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Lotto 6/49

Lotto 6/49, established in 1982, is a national lottery game of Canada. Lotto 6/49 along with another national lotto, Super 7, is the most prevailing lottery version in Canada. However, Lotto 6/49, also known as Lotto 649, is considered to be the most popular lottery game with Canadians.

Originally, the lottery was played with tickets, which cost $1 only. The price has been the same for about 22 years. However, Interprovincial Lottery Corporation, which controls the game, was forced to increase the price up to $2 per ticket to satisfy its players looking for larger jackpots. The decision was reached by Canada's five regional lottery corporations following interviews with 4,500 Canadians across the country. At the moment the game may produce lottery jackpots starting at $4-million and reaching up to $25-million. The former lottery scheme produced winnings, which were rarely exceeding $10-million.

Lotto 6/49 features

  • You receive one six-number Selection for $2
  • Add Wednesday or Saturday's EXTRA for a chance to win the $250,000 Top Prize or the $100,000 second prize!

How to play Lotto 6/49

  1. Select six numbers from a field of 1 to 49
  2. Add up to six EXTRA numbers by marking "Yes" under each board played.*
  3. Mark the number of lottery draws you wish to play. Play 1-25 draws.

*The EXTRA number(s) is valid for the same draw date(s) as the Host Game on your ticket, i.e. the game listed at the top.

Lotto 6/49 by Quick Pick

  1. Ask for a Quick Pick, and the Ticket Terminal will choose your Selection(s)
  2. Say "Yes" to EXTRA and specify how many EXTRA numbers you want to 'ENTER'*
  3. Tell the Retailer how many draws you wish to play. Play 1-25 draws

*The EXTRA number(s) is valid for the same draw date(s) as the Host Game on your ticket, i.e. the game listed at the top.

Lotto 6/49 draws

Lotto 6/49 draws are held every Wednesday and Saturday. Tickets can be purchased until 8:00 pm CT, 7:00 pm MT, and 6:00 pm PT on the date of the draw.

Odds of winning

Match the Lottery Numbers Drawn to Win

Match Prize Odds/$2 Play
6 of 6 80.50% of Pools Fund* 1: 13,983,816
5 of 6 + Bonus 5.75% of Pools Fund* 1: 2,330,636
5 of 6 4.75% of Pools Fund* 1: 55,491
4 of 6 9.00% of Pools Fund* 1: 1,032
3 of 6 $10 * 1: 57
5 of 6 + Bonus $5 * 1: 81

Odds of winning any prize are approximately one in 32.3

All odds are approximate.

*The fixed prizes of $5 for 2 of 6 regular lottery numbers plus the Bonus and $10 for 3 of 6 regular numbers are payable from the Prize Fund (47% of sales). The remaining is the Pools Fund, from which all other pari-mutuel shares of prizes are paid.