The Bonoloto is one of the main national lotteries in Spain. Draws take place on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7pm GMT. The lottery is run by Loterías y Apuestas del Estado. This lottery first took place in February, 1988. It therefore has a long and proud history, when compared to other major European lottery games.
Several changes have been made to the lottery system since it was first introduced, with major changes such as Reintegro being introduced in 1991. This feature added a randomly assigned number to ticket. Should a player not have any winning numbers at all, but they have the Reintegro number on their ticket, then they will be entitled to a refund on their ticket. This unique feature doesn’t really appear in any other major lotteries.
How to play the Bonoloto
The Bonoloto lottery game is played with a total set of 49 numbers. Players must choose a total of 6 of them on their ticket, and 6 winning numbers will be drawn from the pot to form the winning combination. An additional bonus ball (known as the Complimentario) is also drawn, to provide players with further chances of winning.
Players need to land at least 3 numbers in order to win a prize of roughly €4. They have a 1 in 327 chance of doing this successfully. At 1: 11,907, the next highest prize (awarded for 4 balls) is also pretty decent, with players able to win up to €30 for that combination. Match all 5 balls on your ticket and you could win as much as €1,000. You have a 1 in 1,235,346 chance of doing this.
If a player lands all 5 numbers plus the Complimentario number, then they can win as much as €60,000. The odds of doing this are only 1: 103,769,105, though. You actually have a better chance of landing the jackpot, at 13,983,816 to 1 odds. The jackpot starts at €400,000, although is often much larger than that.
Lotto Atlas recommends playing the Bonoloto on The Lotter
The Bonoloto is one of three main Spanish lotteries which you can find on The Lotter. Lotto Atlas recommends playing the Bonoloto at The Lotter, if you aren’t residing in Spain. Normally tickets cost €0.50 up to €1 to play, and The Lotter only charges slightly more than that, due to a small handling fee. But it is good value, since you get to play in a foreign lottery. Tickets are e-mailed to you and players can withdraw all of their winnings from The Lotter, at no extra cost.
The Bonoloto has many perks. For instance, there is no cap on roll-overs, and players are always paid out in one lump sum. More importantly, in the past the jackpot has risen to be worth many millions of Euros. The biggest jackpot win is worth €7,000,000 in today’s money, since it was in Pesos back in 1990. All winnings over €2,500 are taxed at a 20% tax-rate, and have been since 2013, but winnings under that amount are tax-free.