Canada Lotto Max Prizes
Lotto Max has a guaranteed minimum jackpot of CA$10 million - the largest in Canada - and is won if a player manages to successfully match all seven numbers. In the event that two or more players land the top prize, then the jackpot is evenly distributed between them. If no player wins the Lotto Max jackpot, the prize rolls over to the next draw and continues to do so until the value of the top prize reaches $50 million. At this stage, MaxMillions comes into play, meaning that a series of additional draws with a single prize of CA$1 million each are conducted in coordination with the main draw. This means that multiple ticket holders have the chance to become millionaires!
Other cash prizes are available for players matching anything from three numbers and the Bonus Ball upwards. Participants who match just three main numbers will receive a free ticket containing three Quick Pick lines.
Canada Lotto Max Prize Tiers and Odds of Winning
Players must choose seven numbers from 1 to 49 and are issued with two extra lines of randomly generated numbers for each line they select. To hit the jackpot, players must match all seven main draw numbers. However, there are another six prize tiers available for those matching anything from three numbers to six numbers plus the Bonus Ball:
Lotto Max Main Draw
|Match||Odds of Winning||Estimated Prize Fund|
|Match 7||1 in 28,633,528||87% of Pools Fund|
|Match 6 + Bonus||1 in 4,090,504||4% of the Pools Fund|
|Match 6||1 in 99,768||4% of the Pools Fund|
|Match 5||1 in 1,584||5% of the Pools Fund|
|Match 4||1 in 71.3||CA$20.00|
|Match 3 + Bonus||1 in 76.7||CA$20.00|
|Match 3||1 in 8.1||Free Play|
Odds of winning any Lotto Max prize are 1 in 6.6.
In the bonus MaxMillions Draw, players must match 7 numbers in order to win CA$1 million. The odds of doing this are 1 in 28,633,528.
48% of the total ticket revenue goes towards the Canada Lotto Max Prize Fund, with the remainder going towards various good causes and administration costs per province.