Emirates Loto

The Emirates Loto is open to all participants aged 18 and over from around the World. Players can win up to AED 35,000,000 as the jackpot

Players must pick 6 numbers between 1 and 49 and the winning numbers are drawn from a mechanical machine that mixes the ball sets randomly. Emirates Loto draws take place every Saturday at 19:30 hours Gulf Standard Time and are overseen by by a Draw Manager, an Insurance Representative and an Abu Dhabi or Dubai Government Representative. The televised draws are presented by celebrities Aishwarya Ajit and Wissam Breidy.

How to play Emirates Loto

This is where it gets a little complicated and different from most lottery draws around the World. The mechanism has been designed to fit in with Islamic Fatwa and Sharia principles

In summary you buy a collectible, either in a store around the UAE or online, which then entitles you to make an entry into the draw:


There are four prize levels in The Emirates Loto as per the following table

Emirates Loto Prize Tiers
Prize Category Prize Amount
Match 6 out of 6 AED 35 Million
Match 5 out of 6 Starting at AED 2,000,000 and increasing by AED 1,000,000 every week until its won
Match 4 out of 6 AED 300 each
Match 3 out of 6 Free entry for future Emirates Loto draw

Prizes need to be claimed within 9months (275 days) of the winning Loto date

If you live outside of the UAE, you will need to travel to the emirates to collect Match 6 and Match 5 prizes and provide proof of identity. Match 4 prizes will be paid into your bank account or to a money exchange near where you live. Free entries will be automatically added to your online account