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Lotto 6/49 Game Rules

Game Rules - What is Lotto 6/49?

Lotto 6/49 is a Canadian lottery that first began in 1982! Lotto 6/49 was the first lottery game in Canada where players chose their numbers instead of using pre-printed tickets.

How to play Lotto 6/49

Lotto 6/49 is a very straight forward game. To play, all you need to do is pick 6 numbers from a total of 49 or click “Generate” to let us pick your numbers for you.

When is the Lotto 6/49 draw?

Draws for this game are held every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:30pm Eastern Standard Time. Each Lotto 6/49 ticket costs €4.49 with All The Best Lottos.

What is the current Jackpot for Lotto 6/49?

The minimum jackpot for Lotto 6/49 is $5 million and there is no cap! The largest Lotto 6/49 jackpot won was $64 million in 2015. To see the current Lotto 6/49 jackpot, please see the game name above the Lotto 6/49 ticket, or check out the ATBL home page.

How do I get a Lotto 6/49 ticket?

To play Lotto 6/49 with All The Best Lottos, simply choose your numbers or press “Generate” to let us pick for you!

Lotto 6/49 Tickets are provided for the official Canadian “Lotto 6/49” Lottery, operated and organised by The Interprovincial Lottery Corporation (ILC). Tickets are subject to relevant draw.

How do I win Lotto 6/49?

To claim a Lotto 6/49 prize, simply play your numbers, wait and check your ticket after the draw is over. If you win a small amount your account will be credited automatically by ATBL. If you win a bigger prize, our expert team will contact you directly to deliver your winnings.

About Lotto 6/49

About - Big Winnings Eh?

Ah, Canada! Home of the Famous Maple Syrup, and also some famously big Jackpots! Lotto 6/49 is easy to play and also easy to win with odds starting as low as 1 in 6.6!

The History of Lotto 6/49

Lotto 6/49 was played for the first time on 12th June 1982. Lotto 6/49 was the first nationwide Canadian lottery game to allow players to choose their own numbers.

The Biggest Lotto 6/49 jackpot ever

The largest Lotto 6/49 jackpot to date was won on 17th October 2015 by a player in Ontario. The jackpot was worth $64 million.

What’s the Lotto 6/49 jackpot tonight?

Lotto 6/49 jackpots start at $5 million and increase with every draw until the jackpot is won. To see the current Lotto 6/49 jackpot, please see the game name above the Lotto 6/49 ticket, or check out the ATBL home page.

Odds and Payout

Odds & Payout - How can I win a prize?

Lotto 6/49 has seven prize tiers that you win by matching the numbers on your ticket to the winning numbers drawn. You can win a prize by matching a minimum of 2 numbers, but you must match all six numbers to win the jackpot. Below you'll find all about the different ways to win and the odds of winning.

Odds of Winning

The prize you win depends on how many of the winning numbers you match. The table below shows what you need to do to win in each tier, the odds of doing so, and the prize amounts before tax. Your overall chances of winning any Lotto 6/49 prize are around 1 in 6.6.

Prizes are paid as per the underlying lottery results. Only one prize category can be won per order, which will be the highest of the available prize categories achieved by, and relevant to, that order.

*Prizes will be shared among the eligible holders of winning tickets for that Prize.

Is Lotto 6/49 Taxed?

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) does not require taxation on any prizes won.

Jackpot category - Match 6 numbers

Jackpot win or Share of 79.5%*

1 in 13,983,816

Match 5 numbers + Bonus

Share of 6% of the Pool's Fund*

1 in 2,330,636

Match 5 numbers

Share of 5% of the Pool's Fund*

1 in 55,492

Match 4 numbers

Share of 4% of the Pool's Fund*

1 in 1,033

Match 3 numbers

$10 prize

1 in 56.7

Match 2 numbers + Bonus

$5 prize

1 in 81.2

Match 2 numbers + Bonus

Free Play

1 in 8.3

How much is Lotto 6/49?

Lotto 6/49 tickets start at €4.99 with All The Best Lottos. You can add more lines to your ticket for €4.99 over the same draw.

How do I check my Ticket?

After the draw, the winning numbers will be announced by The Interprovincial Lottery Corporation (ILC). This information will be communicated to you through our mailing list. If you have won a major prize we will contact you directly. All results are also available on our website.

What If I've Won a Prize?

If you win a lower prize category this will be automatically credited to your AllTheBestLottos.com account. If you have won a major prize our Support team will contact you directly. 100% of any prize money you win will go directly to you.

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