FAQs

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Whether you are based in Canada or anywhere else in the world, playing Lotto 6/49 is quick and easy and can offer great prizes. Here are some answers to the most commonly asked questions about the game.

Question: When do Lotto 6/49 draws take place?

Answer: Lotto 6/49 draws are held every Wednesday and Saturday, shortly after ticket sales close at 21.00 EST.

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Question: Does Lotto 6/49 have a guaranteed minimum jackpot amount?

Answer: Lotto 6/49 has a guaranteed minimum jackpot of CA$5 million.

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Question: What was the largest Lotto 6/49 jackpot ever won?

Answer: Four ticket holders, three in British Columbia and one in Alberta, split a record-breaking Lotto 6/49 jackpot of CA$63.4 million in the draw held on 13th April 2013.

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Question: What are the odds of winning the Canada 6/49 Lotto jackpot?

Answer: The overall odds of winning any Lotto 6/49 prize are 1 in 6.6 and the odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 13,983,816.

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Question: What time do Canada 6/49 Lotto ticket sales close?

Answer: Ticket sales close at 21.00 EST on the evening of the draw and re-open later that evening. Players buying their Lotto 6/49 tickets through a concierge service should be aware that the cut-off time for purchasing entries may be set a few hours before the close of sales in Canada.

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Question: How do I win playing 6/49 Lotto?

Answer: To win a prize on Lotto 6/49, players must match at least two of the main numbers drawn, which will net them a free ticket for an upcoming draw. Players must match all six main numbers to win the jackpot. For full details on prizes available, see the Lotto 6/49 Prizes page.

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Question: What is the Guaranteed Prize Draw?

Answer: The Guaranteed Prize Draw is a supplementary game in which one ticket holder will win CA$1 million in every Lotto 6/49 draw. Every line that players purchase grants them one ten-digit code for the Guaranteed Prize Draw. If their code matches the one drawn, then they’ll win the money!

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Question: Can I play Lotto 6/49 if I do not live in Canada?

Answer: Yes. Players outside of participating countries can use an online concierge service to buy Lotto 6/49 tickets. Visit the Buy Tickets to find out more.

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Question: If I win, how long do I have to claim a prize?

Answer: Players have one year from the date of the draw to claim any Lotto 6/49 prize they have won.

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Question: How old do I have to be to play Lotto 6/49?

Answer: Lotto 6/49 players buying tickets from authorised retailers must be 18 in Ontario, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Nunavut, the Northwest Territories, the Yukon Territories and Quebec. Players must be at least 19 years old in Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and British Columbia. Players buying tickets through a concierge service must be at least 18 years old.

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Question: Are winnings on Lotto 6/49 taxable?

Answer: Generally, winnings on Lotto 6/49 are tax-free, but players from outside Canada are advised to check with their local tax authority to find out more about their tax responsibilities if they do win a larger prize.

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Question: Does Lotto 6/49 have a rollover limit or jackpot cap?

Answer: No, the Lotto 6/49 jackpot will roll over until it is won.

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Question: When is the next Lotto 6/49 draw?

Answer: Wednesday 18th January 2017.

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Question: What is the current value of the Lotto 6/49 jackpot?

Answer: The current Canada 649 jackpot is worth $22,000,000

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Question: How much does it cost to buy a Lotto 6/49 ticket?

Answer: A single ticket costs £3. Please note that a small handling fee will also be required if you purchase your ticket through an online concierge service.

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