Lotto 649 Bonus Number Rules

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Lotto 6/49 is one of three national lottery games in Canada. Launched on June 12, 1982, Lotto 6/49 was the first nationwide Canadian lottery game to allow players to choose their own numbers. Previous national games, such as the Olympic Lottery, Loto Canada and Superloto used pre-printed numbers on tickets. Lotto 6/49 led to the gradual phase-out of that type of lottery game in Canada.

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  1. Lotto 649 Numbers Year: 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 Month: January February March April May June July August September October November December Lotto 649 - Last 7 draws.
  2. Canada 649 numbers for 20 January 2021. The Winning Numbers for Canada 649 Draw were 2, 5, 18, 23.
  3. Q: Does the Grand Number work the same as the Bonus number on LOTTO 6/49 or LOTTO MAX? The Grand Number is selected from a separate range of numbers than the first five main numbers.
  4. As the name implies, six numbers are drawn from a set of 49. If a ticket matches all six numbers, the jackpot prize of at least $ 5,000,000 is won. A bonus number is also drawn, and if a player's ticket matches five numbers and the bonus number, the player wins the 'second prize' which is usually between $100,000 and $500,000.

Winning numbers are drawn by the Interprovincial Lottery Corporation every Wednesday and Saturday, executed with a random number generator.

Gameplay[edit]

As the name implies, six numbers are drawn from a set of 49. If a ticket matches all six numbers, the jackpot prize of at least $5,000,000 is won. A bonus number is also drawn, and if a player's ticket matches five numbers and the bonus number, the player wins the 'second prize' which is usually between $100,000 and $500,000. Should more than one player win the top or second prize, it is split amongst them. Lesser prizes are also awarded if one matches at least two numbers. If the top prize is not won, the jackpot prize increases for the next draw.

As many as ten separate 'lines' (sets of numbers) can be printed on one individual ticket, but the maximum number allowed varies between jurisdictions. For example, in the Western Canada Lottery Corporation (WCLC) area — Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, the Northwest Territories, Yukon, and Nunavut — no more than six lines are allowed.

The price of Lotto 6/49 tickets was raised in June 2004 from the original $1 per line to $2 per line in order to offer larger jackpots. The minimum jackpot amount was also raised from $2 million to $3 million.

Beginning with the September 18, 2013 draw, further changes were made to the game: ticket prices were raised to $3 per line, matching two numbers now awards a free ticket for the next draw, and the minimum jackpot was raised to $5 million. Additionally, a new 'guaranteed' $1 million raffle prize is awarded during each drawing.[1] Some draws may have smaller prizes in this category alongside the main $1 million; these are marketed as a 'Superdraw'.

Until May 2019, Lotto 6/49 and Lotto Max used a lottery machine to draw winning numbers. Since May 14, 2019, both games have switched to using a random number generator.[2]

Largest jackpots[edit]

Before the June 2004 increase in ticket prices, the largest Lotto 6/49 jackpot was $26.4 million, on September 2, 1995.[3]

The largest Lotto 6/49 jackpot, and the largest single jackpot in Canadian lottery history, was drawn on October 17, 2015 for a jackpot of $64 million. The jackpot was won by one ticket purchased in Mississauga, Ontario.[4]

The second largest Lotto 6/49 jackpot, and the second largest jackpot in Canadian lottery history, was $63.4 million on the draw for April 13, 2013.

The third largest Lotto 6/49 jackpot was drawn on October 26, 2005. The single winning ticket, worth $54.3 million, was purchased in Camrose, Alberta by a group of 17 oil and gas plant workers.[5] This was the largest Canadian lottery jackpot up to that time, and a significant increase from the previous record of $37.8 million on a Super 7 lottery draw in 2002—rapid sales created by lottery fever across the country pushed this 2005 Lotto 6/49 jackpot far beyond the originally estimated $40 million.[3]

By comparison, while the Canadian Lotto Max lottery has had a main prize pool as high as $112 million, that lottery sets a cap of $70 million for its main jackpot, with excess 'main prize pool' money being applied to a series $1 million MaxMillions prizes on the same draw.

Organization[edit]

The Lotto 6/49 game is administered by the Interprovincial Lottery Corporation, an alliance of the five regional lottery corporations in Canada.

Each of these corporations operate a regional add-on games that, for an extra $1 each, can be added to a 6/49 ticket. This 'spiel' game (named 'Tag', 'Encore' or 'Extra' depending on the region), adds a 6- or 7-digit number to the ticket with a top prize of $100,000 if all six digits are matched or $250,000 to $1,000,000 depending on the region for a seven-number match ($1,000,000 in Ontario and Quebec; $250,000 in the Western Canada region of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and the territories).

Alongside the main Lotto 6/49 drawing, the regional corporations also run local versions of the game; Atlantic 49, Quebec 49, Ontario 49, Western 6/49, and BC 49. These draws are held on the same night as each Lotto 6/49 drawing and have similar payouts (although only Ontario 49 and Western 6/49 offer a free play on matching two numbers, as with the current format for the national game), but with fixed jackpots of $2,000,000 ($1,000,000 on Atlantic 49). Lotto 6/49 selection slips offer the ability for players to choose between Lotto 6/49, the regional game, or to play both games using the same numbers.

Prizes and chance of winning[edit]

Number of matchesWinProbability of winning on one play
6/6Jackpot win or Share of 79.5% of the Pool's Fund1 in 13,983,816
5/6 + BonusShare of 6% of the Pool's Fund1 in 2,330,636
5/6Share of 5% of the Pool's Fund1 in 55,492
4/6Share of 4% of the Pool's Fund1 in 1,033
3/6$10 prize1 in 56.7
2/6 + Bonus$5 prize1 in 81.2
2/6Free Play1 in 8.3
Guaranteed Prize Draw (10 of 10) (exact match only)$1,000,000Variable

Overall odds of winning a prize are about 1 in 6.6, though the great majority of prizes consist of a free ticket for the next draw (a break-even scenario at best, not a win in the strictest sense).

From the 2004 price change until September 18, 2013, this table was distributed thus:

Number of matchesWinProbability of winning on one play
6/6Jackpot win or Share of 80.5% of the Pool's Fund1 in 13,983,816
5/6 + BonusShare of 5.75% of the Pool's Fund1 in 2,330,636
5/6Share of 4.75% of the Pool's Fund1 in 55,492
4/6Share of 9% of the Pool's Fund1 in 1,033
3/6$10 prize1 in 56.7
2/6 + Bonus$5 prize1 in 81.2

Before July 2010, if there was no winning ticket for a jackpot of $30 million or higher, the following prize structure was applied to all subsequent draws until the jackpot was won.[6] This did not apply to bonus jackpots.

Lotto 649 Bonus Number Rules
Number of matchesWinProbability of winning on one play
6/6Jackpot win or Share of 40% of the Pool's Fund1 in 13,983,816
5/6 + BonusShare of 16% of the Pool's Fund1 in 2,330,636
5/6Share of 15% of the Pool's Fund1 in 55,492
4/6Share of 29% of the Pool's Fund1 in 1,033
3/6$10 prize1 in 56.7
2/6 + Bonus$5 prize1 in 81.2

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From the game's inception until the 2004 price change, the prize pool consisted of 45% of sales, and was distributed thus:

Number of matchesWinProbability of winning on one play
6/6Jackpot win or Share of 50% of the Pool's Fund1 in 13,983,816
5/6 + BonusShare of 15% of the Pool's Fund1 in 2,330,636
5/6Share of 12% of the Pool's Fund1 in 55,492
4/6Share of 23% of the Pool's Fund1 in 1,033
3/6$10 prize1 in 56.7

The overall odds of winning were 1 in 54.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^'Lotto 6/49 hikes price to $3, adds new prizes'. CBC News. Retrieved 10 January 2015.
  2. ^'Atlantic Lottery is retiring its balls that pick the winners'. CBC News. 2019-04-23. Retrieved 2020-03-18.
  3. ^ abNewsStaff (2008-10-02). 'Sole $35.3 Million Lottery Winner Almost Didn't Buy His Ticket'. CityNews. Retrieved 2017-01-08.
  4. ^'Mississauga ticket holder wins record $64M Lotto 6/49 jackpot'. CBC News. Retrieved 19 October 2015.
  5. ^'4 winning tickets sold for $63.4M lotto jackpot'. CBC News. The Canadian Press. 13 April 2013. Retrieved 2013-04-14.
  6. ^'Lotto 6/49'. Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation. Archived from the original on 2010-06-20. Retrieved 2011-01-28.

External links[edit]

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Find out the latest Lotto 6/49 results and winning numbers. Next draw will be held on Wednesday, 10 March 2021.

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Lotto 6/49 is one of three of Canada’s national lottery games. It was introduced to players in 1982. Lotto 6/49 was the first nationwide Canadian lottery game to allow players to choose their own numbers. Lotto 6/49 got the name mainly because of the rules - 6 numbers are drawn from a pool of 49. The minimum jackpot for all six correct winning numbers is $5,000,000. Also, a bonus ball is drawn every game, if you match five numbers and the bonus number, you win the second biggest prize which is usually between $100,000 and $500,000. Prizes are won for matching at least two numbers. If the top prize is not won, the jackpot prize rolls over to the next draw.

Many changes were implied to the game over time, mainly in order to offer larger jackpots. Firstly, the price of Lotto 6/49 tickets was raised in 2004 from $1 to $2, then the minimum jackpot was also raised from $2 million to $3 million. In 2013 ticket prices were raised again to $3 and the minimum jackpot was raised to $5 million. Also, Superdraw was introduced to the players, and a new option to win a Free Play for matching two main winning numbers was implied. In 2019 instead of a numbers drawing machine it was started to use a random number generator.

How to play Lotto 6/49?

Purchase your ticket from a local retailer. The ticket price is $3 per line. You can play Lotto 6/49 by Quick Pick where the numbers are randomly generated, or pick your own numbers. Spending an additional $1 per the number you can increase your chances of winning. Saturday, winning numbers are drawn for the Lotto 6/49 Jackpot and subsidiary prizes.

Each Main Draw random 7 numbers are drawn among all numbers from 1 to 49. The first 6 numbers are main and the 7th number is the bonus number. In the Main draw, to win the jackpot you must match all six numbers (6/6 category). When the jackpot is not won, it is added to the jackpot for the next draw. There are 6 other categories where you can win prizes: 5/6 + Bonus number, 5/6, 4/6, 3/6, 2/6 + Bonus number, and 2/6. To win, you need to get 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 numbers.

With a ticket, you also receive a Guaranteed Prize Draw. After the main Lotto 6/49, winning numbers are drawn one Guaranteed Prize Draw selection is drawn and is issued for a prize of $1 million. The Guaranteed Prize Draw selection is a unique 8-digit number, so if you win, you win it all. Odds of winning any prize are 1 in 6.6.

Lotto 6/49 is held every Wednesday and Saturday. Tickets can be purchased until 9:30 pm CT, 8:30 pm MT, and 7:30 pm PT on the date of the draw.

Multiple options also available while buying a ticket: you may play as a group online or at a retailer; play combination - you can choose to play 5, 7, 8, and 9 number combinations; purchase one or more plays valid for more than one game; play in advance - you can play up to 26 weeks (52 draws). For all these options, ask your local ticket retailer.

Lotto 6/49 tickets prices

Players can purchase LOTTO 6/49 tickets for $3 at retail or online. In each draw there is a chance to win the minimum $5 million jackpot, also the $1 Million Guaranteed Prize Draw and other cash prizes for matching at least 2 winning numbers. Players can choose to play by using the Quick Pick option, where numbers are generated by a machine, or by selecting their own sequence of six numbers from 1 to 49, where you can use your favorite numbers. There is also an option to add an extra number just for $1 per number.

Lotto 6/49 FAQ

All draws take place at 7:30 pm PT/8:30 pm MT/9:30 pm CT every Wednesday and Saturday evening.
Numbers are drawn using the Random Numbers Generator. This way the lottery maintains security and the ability to audit results.

Lotto 649 Bonus Number Rules Worksheet

No. All lottery prizes are tax-free within Canada.
The overall odds of winning are 1 in 6.6. The odds of winning the main jackpot are 1 in 13.9 million.
It depends on a prize: the main jackpot 40 %; the $1 Million Guaranteed Prize Draw is funded by 7 %; the total prize payout to players is 47 % of sales.
Yes. Ask your retailer when purchasing the LOTTO 6/49 ticket.
All prizes can be claimed for up to one year from the winning date.
It is your chance to win $1 million. Each ticket has a unique code, in every $3 LOTTO 6/49 play at no extra cost there is always one winner of $1 million prizes.
The first digit identifies the region where the ticket was issued, so this means that you buy your ticket in the same region.
The last two digits identify the number of selections purchased on one ticket. If the ticket is with multiple plays, multiple Guaranteed Prize Draw selections are received with it. If you buy one ticket, the code will end with “1”.
You can not select this code in case there is no possibility that two players could have the same winning Guaranteed Prize Draw selection. It is the only way to ensure there is only one winning ticket.
It is a special algorithm to generate random numbers. It works completely independently to ensure draw security.
Yes. Every draw is viewed by external auditors and an additional external auditor from a separate geographical location.
Animated videos are available to watch online after the draw takes place.