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the best mexican lotteries

The Mexican lottery offers players the best of both worlds, with some of the biggest jackpots in Latin America, as well as some of the most affordable lotteries on the market, such as the Melate lottery and the twice-daily Chispazo lottery. Also online you could play and buy official tickets, so you dont have to live in Mexico to play.

Thanks to this popular lottery in Mexico a lot of people have become millionaires. This is not the only positive side of the lottery, since it also donates a part of its revenue to charities. A part of the money gained by the sale of lottery tickets is spend on good causes such as health, education and sports.

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In Mexico, several lotteries are organized at the national and state level. Here are some popular lotteries in Mexico:

Lotería Nacional

This is Mexico’s oldest and most prestigious national lottery. It is run by the Mexican government and offers a variety of sweepstakes games, including “Sorteo Mayor” and “Sorteo Especial.” Sweepstakes are often held on special dates, such as vacations or anniversaries, and offer great prizes.


Melate is one of the most famous lotteries in Mexico. Run by the Mexican National Lottery, it gives players the chance to win huge cash prizes by choosing six numbers ranging from 1 to 56. Melate also offers additional games, such as Revancha and Revanchita, which offer additional prizes.


Chispazo is a popular daily lottery in Mexico. This is a quick and easy game, managed by the Mexican National Lottery, where players choose five numbers from the range of 1 to 28. Daily draws with attractive prizes.

Tris lottery

Tris is a popular digital lottery in Mexico. It is operated by the Mexican National Lottery and is similar to a three-digit lottery. Players choose three numbers from a range of 0 to 9 and win different prizes depending on the combination and wager chosen.


Progol is a Mexican sports lottery in which players can predict soccer matches. Players choose the outcome of a series of selected matches and can win prizes based on the number of correct predictions.

In addition to these lotteries, several Mexican states host regional and state lotteries, such as the Mexico City Lottery and the Baja California Lottery.

Keep in mind that lottery availability and rules are subject to change, so it is always advisable to check the official website or source of the relevant lottery for the latest information.


In Mexico, lotteries are regulated by several agencies at the national and state levels. The following are the main organizations that oversee Mexican lotteries:

Secretaría de Gobernación (SEGOB)

The Secretaría de Gobernación, also known as the Ministry of the Interior, is the government agency responsible for the overall regulation of the Mexican lottery. SEGOB has the authority to set the rules and regulations for lotteries in the country.

Lotería Nacional para la Asistencia Pública (LOTENAL).

LOTENAL is an autonomous organization responsible for organizing and managing the Lotería Nacional, Mexico’s oldest national lottery. It is run by the Secretaría de Gobernación. LOTENAL aims to raise money for charity and social aid in Mexico.

Comisión Nacional de Gobernadores (CONAGO)

CONAGO, the National Council of Governors, is a body composed of the governors of the Mexican states. It plays a role in overseeing lotteries at the state level. Each state in Mexico has the right to organize and manage its own lotteries under the direction of CONAGO.

Comisión de Juego y Sorteos (CJS)

The Comisión de Juego y Sorteos, also known as the Gaming and Lottery Commission, is the government agency responsible for overseeing gambling and lotteries in Mexico. It is administered by the Secretaría de Gobernación and is responsible for ensuring that lotteries and gambling operations comply with the country’s laws and regulations.


The Mexico National Lottery, SORTEO GAMES and INTRALOT are the key of the Mexican lottery market, so the extensive market research report of Technavio concludes. In the rapport you can read a detailed and interesting analysis of market by platform, type and revenue distribution. What else can you expect?

Growth of the Mexican lottery market

According to the rapport, the Mexican lottery market will grow at a CAGR of almost ten percent during the forecast period. There are several driving factors of this growth, including the high potential return of investment (ROI). The rewards in the lottery market are usually monetary benefits and physical goods, which are based on the price and scheme of the Mexican lottery.

An interesting thing about maximum winning Jackpots in Mexico is that they don’t have a limit. Although the winning chances are quite low, the ROI is high. Thus the consumer decides to invest, in the hope to win the Jackpot. This is an important factor that drives the growth of the Mexican gambling market.

Increased popularity of smartphones and tablets
One of the most important trends the report detects in Mexico is the increasing popularity of smartphones and tablets. More and more lotteries use these electronic devices. They’ve become more digitized and establish websites and mobile apps to reach a wide audience. There’s definitely a need to be visible online, since it helps to increase offline sales. People simply buy their tickets online instead of visiting a retail store. Smartphones are used to compare lottery ticket prizes as well. If someone does want to visit a store to purchase a ticket, he or she uses the smartphone to find a place nearby. The fact that people buy tickets with mobile devices will be an important factor in the growth of the lottery market in the next four years, the rapport concludes.

Technical improvement and extreme competition
The preferences of the consumer, who is more digitally active than ever, are changing. There’s also quick technical improvement and extreme competition on the Mexican gambling market. Vendors have to look into these three risk factors when they want to enter the Mexican lottery market. The truth is that most market leaders use extreme marketing tactics. They’re not afraid to innovate, wide their current product lines and to invest in revamping. Because of this development new players are able to enter the online lottery market, and as a result the market growths. These new parties have a large market share because they’re able to attract new customers. Lottery number providers have the task to find and use effective strategies. Only if they do this, it’s possible to distinguish themselves with their products and services and to win from competitors. This is why they need to be aware of the current trends on the lottery market, the rapport states.

Key players of the Mexican lottery market

The research also named a couple of key vendors in the Mexican lottery market. Among them are the Mexican National Lottery, GAMES and INTRALOT. Other lottery types that play a key role in the market are instant lotteries, sports lotteries and draw-based lotteries. Examples of draw-based lotteries are Powerball, Lotto, sports and instant. It’s influence on the market is growing rapidly. What’s more, draw-based lotteries were the market leader in 2016 and instant lotteries are the fastest growing segment in the Mexican online lottery market. Draw-based is the most common lottery type in Mexico and researchers expect that it will keep domination for the next four years.

Offline and online market

The lottery market in Mexico can be divided in two types: offline and online. According to the market report of Technavio, offline lotteries still have the highest share on the market. In the upcoming years they will lead the market, which has always been the case. Especially people from with low-middle and low-incomes really like offline lotteries. Because of this and the fact that disposable incomes are rising, the market in Mexico will keep growing. It also contributes to the growth of the online lottery market.

Use of social media by lottery companies

Lottery companies use several promotion strategies to attract more customers. Social media is a relatively new way to reach a big audience. For example, a lottery company that has won a big prize shares this on Google+, Facebook and Twitter. Being active on social media has been a good idea for a lot of companies, since they saw the lottery ticket sales increase. Lottery vendors and winners also add Twitter feeds to promote Jackpots more often, which is an interesting development as well.


How to check the Mexican National Lottery?

  • Find your ticket | National Lottery
  • Instructions
  • Select the product you want to check.
  • Enter the draw number.
  • Enter ticket number part 1 and part 2 as shown in the image.
  • Enter the security code.
  • Press the Query button.

What is the oldest Mexican lotto?

The Lotería Nacional is Mexico’s oldest and most prestigious national lottery. It was established in 1771 and is administered by the Mexican government. The purpose of the Lotería Nacional is to raise funds for social projects and charities in Mexico.

What is today’s Loteria Nacional jackpot?

Jackpot is available for numbers: 01971 2023. Wait for the full list of prizes, which will be available from 23:00 in 2023 each week.

Where to check the results of Melate Revancha and Revanchita?

You can check the official results the day after the draw on the Pronósticos para la Asistencia Pública official website: or on our social networks: Twitter @pronosticos_mx, Facebook Pronósticos, Melate Oficial or Progol Oficial.

What is a Loteria Nacional refund?

What is a refund? The refund is the same amount you invested in the ticket or caquito.

How much tax did i have to pay when i win the jackpot?

Lottery winnings in Mexico are subject to 7% withholding tax.