Spain’s BonoLoto offers unparalleled excitement with a jackpot that stands to rollover as often as four times a week and leads to some of the country’s most popular prizes.
The BonoLoto is part of the Primitiva group of Spanish national lotteries, La Loteria Nacional. The BonoLoto held its first draw on February 28, 1988 with the goal of offering players a frequent draw at an affordable price. In 1991, BonoLoto introduced the reintegro feature, also used in El Gordo Lottery. In the BonoLoto, any player who only matches the reintegro number randomly assigned to the ticket receives a full refund on the official price of their ticket.
BonoLoto had its biggest jackpot win in 1990, when a single ticketholder took home a prize of over €7 million. Although there have not been any wins as big as €7 million in 1990, 94 employees from Merida each won €34,000 after the group won a €3,217,858 jackpot creating the most winners in a single draw of the BonoLoto. Find out the current biggest lotto jackpots on theBig.
The BonoLoto uses a single-drum lottery system. To play the BonoLoto, choose 6 numbers out of a 1-49 range. During the draw, a seventh number will be selected. This bonus number, or “complementario” number, cannot contribute towards a jackpot-winning prize combination. However, matching five main number draws plus the complimentario number entitles players to the second prize.
Players can select an 8 line form or enter the draw with a systematic form of 8, 9, 10, or 11 numbers. A systematic form produces all possible combinations of the selected numbers and increases players’ chances of winning a prize. Players can choose numbers manually (Natural Selection), have the numbers randomly selected by the system (Quick Pick), or draw the number selection from saved numbers on theLotter.com (My Numbers). Additionally, players can enjoy great discounts and never miss draw when playing BonoLoto by purchasing a Subscription or Multi-Draw exclusively at theLotter!
BonoLoto drawings take place on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 19:00 GMT. Ticket sales close three hours before the draw, and lottery results are available on theLotter.com starting at 20:30.
Winning the BonoLoto
Players must match all 6 out of 49 numbers selected in order to collect the jackpot prize. In addition to the first place prize, there are 4 secondary prize divisions that award players who match between 3 and 5 main numbers, or 5 numbers plus the bonus number.
Jackpots start at €400,000 and roll over each time that the prize is not claimed. With four draws a week, it does not take long for jackpots to grow to millions of Euros. All BonoLoto prizes are distributed in a single cash payment.
The biggest BonoLoto jackpot was won in 1990, when one winner took home a €7 Million prize.
As of 1st January 2013, Spanish lottery prizes that exceed €2,500 will be subject to a government legislated tax at a rate of 20%.
La Loteria Nacional has a long history of using lottery proceeds to give back to the community. 55% of all proceeds from ticket sales are redistributed into the BonoLoto prize pool. Additionally, a large percentage of proceeds go towards the development of new housing, healthcare, education, community and cultural projects.
An August to Remember – In August 2010, BonoLoto saw a wave of big winners throughout Spain when a record number of winners split one jackpot. Five ticket holders split a €2.5 million jackpot. Four winners from Malaga, Fuengirola, Jerez de la Frontera and Puerto Santa Maria each won €620,000 and one winner from Huelva won €596,000.
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