About Lotto 6/49

About Lotto 6/49

Lotto 6/49 is the best national lottery games in Canada.The first draw for Canadian Lotto 6/49 took place on June 12, 1982 and at the time, the jackpot was a guaranteed $1 million, whereas today the jackpot starts at $5,000,000.

It was a revolutionary game at that time, because Lotto 6/49 was the first nationwide Canadian lottery game to allow players to choose their own numbers. Many Canadians have become rich by playing this straightforward game but a fan lottery.

How to play

As the name of the lottery suggests, one needs to pick 6 from 49 numbers of balls.

You can buy tickets in Canada, or play Lotto 6/49 online.

Draw time

Every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:30pm Eastern Standard Time.

Notable Jackpots

Jackpot
$64 million
Date
October 17, 2015
Jackpot
63.4 million
Date
April 13, 2013
Jackpot
$54.3 million
Date
October 26, 2005
Jackpot
$26.4 million
Date
September 2, 1995

Odds and Prizes

The Lotto 6/49 jackpot prize is carried over to the next draw if it is not won.

The Lotto 6/49 jackpot prize will be shared if there is more than one winning regular selection 47% of Lotto 6/49 sales are dedicated to the Main Prize fund.

2/6, 2/6+ and 3/6 are paid from the Main Prize Fund, the balance remaining comprises the Pool's Fund.

Matches
6/6
Prize
79.5% of the Pools Fund
Odds of winning
1 in 13,983,816
Matches
5/6+
Prize
6% of the Pools Fund
Odds of winning
1 in 2,330,636
Matches
5/6
Prize
5% of the Pools Fund
Odds of winning
1 in 55,492
Matches
4/6
Prize
9.5% of the Pools Fund
Odds of winning
1 in 1,033
Matches
3/6
Prize
$10.00
Odds of winning
1 in 56.7
Matches
2/6+
Prize
$5.00
Odds of winning
1 in 81.2
Matches
2/6
Prize
$3 Free Play
Odds of winning
1 in 8.3