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About LOTTO 6/49

Your chance to win is just three dollars away!

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How to purchase

Get in to win… in three easy steps:

  1. Log in and select ‘Buy a LOTTO 6/49 ticket’ on the Lottery page. If you don’t have a PlayOLG account with deposited funds, there are a few simple steps to getting started. After this one-time process, all your future LOTTO 6/49 purchases will be quick and easy.
  2. Choose six numbers — 1 through 49 — or select ‘Fast Checkout’ and we’ll randomly generate numbers for you.
  3. Review and complete your purchase.

Online single purchase ticket sales are open until 10:30 p.m. (ET) on the day of each draw (Wednesday and Saturday nights). A draw break (10:30 p.m. to 10:40 p.m.) will occur on both Wednesdays and Saturdays, and draw sales will reopen for the next draw after 10:40 p.m. Currently on PlayOLG, any LOTTO 6/49 purchases with ENCORE cannot be purchased during draw breaks on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

And don’t forget, for just a buck you can say yes to ENCORE.

How it works

The Jackpot

The Main Jackpot starts at an estimated $5 million dollars and then grows up, up, up — there’s no cap on how big the Jackpot can go. You'll also have a chance at the $1 million Guaranteed Prize Draw when you purchase a LOTTO 6/49 selection. There is a $1 million Guaranteed Prize Draw with each LOTTO 6/49 draw.

The numbers

Six numbers from 1 to 49 are drawn for each LOTTO 6/49 draw. Also, a 10-digit selection is randomly selected from only those issued for the $1 million Guaranteed Prize Draw.

The odds

There are more ways of winning than just hitting the Jackpot. In fact, your odds of winning are approximately 1 in 6.6.

To win a prize, your ticket needs to include two or more numbers that match the winning numbers. And of course, if all six of your numbers match, you could walk off with your share of the Main Jackpot.



Match Win Odds of Winning*
6/6 79.5% of the Pools Fund 1 in 13,983,816
5/6 + Bonus 6% of the Pools Fund 1 in 2,330,636
5/6 5% of the Pools Fund 1 in 55,492
4/6 9.5% 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 ($3 value – one set of six computer-generated numbers and one Guaranteed Prize Draw selection, valid for the next scheduled draw) 1 in 8.3
  Any prize 1 in 6.6
Matches Win Odds of Winning*
10/10 $1,000,000 Variable

*Per $3 play (approximate).

How to claim your prize

So, you’re holding a winning ticket! What’s next?

If you’re collecting cash prizes that are less than $1000, you don’t have to do anything. Your prize is automatically credited to your PlayOLG account. If you’ve won a Free Play, the numbers will be computer-generated and the ticket will be automatically applied to the next lottery draw.

For cash prizes between $1000-$100,000 (and all merchandise prizes), you will be prompted to fill out a Lottery Prize Claim Declaration Form (LPCD Form). Once you’ve successfully submitted your LPCD Form, OLG will handle the rest, either crediting your PlayOLG account or contacting you for more information.

If you’ve won cash prizes that total more than $100,000, congratulations! Fill out your LPCD Form, submit it and the OLG Prize Centre will contact you.

Rules and Regulations

While efforts are made to ensure that the games conditions and rules are accurate and up to date, they cannot always reflect changes. The Interprovincial Lottery Corporation (ILC) and/or the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) reserves the right to change these game conditions and rules, with or without notice and at such times and in such manner as ILC and/or OLG deems appropriate. 

Just Imagine what a LOTTO 6/49 win could do for you!


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