Chispazo, easy or difficult lottery?

Lotería chispazo mexicana

Chispazo, the Mexican lottery, is complex to determine whether it is easier or more difficult to win than any other lottery, as it is a game of chance, and therefore something that cannot be predicted. Its degree of difficulty is determined by how it compares to other lotteries around the world.

We have made a comparison between the Mexican Chispazo and other world known lotteries such as the American Powerball or Megamillions, and the European Euromillions, Eurojackpot or the Italian SuperEnalotto. All of them accumulate multimillionaire prizes with their cumulative jackpots.

Let’s start by getting to know the Mexican Chispazo,

What is Chispazo?

Chispazo is a well-known lottery game in Mexico that allows the possibility of winning a lot of money in a very simple way twice a day, and every day of the week.

You simply choose 5 numbers from the 28 numbers on the game board. There are currently no additional balls or numbers in this lottery.

One of the great advantages of this game is that the amount assigned to prizes is always distributed, that is to say that jackpots are not accumulated in case there are no winners in any of the categories of prizes. In this way, the amount allocated for prizes in a category, if there is no winner, is accumulated for the winners of the following category.

There is no minimum prize guaranteed for each category, the prize amounts are determined by the collection for each draw.

How to play Chispazo?

Chispazo can be played in person at any of the more than 9000 official points of sale throughout Spain. You can also play online through some of the following platforms

The game ticket is made up of 5 boards or columns marked with the letters A, B, C, D and E, which contain 28 squares each, numbered from 1 to 28 respectively.

The player can choose to place a single bet, in one or more columns, by marking 5 numbers that he/she likes to form a winning combination.

They can also choose to ask the person in the office to mark the numbers they want or even allow the system to randomly select the 5 numbers. Simply by requesting a “Chispatico” or Quick Pick.

The player can also place a multiple bet, Chispazo gives him the possibility of placing multiple combinations to increase his chances of winning, playing 6 or 7 numbers, which would be equivalent to placing 6 or 21 bets respectively.

To place a multiple bet, if you do it through the official flyer, you will only use the first column and mark on it the 6 or 7 numbers according to your choice, and write it down in the corresponding box “quantity of numbers bought”.

How much does the Chispazo cost?

The price of the minimum bet (5 numbers) is 10 pesos (MXN).

For multiple bets we must take into account that playing 6 numbers is the equivalent of 6 bets, and therefore an amount of 60 pesos (MXN), and likewise for 7 numbers it will be 21 bets and an amount of 210 pesos (MXN).

What days and times are the draws?

There are 2 daily draws, every day of the week, from Monday to Sunday. The first draw is at 15:00 Mexican time, and then at 21:15 a.m. a second draw is held at 21:15.

How can I win Chispazo?

To win Chispazo, there are 4 prize categories for the winners of 5, 4, 3 or 2 numbers of the winning combination.

One of the favourable aspects of this game, as already mentioned above, is that the prize amount for each category is always distributed among the winners, and that there is no pre-fixed canditad for each of them, but it will depend on the collection.

In the event that there is no winner in the first category, the amount foreseen for payments in that category will be added to the next category, and successively in the event that there is no winner in the second category, the amount will be added to the third category.

The winners of 2 numbers and corresponding to the fourth category of prize, have assigned a fixed amount of prize equivalent to the amount of the bet, that is to say 10 Pesos (MXN).

Chispazo Taxes

All lottery prizes in Mexico must pay the corresponding tax rate, federal and state.

The federal tax is the equivalent of 1% of the prize amount, while the state tax depends on the state itself and usually varies significantly from one state to another. In Zacatecas 2.65% is charged, in Veracruz 6.99%, in Durango 6.95%, in Morelos 6%, in Puebla 1% and the rest of the Mexican Republic 7%.

Chance of prizes

The odds of getting a prize with the winning numbers in the Chispazo lottery are really favourable:

  • Matching 5 natural numbers, have 1 chance in 98,200.
  • Matching 4 natural numbers, have a 1 in 854 chance.
  • Matching 3 natural numbers, have 1 in 39% probability
  • Matching 2 natural numbers, have a 1 in 6 chance of 6

Numbers that come up more

The numbers that come up most frequently in the different draws are usually called “hot numbers”. These numbers to date are: 21, 10, 27, 7 and 20.

Numbers that come up less often

Cold numbers” are those numbers that tend to have less presence in the draws, and are drawn less frequently. These numbers to date have been: 24, 6, 15, 12 and 18.

Where to collect the Chispazo?

It depends on the amount of the prize. If the prize is equal to or less than $ 3,000 pesos, it can be collected through the banks authorized by Pronósticos (Banco Santander, Scotiabank, Banamex, BBVA Bancomer or Banorte).

Prizes of higher amounts are collected exclusively at the central offices of the National Lottery for Public Assistance. Amounts up to 9,999 pesos can be cashed in cash or by cheque instantly upon presentation of the winning ticket.

Amounts over $10,000 pesos can be cashed exclusively by cheque made payable to the applicant. And in all cases the amounts to be collected are net, once taxes have been deducted.

And now that we know a little more about the Chispazo lottery, let’s compare it with other lotteries in the world.

Chispazo vs other world lotteries

The Chispazo lottery game, at first glance seems really easy, if we compare it with other world lotteries that offer jackpots that can reach hundreds of millions of dollars.

Lotteries such as Megamillions or Powerball in the USA, or the European lotteries Euromillions, Eurojackpot and even SuperEnalotto, have a greater difficulty of success and the probabilities or chances are much lower, but on the other hand the prizes are very appetising. Hence the great success they have in their territories and outside them.

We see a detailed picture of these lotteries, and you decide, what interests you the most. You can also decide to play any of the lotteries online.

The indicated prices of the world lotteries are approximate depending on the online platform.

Chispazo SuperEnaloto Euromillones Eurojackpot Megamillions Powerball
Bet amount 10 MXN € 3 € 3,50 € 3,50 $ 3.21 $ 329
Boxes in play 28 90 50 50 70 69
Natural numbers 5 6 5 5 5 5
Additional numbers NO 1* 2 2 1 1
Amount for first category prize Variable current draw proceeds Variable collection of accumulated jackpots Variable collection of accumulated jackpots Variable collection of accumulated jackpots Variable collection of accumulated jackpots Variable collection of accumulated jackpots
Minimum guaranteed amount first category No € 2.000.000 € 17.000.000 € 10.000.000 $ 40,000,000 $ 40,000,000
Maximum prize amount awarded $349,227.98 € 177,700,000 € 200.000.000 € 90.000.000 $ 1,537,000,000 $ 1586,000,000
1st category prize odds 1 / 98.200 1/622.614.630 1/139.838.160 1/95.344.200 1/302.575.350 1/292.201.338,00
Odds minimum prize 1 / 6 1 / 20 1 / 22 1 / 42 1 / 37 1 / 38,32

Can I play online from Mexico

Of course you can play practically all the lotteries in the world online, from online platforms. All you need is an internet connection, and from any device: Smartphone, tablet or computer.