About the Canada Lotto 6/49 Lottery

When it comes to the lottery, Canada Lotto is among the most lucrative in Canada. The prizes go as high as CA $60 million, and it boasts fantastic odds for a national lottery. 


Canada Lotto lottery numbers are between 1 and 49, and this is the range that can land you the jackpot. Plus, there's another 10-digit number set for a prize draw of CA $1 million.


The superior odds are what sets Canada Lotto apart from other competitions. The jackpot odds are 1 in 13,983,816, among the lowest in the industry. Even better, your chances of winning a prize are about 1 in 6.6, so why not try it?


Numerous Canada Lotto lottery winners testify to its value. The biggest jackpots nation-wide came from this competition. In 2005, a person won CA $54.3 million, but another competitor beat it in 2015, obtaining a jaw-dropping sum of CA $64 million.


You can also try your luck for as low as CA $3 per play, on Wednesdays and Sundays each week in Toronto. The results of the Canada Lotto lottery are randomly-drawn numbers using a Smartplay Halogen II machine.

Canada Lotto lottery results come with a transparency and fairness guarantee, thanks to the Interprovincial Lottery Corporation that manages it.

Canada Lotto 6/49 FAQ

Regarding minimum age, you have to be 18 or older in:

  • Alberta,
  • Manitoba
  • Northwest Territories
  • Nunavut
  • Ontario
  • Quebec 
  • Yukon Territories


If you're from the following areas, you need to be at least 19:

  • British Columbia
  • Labrador
  • New Brunswick
  • Newfoundland
  • Nova Scotia
  • Prince Edward Island


Participation isn't limited to Canadian players. Online concierge services selling Lotto 6/49 tickets are available to foreigners, although there'll be a small fee attached.

The ticket sales on playing locations close at 21.00 EST on the evening of the draw. They'll reopen later that night for the next round. However, if you're using a concierge service, remember that the cut-off time might be earlier.

The most significant amount of money ever to go to a single person in Canada Lotto was CA $64 million, won by Zhe Wang. Hers was the only winning ticket in that draw. 

You start by choosing six main numbers (1-49) and a bonus number. Apart from hitting all six for a jackpot, you can win big if you match five numbers and the bonus. Every time the grand prize goes unclaimed, the jackpot pool increases.

If two of your ticket numbers match the lotto machine's ones, you're winning a free ticket for the next draw. The prize sizes grow with every new match, but only all six main numbers grant you a jackpot.

Apart from the main game, you can participate in a supplementary competition. In it, one ticket holder wins CA $1 million on each draw. You'll buy a ticket with a ten-digit code, and if yours matches the one drawn, the money is yours. 

If you win, you'll get your entire prize in a single lump-sum. Plus, Canada doesn't impose taxes on lottery winnings, which means you'd receive the whole sum of your profit. You have one year to claim your prize in select locations. 

Yes. It updates once every five minutes and sends push notifications when the results come out. Unfortunately, it doesn't contain a Canada Lotto lottery ticket scanner, for which you have to use a separate app.

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