About the Canada Lotto Max
Lotto Max is one of the three national lottery games in Canada, coordinated by the Interprovincial Lottery Corporation (ILC). It was introduced in 2009 to replace Lotto Super 7, and although it’s similar to its predecessor, it does include additional boards.
The lottery Canada Lotto Max also has a jackpot that starts at $10 million, and unclaimed winnings get continuously added to the pot. The grand prize is capped at $70 million and was last won in 2020.
A great feature is MaxMillions, which activates once the pot hits $50 million. Players can win their share of thousands of smaller cash and other rewards, adding to the lotto’s popularity and making everyone a winner.
Canada Lotto Max FAQ
First, depending on where you live, you need to be either 18 or 19 years old. Next, you need to buy a $5 3-play ticket either online or from an approved retailer. Finally, you need to pick seven numbers between 1-50 for each section. Once the draw finishes, you can check the numbers to see if you’ve won.
During a drawing, the RNG randomly picks seven numbers. These are the winning numbers, and to get a prize, your chosen numbers should match some or all of them.
There’s a whole range of prizes available, depending on how many correct numbers you’ve picked. If you win, you’ll have 12 months to claim your reward before it expires.
Your odds of picking the winning Canada Lotto Max lottery numbers is one in 33,294,800 for every $5 of play. For MaxMillions, the odds are 1 in 28,633,528.
As soon as the main jackpot hits $50 million, MaxMillions will trigger, offering several smaller prize-draws alongside the main lottery.
None of the Canada Lotto Max lottery winners have ever struck it as big as Brampton credit risk manager, Adlin Lewis. The lucky player walked away $70 million richer after winning the grand prize in January 2020.
Draws are conducted every Tuesday and Friday at 9:50 pm Eastern Time.
An RNG (random number generator) picks the winning numbers, so there’s no way to watch the Canada Lotto Max lottery results live. Instead, you can visit the website to see if there are animated videos of the drawing posted.
You can also use the app to see the results of Canada Lotto Max lottery draws. However, if there’s a MaxMillions winner, the public posting of the numbers may be delayed.
For wins under $1,000, you can go to your local retailer with your ticket and customer receipt, where you can use their Canada Lotto Max lottery ticket scanner to determine if you’re a winner.
Anything over the above amount can be claimed by going to an OLG Prize Centre. For any prizes that aren’t cash, you’ll need to contact the OLG Support Centre.
You can use the Canada Lotto Max lottery app to get updates on the winning numbers, prizes, or scan your ticket barcode to find out if you’re a winner.
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