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YOUR CHANCE AT TWO JACKPOTS ON EVERY TICKET

    

*These animations are for illustration purposes only and  do not represent how the official draws are conducted.

 

 

TWO TOP PRIZES

Each $3 LOTTO 6/49 play is eligible for two multimillion-dollar prizes.

CLASSIC JACKPOT 

 

  • The Classic Jackpot is fixed at $5 million. 

  • You get a set of six Classic Draw numbers from 1 – 49 for each $3 LOTTO 6/49 play.

  • Six numbers are drawn from 1 – 49.

  • Match all six main Classic Draw Numbers on one line to win the jackpot. 

  • Prizes range from a Free Play up to the jackpot.

The Gold Ball jackpot can reach up to $68 million

GOLD BALL DRAW

 

  • Each $3 LOTTO 6/49 play will include a unique 10-digit Gold Ball Draw Number in addition to your six Classic Draw Numbers.

  • One Gold Ball Draw winning number will be drawn from all selections for each draw.

  • Once a Gold Ball Draw winning number is drawn, a separate Gold Ball Jackpot Draw will determine the prize - the Gold Ball Jackpot OR the guaranteed $1 million prize.

 

GOLD BALL JACKPOT DRAW

 

  • The Gold Ball Jackpot starts at $10 million and can grow to $68 Million!

  • It starts with 30 balls – 29 white balls each representing the guaranteed $1 million prize and 1 Gold Ball representing the growing jackpot.

  • If a white ball is drawn, the guaranteed $1 million prize is won. That ball is removed leaving 28 white balls and 1 gold ball for the next draw, and the jackpot grows by $2 million.

  • Draws continue in this manner until the Gold Ball is drawn and the jackpot is won.

  • Once the Gold Ball Jackpot is won, the draw resets to 30 balls and the jackpot starts back at $10 million.

  • If the Gold Ball Jackpot keeps growing until no white balls remain and only the Gold Ball is left – the jackpot can reach $68 million!

how it works

It starts with 29 white balls and 1 Gold Ball.

 

It keeps growing until
the Gold Ball is drawn
and the jackpot is won!

..and the jackpot
grows by $2 Million
for the next draw!

..and the jackpot
grows by $2 Million
for the next draw!

Then we reset to the beginning.

*These images are for illustration purposes only and do not represent how the official draws are conducted.

Odds & Payouts 

classic draw

PRIZE PAYOUT CHART FOR LOTTO 6/49 CLASSIC DRAW

Match

Win

Odds of Winning*

6/6

$5,000,000 **

1 in 13,983,816 

5/6  + Bonus

32.15% of the Pools Fund

1 in 2,330,636

5/6

13.5% of the Pools Fund

1 in 55,492

4/6

54.35% of the Pools Fund

1 in 1,033

3/6

$10 Prize

1 in 56.7

2 /6 + Bonus

$5 Prize

1 in 81.2

2/6

Free Play

1 in 8.3

Your odds* of winning any prize is 1 in 6.6 

A winning set of numbers for a LOTTO 6/49 draw entitles a winner to a prize in only one of the above prize categories.

*Per $3 play (approximate)

**Prize will be shared among the eligible holders of winning tickets for that Prize.

GOLD BALL DRAW

PRIZE PAYOUT CHART FOR THE GOLD BALL DRAW

Match

Win

Odds of Winning

10/10

The Gold Ball Jackpot or $1,000,000

Variable*

*Your odds of winning the Gold Ball Draw are one out of the total number of Gold Ball Draw Numbers issued for that draw. The odds of the winning Gold Ball Draw Number taking home the Gold Ball Jackpot are one in the total number of balls in the draw. In the first draw, the odds of the Gold Ball being drawn are 1 in 30. If the jackpot continues to carry over and all the white balls are drawn, the odds will be 1 in 1.

GOLD BALL DRAW FAQ

The Gold Ball Draw is the guaranteed win part of the game, whereby a player receives a unique 10-digit number with every $3 LOTTO 6/49 play at no extra cost. A winner is drawn every Wednesday and Saturday from all tickets issued across Canada. 

A new and exciting feature of the new LOTTO 6/49, the Gold Ball Jackpot Draw determines whether the Gold Ball Draw winner wins either the guaranteed $1 million prize or a multimillion-dollar jackpot that starts at $10 million and can grow up to a maximum of $68 million.  

The Gold Ball Jackpot base draw starts with 30 balls (29 white and 1 gold). If a white ball is drawn, the Gold Ball winning ticket holder wins $1 million and that white ball is removed from the next draw (leaving 28 white balls and 1 gold ball) - $2 million is added to the next Gold Ball Jackpot Draw.  This process repeats for each subsequent draw until the Gold Ball is drawn.  Once the Gold Ball is drawn, the Gold Ball Jackpot resets to the $10 million base jackpot and starts again with 30 balls in the draw.

The odds for the Gold Ball Draw are determined for each draw by the total number of selections issued across Canada. For example, if 5 million LOTTO 6/49 plays are issued, there would be 5 million selections for the Gold Ball Draw, which means the odds of any one selection being drawn would be 1 in 5 million. 

The Gold Ball Jackpot Draw determines the value of the guaranteed Gold Ball Draw prize. The odds of the winning Gold Ball Number taking home the Gold Ball Jackpot are one in the total number of balls in the draw. On the first draw of the sequence, the odds of the winning selection winning the Gold Ball Jackpot are 1 in 30.  If the Gold Ball Jackpot is not won and continues to carry over, the odds will improve as one white ball is removed and the jackpot rolls over into a subsequent draw.

To ensure there is only one winning Gold Ball Draw selection, every selection must be unique.  If customers were to choose their own selections, there would always be the possibility that two players could have the same winning Gold Ball Draw selection and would therefore have to split the prize.  

LOTTO 6/49 winning tickets purchased in Ontario can be redeemed only in Ontario.

Download the official LOTTO 6/49 Game Conditions. Download the official Interprovincial Lottery Corporation Rules and Regulations Respecting Lotteries and Lottery Tickets and the Supplemental OLG Rules and Conditions to Interprovincial Lottery Corporation Games and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation Rules Respecting iGaming Lottery GamesLOTTO 6/49 Super Draw Game Conditions can be accessed here. While efforts are made to ensure that the rules are accurate and up to date, the game conditions cannot always reflect changes. The Interprovincial Lottery Corporation (ILC) reserves the right to change these game conditions, with or without notice and at such times and in such manner as ILC deems appropriate.

DISCLAIMER
While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information on our website, no warranty of accuracy or completeness is expressed or implied. Visit a retailer to obtain a list of official winning numbers or to use an in-store ticket checker.

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