We will do our best to have the web-casts posted on our Web site shortly after the draw process is complete. We anticipate all the draws to be available by 1:00 am (Eastern Time) the next day. If you connect and see a draw from a previous day please try again later.
LOTTO MAX and LOTTO 6/49 draws are managed by the Interprovincial Lottery Corporation (ILC). The ILC members are all the Canadian lottery jurisdictions including OLG. ILC draws are held using a Halogen II draw machine manufactured Smartplay International Inc. The ball loader can only accommodate 49 balls and the display chute only seven balls and one bonus ball. LOTTO 6/49 and LOTTO MAX are national games operated through the Interprovincial Lottery Corporation which conducts the draws for those games. The ILC uses the same make and model of draw machine that OLG uses to conduct some of the draws for games only available in Ontario.
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Get winning numbers on our website at OLG.ca, in newspapers, on television, Winning Numbers lists at retail, our WIN! Line at 416-870-8946 (Toronto area) or toll free at 1-866-891-8946 (outside Toronto). Our self-serve ticket checkers at all lottery terminal locations can also verify if your LOTTO ticket is a winner and the prize amount.
All OLG Regional Lottery Draws are conducted live at our OLG Prize Centre at Yonge and Dundas, normally in the store front window facing Dundas Street. The OLG Regional Lottery draws commence at approximately 10:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) each night. The LOTTO MAX and LOTTO 6/49 draws are conducted by the Interprovincial Lottery Corporation at a different facility separate from the OLG draws. The LOTTO MAX and LOTTO 6/49 draws commence at approximately 11:05pm (Eastern Time). OLG will continue to posts recordings of all draws which are available on our website.
The Main LOTTO MAX Draws held every Friday will be conducted using traditional lottery ball-drop machines – the same way that LOTTO 6/49 winning numbers are drawn.
The MAXMILLIONS Draws for additional prizes of $1 million each will be conducted using a random number generator that is being/has been independently tested and certified by Technical Systems Testing, an internationally recognized and accredited testing facility.
Given that there could be many additional draws, it is not practical to use the ball drop method as it would mean conducting a separate process for each additional MAXMILLIONS Draw - which could take several additional hours - and we want to provide players with the winning numbers as quickly as possible. Many regional games already use a RNG process, and it is widely accepted throughout the industry worldwide.
RNG draws are used for several OLG games including the instant-win portion of POKER LOTTO & MEGADICE. The WHEEL OF FORTUNE game uses the RNG feature for both the instant-win portion as well as for the nightly draw. In addition, the RNG is used for LOTTO Max - Maxmillions, and the winning selection for the Guaranteed Prize Draw is drawn at random by computer using a RNG only from those selections issued for that draw date.
The system was designed to be as unpredictable as a ball-drop draw. Considerable safeguards as well as verification by external auditors occurs for ALL lottery draws regardless of how the results are generated. In terms of RNG, like the ball machine, the actual machines for RNG are kept in a safe in a controlled room at Interprovincial Lottery Corporation (ILC) offices. The software is designed to signal any modification to any component of the system that has an influence on the outcome. As well, there is an external audit of the draw itself.
ALL lottery draws are audited internally and externally and there are a number of checks and balances that are the accountability of third party experts - from on site auditors for draws to the verification of equipment by third party certification experts. The software itself is designed to signal any modification to any component of the system that has an influence on the outcome.
The Main LOTTO MAX Draw will always be conducted using a ball-drop machine while the MAXMILLIONS Draws will always be conducted using the random number generator (RNG).
Separate sets of balls are used to conduct LOTTO MAX and LOTTO 6/49 Main Draws. The same controls are used for LOTTO MAX and LOTTO 6/49 draws to protect the balls against any tampering. The balls are supplied by Smartplay International Inc. (of the U.S.) which specializes in these items. Each of the 49 balls is 51mm in diameter. The balls are tested regularly to ensure they are consistent for size and weight. The same ball-drop machine that is used for LOTTO 6/49 will also be used for the LOTTO MAX Main Draws. As with LOTTO 6/49, between draws the balls will be sealed and kept in a locked, secure location and can only be accessed by authorized Interprovincial Lottery Corporation (ILC) draw personnel in the presence of an external auditor.
Grant Thornton LLP are the external auditors for all LOTTO 6/49 and LOTTO MAX draws.