Grenada - Lotto
Lotto is Grenada's primary national lottery game.
Draws are held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings and are broadcast live on national television.
Tickets cost XCD 2.00.
To play, choose five numbers between 1 and 34 or go for a Quick Pick for numbers chosen at random.
Each ticket is randomly printed with a free ticket letterthat is drawn every week in addition to the main draw for a chance to win afree ticket.
Unfortunately, Lotto doesn't have any secondary games or features to increase the chances of winning a prize.
With its starting jackpot of XCD 40,000, this is an uncapped rollover game with relatively short odds, but rollovers for far largerjackpots are still quite common.
The biggest winning Lotto jackpot to date is XCD 415,000, with jackpots exceeding XCD 300,000 on a regular basis.
Odds and Prizes
The odds of winning the Lotto jackpot are 1 in 278,256, which appear quite generous, but for a relatively modest prize in comparison.
Players can win cash prizes at a further two tiers, plus a free ticket for the next draw by matching the free ticket letter.
|Prize Category||Numbers Matched||Winning Odds||Winning Odds %|
|1||5||1 in 278,256||0.0004|
|2||4||1 in 1,919||0.05|
|3||3||1 in 69||1.45|
|4||Free Ticket Letter||1 in 26||3.85|
Payout and Taxes
A lottery tax of 15% is levied on all Lotto prizes.
Jackpot wins are paid out as regular instalments, with secondary prizes paid out as lump sums only. Prizes of up to XCD 250.00 can be claimed fromauthorized lottery retailers, with bigger wins requiring direct contact withthe National Lottery Authority.
Players have up to 90 days to claim winnings, with all prize claims needing to be accompanied by a signed ticket and a form of national ID.
By law, all jackpot winners in Grenada must be named publicly.
Who Can Play Lotto?
Players must be at least 18 years of age to play Lotto.
Tickets are exclusively available from authorized lottery retailers in Grenada, with overseas players currently unable to participate.
Although the National Lottery Authority has its own website, this is used for information purposes only.
History of Lotto
Founded in 1982, the Grenadian National Lottery Authority originally only offered scratchcards and bingo games, with Lotto launching later in 1999 andhaving maintained its format ever since.
The National Lottery Authority is exclusively owned and operated by the Grenadian government.