Latloto 5/35 is one of several lottery games played in Latvia.
Entry costs €0.70, with draws taking place twice weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 18:00 local time.
To enter Latloto 5/35, choose five numbers between 1 and 35, plus an additional number automatically generated and entered into the draw. This number must match the Bonus Ball to win the jackpot. Players can also make a Quick Pick for a set of randomly generated numbers.
In System Entry, up to 10 numbers can be selected and entered as 252 combinations, with the added possibility of entering up to 16 draws in advance.
In Latloto 5/35, two additional ways of winning cash prizes are available via the Joker and Joker 7 games, both costing an extra €1.50 to enter.
Players get a seven-digit number printed on their ticket, with the last six numbers being entered into the Joker game, and all seven into Joker 7. The jackpot is won by matching all six or seven numbers in the sequence they are drawn.
Joker 7 has a jackpot of €750,000, whereas the Joker jackpot is only €150,000.
Latloto 5/35 does not have a guaranteed minimum jackpot, but is based on the number of tickets sold. There is no jackpot or rollover cap either.
The biggest ever Latloto 5/35 jackpots are:
- €175,942 in May 2014.
- €157,202 in January 2010.
Odds and Prizes
The odds of winning the Latloto 5/35 jackpot are 1 in 3,246,320. While these are good odds for a lottery, other games from around the world offer far higher jackpots with a similar chance of winning.
Players can win prizes at four different tiers, with secondary prizes also depending on ticket sales.
|Prize Category||Numbers Matched||Winning Odds||Winning Odds %|
|1||5, plus Bonus Ball||1 in 3,246,320||0.00003|
|2||5||1 in 360,702||0.0003|
|3||4||1 in 2,164||0.05|
|4||3||1 in 75||1.3|
Payout and Taxes
Latloto 5/35 prizes are paid out as lump sums only, with players having just 30 days to claim their winnings.
Lottery prizes in Latvia are subject to 25% tax at source.
Overseas players should check local tax laws to find out if winnings also need to be declared at home..
Who Can Play Latloto 5/35?
Latloto 5/35 tickets are available from authorized lottery retailers across Latvia, as well as on the official Latloto 5/35 website. The minimum age to play lottery games in Latvia is 18.
Overseas players can also enter Latloto 5/35 via the official website or via authorized Lottery Agent websites.
History of Latloto 5/35
Even though the Latvijas Loto company was founded in 1972, Latloto 5/35 wasn’t launched until January 10, 1993, following Latvian independence. In 1996, Latloto 5/35 became one of the first lottery games that could be played online. Prior to 2012, no tax was levied on lottery winnings by the Latvian government.