Lotería de Bogotá
The first Lotería de Bogotá draw was held on Saturday 17 August, 1968, making it one of the longest established lottery games in Colombia. Commonly referred to as ‘the Bogotá lottery’ or simply as ‘the lottery’, the Lotería de Bogotá was created to raise funds for public health projects. This means that, as well as giving themselves a chance to win big cash prizes, Colombian lottery players who participate in the Lotería de Bogotá are also making it possible for themselves, their loved ones and their fellow Colombians to enjoy better healthcare – and better health – in the future.
Lotería de Bogotá tickets can be purchased as whole tickets or in one-third shares. Draws take place every Thursday and, as in most other lottery games around the world (and in Colombia) the more tickets a player purchases, the more chance they have of winning a prize. Tickets can be purchased from official offline retailers in Colombia or – for those who value their time and appreciate convenience – players can participate in the Lotería de Bogotá by playing online.
The Lotería de Bogotá offers several prize levels, but many Colombian lottery players view these as different games in their own right and results are often published under the names of the prize categories. These are:
- 1 premio mayor: 2.250 Million Colombian Pesos
- 1 seco: 100 Million Colombian Pesos
- 2 secos: 25 Million Colombian Pesos
- 4 secos: 10 Million Colombian Pesos
- 15 secos: 3 Million Colombian Pesos
Results for the Lotería de Bogotá appear in the El Tiempo newspaper every Saturday and many Colombian lottery players who happen to live in the country and take that newspaper will obviously use it to check their tickets. That said, checking the Lotería de Bogotá results online is a far quicker way of doing things, and will allow winners to set about the task of claiming their prizes with minimal delay.
Those Lotería de Bogotá players who choose to play the game online can of course initiate the claim for their prize online, which makes things much easier than doing things the old-fashioned way, especially if you don’t actually live in Colombia. As you would expect, if any online entry does win a Lotería de Bogotá then an email is sent to the winner to notify them of that fact.