The Lotto 6/49 is Canada’s biggest and most popular lottery, with amazing jackpots starting as high as $5 million.
If no winner claims the main cash prize, then it increases with each rollover, giving players an even bigger jackpot to play. There is no jackpot cap in the Lotto 6/49, so the prize can reach huge amounts. The largest prize to-date was $64 million and it has made this lottery extremely popular among Canadians and international players alike.
Play Rules for Canada 6/49
To enter the Lotto 6/49, players must choose 6 numbers from a guess range of 1 to 49. This guess range is precisely where the name of this lottery comes from. The central aim of the game is to guess all 6 numbers and win the jackpot. During official draws, a bonus number is also chosen from the same drum. This 7th number is important for the 2nd and 6th-tier prizes, which go to players who have the bonus number and 5 of the main numbers or, respectively, 2 of the main numbers.
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There are 7 prize divisions in total in the Canada Lotto 6/49. Even guessing 2 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 secondary prizes aren’t the only opportunities to win the Canada 6/49 lottery. Each official draw includes a raffle, which can give players the chance to win $1 million, regardless of how many of the winning numbers they’ve guessed. What’s not to like in a free raffle?
Guaranteed Prize Draw
A $1 million raffle offers lottery players an entirely new chance to win a fabulous cash prize. While players are required to have at least 2 of the winning numbers to win one of the main prizes, the Guaranteed Prize Draw is completely separate from the drawn numbers. This is a raffle that has 1 winner as part of every official draw – guaranteed!
Wondering what you have to do to enter the raffle? Well, all you need to do is play the game. Each Canada 6/49 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 $1 million prize.
Official Draws for Canada 6/49
The official draws for the Canada Lotto 6/49 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 buy your tickets online through a lottery concierge service, then it’s important top remember to make the purchase a few hours prior to the 21:30 draw. This way, you’ll be sure not to miss your chance to score BIG!
Highest Canada 6/49 Jackpots
- The current jackpot record for the Canada Lotto 6/49 is $64 million. The prize was won on October 17th, 2015 by one lucky player from Mississauga, Ontario.
- The 2nd largest Canada 6/49 jackpot was extremely close to the record amount, at $63.4 million. The winning numbers were drawn on April 13th, 2013.
- The 3rd largest jackpot in the Canada Lotto 6/49 was from the draw held on October 26th, 2005, worth $54 million. It was won by a syndicate of 17 employees from a gas and oil company from Camrose, Alberta.
The Lotto 6/49 offers huge jackpots with a guaranteed raffle prize, so there’s no reason not to play!
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