How does the lottery work in Canada

Canada Lotto 6/49

Quick Canada Lotto 6/49 Facts

  • Simple Mechanics: As the name suggests, Canada Lotto 6/49 adheres to the classic 6/49 Lotto format - so understanding this game should be a breeze for both beginners and veterans alike.
  • Bi-Weekly Draws: Canada Lotto 6/49 draws take place twice a week, every Wednesday and Saturday.
  • Jackpots Roll By: Whenever nobody is declared a winner, Canada Lotto 6/49 jackpots just carry over to the next drawing and grow until someone wins.
  • The Guaranteed Raffle: In addition to jackpot rollovers, Canada Lotto 6/49 There is also a raffle called "Guaranteed Raffle" where CA $ 1 million can be won.
  • Advance Ticket Sales: You can purchase your Canada Lotto 6/49 tickets up to 26 weeks in advance.
  • Tax Free: All Canada Lotto 6/49 prizes are tax free.

Canada Lotto 6/49 Hot and Cold Numbers

Number of Draws:

3

10

100

1000

everything

Hot numbers

Regular balls

45

25 times

48

19 times

23

17 times

44

16 times

36

16 times

2

16 times

43

16 times

6

16 times

30

15 times

13

15 times

34

15 times

1

14 times

47

14 times

22

13 times

46

13 times

38

13 times

18

13 times

24

13 times

14

13 times

28

13 times

bonus

27

5 times

9

5 times

8

4 times

28

4 times

3

4 times

21

4 times

13

4 times

35

3 times

41

3 times

48

3 times

36

3 times

47

3 times

2

3 times

14

3 times

25

3 times

24

3 times

31

3 times

17

3 times

Cold numbers

Regular balls

9

5 times

33

8 times

31

8 times

12

8 times

26

8 times

42

8 times

40

9 times

20

9 times

19

9 times

37

9 times

41

9 times

25

10 times

8

11 times

4

11 times

39

11 times

15

11 times

21

11 times

5

11 times

27

11 times

11

11 times

10

11 times

29

12 times

7

12 times

49

12 times

35

12 times

3

12 times

17

12 times

16

12 times

32

12 times

bonus

16

1 time

1

1 time

22

1 time

29

1 time

45

1 time

40

1 time

5

1 time

23

1 time

15

1 time

18

1 time

49

1 time

42

1 time

44

1 time

7

1 time

46

1 time

30

2 times

34

2 times

33

2 times

43

2 times

10

2 times

6

2 times

26

2 times

19

2 times

39

2 times

12

2 times

4

2 times

What are the odds of winning?

The analysts of Lotto 6/49 have calculated the probability of winning for all phases of the lottery.

For the main lottery:

  • 1 category (6 balls) - probability of winning 1: 13,983,816;
  • 2 category (5 balls + bonus barrel) - probability of winning 1: 2 330 636;
  • 3 category (5 balls) - probability of winning 1: 55,492;
  • 4 category (4 event) - probability of winning 1: 1 033;
  • 5 category (3 events) - - 1: 57;
  • 6 category (2 event + bonus barrel) - odds 1:81;
  • 7 category (2 event) - chance of winning 1: 8.

The likelihood of winning the Guaranteed Sweepstakes Lotto depends on how many people will take part in the next drawing. If there will be 10 million players, then the chance of winning 1: 10,000,000.

The odds of winning the third additional Lotto Encore Draw:

  • 1 category (7 numbers) - probability of winning 1: 10,000,000
  • 2 category (6 numbers) - probability of winning 1: 1,000,000
  • 3 category (5 numbers) - probability of winning 1: 100,000
  • 4 category (4 numbers) - probability of winning 1: 10,000
  • 5 category (3 numbers) - probability of winning 1: 1000
  • 6 category (2 numbers) - probability of winning 1: 100

How does Canada Lotto 6/49 work?

The basics

If you are already familiar with the 6/49 format used by many lottery games, then you probably already know the basics of the Canada Lotto 6/49. For the uninitiated, you simply choose six numbers from a pool of 1 to 49, and there is also a bonus number that is drawn.

If you match all six plus the bonus you will get the jackpot, if you match less you will get one of the lower prize tiers. For example, a match of 5 main numbers plus a bonus means you win the secondary prize. Only win 5 and no bonus means you win the third tier prize and so on.

If more than one first or second tier winner is declared, the prizes will be divided equally between them. however, if nobody wins the jackpot, it will simply carry over to the next drawing until someone wins. In other words, the only way to win big is to match all of your numbers during a draw that has previously been rollover.

The guaranteed raffle

This is where Canada Lotto 6/49 stands out from the crowd. Every ticket you buy entitles you to automatically enter the Guaranteed Prize Draw - a drawing that gives you the chance to win an additional CA $ 1 million. So, if you win the jackpot and the guaranteed prize draw, you could potentially end up in a ridiculously large gust of wind. A few more things to note is that only one ticket holder will win the raffle, and no other prize tiers are available.

The odds of winning

Canada Lotto 6/49 has a total of seven prize tiers that you will win in and your chances of winning are pretty good. Compared to bigger lotteries, your chances here are much better. Take a look at the brief overview below:

Numbers matchOdds of winning
61 in 13,983,816
5 + 11 in 2,330,636
51 in 55,492
41 in the 1.033
31 on July 56
2 + 11 in the 81.2
21 in 8.3
Chances of winning with a guaranteed raffleVaries

So what if you win?

All Canada Lotto 6/49 The prizes are paid out at a flat rate and - as I already mentioned - everything is tax-free. Of course, if you are playing online lottery agent services from another country, then you would need to look at your local tax laws. It's still great because you don't have to worry about tax deductions twice.

Note that winners have one year from the draw date to register and win prizes. If no one reports before the deadline, then unclaimed or expired prizes will be diverted to the national fund, where it will be used for upcoming draws.