As the most popular lottery across Canada, Lotto 6/49 has made some very happy millionaires in its time. Tickets are sold at $3 each and winnings are tax free, a big draw card for many players.
This lotto starts at CAD $5 million, and can reach high amounts, most notably the biggest ever jackpot which stood at CAD $63 million.
The draw is held every Wednesday and Saturday at 9:30pm CST local time.
Play Lotto 6/49 online
As the name suggests, to play the Canadian lotto, you must select 6 numbers from a pool of 1-49.
You don’t even have to leave the comfort of your home by playing online. Easy to use concierge systems allow you to access this lottery from anywhere in the world. Open an account with an accredited concierge, buy your ticket and select your chosen numbers. The concierge will buy the ticket for you and scan it straight into your account for your perusal. Any winnings will be transferred to your account from the concierge and you can choose to withdraw this amount or you can always carry on playing with your winnings.
How to win the Lotto 6/49
We give you tips and tricks for a winning strategy in this lottery.
- Use a good combination of odd and even, as well as high and low numbers to create a strong balance. Most of the draws result in a split between odd and even numbers.
- Keep track of the previous draws’ results as this may hold the key to the next draw. Working out a pattern, you may be able to see which numbers generally pop up in most draws and which haven’t for a while. On average, one lottery number will be a repeat hit from the last drawing 43 percent of the time.
- Pool your cash and tickets to accumulate a wide variety of numbers with your work colleagues, family or friends. As a group, you could beat the odds and win as a team.
How to collect your winnings
Canadian Lottery winners can claim smaller amounts through their concierge accounts but if you have hit the big time with a jackpot win, you will need to contact the lottery itself.
Lotto 6/49 winners
There have been many millionaire winners in this lottery, but the largest amount won was by a group of oil workers in Canada. Splitting the CAD $63 million between 17 of them who bought the tickets, these workers took things to the next level and shared the winnings with the rest of their colleagues.
The lottery rolled over for weeks in April 2013, before landing at the big CAD$ 63.4 million. This amount was won by 4 very lucky players, who shared the astounding prize amongst themselves.