Totoloto is a game played in Portugal which offers a starting jackpot of €1 million and six ways to win in every draw. The top prize has even been known to climb as high as €18.9 million, while the odds of winning an award are just 1 in 7. Draws take place every Wednesday and Saturday evening.
How to Play
To play Totoloto, select five numbers from 1 to 49, plus a 'Lucky Number' from a separate set of 1 to 13. You can either pick your own numbers or request a random selection. It costs €0.90 per play, and you can take part online or by going to an authorised lottery retailer. Choose whether you want to enter the Wednesday draw, the Saturday draw or both.
There is also the option in Totoloto to place 'Multiple' bets. Instead of selecting five main numbers from 1 to 49, you pick between six and 11. Every different combination of five numbers within your selected set is then entered into the draw. This gives you more chances to win, but the cost goes up accordingly with each combination.
You can also pick just four numbers for a Multiple bet. With this method, you enter 45 combinations into the draw – the four numbers you choose are present on every line, and then each of the remaining numbers appears on a different line.
To win the Totoloto jackpot, you must match all five of the winning numbers drawn, along with the Lucky Number. The top prize starts at €1 million and rolls over every time there is no winner. There are five other prize categories, with a percentage of the prize fund allocated to each one. The following table shows the different ways to win and the odds of winning.
|Winning Combinations||Odds of Winning||Percentage of Prize Fund|
|5 + Lucky Number||1 in 24,789,492||40.46%|
|5||1 in 2,065,791||4%|
|4||1 in 8,667||5%|
|3||1 in 201||5%|
|2||1 in 14||30%|
|0 + Lucky Number||1 in 14||15.54% (fixed prize of €0.90)|
If you win a Totoloto prize, you must come forward within 90 days of the draw taking place. For prizes of up to €150, you can receive the money from any lottery retailer if you bought your ticket in a store, or you will be paid it directly if you played online. Up to €5,000, your money will be paid by bank transfer, while for larger amounts your ID must first be verified by the Santa Casa Gaming Department.