How to Play the Ganesha Bumper
Play the Ganesha Bumper by choosing six numbers from 1 to 50 and a Joker Ball from 1 to 5. It’s exactly the same as a regular Lotto India draw, as the Ganesha Bumper is just an extra draw for this usual game, but it offers a far larger jackpot. Follow the steps below to take part:
Start off by choosing six numbers from 1 to 50, plus a Joker ball from 1 to 5. The Joker Ball is selected from a separate set of numbers to the main six, so you can pick the same number twice on one line. You can choose your own numbers if you feel there’s a particular set that will be lucky for you, or you may prefer to use a random set. Go to the lucky numbers page to create a Quick Pick that you can enter straight away. You can enter multiple sets of numbers if you like, boosting your chances of success.
You’re not limited to one entry per game in the Ganesha Bumper. Once you’ve picked one set of numbers, you can move on to the next panel and make another selection. Submitting more than one entry is the only way to boost your chances of winning. It’s possible to submit eight entries in one transaction, but overall you can buy as many entries as you want.
After you’ve picked all your numbers, hit the ’Add To Cart’ button and review your selections. If you’re happy with everything, you just need to purchase your entries. The cost is ₹40 and you need to make sure you play before the cut-off time of 5:50pm, otherwise you will miss out on the chance to enter this year’s Ganesha Bumper.
You can sit back and relax once you’ve submitted your entries in time. The draw takes place at 6:00pm IST and the winning numbers will be available on the Ganesha Bumper Results page shortly afterwards. You don’t even need to check the results though, as you will be notified automatically if you win a prize.
The Ganesha Bumper is not available in-stores so you need to have an online account before you can submit your entries. You will be prompted to set one up if you do not already have one, and you will need to verify your email address after registering.
You must be at least 18 years old to take part. Any prizes won may be forfeited if you are not legally eligible to participate. Ganesha-Bumper.com and its partners can limit or refuse entries to anyone at their discretion without giving notice or reason.
The draw is not available in some restricted countries. Go to the Where to Play page for a list of places where users are ineligible to play from.
How to Win the Ganesha Bumper
To win prizes, your numbers must match the winning Ganesha Bumper numbers. You need to get all seven the same to win the jackpot, but you can win by matching fewer numbers. In fact, you only need your Joker Ball to appear to win a Free Bet Bonus, so the overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 3. Go to the Prizes page for more information about all the ways to win.
How to Claim Prizes
As there’s no paper ticket to keep safe or present to a lottery official, claiming prizes from the Ganesha Bumper draw couldn’t be simpler. It’s an online-only game, so the prizes will be credited straight to your online account.
The one exception is the jackpot. If you’re lucky enough to win a share of the ₹40 Crore top prize, you will be contacted directly by a member of the customer support team and guided through the claims process. This will be done by phone, so make sure you provide your number on your online account.
It’s still a very straightforward procedure, but you will first need to verify your identity by providing documents to prove your age and address. The money will then be wired to your bank account once the verification is complete, which can take four weeks.