0.00007|
|3||5||1 in 35,724||0.003|
|4||4||1 in 733||0.14|
|5||3||1 in 45||2.22|
Payout and Taxes
Loto 6 prizes are paid out as lump sums only, with prize winners having up to 60 days to make a claim.
Lottery winnings are taxed in Croatia as follows:
- Winnings up to HRK 750 are tax free
- 10% tax on winnings from HRK 750 to HRK 10,000
- 15% tax on winnings from HRK 10,000 to HRK 30,000
- 20% tax on winnings from HRK 30,000 to HRK 500,000
- 30% tax on winnings of over HRK 500,000
It is not usually necessary to declare winnings due to tax being deducted at source.
Who Can Play Loto 6?
Players must be at least 18 years of age to play Loto 6, with tickets available online from the official Hrvatska Lutrija website or from authorised lottery outlets across Croatia.
Unfortunately, Loto 6 entry is not currently available to players from overseas.
History of Loto 6
Operated by Hrvatska Lutrija, the first Loto 6 draw was held on November 6, 1988. This draw originally took place on Sundays, with the second draw being added on March 22, 2018.