Lotto 6/49 is Canada’s most popular lottery game!
Run and managed by the Western Canada Lottery Corporation, the Lotto 6/49 was first played in 1982.
Since then, there have been over 290 Canada Lotto 6/49 lucky Jackpot winners who won $1 Million or more. These happy winners hailed from Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and the Territories.
There have been some spectacular, record breaking jackpot prizes won in the Canada Lotto 6/49!
For example, the biggest jackpot prize in the history of the Canadian Lottery was also a Lotto 6/49 jackpot. It was for $54.3 million and was won in October 2005 by a group of gas and oil workers.
When it comes to jackpot prizes and the luckiest towns in the region; tiny little Peers, Alberta with a measly population of only 120 residents wins hand down!
One Peers player was the lucky winner of $8.2 million in 2005, and the other player who hit the lottery big-time split a huge $22 million jackpot with a winner in NWT in October of 2007.
When the Lotto 6/49 game was introduced back in 1982, it was a once weekly, Saturday night draw only. However, in September of 1985 the game was increased to twice a week with the addition of a Wednesday night drawing.
Your estimated odds of winning the Canada Lotto 6/49 jackpot prize are 1 in 14 million.
Tickets for either the Saturday or Wednesday night draws may be purchased right up until 7 pm MT/8 pm CT on the date of the drawings.
The minimum prize a player can win with Lotto 6/49 is $5. This is won by matching two of the main numbers plus the Bonus number on one line.
In order to win the top jackpot prize in Lotto 6/49, you will need to match all six of the main numbers. However, if you are only one number away from winning the jackpot prize, don’t forget to check the bonus number!
The bonus number is not found on your lottery ticket. Instead, this is an additional number drawn along with the six main numbers and it will give you an extra chance to win.
For instance, there are fabulous prizes awarded for matching five out of the six main numbers plus the bonus number. So, if you didn’t match all six winning numbers, don’t give up. The bonus number might just be your lucky number!
Canada Lotto 6/49 tickets expire 12 months from the date of the drawing. All cash and other gratuity prizes won by residents of Canada in the 6/49 game are tax exempt.
Your winning ticket must be signed---either printed or legibly written---in order for you to claim your winnings.
At this time, it is not possible to buy tickets online for the Lotto 6/49. That being said, there is a Play by Subscription option that will keep you from ever missing a drawing.
Lotto 6/49 tickets are not sold to those who live outside the five lottery regions in Canada.
Under the rules of the Western Canada Lottery Corporation, you may not choose to remain anonymous if you win the Lotto 6/49. In fact, you must agree to have your photograph taken and published, along with your name and the city or town where you live.
Buy tickets now for the Lotto 6/49! You don’t have to move to the tiny hamlet of Peers, Alberta to hit the jackpot, although it does seem that the residents there have the Midas Touch when it come to winning tickets!