Tinka is one of several national lottery games played in Peru.
Draws take place twice a week on Wednesdays and Sundays at 21:30 local time in the capital city of Lima, with results being broadcast on television, radio and online immediately afterward.
Entry costs PEN 4.00.
To enter, choose six numbers between 1 and 45, or select a Quick Pick for randomly generated numbers.
There is also a Combination Entry feature for the selection of up to 12 numbers, which are entered into the Tinka draw in every possible combination. These 12 numbers have 924 possible entries and a much better chance of winning, but a very expensive ticket!
Advance Play for up to 26 draws at a time is also an option.
Tinka does not have any secondary draws or alternative opportunities to win cash prizes.
Tinka has a guaranteed minimum jackpot of PEN 1.5 million, which rolls over and is never capped.
The biggest ever Tinka jackpots are:
- PEN 21,337,876 on July 29, 2018.
- PEN 21 million on October 9, 2013.
- PEN 14 million on June 12, 2011.
On November 22, 2018, the winning jackpot of PEN 12 million was not claimed!
Odds and Prizes
The odds of winning the Tinka jackpot are 1 in 8,145,060.
Players can win at eight different prize tiers, with 1 in 13 overall odds of winning a prize.
|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, plus Bonus Ball||1 in 14,290||0.007|
|5||4||1 in 772||0.13|
|6||3, plus Bonus Ball||1 in 579||0.17|
|7||3||1 in 48||2.08|
|8||2, plus Bonus Ball||1 in 64||1.56|
Payout and Taxes
Players have up to 180 days to claim their winnings, with all cash prizes paid out as lump sums only.
All Peruvian lottery prizes are subject to 10% tax, with players who enter from abroad being advised to check local tax laws to find out if additional tax is applicable.
Who Can Play Tinka?
Tinka lottery tickets are available from authorized lottery retailers across Peru or via the official website.
As players require Peruvian Government identification and a local telephone number to register via the official website, overseas players can only participate via Lottery Agent websites.
Players must be at least 18 years of age.
History of Tinka
Tinka was launched on October 16, 1994, and has kept the same format throughout its existence.
Tinka is operated by Intralot de Peru, the country’s main lottery and sports betting provider.