Lotto 6/49 is the most favorite Canada’s game. It’s clear, advantages and easy-to-play. Raffles of Lotto 6/49 has been taking place in Toronto each Wednesday and Saturday since 1982. The lottery offers a major prize of at least CA$5,000,000. This amount can increase by CA$2,000,000 after each draw. The biggest Jackpot was recorded in 2015; the prize of C$64,400,000 was scooped on October 17.
How to play Canada Lotto 6/49
Canada Lotto 6/49 lovers pick 6 numbers from a choice of 49 in each line. Players need to match all the numbers to scoop the Jackpot. It’s interesting to mention: the game scheme ‘match 6 out of 49’ is considered to be the most advantageous and easy among other lottery schemes!
Lotto 6/49 has an additional option to help its players to win big. After the 6 numbers are extracted from the special drum to determine a winning combination, a Bonus Number is selected from the remaining balls. The extra ball increases the value of the prize if two or five balls are perfectly matched.
Canada Lotto 6/49 prizes
The smallest fixed Lotto 6/49 Jackpot is CA$5,000,000. Nevertheless, this amount can increase due to weekly rollovers. The good news is that the rollover has no limit. The Jackpot will increase until someone lucky hits it. Lotto 6/49 players have both the potential to win really massive prizes and to win easily due to the scheme of ‘match 6 out of 49’. The lottery is perfect for experienced and new players.
Canada Lotto 6/49 has 7 prize tiers. The value of each tier is not fixed. It depends on the sales and the number of winners. The minimum prize can be collected when two balls are matched. Here is the table of the prize tiers:
- 2 balls matched;
- 2 balls + the Bonus Ball matched;
- 3 balls matched;
- 4 balls matched;
- 5 balls matched;
- 5 balls + the Bonus Ball matched;
- 6 balls matched.
Barbara and Douglas Fink managed to win Lotto 6/49 thrice. Recently, they scooped $8,163,061. In 1989, the Finks shared $128,000 over four of their friends. In 2010 they did it again. The prize was $100,000 in total.
The couple already has plans for their windfall. First of all, they will give some money to their daughters and grandkids. Of course, they are going to enjoy the money themselves. Barbara and Douglas are planning a vacation to Saint Lucia. Also, the Finks are looking for a new house.
Where to play?
If you’re not going to visit Canada these days, you can get a ticket or more online. Just visit the site of the special service, pick Lotto 6/49 from the list of lotteries and make an entry.