How to Play

Created in 1982 Canada 649 Lotto is one of the longest-established national lotto games in the world. Draws take place every Wednesday and Saturday; jackpots start rolling at CAN$5 million, can rise rapidly and keeps on growing until it gets won. Its record $54.3 million jackpot was won by a group of oil and gas workers from Alberta in October 2005.

Pick 6 numbers from 1 to 49. If you match all 6 numbers you’re a jackpot winner. In total, 7 balls are drawn of which the first 6 are the winning numbers. The seventh ball is the “bonus” number which is used to determine the lower tier prizes. If there is no jackpot winner, the top prize rolls over to the next draw. There are 7 prize levels in Canada 649 Lotto including the jackpot, so if you don’t win the jackpot, you may still be eligible for a cash payout.

Prize Matches 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 it Works

What is Canada 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 $54 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 CAN$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 Lotto Ticket(s) will be purchased by our local office who will send a scanned copy 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 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.

How do I know if I have won?

After the draw the winning numbers and the prizes for each category will be announced by the relevant lottery operator. 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?

BuyLottoOnline will automatically claim your prize and it will be credited to your account. For some larger prizes you may need to make the claim yourself or more information may be need. Our Winners Support Team will contact you to discuss this and guide you through the entire process.

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