The Lotto 649 is the biggest Canadian lottery of all times. Its amazing jackpots start as high as CAD$5 MILLION and they can only get higher from there. The grand prize gets higher with every rollover. As there is no jackpot cap in the Lotto 6/49, the prize can reach overwhelming amounts. The largest prize up to date was of CAD$64 MILLION and it has made this lottery extremely popular among Canadians and international players alike.
Play Rules for Canada 649
To enter the Lotto 649, players must choose 6 numbers from a guess range of 1 to 49. The central aim of the game is to guess all six numbers and win the jackpot. During the official draws, a bonus number is also chosen from the same drum. This seventh number is important for the second and sixth-tier prizes, which go to players who have the bonus number and 5 of the main numbers and respectively 2 of the main numbers. Learn more about how to play Canada 649 online, and enter Canada’s most fascinating game.
There are seven prize divisions in total in the Canada Lotto 649. Even guessing two of the main numbers will earn you a free ticket for the next draw, which makes this game a lot of fun for players. But the jackpot and the secondary prizes are not the only opportunities to win in the Canada 649 lottery. On each official draw, there is also an amazing raffle taking place, which can give players the chance to win CAD$1 MILLION regardless of how many of the winning numbers they’ve guessed.
The Guaranteed Prize Draw
This is the CAD$1 MILLION raffle that offers lottery players an entirely new chance to win a fabulous prize. While players are required to have at least two of the winning numbers to win one of the main prizes, the Guaranteed Prize Draw has nothing to do with the numbers that are drawn. This is actually a raffle that has one winner on every official draw.
Wondering what you have to do to enter the raffle? Well, all you need to do is play the game. Each Canada 649 ticket comes with its very own 10-digit code. This is made up of a unique 8-digit number and a 2-digit code that represents the specific lottery line corresponding to the code of the raffle. After the lottery numbers are drawn, one 10-digit code is also selected to determine the lucky winner of the CAD$1 MILLION prize.
Official Draws for Canada 649
The official draws for the Canada Lotto 649 are held twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 21:30 sharp. So, make sure you have your tickets ready in time as sales close half an hour before the draws. If you are buying your tickets online through a lottery concierge service, you should keep in mind that you should make the purchase a couple of hours before the 21:30 draw.
Biggest Canada 649 Jackpots
- The current jackpot record for the Canada Lotto 6/49 is CAD$64 MILLION. The prize was won on October 17th, 2015 by one lucky player from Mississauga, Ontario.
- The second largest Canada 649 jackpot was extremely close to the record amount at CAD$63.4 MILLION. It was won on April 13th, 2013.
- The third largest jackpot in the Canada Lotto 649 was that from October 26th, 2005, which was worth CAD$54 MILLION. It was won by a syndicate of 17 employees from a gas and oil company from Camrose, Alberta.