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Prima – Win 70X the stake

Win €70 for every €1 stake when you correctly match the first number drawn.

Ambo – Win 250X the stake

Win €250 for every €1 stake when you correctly match 2 numbers from the 5 numbers drawn.

Terno – 4,000X the stake

Win €4,000 for every €1 stake when you correctly match 3 numbers from the 5 numbers drawn.

Terno-Ambo

Terno-Ambo is a combined Terno and Ambo game type. Win with the Terno and Ambo game types with 40% and 60% of the respective winnings, for every €1 stake when matching 3 out of the 5 numbers drawn.

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All you need to know about Lotto

Lotto, introduced back in 1923, remains one of Malta’s favourite lottery games! This game of chance is played using a field of numbers from 1 to 90 with 5 numbers randomly drawn every Tuesday and Saturday to determine the various fixed-odds prize combinations for Prima (first number draw), Ambo (match 2 out of 5 numbers) and Terno (match 3 out of 5 numbers).

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How to play Lotto?

Not sure how to play Lotto? Take a look at the different playing methods in Lotto.

To play a Simple Column in Lotto, the player should mark one (1) to four (4) numbers (with an ‘X’) according to the type of game selected, in at least one (1) of the four (4) Playing Board(s) of the playslip.
The game types available are:

  • Prima – where a player must choose one (1) number and mark the box [P]
  • Ambo – where a player must choose two (2) numbers and mark the box [A]
  • Terno – where a player must choose three (3) numbers and mark the box [T]
  • Terno-Ambo – where a player must choose three (3) numbers and mark the box [TA]

A Fully Expanded System entry is an alternative way of playing Lotto, providing the player with more chances to win by the creation of various columns. A System entry allows the player to select more than the minimum amount of numbers but not more than twenty (20) in a single Playing Board, for each game type, thus providing the player with more chances to win.

  • Prima – where a player must choose more than one (1) number
  • Ambo – where a player must choose more than two (2) numbers
  • Terno & Terno-Ambo – where a player must choose more than three (3) numbers

Terno-Ambo is a game type which is a combination of the two (2) game types Ambo and Terno. In this game type, three (3) numbers are chosen, and a bet is placed on any two (2) or three (3) of the five (5) numbers drawn.

To play Terno-Ambo, a player must choose three (3) numbers and mark the box [TA]. This will create four (4) columns as follows:

  • One (1) Terno column with three (3) numbers
  • Three (3) Ambo columns with two (2) numbers in each.

The basic stake is distributed amongst the different columns as follows:

Stake Terno Ambo Ambo Ambo
€0.50 €0.20 €0.10 €0.10 €0.10
€1.00 €0.40 €0.20 €0.20 €0.20
€2.00 €0.80 €0.40 €0.40 €0.40
€3.00 €1.20 €0.60 €0.60 €0.60
€5.00 €2.00 €1.00 €1.00 €1.00

With the Quick Pick option, the terminal generates all of the numbers according to the game rules of the specific game type selected. To play Quick Pick, the playslip should be filled in as follows:

  • The Quick Pick box should be marked.
  • A game type from [P], [A], [T] or [TA] should be marked, according to the player’s preference.
  • A number (up to 20) should be marked in the Numbers Area, to indicate the amount of numbers that the player would like to be picked by the terminal.
  • A basic stake from; €0.50, €1.00, €2.00, €3.00 or €5.00 should be marked.

Note: In the case of the Quaterno game type, you can only play a basic stake of €2.00

Different playing methods are allowed to be chosen by the player, on the same playslip.
The below example shows a Prima of €2.00 in the first Playing Board, an Ambo of €1.00 in the second Playing Board and Systems play in the third Playing Board.

The player is given the choice to participate with the same playslip in more than one draw by marking the relevant box/es in the CONSECUTIVE DRAWS section. The playslip should be filled in as follows:

  • A number from two (2) to ten (10) should be marked on the playslip to increase the frequency of participation by two (2) and up to ten (10) draws.
  • The boxes [x2] and/or [x3] can be marked to further increase the number of participation draws.
  • The player can participate in up to a maximum of 60 consecutive draws.
  • The total cost must be paid when purchasing the ticket.

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Lotto’s Main Features

Why do the Maltese love Lotto? Check out Lotto’s game features below.

From just €0.50

A minimum entry price of €0.50 for Prima, Ambo, Terno and Terno-Ambo.

5 Game Types

Choose your favourite game type; Prima, Ambo, Terno, Terno-Ambo.

Quick Pick

Let the system randomly pick your numbers or else play your preferred numbers.

Up to 20 numbers

Increase your chances of winning by choosing up to 20 numbers in a single playslip.

Consecutive Draws

Don’t miss a Lotto draw and participate in up to 60 consecutive draws with the same numbers.

Twice the Fun

2 Lotto weekly draws; Every Tuesday and Saturday at 20:30hrs.

See what you can win

Find out what you can win when playing Lotto.

Terno
4,000X the stake
Ambo
250X the stake
Prima
70X the stake

See what you can win

Find out what you can win when playing Lotto.

Terno
4,000X the stake
Ambo
250X the stake
Prima
70X the stake

Lotto FAQs

Learn more about the game by taking a look at the answers to some of the game’s most frequently asked questions.

Lotto may be played at any one of National Lottery’s retail outlets around Malta and Gozo from Monday to Sunday during the allowed playing hours.

You may play Lotto up to thirty (30) minutes before the draw. Lotto draws are held every Tuesday and Saturday after the evening news on TVM at approximately 20:30hrs.

In order to play, just fill in a Lotto playslip indicating your selected numbers, game type, stake and other playing options. Present the completed playslip to one of our Retailers at any one of the National Lottery retail outlets around Malta and Gozo. You may also choose to play by requesting your chosen numbers verbally.

Yes, you can play different game types on each Playing Board on the playslip.

To win in Lotto, you have to match your selected numbers with the drawn numbers. The winning amount depends on the Game Type and Stake amount chosen.
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