1. HOW HAS LOTTO 6/49 CHANGED?

Starting with the Wednesday, September 18, 2013 draw, players have more ways to win on LOTTO 6/49 - and more prizes, big and small. The game features a new Guaranteed $1 Million Prize Draw on every LOTTO 6/49 draw, Jackpots starting at $5 million instead of $3 million, a new Free Play prize category for matching 2 of 6 numbers, and better overall odds - improved to approximately 1 in 6.6 (from 1 in 32.3).

These enhancements are about maintaining and building customer interest in Canada's oldest and best known lottery game - LOTTO 6/49 - for years to come.

2. WHO MADE THE DECISION TO CHANGE LOTTO 6/49?

LOTTO 6/49 is a national game administered by the Interprovincial Lottery Corporation (ILC), which comprises each of the provinces and territories in Canada This decision to make changes was made by ILC and its members, based on extensive research with thousands of LOTTO 6/49 players from across the country.

3. WHEN DID SALES BEGIN FOR THE NEW LOTTO 6/49?

Sales began Sunday, September 15, 2013.

4. WHEN WAS THE FIRST DRAW FOR THE NEW LOTTO 6/49?

The first draw was Wednesday, September 18, 2013.

5. DO YOU STILL PLAY THE GAME THE SAME WAY?

Yes. LOTTO 6/49 is still the same great game - where players choose six numbers from a field of 1 to 49, or get a Quick Pick - with draws taking place Wednesdays and Saturdays. The difference in the new format is that the extra $1 per play allows for extra ways to win, including: a new Guaranteed $1 Million Prize Draw on every LOTTO 6/49 draw, Jackpots starting at $5 million, and a new Free Play prize for matching 2 of 6 numbers.

6. WHY INCREASE THE PRICE?

With all the new ways to win, LOTTO 6/49 offers great value for each $3 play. There is a Guaranteed $1 Million Prize Draw on every LOTTO 6/49 draw, a new Free Play prize for matching 2 of 6 numbers, and higher overall odds of winning. Additionally, Jackpots start at $5 million instead of the previous $3 million. So that extra $1 is providing Canadian lottery players with some great added value.

 

7. HAS THE PRIZE PAYOUT ON LOTTO 6/49 CHANGED?

The total prize payout to players is still 47% of sales. This is the same percentage as the $2 LOTTO 6/49 on the market since 2004. Prior to the changes in May 2004, the $1 LOTTO 6/49 format returned 45% of sales as prizes. The total prize payout is still 47% of sales; however, this has been re-allocated. Forty percent of sales will make up the Main Prize Fund - which funds the majority of the prizes. Seven percent of sales will make up the Guaranteed Prize Draw Fund, which funds the Guaranteed $1 Million Prize Draw, any additional monies required to ensure the $5 million starting Jackpot and occasionally offer additional Guaranteed Prize Draws. To allow for the new Free Plays, there have been some minor adjustments to the share of prize money available with the Jackpot, second, third and fourth prize. For full information, please see the as shown on the LOTTO 6/49 game page.

8. HOW DO THE JACKPOTS GROW IN THE NEW GAME FORMAT?

For the last few years, LOTTO 6/49 Jackpots have started at $3 Million or $3.5 Million, depending on sales. When the Jackpot was not won, it would grow by the amount generated by sales. Under the new format, Jackpots start at a minimum of $5 million. Jackpot growth is expected to be consistent with the previous format.

 

9. IS ADVANCE PLAY AVAILABLE ON THE NEW LOTTO 6/49?

Customers can play up to 52 draws (26 weeks) in advance with the new LOTTO 6/49.

10. CAN I STILL PLAY ENCORE WITH LOTTO 6/49?

Yes. ENCORE continues to be available for purchase with LOTTO 6/49.

11. IS COMBINATION PLAY STILL AVAILABLE WITH THE NEW LOTTO 6/49?

Yes, players can choose to play 5, 7, 8 and 9 number combination plays on the new LOTTO 6/49.

12. WHAT ARE THE ODDS OF WINNING?

The overall odds of winning are approximately 1 in 6.6 on the new format - an improvement from 1 in 32.3 on the $2 format.

13. HAS THE DRAW TIME CHANGED WITH THE NEW FORMAT?

The time of the draws remains the same as before - with the draws taking place shortly after the ticket purchase cut-off time on the evening of the draw. Ticket purchase cut-off time is 10:30 p.m. (Eastern Time). Given there is an additional Guaranteed $1 Million Prize Draw in the new LOTTO 6/49 format and additional draw processes, the draws may take slightly longer than with the previous format.

Guaranteed Prize Draw

 

1.  HOW DOES THE NEW $1 MILLION GUARANTEED PRIZE DRAW WORK?

On your LOTTO 6/49 ticket, there is a new special section called "GUARANTEED PRIZE DRAW" followed by a 10-digit number. This is an 8-digit number, followed by a 2-digit 'trailer' (e.g. 12345678-01). One winning selection is drawn only from those issued to guarantee there is a winning ticket for each draw. The $1 million GUARANTEED PRIZE DRAW is separate from the main LOTTO 6/49 draw.

2. HOW ARE YOU GUARANTEEING A $1 MILLION WINNING TICKET EVERY DRAW?

Unlike the LOTTO 6/49 Jackpot prize winning numbers - which are drawn from a range of possible numbers, the winning selection for the $1-million GUARANTEED PRIZE DRAW is drawn only from those selections issued. Imagine your "GUARANTEED PRIZE DRAW" selection is entered into a virtual hat with every other selection sold for the draw, and then one selection is drawn from that virtual hat. Those are the only selections eligible to be drawn for the $1 million prize. This way, there is always one winning selection for the "GUARANTEED PRIZE DRAW."

 

3. WHAT ARE THE ODDS OF WINNING THE GUARANTEED $1 MILLION PRIZE DRAW?

The odds for the Guaranteed $1 Million Prize Draw are determined for each draw by the total number of Selections issued across Canada. For example, if 5 million LOTTO 6/49 plays are issued, there would be 5 million Selections for the Guaranteed $1 Million Prize Draw, which means the odds of any one Selection being drawn would be 1 in 5 million.

4. WHAT DOES THE 10-DIGIT GUARANTEED PRIZE DRAW SELECTION REPRESENT?

Each Canadian lottery jurisdiction has been assigned a pool of Guaranteed Prize Draw Selections to issue for any given draw. The Guaranteed Prize Draw Selection is set up in such a way that:

  • The first digit identifies the region where the ticket was issued. Guaranteed Prize Draw Selections issued in

    • British Columbia start with 0 or 1;

    • Western Canada (Alberta Saskatchewan, Manitoba and the three territories) start with 2 or 3

    • Ontario start with 4 or 5

    • Quebec start with 6 or 7

    • Atlantic provinces (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador) start with 8 or 9.

  • The first eight digits of the Guaranteed Prize Draw Selections in each region are issued in consecutive order from the beginning to the end of their pool. (40000000-01 to 59999999-01 in Ontario)

  • The first eight digits are the same for all entries from the same ticket and will not appear on any other ticket for the same draw.

  • The last two digits identify the number of Guaranteed Prize Draw Selections on the ticket. The two-digit number following the hyphen will always start with 01 for the first Guaranteed Prize Draw Selection on the ticket, and increases by one for each additional Selection on tickets with multiple plays.

This method of numbering simplifies checking the ticket, and ensures that all Guaranteed Prize Draw Selections have exactly the same chances of winning. The format ensures that each Guaranteed Prize Draw Selection issued is unique and does not appear on any other ticket. The winning Selection is randomly drawn by computer only from those issued.

5. YOU SAY THAT THE GUARANTEED PRIZE DRAW SELECTIONS ARE UNIQUE. SO WHY DOES MY SELECTION ALWAYS START WITH A 4 OR A 5?

The GUARANTEED PRIZE DRAW number is set up in such a way that the first digit identifies the region where the ticket was sold. All OLG selections will begin with a 4 or 5, indicating that the ticket was purchased in Ontario. No two GUARANTEED PRIZE DRAW selections are the same for any given draw.

6. YOU SAY THAT THE GUARANTEED PRIZE DRAW SELECTIONS ARE UNIQUE BUT I ALWAYS BUY ONE LOTTO 6/49 SELECTION ON A TICKET AND MY GUARANTEED PRIZE DRAW SELECTION ALWAYS ENDS IN "01." WHY? 

The Guaranteed Prize Draw Selection is set up in such a way that the last two digits identify the number of Selections purchased on a ticket (e.g. A customer who purchases a single LOTTO 6/49 play on a ticket always has a Guaranteed Prize Draw number ending in "01." If the ticket contains multiple plays, the player receives multiple Guaranteed Prize Draw Selections – the first eight digits are the same for all Selections; the two-digit number following the hyphen starts at 01, and increases by one for each additional selection on the ticket.).

7. CAN THERE BE TWO TICKETS WITH THE SAME "GUARANTEED PRIZE DRAW" SELECTION?

No. The GUARANTEED PRIZE DRAW selections are unique and, therefore, two tickets can not share the same number.

8. CAN TWO TICKETS SHARE THE GUARANTEED $1 MILLION PRIZE?

As the "GUARANTEED PRIZE DRAW" selections are unique, two tickets can not share the same number. The winning selection for the $1 million prize matches only one 10-digit selection.

 

9. WHY CAN'T I CHOOSE MY OWN GUARANTEED PRIZE DRAW SELECTION?

To ensure there is only one winning Guaranteed Prize Draw Selection, every Selection must be unique. If customers were to choose their own Selections, there would always be the possibility that two players could have the same winning Guaranteed Prize Draw Selection, and therefore, have to split the $1 million prize.

10. I PURCHASED MULTIPLE LOTTO 6/49 PLAYS ON THE SAME TICKET, BUT IT LOOKS LIKE I’VE ONLY GOT TWO GUARANTEED PRIZE DRAW SELECTIONS. WHY ARE THERE NOT MORE SELECTIONS FOR THE GUARANTEED PRIZE DRAW?

Whenever a LOTTO 6/49 ticket is issued with three or more plays, the Guaranteed Prize Draw Selections appear as a range.

11. WHY ARE THE GUARANTEED PRIZE DRAW SELECTIONS SHOWN AS A RANGE? WHY CAN’T YOU PRINT ALL THE SELECTIONS?

Given the number of potential Selections that can be on one ticket, it is best to show these numbers as a range rather than printing every Selection. This is similar to Combination Play where the ticket does not include every possible combination. When playing a 9-number combination, for example, a player’s ticket contains 84 possible combinations – each of which is an individual LOTTO 6/49 Regular Selection, and each of which gives the player one Guaranteed Prize Draw Selection. To minimize what could cause an excessively long ticket, we decided to display the range in the case of multiple Selections. The ticket shows the unique 8-digit number and both the smallest and largest 2-digit trailer number, so the player is aware which Selections belong to them for that draw.

12. DO I GET A DIFFERENT GUARANTEED PRIZE DRAW SELECTION FOR EACH DRAW INCLUDED IN AN ADVANCE PLAY PURCHASE?

Same as with the Regular Selections for the main draw, with an Advance Play purchase you will have the same Guaranteed Prize Draw Selections entered into each Guaranteed $1 Million Prize Draw that is included in your Advance Play purchase. Each draw is an independent, random draw and so there is no effect on your odds of winning the Guaranteed $1 Million Prize Draw – the odds on each draw are always dependent on the number of selections issued for that draw.

LOTTO 6/49 February 2016 SUPER DRAW

 

1.  WHAT IS THE LOTTO 6/49 FEBRUARY SUPER DRAW?

On February 13, 2016 the LOTTO 6/49 Super Draw will offer 14 Guaranteed Prize Draws for $100,000 in addition to the main Jackpot and the Guaranteed $1 Million Prize Draw. That’s 16 chances to win a prize of $100,000 or more.

2.  HOW DO I MAKE SURE I’M ENTERED IN THE LOTTO 6/49 FEBRUARY SUPER DRAW?

Every LOTTO 6/49 play issued for the draw on February 13, 2016 will automatically have a chance to win one of the 14 Guaranteed Prize Draws for $100,000 in addition to the main Jackpot and the Guaranteed $1 Million Prize Draw!

3.  ARE THERE ADDITIONAL GUARANTEED PRIZE DRAW NUMBERS ON THE TICKET?

There is one Guaranteed Prize Draw Selection on your ticket for each $3 play that gives you a chance to win either of the Guaranteed Prize Draws.

4.  IS THERE AN EXTRA COST TO PLAY THE LOTTO 6/49 FEBRUARY SUPER DRAW?

No. The February Super Draw will offer more chances to win big for the same price. Players who purchase a LOTTO 6/49 play on February 13, 2016 will automatically have a chance to win one of the 14 Guaranteed Prize Draws for $100,000 in addition to the main Jackpot and the Guaranteed $1 Million Prize Draw!

5.  WHAT ARE THE ODDS OF WINNING THE ADDITIONAL GUARANTEED $100,000 PRIZE DRAWS?

The odds for winning any one of the Guaranteed Prize Draws for $100,000 are determined by the total number of selections issued across Canada. For example, if five million LOTTO 6/49 plays are issued, there would be five million selections for the guaranteed $100,000 prize draws, which means the odds of any one selection being drawn for any of the Guaranteed Prize Draws would be 1 in 5 million.

6.  CAN THERE BE TWO TICKETS WITH THE SAME GUARANTEED PRIZE DRAW SELECTION?

No. The Guaranteed Prize Draw Selections are unique, and therefore, two tickets can not share the same selection. The winning selection for the Guaranteed Prize Draws matches only one 10-digit selection and will only appear on one ticket issued across Canada.

7.  WHERE DOES THE FUNDING FOR THE SUPER DRAW/ADDITIONAL GUARANTEED PRIZE DRAWS COME FROM?

These additional prizes are funded by the 7% of LOTTO 6/49 sales dedicated to the Guaranteed Prize Draw fund.

LOTTO 6/49 november 2016 SUPER DRAW

 

1.  WHAT IS THE LOTTO 6/49 NOVEMBER SUPER DRAW?

LOTTO 6/49 is offering more guaranteed prizes with the November 23 and November 26 Super Draw. In addition to the multi-million dollar jackpot and the Guaranteed $1 Million Prize Draw, there will be six (6) guaranteed draws for $100,000 and forty-nine (49) guaranteed draws for $10,000 on November 23 and November 26. Every LOTTO 6/49 play issued for the November 23 and November 26 draws will automatically have a chance to win the jackpot, or any of the 56 guaranteed prize draws.

2.  HOW DO I MAKE SURE I’M ENTERED IN THE LOTTO 6/49 NOVEMBER SUPER DRAW?

Every LOTTO 6/49 play issued for the November 23 and November 26 draws will automatically have a chance to win the jackpot, or any of the 56 guaranteed prize draws. The winning selections for all of the Super Draw’s Guaranteed Prize Draws – one prize of $1 million, six (6) prizes of $100,000 and forty-nine (49) prizes of $10,000 – will be drawn only from those issued.

3.  ARE THERE ADDITIONAL GUARANTEED PRIZE DRAW NUMBERS ON THE TICKET?

There is one Guaranteed Prize Draw Selection on your ticket for each $3 play that gives you a chance to win any of the Guaranteed Prize Draws.

4.  IS THERE AN EXTRA COST TO PLAY THE LOTTO 6/49 SUPER DRAW?

No. The Super Draw offers more chances to win big for the same price. Players who purchase a LOTTO 6/49 play for the November 23 or November 26, 2016 draws will automatically have a chance to win the jackpot plus any of the Guaranteed Prize Draws, from $10,000 up to $1 million.

For more information about the LOTTO 6/49 November Super Draws or LOTTO 6/49, please visit olg.ca and click on Lotteries.

5.  WHAT ARE THE ODDS OF WINNING THE ADDITIONAL GUARANTEED PRIZE DRAWS?

The odds of winning any one of the Guaranteed Prize Draws are determined by the total number of Selections issued across Canada. For example, if 5 million LOTTO 6/49 plays are issued, there would be 5 million Selections for the Guaranteed Prize Draws, which means the odds of any one Selection being draws for any of the Guaranteed Prize Draws would be 1 in 5 million.

6.  CAN THE SAME GUARANTEED PRIZE DRAW SELECTION WIN MORE THAN ONE PRIZE?

Yes. Every Guaranteed Prize Draw Selection issued is eligible to win each of the Guaranteed Prize Draws.

7.  HOW LONG DO LOTTO 6/49 SUPER DRAW WINNERS HAVE TO CLAIM THE PRIZE?

Like all prizes won on LOTTO 6/49, a Super Draw prize can be claimed for up to one year from the draw date. After that time, a prize is expired and cannot be claimed.

8.  WHEN WILL THE RESULTS OF THE LOTTO 6/49 NOVEMBER SUPER DRAW BE AVAILABLE AND WHEN CAN I VALIDATE MY TICKET?

The results of the LOTTO 6/49 Super Draw will be made available as soon as possible after the draw. Please allow additional time for the results of the Guaranteed Prize Draws and prize redemption information to be made available.

LOTTO 6/49 DECEMBER 2016 SUPER DRAW

 

1.  WHAT IS THE LOTTO 6/49 SUPER DRAW?

There will be five LOTTO 6/49 Guaranteed $1 Million Prize Draws on December 24, 2016 – that’s four additional Guaranteed Prize Draws for $1 million. Players who purchase a LOTTO 6/49 play for the December 24 draw will automatically have a chance to win the jackpot as well as any of the five Guaranteed $1 Million Prize Draws. The winning selections for all five of the Super Draw’s Guaranteed $1 Million Prize Draws will be drawn only from those issued.

2.  HOW DO I MAKE SURE I’M ENTERED INTO THE LOTTO 6/49 SUPER DRAW?

Players who purchase a LOTTO 6/49 play for the December 24, 2016 draw will automatically have a chance to win the jackpot plus any of five Guaranteed $1 Million Prize Draws. The winning selections for all five of the Super Draw’s Guaranteed $1 Million Prize Draws will be drawn only from those issued.

3.  ARE THERE ADDITIONAL GUARANTEED PRIZE DRAW NUMBERS ON THE TICKET?

There is one Guaranteed Prize Draw Selection on your ticket for each $2 play that gives you a chance to win any of the five Guaranteed Prize Draws for $1 million each.

4.  IS THERE AN EXTRA COST TO PLAY THE LOTTO 6/49 SUPER DRAW?

No. The Super Draw offers more chances to win big for the same price. Players who purchase a LOTTO 6/49 play for the December 24, 2016 draw will automatically have a chance to win the jackpot plus any of the five Guaranteed $1 Million Prize Draws. For more information about the LOTTO 6/49 Super Draw or LOTTO 6/49, please visit olg.ca and click on Lotteries.

5.  WHAT ARE THE ODDS OF WINNING THE ADDITIONAL GUARANTEED $1 MILLION PRIZE DRAWS?

The odds for winning any one of the Guaranteed $1 Million Prize Draws are determined by the total number of Selections issued across Canada. For example, if 5 million LOTTO 6/49 plays are issued, there would be 5 million Selections for the Guaranteed $1 Million Prize Draws, which means the odds of any one Selection being drawn for any of the Guaranteed Prize Draws would be 1 in 5 million.

6.  CAN YOU GUARANTEE THAT THE ADDITIONAL $1 MILLION PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED?

No. A prize can only be awarded after a winning ticket is presented for validation and approved for payment. While the vast majority of lottery prizes are claimed by customers – especially when the prize is $1 million or more – there is always some possibility that a winning ticket might not be presented for payment or that the prize claim is not approved.

7.  CAN THERE BE TWO TICKETS WITH THE SAME GUARANTEED PRIZE DRAW SELECTION?

No, the Guaranteed Prize Draw Selections are unique, and therefore, two tickets can not share the same Selection. The winning Selection for the Guaranteed $1 Million Prize Draw matches only one 10-digit Selection and will only appear on one ticket issued across Canada.

8.  CAN THE SAME GUARANTEED PRIZE DRAW SELECTION WIN MORE THAN ONE PRIZE?

Yes. Every Guaranteed Prize Draw Selection issued is eligible to win each of the Guaranteed Prize Draws.

9.  HOW LONG DO LOTTO 6/49 GUARANTEED $1 MILLION PRIZE DRAW WINNERS HAVE TO CLAIM THE PRIZE?

Like all prizes won on LOTTO 6/49, a prize won on a Guaranteed $1 Million Prize Draw ca be claimed for up to one year from the draw date. After that time, a prize is expired and cannot be claimed.

 

LOTTO 6/49 February 2017 SUPER DRAW

1. WHAT IS THE LOTTO 6/49 FEBRUARY SUPER DRAW?

On February 15, 2017 the LOTTO 6/49 Super Draw will offer 14 Guaranteed Prize Draws for $100,000 in addition to the main jackpot and the Guaranteed $1 Million Prize Draw. That’s 16 chances to win a prize of $100,000 or more.

2. HOW DO I MAKE SURE I'M ENTERED IN THE LOTTO 6/49 SUPER DRAW?

Every LOTTO 6/49 play issued for the draw on February 15, 2017 will automatically have a chance to win one of the 14 Guaranteed Prize Draws for $100,000 in addition to the main jackpot and the Guaranteed $1 Million Prize Draw!

3. ARE THERE ADDITIONAL GUARANTEED PRIZE DRAW NUMBERS ON THE TICKET?

There is one Guaranteed Prize Draw Selection on your ticket for each $3 play that gives you a chance to win any of the Guaranteed Prize Draws.

4. IS THERE AN EXTRA COST TO PLAY THE LOTTO 6/49 FEBRUARY SUPER DRAW?

No, the February Super Draw will offer more chances to win big for the same price. Players who purchase a LOTTO 6/49 play on February 15, 2017 will automatically have a chance to win one of the 14 Guaranteed Prize Draws for $100,000 in addition to the main jackpot and the Guaranteed $1 Million Prize Draw! For more information about the LOTTO 6/49 FEBRUARY SUPER DRAW of LOTTO 6/49, please visit the LOTTO 6/49 page on olg.ca.

5. WHAT ARE THE ODDS OF WINNING THE ADDITIONAL GUARANTEED $100,000 PRIZE DRAWS?

The odds for winning any one of the Guaranteed Prize Draws for $100,000 are determined by the total number of selections issued across Canada. For example, if 5 million LOTTO 6/49 plays are issued, there would be 5 million selections for the guaranteed $100,000 prize draws, which means the odds of any one selection being drawn for any of the Guaranteed Prize Draws would be 1 in 5 million.

6. CAN THERE BE TWO TICKETS WITH THE SAME GUARANTEED PRIZE DRAW SELECTION?

No, the Guaranteed Prize Draw Selections are unique, and therefore, two tickets can not share the same Selection. The winning Selection for the Guaranteed Prize Draws match only one 10-digit Selection and will only appear on one ticket issued across Canada.

7. CAN THE SAME GUARANTEED PRIZE DRAW SELECTION WIN MORE THAN ONE PRIZE?

Yes. Every Guaranteed Prize Draw Selection issued is eligible to win each of the Guaranteed Prize Draws.

8. HOW LONG DO LOTTO 6/49 FEBRUARY SUPER DRAW WINNERS HAVE TO CLAIM THEIR PRIZE?

Like all prizes won on LOTTO 6/49, a Super Draw prize can be claimed for up to one year from the draw date. After that time, a prize is expired and cannot be claimed.

 

 

 

LOTTO 6/49 SUPER SUMMER WEDNESDAYS 2017

1. WHAT IS LOTTO 6/49 SUPER SUMMER WEDNESDAYS?

LOTTO 6/49 is offering more guaranteed prizes with SUPER SUMMER WEDNESDAYS in July and August, 2017. In addition to the multi-million dollar jackpot and Guaranteed $1 Million Prize Draw, there will be 49 guaranteed draws for $2,000, every Wednesday in July and August, 2017. Every LOTTO 6/49 play issued for these Wednesday draws will automatically have a chance to win the jackpot, or any of the 50 guaranteed prize draws! 

2. HOW DO I MAKE SURE I’M ENTERED IN LOTTO 6/49 SUPER SUMMER WEDNESDAY DRAWS?

Every LOTTO 6/49 play issued for each Wednesday draw in July and August will automatically have a chance to win the jackpot, or any of the 50 guaranteed prize draws! The winning selections for all of the SUPER SUMMER WEDNESDAY Guaranteed Prize Draws – one prize of $1 million and 49 draws for $2,000 will be drawn only from those issued. 

3. ARE THERE ADDITIONAL GUARANTEED PRIZE DRAW NUMBERS ON THE TICKET?

There is one Guaranteed Prize Draw Selection on your ticket for each $3 play that gives you a chance to win any of the Guaranteed Prize Draws. 
 

4. IS THERE AN EXTRA COST TO PLAY LOTTO 6/49 SUPER SUMMER WEDNESDAYS?

No. SUPER SUMMER WEDNESDAYS offers more chances to win big for the same price. Players who purchase a LOTTO 6/49 play for any Wednesday draw in July and August will automatically have a chance to win the jackpot, plus any of the Guaranteed Prize Draws.

5. WHAT ARE THE ODDS OF WINNING THE ADDITIONAL GUARANTEED PRIZE DRAWS?

The odds for winning any one of the Guaranteed Prize Draws are determined by the total number of Selections issued across Canada. For example, if 5 million LOTTO 6/49 plays are issued, there would be 5 million Selections for the Guaranteed Prize Draws, which means the odds of any one Selection being drawn for any of the Guaranteed Prize Draws would be 1 in 5 million. 

6. CAN YOU GUARANTEE THAT ALL OF THE SUPER SUMMER WEDNESDAY PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED?

A prize can only be awarded after a winning ticket is presented for validation and approved for payment. While the vast majority of lottery prizes are claimed by customers – especially when the prize is $1 million or more – there is always some possibility that a winning ticket might not be presented for payment or that the prize claim is not approved. 

7. WHY CAN’T I CHOOSE MY OWN GUARANTEED PRIZE DRAW SELECTION?

To ensure there is only one winning Guaranteed Prize Draw Selection, every Selection must be unique. If customers were to choose their own Selections, there would always be the possibility that two players could have the same winning Guaranteed Prize Draw Selection, and therefore, have to split a prize. 

8. CAN THERE BE TWO TICKETS WITH THE SAME GUARANTEED PRIZE DRAW SELECTION?

No. The Guaranteed Prize Draw Selections are unique, and therefore, two tickets can not share the same Selection. The winning Selections for the Guaranteed Prize Draws match only one 10-digit Selection and will only appear on one ticket issued across Canada. 

9. IS IT POSSIBLE FOR THE SAME SELECTION TO BE DRAWN FOR MORE THAN ONE OF THE 50 GUARANTEED PRIZE DRAWS ON THE SAME DRAW DATE?

Yes. Each SUPER SUMMER WEDNESDAY Guaranteed Prize Draw in July and August will include all Guaranteed Prize Draw Selections issued for that date. Winning selections that have been drawn are not removed from subsequent draws on that date; however, it’s unlikely that a Guaranteed Prize Draw selection would win more than one prize on the same draw date. 

10. WHEN WILL THE RESULTS OF THE LOTTO 6/49 SUPER SUMMER WEDNESDAY DRAWS BE AVAILABLE?

The results of the LOTTO 6/49 SUPER SUMMER WEDNESDAYS draw will be made available as soon as possible after the draw. Please allow additional time for the results of all 50 Guaranteed Prize Draws and prize redemption information to be made available. 

 

 

 

 

 

Download the official LOTTO 6/49 Game Conditions, the November 2016 LOTTO 6/49 Super Draw Conditions, the December 2016 LOTTO 6/49 Super Draw Conditions. the February 2017 LOTTO 6/49 Super Draw Conditions and the LOTTO 6/49 Super Wednesday Draw Conditions. Download the official Interprovincial Lottery Corporation Rules and Regulations Respecting Lotteries and Lottery Tickets and the Supplemental OLG Rules and Conditions to Interprovincial Lottery Corporation Games. While efforts are made to ensure that the rules are accurate and up to date, the game conditions cannot always reflect changes. The Interprovincial Lottery Corporation (ILC) reserves the right to change these game conditions, with or without notice and at such times and in such manner as ILC deems appropriate.