The BonoLoto is a Spanish lottery that offers great excitement for its players with a Jackpot that can roll over as many as six times a week, making for some very attractive prizes. The jackpot starts at around €400,000 and rolls over until it is won.
The game itself is very simple to play. All you have to do is pick six numbers (from a range of 1 – 49) and in order to win the jackpot, all six main numbers drawn must match your selections. During the draw, a 7th additional number called the Complementario is drawn, and matching this as well as five of the main numbers wins the second tier prize.
Bonoloto also has a Reintegro feature whereby a number (from a range of 0 – 9) is randomly assigned to players tickets, and if the ticket fails to win a prize but matches the drawn Reintegro number, then the player is able to get a refund on the ticket price of € 0.50.
Overall there are five prize categories to be won, with the odds of getting the jackpot being 1 in 13,983,816.
Please find below a table displaying a breakdown of all the prize categories as well as the odds of winning them:
|Rank 1||6||1 in 13,983,816|
|Rank 2||5 + Complementario||1 in 2,330,636|
|Rank 3||5||1 in 55,941|
|Rank 4||4||1 in 1,032|
|Rank 5||3||1 in 57|
|Reintegro||Reintegro||1 in 10|
The draws take place on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 19:00 GMT, in the official lottery studios of the Spanish National Lottery operator, Loterias y Apuestas del Estado in Madrid.
From the Bonoloto income, 55% of it is allocated to prizes and we have seen some fantastic winners’ stories. The largest Bonoloto jackpot to date was €7 million and was won by an anonymous individual in 1990. August 2010 was also a memorable month for this lottery after a flurry of big winners from Spain split a single jackpot of €2.5 million. Four winners from Fuengirola Malaga, Jerez de la Frontera and Puerto Santa Maria each pocketed €620,000, while the other from Huelva took home €596,000. Other winners include 94 employees from Merida who each won €34,000 after the group split a €3,217,858 jackpot. This is the highest amount of winners that have come from a single draw of the BonoLoto.
The table below displays the top 10 highest prizes paid out by the Bonoloto:
The first Bonoloto draw took place on 28th February 1988 with the main goal being to offer players a regular draw at a reasonable price. It is part of the Primitiva group of Spanish national lotteries, La Loteria Nacional. In 1991, BonoLoto introduced the Reintegro feature, also used in El Gordo Lottery where a Reintegro number is randomly assigned to the ticket and any player who only matches that number, receives a refund of €0.50 on the price of their ticket.
As well as 55% of all income through ticket sales going towards the Bonoloto prize pool, a large percentage of proceeds is also distributed into the development of new housing, healthcare, education, community, and cultural projects.