There are three different lotto’s in Canada but in many people’s eyes, the Canada lotto is the big one and the one which has the jackpots which always seem to get everyone talking.
It is the newest of the three lotto’s and they seem to have made improvements in the areas that the other lotto’s might have been lacking so as a result, it has generated a great deal of interest.
It is sometimes referred to as the Canada Lotto 6/49 which relates to the numbers of balls which you can choose from.
Canada is often described as being slightly ‘reserved’ when it comes to their lotto’s and how they compare with their somewhat ‘brash’ neighbours the USA, but the Canada Lotto certainly ticks all of the right boxes and it is no wonder that it is proving to be so popular.
How to play the Canada Lotto
When you see that there are seven levels of winning combinations in the Canada Lotto, it can come as something of a surprise when you realise how straightforward the actual draw is.
It is actually just a case of choosing a total of six numbers from the 1 – 49 that are on offer.
The reason for the seven pay-out combinations is because when the initial six balls have been picked, another one is taken from the barrel and this is added to some of the number combinations, so that there is a chance of smaller pay-outs when it may look like all hope has been lost if the first numbers don’t match your selections.
This extra number can also be added if you have five correct selections and will result in a very attractive win.
Draw time of the Canada lotto
The draw for the Canada lotto takes place on Thursdays and Saturdays at 10.30pm but please remember that this is local time if you are planning to play on the Canada Lotto from a different country.
Odds of winning the Canada lotto
The fact that there are seven levels which pay out for the Canada Lotto means that players always have a hope of a win, even though the initial numbers which are drawn may go against them.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at the odds of winning the various combinations which are available.
2 correct numbers - 1:80
2 correct numbers, 1 extra number - 1:81
3 correct numbers - 1:57
4 correct numbers - 1:1 033
5 correct numbers - 1:55 492
5 correct numbers, 1 extra number - 1:2 330 636
6 correct numbers - 1:13 983 816
How to check your numbers
The Canada Lotto organisers have done a great job of drawing attention to this lotto through extensive media campaigns, so you will have no trouble finding out the winning numbers.
A Google search will display several options but downloading the Canada Lotto app is the best option as you will be able to view the latest results as well as information such as the size of the rollovers at the touch of a button wherever you might be in the world.