Puerto Rico Lottery Games
Only Puerto Rico residents can take part in the following Puerto Rico lottery games:
|Game||Prize Type||Numbers||Sale Closes|
|Pick 3||Top Prize||3 from 0-9||6:59 p.m.|
|Fantasy 5||Jackpot||5 from 1-41||6:59 p.m.|
|Triple Twist||Jackpot||6 from 1-42||6:59 p.m.|
|The Pick||Jackpot||6 from 1-44||6:59 p.m.|
|Powerball||Jackpot||5 from 1-69 + 1 from 1-26||6:59 p.m.|
|Mega Millions||Jackpot||5 from 1-70 + 1 from 1-25||6:59 p.m.|
*All times are displayed in Arizona local time.
Draws & Game Updates
All games will continue as normal but the Minimum jackpot (starting jackpots) for Puerto Rico Powerball and Mega Millions have been removed.
The number of consecutive draws each Puerto Rico State Lottery games allows you to play:
Claiming a Winning Ticket
- For prizes of $1 – $599, fill out the back of the ticket, sign it and mail the original ticket to the Arizona Lottery mailing address.
Keep a copy of the ticket for your records.
- For prizes over $600, send a copy of a photo ID card, a filled out Prize Claim Form and the original signed ticket. Keep a copy of all documents for your records.
- Arizona Lottery has a new claim center located in the Walmart Supercenter in Kingman
(3396 Stockton Hill Road, Kingman, AZ 86409) available for claims up to $9,999.
If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call the Phoenix Arizona Lottery Office or the Tucson Arizona Lottery Office.
Puerto Rico Lottery Federal, and state tax withholdings on winnings for U.S. citizens or residents.
|Any Prize||State Tax||0.0%|
|Any Prize||Federal Tax||0.0%|
If the winner is not a U.S. citizen or is not a US resident, Puerto Rico Lottery tax withholdings on winnings are as such:
|Any Prize||State Tax||0.0%|
|Any Prize||Federal Tax||0.0%|
About the Puerto Rico Lottery
The lottery in Puerto Rico is better known as the Loteria de Puerto Rico. It was also the first lottery in the country amongst the modern lotteries. When it launched in 1934, it was a much simpler and smaller game and has since grown into the Puerto Rico state lottery that offers seven various ways to win. The Loteria de Puerto Rico makes instant multi-millionaires regularly when the results of the Puerto Rico lottery are published.
This lottery has an interesting history. In 1942, the earnings made from lottery sales were used to fight a massive tuberculosis outbreak. Later on, besides making a part of the population richer, it has also helped the authorities to regain control over tax evasion by small business owners. They cleverly evaded paying over their taxes. In 2011, the authorities implemented a new system whereby all the Puerto Rico Lottery numbers had to be printed on the back of sales receipts, making it very difficult for a shop owner not to hand over receipts to customers. It has helped alleviate the problem in the region.
The Lotto Plus and the Doble Revancha operate hand-in-hand as you can only qualify for the Revancha if you also play the Lotto Plus. It’s the Puerto Rico Lottery second chance game. If you don’t strike it lucky in the Lotto, you might still win a prize with your Doble Revanca numbers. In 2014 the ever-popular Puerto Rico Lottery PowerBall game was added to its portfolio and launched in more than 200 retail outlets.
Puerto Rico Lottery FAQ
What are the Puerto Rico (Loteria de Puerto Rico) Lottery restrictions?
The legally required age to participate in lottery games is 18 years.
When is the Puerto Rico Lottery Mega Millions draw?
The Puerto Rico lottery has not launched the Mega Millions yet.
Does Puerto Rico Lottery offer scratch cards?
Yes, you can buy instant win scratch cards from all of the participating retail outlets.
How do the Puerto Rico Lottery winners claim their prizes?
For prizes less than $600, you can claim it directly from the retail outlet or claim centers. Additionally, you can sign and mail the claim to the official lottery address. For prizes over $600, you can only claim directly from the claim centers or fill in a claim form and mail it to the Puerto Rico Lottery office at Edificio Fundacion Angel Ramos, 383 Av. Franklin Delano Roosevelt suite 110, San Juan, 00918, Puerto Rico.
Is there a Puerto Rico Lottery app I can use?
Currently there is none. You have to participate by buying an actual paper ticket at a participating retail outlet. Android users can download an app that updates the lottery winners and winning numbers.
When is the Puerto Rico Lottery draw?
The Daily Picks 2,3, and 4 are Mondays to Saturdays at 2 pm and 10 pm. Powerball draws are on Wednesdays and Saturdays at noon. Loto and Revancha are on Wednesdays and Fridays at 10 pm.
What are my odds of winning the Puerto Rico Loto Plus or Revancha?
The odds are 1 in 9,870,120 to win one of these two jackpots.
Who won the biggest Puerto Rico Lottery?
In February 2015, one of three winners claimed his part of the $564 million Power Ball jackpot but chose to remain anonymous.
How to play the Puerto Rico Lottery?
You can buy scratch cards at all participating retailers for instant wins, and you can buy your lottery tickets for the other draws at the same outlets.
Is my lottery winnings in Puerto Rico tax-free?
Puerto Rico Lottery winnings are exempt from state taxes. It does have an individual lottery tax of between 5 – 10% that is deducted from all winnings.
What are the Puerto Rico Lottery codes?
When buying scratch tickets, the barcode is scanned with the Puerto Rico Lottery scanners to confirm your win at the retailer when claiming your prize. This enables the retailer to keep track of all winning prize money paid out.
How much time do I have to claim my prize when I win the Puerto Rico Lottery?
You will be allowed 180 days from the draw date to claim your winning prize.
What happens to all the money made in the Puerto Rico Lottery?
The proceeds of the lottery go toward social upliftment programs and other departments that need funding. Most are used in sectors like education, well-being, and even environmental care programs.
When is the Puerto Rico Lucky For Life draw?
Lucky For Life has not been added to the Puerto Rico Lottery portfolio yet.
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