Baloto has been bringing happiness and joy into homes of many Colombians since it was launched all the way back in 2001 and now people around the world can experience what it’s like to participate in this country’s most popular lottery game, licensed and approved by the Gaming Commission of Colombia.
In order to play Colombian Baloto, you have to pick six numbers between 1 and 45 and wait for the draw, which takes place two times a week – on Wednesday and Saturday nights between 11pm and 11:15pm. Shortly after that, you can check Baloto results and see if you were fortunate enough to net a major prize.
Matching the six winning numbers means you won the jackpot, which starts at COL$2.000.000.0000 (around €610.000) and rises even higher whenever players fail to guess the winning line correctly. The size of the jackpot depends of the number of rollovers – the highest one to date was won in 2012 and was worth around €38.000.000. Unlike some other games, Baloto has no jackpot cap, which means the top prize can reach incredible amount after several draws with no winner in sight.
Even if you don’t manage to beat the odds of 1:8.145.060, which is required to hit the jackpot, El Baloto offers impressive prizes of smaller value to anyone who matched three, four or five of the winning numbers. Another thing that makes this game so interesting are its special draws known by the name “Revancha”, or rematch. They give players another chance to win a significant amount of cash with the same numbers they used in the main Baloto draw. Revancha has a separate prize pool, with the jackpot amounting to COL$500.000.0000 (around €150.000), but there are also prizes of smaller value for those who make five, four or three hits.