The Uruguay Lottery games include 5 de Oro, Revancha, Kini and La Tombola. The current Director General is Mr. Luis Gama. Some of the proceeds from the sale of lottery tickets go to benefit physical education, prescriptions and unemployment insurance.
Known as the Loterias y Quinielas, the Uruguay lottery is administered by the government. While popular, it’s not quite the large-scale lottery which many have come to expect around the globe. The lottery can be played in a number of forms, including scratch tickets, online lottery terminals, raffles, instant lotteries and sports betting.
The game with the biggest jackpot is almost always Lotto. This game usually involves picking the correct six numbers from a set of balls, with each ball numbered from 1 to 50 (some games use more or less than 50).
Lottery products in Uruguay include traditional draw lotteries, instant tickets, and machines offering a game called SuperMatch, which is a lottery version of sports betting. Dirección Nacional de Loterías y Quinielas is in charge of oversight and regulation of all lotteries.
In 2003, players were for the first time able to purchase tickets for the end-of-the-year lottery, "Gordo de Fin de Año," on the Internet. As a result, ticket sales were higher than ever before.