Perhaps the most famous lottery in South America is the Mega Senato game that is played in Venezuela. This game requires players to pick six numbers from the range 01 to 60 and if a player matches all of those numbers when the draw takes place they win the jackpot. It is of course quite predictable that the biggest country in South America should have the most famous lottery on the continent, but there are many other lottery games that are also very popular in other South American countries, including Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica and Ecuador.

Most of the headline lottery games in South America are draw-based, and so players enter numbers and are rewarded according to how many of their selections are matched when the draw takes place. That said, lottery scratch card games are also very popular in South America, but obviously those games need to be played physically and so they are only available to individuals who actually live in the countries and regions that offer them.

As you might expect in light of its culture of celebration, South America excels in creating a festival-style atmosphere for many of its draw-based games. The draws of some of the biggest games are televised in their host countries, and in these cases viewers get to enjoy all the sounds and colours that they might experience at a street carnival. If the prospect of having their numbers drawn isnít enough to excite South American lottery players, the enthusiastic presentation of the games canít fail to get their adrenaline pumping.