Puerto Rico - Loto
Loto Plus is Puerto Rico’s main lottery game.
Draws are held twice a week on Wednesdays and Fridaysat 19:00 local time.
Tickets cost $1.00.
To enter Loto Plus, choose five numbers between 1 and 40 and a bonus number between 1 and 15, or go for a Quick Pick for random selections.
Loto Plus uses a multiplier feature for each draw that increases the size of secondary prizes by up to five times the advertised values.
Players can also enter the Revancha game for an additional $1.00, which has the same draw format as Loto Plus but with fewer prize tiers and smaller secondary prizes.
Loto Plus has a minimum jackpot of $2 million, as well as being a rollover lottery with no upper jackpot limit or cap on the number of rollovers that can occur.
In 2020, the jackpot increased by $100,000 on each rollover, reaching an average value of $7.6 million before being won.
The biggest winning Loto Plus jackpot to date was $34 million on October 12, 2016.
Odds and Prizes
The odds of winning the Loto Plus jackpot are 1 in 9,870,120
Players can win cash prizes at eight different tiers, in addition to winning back their stake if they match the bonus ball only.
All prize amounts other than the jackpot are fixed.
|Prize Category||Numbers Matched||Winning Odds||Winning Odds %|
|1||5, plus Bonus Ball||1 in 9,870,120||0.00001|
|2||5||1 in 705,009||0.0001|
|3||4, plus Bonus Ball||1 in 56,401||0.002|
|4||4||1 in 4,029||0.02|
|5||3, plus Bonus Ball||1 in 1,659||0.06|
|6||3||1 in 119||0.8|
|7||2, plus Bonus Ball||1 in 151||0.7|
|8||1, plus Bonus Ball||1 in 38||2.6|
|9||Bonus Ball Only||1 in 30||3.3|
Payout and Taxes
Lottery winnings are not subject to state or federal taxes in Puerto Rico; however, a special lottery tax of 5% to 20% applies to all prizes.
Players have up to 180 days to claim Loto Plus prizes. Wins of up to $600 can be claimed from any authorized lottery retailer, whereas bigger prizes must be claimed directly from the lottery operator itself.
Who Can Play Loto Plus?
Players must be at least 18 years of age to play Loto Plus.
Tickets are exclusively available from authorized lottery retailers across Puerto Rico, with Loto Plus currently being unavailable to players from overseas.
History of Loto Plus
All lottery games in Puerto Rico are operated by the Puerto Rico Treasury Department. The first lottery games were played in Puerto Rico in 1934, making these the longest running games in any US state or territory; however, the first Loto Plus draw failed to take place until July 19, 1991.
Loto Plus was simply called Loto until May 25, 2016, when the game’s format changed also, with the jackpot now being won by matching six numbers from a possible 46. Before November 2016, draws took place later in the evening at 22:00 local time.