BonoLoto is a game of chance based on the Primitiva but more frequent and at a lower cost. Its introduction to the market was on February 28th of 1988 and it came to complete the offer along with the Primitiva itself, the Quiniela and the National Lottery, but offering a very cheaper bet price.
It is regulated by the Loterías y Apuestas del Estado in Spain, and is part of a range of lotteries that make draws during all days of the week.
The rules of the BonoLoto game stipulate that to make a bet, you must choose 6 numbers from a grid of 49.
As in the case of the Primitiva, you can make single or multiple bets. In order to do a multiple bet the first of the columns will be used exclusively by marking 7 or more numbers up to a maximum of 11.
The draw is made using two drums. One of them contains 49 balls numbered from 1 to 49, and the second drum contains balls numbered from 0 to 9.
From the first drum 6 balls are extracted that will form the winning combination, and also a seventh ball called “the complementary” is extracted.
This complementary number is not chosen by the player, but it may be one of the 6 numbers chosen by him in his bet.
From the second drum, one of the numbered balls from 0 to 9 is drawn to determine “the refund”.
The complementary is an extra ball that is extracted in addition to the 6 that make up the winning combination.
This complementary ball is also drawn from the primary drum where the balls numbered from 1 to 49 are housed.
This complementary number has the exclusive function of rewarding the bets by matching five numbers of the main winning combination. If this complementary number is correct, the winner can opt for a second category special prize.
The refund of the BonoLoto is a prize destined to the winners of a specific number that is extracted independently from a second drum with balls numbered from 0 to 9.
The prize consists of a fixed payment equivalent to the amount of a simple bet for all tickets containing that number randomly granted by the system at the time of validating the bet.
The advantages of playing online are many:
The special category prize, also known as a jackpot, comes from a guaranteed minimum of €400,000.
In the event that in a raffle there is not a winner of the first prize, the amount is accumulated for the next raffle in that same category, and so on until the prize is handed over.
The biggest Bonoloto jackpot distributed until the date was on 11/18/1990. The only winner was a successful resident in the town of Iscar (Province of Valladolid) who pocketed the amount of just over 1.2 billion Ptas.
That amount has not been exceeded yet since this lottery is played six days at week, which does not make it easy to accumulate large amounts of revenue.