Melate is probably the most popular lottery in Mexico and is drawn 3 times per week on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Players can play for a minimum jackpot that can rollover unlimited times for a ticket costing less than 1USD. Players choose 6 numbers from a pool of 1-56. Seven balls are drawn, 6 natural and 1 additional ball.
The jackpot is paid for matching the 6 natural numbers with the additional ball being used for 4 of the other 8 prize tiers. Results can be checked at online lottery sites within a few minutes of the draw. For added excitement, the results can be watched live on YouTube.
Alternatively, players can check the official Pronosticos website, telephone a designated phone number, or visit any convenient Melate lottery agent. Prizes need to be claimed within 60 days, starting from the day after the draw. It is important to keep within these limits as unclaimed prizes are deposited in the Treasury of the Federation for public assistance.