ABOUT THE LOTTERY
The Gibraltar Government Lottery was founded after World War II to service a loan used to finance the construction of new housing for the population that had been evacuated. The first draw was held in October 1947.
This conventional passive game consists of 24 draws per year. Of these, 21 are regular bi-weekly draws, at a ticket cost of £10 (divided into 10 shares of £1 each). First prize for the regular draws is £100,000. For each draw, 20,000 tickets are issued, with 23 winning numbers drawn.
The remaining three draws are special event "Bumper" draws with higher first prizes. Tickets for the Summer Bumper Draw are priced at £20 with a first prize of £250,000. There are 25,000 Lottery tickets issued for this draw and 35 winning numbers are drawn, consisting of 5 major prizes and 30 minor prizes. The biggest draw is the Christmas Draw, held the week before Christmas. Tickets are priced at £20 and the first prize is £500,000. There are 50,000 lottery tickets issued for this draw, and 25 winning numbers are drawn, consisting of 5 major prizes and 20 minor prizes. The third Bumper draw is the "Three Kings draw," held at the beginning of January. Tickets are priced at £20 and the first prize is £200,000. There are 20,000 lottery tickets issued for this draw, and 33 winning numbers are drawn, consisting of 3 major prizes and 30 minor prizes.
If during a draw the same number is drawn twice the number corresponding to the lesser of the two prizes will be redrawn.
In addition tickets are also eligible to win more than one prize.
Please see below for a breakdown of prizes for a normal draw.
Winners have six months in which to claim their prizes.
Government Lottery Prize Structure for the regular draws:-
Number of Prizes
First 4 digits match first 4 digits of 1st, 2nd or 3rd prize
Last 3 digits match last 3 digits of 1st, 2nd or 3rd prize
First 3 digits match first 3 digits of 1st, 2nd or 3rd prize
Last digit matches last digit of 1st prize
Total prize pool for a series of 20,000 tickets