The Official Canada 6/49 Lotto


C$ 5 million

Next Draw: Sat 27/07/2024

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Canada 6/49 Lotto

With its record jackpot of CA$64 million and 2 draws every single week, Canada’s 6/49 Lotto has been churning out big-money winners since 1982. That means it’s one of the oldest national lottos in the world. Not only that, but its 6/49 format is one of the easiest to play, allowing players to make their picks quickly and devote more time to planning how to spend their winnings.

Jackpots start at about CA$5 million and keep growing until won. Jackpots often rise to CA$10 million or more. The game’s 6 prize levels keep prize amounts attractive and keep players coming back for more.

Canada 6/49 Lotto Key Facts

Draw Days

  •  Mon
  •  Tue
  •  Wed
  •  Thu
  •  Fri
  •  Sat
  •  Sun

Minimum Jackpot

Around CA$5 Million

Record Jackpot

CA$64 Million

Draw Format

Choose 6 numbers from a field of 49. Six numbers will be drawn from 1 machine. Match all 6 to win the jackpot. A Bonus Ball is drawn from the same machine and is used to win the second-level prize.


NEXT JACKPOT C$ 5 million

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Canada 6/49 Lotto FAQs

  •   What is Canada’s 6/49 Lotto?

    Canada’s 6/49 Lotto is one of the longest-established national lotto games in the world. Its time-honoured 6/49 format and 2 draws per week ensure good odds and numerous chances to win. The record jackpot of CA$64 million was one of the biggest in Canadian lottery history.

  •   How does it work?

    You need to choose 6 numbers from 1 to 49. To win the jackpot, you must match all 6 numbers. To win the second tier prize, you must match 5 numbers plus the Bonus Ball. Draws take place on Wednesday and Saturday of each week, and if the jackpot isn’t won, it rolls over to the next draw. Remember, the more tickets you buy, the more chances you have to win!

  •   What does it pay?

    The jackpot usually starts at about CA$5 million and can keep rolling into the tens of millions. There are 6 prize levels including the jackpot.

  •   What happens after buying a Ticket?

    Once you’ve placed your order, we will email your confirmation. Your Canada 6/49 Lotto Ticket(s) will be purchased by our local office who will send your numbers directly to your email. The originals will be stored in a security deposit box by our auditors for your security.

  •   How much does it cost to play?

    The exact price of your Canada 6/49 Lotto ticket depends on how many lines you’d like to play and how many draws you want to play for. Remember, the price you pay includes all our service fees and taxes. We do not charge any deductions or commissions of any kind. You keep everything you win.

  •   When is the deadline for buying Tickets?

    The deadline for buying your tickets is usually around 5 hours before the draw itself. The amount of time you have left is clearly shown on the website. We recommend that you order in plenty of time if you don’t want to miss out.

  •   What are the odds?

    Your odds of winning the top prize in Canada’s Lotto 6/49 are 1-in-13,983,816. Your overall odds of winning a prize are about 1 in 32.

    Prize Hits Odds
    1st (jackpot) 6 1 in 13983816
    2nd 5 + 1 1 in 2330636
    3rd 5 1 in 55492
    4th 4 1 in 1033
    5th 3 1 in 57
    6th 2 + 1 1 in 81
    7th 2 1 in 8
  •   How do I know if I have won?

    After the draw the winning numbers and the prizes for each category will be announced by Canada 6/49 Lotto. As soon as we get this information, it will be communicated via email and, if you have won a major prize, we will contact you directly as soon as we can. All results can also be viewed on our website.

  •   What happens when I win?

    All prizes won that are below $600 will be claimed on your behalf and credited to your BuyLottoOnline account. Any prizes won above this level are handled on a case by case basis according to the rules of the individual lottery. Wherever possible BuyLottoOnline will claim the prize money on your behalf. If you prefer to handle your own claim or local rules prevent us from claiming the prize on your behalf, we will facilitate getting the winning ticket to you and our lottery winners support team will assist you in making the claim. We have had over 192,000 winners from 118 different countries throughout the world with players winning anything from $8 prizes up to $1 million jackpots.


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Why play Canada 6/49 Lotto?  

  •  Its simple format makes Canada’s 6/49 Lotto fast, easy and fun to play
  •  Rollovers happen often, causing the jackpot to rise quickly
  •  The 6 prize levels provide plenty of winning opportunities