# LOTTO 6/49™ Game Conditions

**Approved: December 21, 2023**

**In Effect: January 22, 2024**

**Date of the first draw governed by these Game Conditions: January 23, 2024**

*1. RULES AND REGULATIONS*

*LOTTO 6/49*^{TM} is governed by the Rules and Regulations Respecting Lotteries and Lottery Tickets of Interprovincial Lottery Corporation ("ILC") which are available upon request and WHICH INCLUDE LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY.

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*2**. PLAY*

Each play is comprised of 1 selection of 6 numbers from 1 to 49, inclusive (the “Classic Selection”) plus a computer generated 10-digit number selection with a dash separating the first 8 and the last 2 digits (the “Gold Ball Draw Number”), for example: 12345678-01.

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*3. ISSUANCE OF TICKETS*

To participate, any eligible person must make valid LOTTO 6/49 selections (which can be chosen by the eligible person, computer generated, or made through a combination of both), and pay $3 for each play per draw or remit a winning ticket entitling such person to a free play. Once an eligible person has participated, a ticket will be issued showing the draw date(s), the Classic Selection and the Gold Ball Draw Number for each play, the amount wagered or FREE PLAY in the case of a free play (which is deemed to be a $3 amount wagered), the control number(s) and other relevant information.

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*4. DRAWS*

On each draw date, or as soon as possible thereafter, ILC will cause:

i. six main numbers and one bonus number (being seven different numbers) to be drawn at random from among all numbers from 1 to 49 (the “Classic Draw”);

ii. one Gold Ball Draw Number to be drawn at random from among all the Gold Ball Draw Numbers issued for that draw (the “Gold Ball Draw”); and

iii. one prize ball to be drawn at random from among the prize balls available to be drawn for that draw (the “Gold Ball Jackpot Draw”) to determine the prize that can be claimed by the holder(s) of the ticket bearing the winning Gold Ball Draw Number for that draw**(1)**.

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*5. WINNING SELECTIONS*

a) Classic Draw

Winning selections as a result of any Classic Draw are determined as follows:

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*WINNING*

*SELECTION CONSISTS OF*

6/6 the six main numbers

5/6+ any five main numbers and the bonus number

5/6 any five main numbers and one other number*

4/6 any four main numbers and two other numbers* **OR **any four main numbers, the bonus number and one other number*

3/6 any three main numbers and three other numbers* **OR **any three main numbers, the bonus number and two other numbers*

2/6+ any two main numbers, the bonus number and three other numbers*

2/6 any two main numbers and four other numbers*

* "other number" means any number which has not been drawn.

b) Gold Ball Draw

A winning selection as a result of any Gold Ball Draw is determined where all the digits of such selection correspond in the same order to those of the Gold Ball Draw Number drawn.

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*6. WINNING TICKETS*

Any valid ticket for any draw bearing any winning selection of such draw is a winning ticket and entitles its holder(s) to claim, for each such winning selection, a prize calculated in accordance with Section 7 hereof.

*7. PRIZES*

Subject to Sections 8 and 9, prizes arising from the Classic Draw are determined as follows:

WINNING SELECTION |
POOL |
PRIZE |

6/6 |
Fixed |
Share of $5,000,000 |

5/6+ |
32.15% of the Pools Fund |
Share of Pool |

5/6 |
13.5% of the Pools Fund |
Share of Pool |

4/6 |
54.35% of the Pools Fund |
Share of Pool |

3/6 |
Fixed |
$10 |

2/6+ |
Fixed |
$5 |

2/6 |
Fixed |
free play |

After each draw, ILC allocates for the payment of prizes $1.44 for every play recorded on the computer system of any of its Regional Marketing Organizations for that draw to prize funds as follows:

(A) $0.89 is allocated to the “Draw Fund” to fund the payment of (i) the “Gold Ball Jackpot Draw Prize” as defined below; (ii) the $5,000,000 Classic Draw 6/6 category Prize (the “Classic Jackpot”); and (iii) any additional special draw prizes which ILC may at its discretion offer from time to time.

(B) $0.55 is allocated to the “Prize Fund” and a “Pools Fund” is determined by deducting from the Prize Fund an amount equal to the total amount payable as prizes on the 3/6, 2/6+ and 2/6 winning selections. The amount deemed payable as a prize on each 2/6 winning selection (free play) is $1.44.

Subject to Section 9, the holder(s) of the winning ticket for the Gold Ball Draw is entitled to claim a prize (the “Gold Ball Jackpot Draw Prize”) of either a) $1,000,000 or b) the Gold Ball Jackpot, depending on the prize ball drawn as a result of the Gold Ball Jackpot Draw.

*8. PRIZE CALCULATION*

For the 6/6 category, if there is more than one winning selection, the amount of each prize is calculated by dividing $5,000,000 by the number of winning selections in that category provided that cents are increased to the next $0.10 (e.g. $1,666,666.67 is rounded up to $1,666,666.70).

For the 5/6+, 5/6 and 4/6 categories, the amount of each prize is calculated by dividing the dollar amount of that category’s Pool by the number of winning selections in that category provided that cents under $0.05 are reduced to $0.00 (e.g. $2,726.34 is rounded down to $2,726.30) and cents $0.05 and over are increased to $0.10 (e.g. $2,726.38 is rounded up to $2,726.40).

For 3/6, 2/6+ and 2/6 categories, the Prizes are fixed as set out in Section 7.

*9. PRIZE CLAIMS*

Prizes must be claimed within one year following the draw date.

*10. ODDS OF WINNING*

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**Classic Draw**

The approximate odds of winning for a single selection in the Classic Draw are as follows:

6/6 One in 13,983,816

5/6+ One in 2,330,636

5/6 One in 55,492

4/6 One in 1,033

3/6 One in 56.7

2/6+ One in 81.2

2/6 One in 8.3

Any Prize One in 6.6

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**Gold Ball Draw**

The odds of winning a prize in any Gold Ball Draw are one out of the total number of Gold Ball Draw Numbers issued for that draw.

The odds for the holder(s) of the ticket bearing the winning Gold Ball Draw Number of winning the Gold Ball Jackpot depends on the number of prize balls available for that Gold Ball Jackpot Draw. For example, if there are 30 prize balls available for the draw, the odds of winning the Gold Ball Jackpot are 1 in 30. If there are 2 prize balls available for the draw, the odds of winning the Gold Ball Jackpot are 1 in 2*.*

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(1) There will be thirty prize balls available to be drawn for the first Gold Ball Jackpot Draw. Twenty-nine of the prize balls will be for a prize of $1,000,000 each and one Gold Ball will be for a jackpot prize (the “Gold Ball Jackpot”). The starting amount of the Gold Ball Jackpot will be set by ILC at its discretion and revealed before the draw date. One prize ball will be drawn for each Gold Ball Jackpot Draw, including for the first Gold Ball Jackpot Draw and all subsequent Gold Ball Jackpot Draws. Each time a $1,000,000 prize ball is drawn, it will be removed from the subsequent Gold Ball Jackpot Draws, until the Gold Ball is drawn. If the Gold Ball is not drawn, the subsequent Gold Ball Jackpot will increase by an amount determined by ILC, at its discretion. Once the Gold Ball is drawn, twenty-nine $1,000,000 prize balls and one Gold Ball will be available to be drawn for the subsequent Gold Ball Jackpot Draw and the preceding process will be repeated.On specific draw dates determined by ILC from time to time at its discretion, ILC may draw additional Gold Ball Draw Numbers from the Gold Ball Draw Numbers issued for that draw date.

(2) If there is no winning selection in any one or more of the 6/6, 5/6+, 5/6 or 4/6 categories of a Classic Draw, the amount of the Prize or the Pool, as applicable, for each of those said categories for which there is no winning selection for that draw will be allocated to the funding of prizes for subsequent Classic Draws and/or Gold Ball Jackpot Draws, at ILC’s discretion.

(3) “Share of $5,000,000” means an amount calculated by dividing $5,000,000 by the number of winning selections in the 6/6 category.

(4) “Share of Pool” means, with reference to each category of winning selections in the 5/6+, 5/6 and 4/6 categories, an amount calculated by dividing the dollar amount of the Pool, for that category, by the number of winning selections in that category.