Lotteries from Colombia vs lotteries from Spain

Loterías de Colombia y España

It is always interesting to make a comparison between the lotteries and games of chance that we usually play in our respective countries, and the possibilities offered by other world lotteries.

Today we are going to make a comparison analyzing the most important lotteries in Colombia, answering some of the most important questions, among which are : What is the best lottery? Which one has better odds and is easier to win? Which one falls more?and then we will see what difference there is with respect to lotteries in Spain.

  • Lotería de Bogotá: With a prize of more than 6,000 million pesos and several million more to distribute in other categories. It is the lottery thatmore tickets gives, and is held every Thursday.
  • Extra Lottery of Colombia: It is celebrated every Saturday and gives a greater prize of 7,000 million.
  • The Colombian Red Cross lottery: It is raffled on Tuesdays and provides a prize of over 3,000 million pesos in addition to other prizes for approximations to the number of the jackpot.
  • The lottery of Boyacá: Every Saturday awards the biggest with 12,000 million and other prizes called “dry”.
  • Lotería de Medellín: With a prize of more than 12,000 million, it is raffled on Fridays and grants additional prizes or “chances”.
  • And others like the Lotería de Cauca, Tolima, Cundinamarca, Risalarda, Meta, Quindío, Valle, Santander, Manizales and Huila. In addition to other regional lotteries.

In Colombia all of them coexist, based on the so-called system of numbers, that is, a ticket with printed numbers.

Very similar characteristics is the National Lottery of Spain, in its various raffle formats:raffles ordinary on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. A special raffle, which is usually held once a month, and the extraordinary raffles known as the Christmas raffle (the Christmas Gordo) and the extraordinary El Niño (coinciding with the feast of Kings).

With the appearance of online lottery systems such as the Colombian Baloto and / or Primitiva de España, an important shift has been seen towards these new modalities that allow the player to participate more personally in the configuration and choose the combination of his bet.

 

Colombian Baloto against the Spanish Primitiva, Gordo and BonoLoto

The common denominator of these lotteries is that the player can choose the numbers that he wants to play, to configure his bet. In this way, an immense range of forecasts opens up.

You can usually choose to manually choose the numbers of your combination, dialing the numbers directly on the physical or virtual ticket, or if you wish, let the system itself randomly choose a different combination for each bet that from perform.

How to Play the Baloto lottery

The Baloto lottery in Colombia is raffled every Wednesday and Saturday at 11pm. from Colombia.

It is part of a guaranteed minimum prize for the grand prize of 4,000 million Colombian pesos (approximately € 1,118,000), which will be accumulated for successive draws in case there is no acertante some.

To date, the maximum jackpot accumulated amounted to 117,000 million pesos (32.7 million euros)

To participate in Baloto, the player must choose 5 numbers from a table containing boxes numbered from 1 to 43, and also choose a Super ballot in another box with numbers from 1 to 16.

Baloto has an awards plan divided into 8 categories, with a distribution of the fund provided for prizes, according to the following table:

Award category Percentage of prize with respect to collection
5 Numbers + Super Ballot 36.74%
5 Numbers 2.39%
4 Numbers + Super Ball 0.48%
4 Numbers 0.52%
3 Numbers + Super Ball 0.45%
3 Numbers 1.48%
2 Numbers + Super Ball 1.18%
1 Numbers and / or the Super Ball or only the Super Ball 6.73%

 

The price of each bet of Baloto is 5,700 pesos (1.59 €) And the prizes have a retention of 33% of the total won

The odds of winning some prize are 1 out of 16, while to win the jackpot they are possible idades are 1 in 15.401.568

 

How to play the lottery Primitiva

La Primitiva is drawn on Thursdays and Saturdays at 21:30 h. from Spain.

Start with a guaranteed minimum jackpot of € 2,000,000 (7,155 million Colombian pesos), which can be increased without limit as long as there is no acertante one of the first category.

To play the Primitive, the player must choose 6 numbers from a table consisting of squares numbered from 1 to 49 respectively. This choice can also be made by allowing the system to randomly choose the combination for the player.

The system automatically grants a number for the refund, and another number as a complement.

The number refund has a double use. On the one hand, it serves to complement the combination that chooses the jackpot (6 + reimbursement), and on the other hand, by correcting this number, it has a direct prize for an amount equal to the single bet.

The complementary, is an extra ball that is taken out to create a prize that differentiates the winners of 6 numbers and those of 5 numbers.

To qualify for the jackpot, the player must guess the exact combination of the 6 numbers plus the refund.

Let’s see a box of categories of prizes and their repercussion in percentage on the collection.

Prize category Percentage of prize with respect to collection
6 Numbers + reimbursement 20%
6 Numbers 40%
5 Numbers + complementary 6%
5 Numbers 13%
4 Numbers 21%
3 Numbers 8 € x bet
Rebate 10%

 

The price for each bet is 1 € (3,577 Colombian pesos). The prizes have a withholding tax of 20%, except for the first € 10,000 that are exempt (this amount of € 10,000 exempt, will rise to € 20,000 in 2019).

The odds of winning a prize are 1 out of 10, while to win the jackpot the chances are 1 out of 139,838,160.

Playing the Gordo of la Primitiva

The Gordo of la Primitiva is held every Sunday night in Spain. The jackpot starts with a minimum of € 5,000,000 (€ 17,886 million), and as in the case of Primitiva, this amount can be increased without limit until there is a winner or winners.

The way to play is to choose 5 numbers from a table consisting of boxes numbered from 1 to 54 respectively and also choose a complementary number between 0 and 9.

To qualify for the highest prize, the player must guess the full combination of the 5 numbers and the complementary.

The fat of the primitive has 7 categories of prizes, as we see in the next quadrant.

 

Prize category Prize percentage with respect to collection
5 Numbers + complementary 22%
5 Numbers 33%
4 Numbers + complementary 6%
4 Numbers 7%
3 Numbers + complementary 8%
3 Numbers 26%
2 Numbers + complementary 20%
2 Numbers 3 € per bet
refund 10%

 

The price of each bet is 1.5 € (5,365 Colombian pesos). The tax withholding on prizes is the same for all lotteries in Spain (20%, leaving one part exempt, the first 10,000 €)

The odds of winning a prize are 1 in 19, while to win the jackpot the possibilities they are 1 in 31,625,100.

Playing the BonoLoto lottery

The Bonoloto lottery is held every day from Monday to Saturday, at 9:30 p.m. in Spain. This lottery starts from a guaranteed minimum of € 400,000 (143 million Colombian pesos), which can be increased without any limit, until someone manages to hit the winning combination of the highest prize.

To play BonoLoto, you must select 6 numbers from a table made up of 49 boxes numbered from 1 to 49. The choice can be made manually or allow the system itself to randomly generate a combination for the winner.

The system automatically incorporates a number for the refund, and another number as a complement.

As we have seen in the case of Primitiva, the number foreseen for the reimbursement has a double use. On the one hand, it serves to complement the combination that chooses the jackpot (6 + reimbursement), and on the other hand, by correcting this number, it has a direct prize for an amount equal to the single bet.

The complementary, is an extra ball that is taken out to create a prize that differentiates the winners of 6 numbers and those of 5 numbers.

To qualify for the jackpot, the player must match the complete winning combination, that is, the 6 main numbers.

BonoLoto has 6 prize categories, as we can see in the following table, with the distribution of the collection.

Award category Percentage of prize collection
5 Numbers + complementary 22%
5 Numbers 33%
4 Numbers + complementary 6%
4 Numbers 7%
3 Numbers + complementary 8%
3 Numbers 26%
2 Numbers + complementary 20%
2 Numbers 3 € per bet
Rebate 10%

The price of each bet is € 0.50 (1,788 Colombian pesos), having to play a minimum of 2 bets, which is equivalent to € 1 (3.577 pesos)

The withholding tax on prizes, is the same for all lotteries in Spain (20%, leaving a free hand, the first 10,000 €)

the odds of winning any prize are 1 in 10, while to win the jackpot chances are 1 in 13,938,816

 

Prize odds Baloto, Primitiva, El Gordo de la Primitiva and BonoLoto

We analyze and detail comparing the prices, the jackpots or major prizes possible, the chances of winning the highest prize, and the possibilities of obtaining a smaller prize.

Lottery Price Jackpotinitial and maximum possibilities

forJackpot

Prize lower
Baloto COP 5,700

1,59 €

4,000 Mill. COP

(1,118,000 €)

Unlimited

1 / 15,401,568 1/16
Primitiva 3,577COP

€ 1.00

2,000,000€

(7154 Mill. COP)

No limit

1/139 838 160 1/10
Fat 5365 COP

1,50 €

€ 5,000,000

(17,886 Mill. COP)

No limit

1 / 31,625,100 1/19
BonoLoto 1788 COP x 2

0 , 50 € x 2

400.000 €

(1.430 Mill. COP)

No limit

1 / 13,938,816 1/10