Lotto is a popular raffle game played in Ecuador.
Draws are held three times a week on Tuesdays and
Thursdays at 18:00 local time and on Saturdays at midday. Tickets can
be purchased right up until the draw, with sales resuming immediately
Entry costs $1.00 for the Tuesday and Thursday draws and
$2.00 for the Saturday draw.
To enter Lotto, purchase a ticket from an authorized lottery retailer or buy
one online. Players receive a random six-digit number from 000000 to
The Lotto format means that only one million entries are available for each
game, so buy your ticket early to guarantee entry.
In addition to playing Lotto, participants can enter Lotto Plus and Lottito
for an additional $1.00 each.
An additional six-digit number is drawn in Lotto Plus, with players who
match this number winning the $10,000 jackpot.
In Lottito, a further 19 six-digit numbers are drawn, with matches winning
Lotto has a fixed jackpot of $200,000 for its Tuesday and
Thursday draws and $500,000 for its Saturday draw.
The format of Lotto ensures that all prizes are won during every draw as
there are no rollovers or roll downs.
The odds of winning the Lotto jackpot are around 1 in 1,000,000, which
slightly improve as more numbers are drawn for the chance to win secondary
If fewer than one million tickets are sold, the odds of winning improve in
accordance with the reduced number of tickets sold.
Lotto gives players over 90,000 chances to win across 13 different tiers,
with overall odds of nearly 1 in 10 of winning a prize. Lotto has a total prize
fund of $399,600 for its Tuesday and Thursday draws and nearly $800,000 for its
Lotto prizes are paid out as lump sums only. In Ecuador, lottery prizes of
over $500 are subject to 14% tax, to be deducted at source.
Players have three months to claim prizes. Winning online players get
automatically credited into their bank account.
Players must be at least 18 years of age to play
Tickets are available online from the official Lotto website or from
authorized lottery retailers across Ecuador.
Lotto is not currently available outside of Ecuador.
Operated by Guayaquil Junta de Beneficencia, a charitable organization
responsible for administering a number of public services in Ecuador, the first
Lotto draw took place on September 23, 1989.