Sportloto 6/45 is one of several popular lottery games played across Russia.
Sportloto 6/45 draws are held twice a day at 11:00 and 23:00 local time. Ticket sales end 10 minutes prior to each draw and resume immediately afterward.
Entry into Sportloto 6/45 costs RUB 100. To play, choose six numbers between 1 and 45, or go for a Quick Pick for randomly generated numbers.
Advance Play allows players to buy tickets for multiple future draws, with System Entry enabling players to choose seven or eight numbers to improve their chances of winning.
Sportloto 6/45 has a minimum guaranteed jackpot of RUB 10 million.a
There is no jackpot or rollover cap, with the prize growing quickly when there is no winner due to the twice-daily draw.
The highest ever Sportloto 6/45 jackpots are:
- RUB 364.7 million in May 2017.
- RUB 358 million in February 2016.
Both of these jackpots were won by sole ticket holders!
Odds and Prizes
The odds of winning the Sportloto 6/45 jackpot are 1 in 8,145,060.
These are reasonable odds of winning a lottery, further enhanced by the two daily draws.
Prizes can be won at five tiers in total.
|Prize category||Numbers Matched||Winning Odds||Winning Odds %|
|1||6||1 in 8,145,060||0.00001|
|2||5||1 in 34,808||0.003|
|3||4||1 in 733||0.14|
|4||3||1 in 45||2.22|
|5||2||1 in 7||14.2|
Payout and Taxes
Lottery prizes in Russia are subject to 13% tax at source.
Jackpot prizes are paid out as lump sums only, with winners having up to 180 days to make a claim.
Who Can Play Sportloto 6/45?
Players in Russia must be at least 18 years of age to buy Gasloto 6/45 tickets.
Gasloto 6/45 is only open to Russian citizens and residents, and isn't available through Lottery Agent websites either.
Players in Russia can enter via the official website, as well as at authorized lottery retailers such as post offices and general bookmakers, and can even participate via SMS message!
History of Sportloto 6/45
Sportloto was founded in 2003, although the first Sportloto 6/45 draw did not take place until September 10, 2005.
Sportloto is not owned by the Russian Government, but instead by a government-backed private enterprise, which is obliged to donate proceeds to good causes.