The most frequently asked questions about Lotto India are answered right here. If you need to know anything about the game, including how to buy tickets or what prizes you can win, you'll find all of the information you need on this page.
Lotto India is having to temporarily close down so that we can make improvements to the biggest National Lottery in India can be made, with the last draw taking place on Tuesday 31st October. If you have deposited funds to play then please make sure to remove them from your account as soon as possible, and check back here for further updates.
To play Lotto India, you must select six main numbers from 1 to 50, followed by one Joker Ball number between 1 and 5. You can either choose your own numbers or opt for a Quick Pick to receive a random set. Go to the How to Play page for step-by-step instructions.
You must be at least 18 years old to take part in Lotto India, or of legal gambling age in your jurisdiction if that legal age is higher than 18.
Lotto India is available for players in the whole of India and in countries around the world. However, there are some countries from which you cannot participate, including Australia, France, and the United States of America, owing to local rules and restrictions. You can see a full list on the Restricted Countries page.
Draws take place on Tuesday and Friday evenings, at 6:00 PM (IST).
Ticket sales for a given draw close at 5:50 PM (IST) on the day of that draw.
Yes, you can subscribe in advance for up to three months of draws.
Lotto India costs ₹40 per panel.
The accepted payment methods are as follows:
Abaqoos, Atsro, Pboleto, DineroMail, EPS, Epay.bg, Euteller, Halcash, Lobanet, Mastercard, Multibanco, Moneta, Neosurf, NETeller, Poli, Polinz, Przelewy, Skrill, Sofort, Sporopay, Teleingreso, TicketSurf, Todito Cash, Trustpay, Usemybank, Visa, WebMoney, Yandexmoney, eKonto
Yes. You can subscribe to Lotto India to make sure you never miss a draw. Just select the 'Subscribe' option and then choose the length of your subscription; you can choose to pay monthly or every three months. You will pay for all the draws covered in your subscription period at the time of your purchase. Subscriptions will renew automatically until you choose to end them.
Yes, you can play via the Lotto India website and you also will be able to buy tickets through the app, which is coming soon. Tickets cannot be bought in stores.
If you have forgotten your password, you can request that a password reset email is sent to the address registered on your account.
The results are produced by an insured Random Number Generator (iRNG). This is a computerised system which guarantees that the winning numbers are selected at random. The iRNG is regularly tested and a time-stamping mechanism is also in place to make sure the results are protected.
To win prizes, the numbers you select must match the winning numbers drawn. You must match all of the winning numbers (six numbers + the Joker Ball) to win the jackpot of ₹4 Crore. There are also smaller cash prizes for matching fewer numbers, for example, you receive ₹40 for matching two main numbers. You also receive a Free Bet Bonus if you match the Joker Ball.
The Joker Ball is the seventh number in each draw. It is selected from a separate pool consisting of the numbers 1 to 5. Match all six numbers and the Joker Ball and you win the top prize.
As the Joker Ball is drawn from a separate set of numbers, the same number can appear twice in the same draw - once among the main six balls and once as the Joker Ball. When entering the game, you can also pick the same number to use as one of your six main numbers and your Joker Ball.
The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 79,453,500. The overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 3 and the overall odds of winning the Free Bet Bonus are 1 in 5.
The chances of winning are exactly the same for every line of numbers, whether you choose your own or go with a Quick Pick to generate a random set.
No. The jackpot is worth ₹4 Crore in every draw, unless it has been increased for a Bumper Draw.
The Lotto India Raffle runs alongside the main draw, meaning once you have purchased your Lotto India entries, you are automatically entered into the raffle.
Bumper Draws are special events that are held from time to time in which the usual jackpot is increased to an even higher amount. Visit the Bumper Draws page for more information.
If the jackpot is won by more than one player, the money is split between all the winners. The other prizes are fixed, so you are guaranteed to win the stated prize.
Use the Lotto India Ticket Checker to find out if you have won a prize. You will be notified via email if you have won a prize, and you may also be contacted by telephone if you win the jackpot.
Winnings will be paid automatically into your account. You can then decide whether to withdraw the money into your bank account or use the funds to enter future draws. Visit the page on Claiming Prizes for more information.
The Free Bet Bonus awards one free entry to a future Lotto India draw and can be won by matching just the Joker Ball. Just like the cash prizes, the Free Bet Bonus will be credited to your account. You just need to log in to your account and activate your bonus to bet on a future draw for free.
You will be asked to take part in marketing activities if you win the jackpot so that the news can be promoted on the Lotto India website. However, details of your identity will only be disclosed if you give your consent.
You will be informed by email if you win a prize. You may also be contacted by telephone if you win the jackpot and you have provided your number. If you have not played Lotto India, it is not possible to win a prize and it means you are being contacted by a scammer. Go to the Lottery Scams page for more details.