Mexican lottery

Mexican lottery is a game of chance

History of Loteria Mexicana

The Lotería board game originated in Italy in the 1400s and was brought to New Spain (Mexico) in 1769 where, for a time, it was played almost exclusively by the colonial upper classes.

During the Mexican War of Independence (1810 - 1821), it became a common pastime with the soldiers and, as they returned home after the war, the game's popularity spread to all of Mexico. Eventually Lotería became an essential part of travelling Mexican ferias where it was often played for money on painted wooden tablas. This tradition continues to this day; since the late 1800s, Lotería has been played extensively by Mexican families in their homes.

Cards

  1. The Rooster (El gallo)
  2. The Little Devil (El diablito)
  3. The Lady (La dama)
  4. The Dandy (El catrín)
  5. The Umbrella (El paraguas)
  6. The Mermaid (La sirena)
  7. The Ladder (La escalera)
  8. The Bottle (La botella)
  9. The Barrel (El barril)
  10. The Tree (El árbol)
  11. The Bananas (Los platanos)
  12. The Brave One (El valiente)
  13. The Piñata (La piñata)
  14. The Death (La muerte)
  15. The Corn (El elote)
  16. The Flag (La bandera)
  17. The Mariachi (El mariachi)
  18. The Cello (El violoncello)
  19. The Heron (La garza)
  20. The Bird (El pájaro)
  21. The Hand (La mano)
  22. The Boot (La bota)
  23. The Moon (La luna)
  24. The Parrot (El cotorro)
  25. The Drunk (El borracho)
  26. The Wrestler (El luchador)
  27. The Heart (El corazón)
  28. The Watermelon (La sandía)
  29. The Drum (El tambor)
  30. The Shrimp (El camarón)
  31. The Chihuahua (El chihuahua)
  32. The Musician (El músico)
  33. The Spider (La araña)
  34. The Soldier (El soldado)
  35. The Star (La estrella)
  36. The Ladle (El cazo)
  37. The World (El mundo)
  38. The Apache (El apache)
  39. The Cactus (El nopal)
  40. The Scorpion (El alacrán)
  41. The Rose (La rosa)
  42. The Skull (La calavera)
  43. The Bell (La campana)
  44. The Water Pitcher (El cantarito)
  45. The Deer (El venado)
  46. The Sun (El sol)
  47. The Crown (La corona)
  48. The Canoe (La chalupa)
  49. The Pine (El pino)
  50. The Fish (El pescado)
  51. The Palm (La palma)
  52. The Maracas (Las maracas)
  53. The Harp (El arpa)
  54. The Frog (La rana)