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About LOTTO MAX

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The NEW LOTTO MAX

We’re excited to announce the changes to LOTTO MAX as of May 14, 2019!

Changes include:

  • Even bigger jackpots – up to a whopping $70m!
  • Draws twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays.
  • Two brand new prize categories!
  • The number 50 will be added to the game’s matrix.

Have questions about how these changes will affect you? Find all your answers here.

You can also find the new LOTTO MAX official game conditions here.

 

How to purchase

Get in to win… in three easy steps:

  1. Log in and select ‘Buy a LOTTO MAX 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 MAX purchases will be quick and easy.
  2. Select ‘Fast Checkout’ and we’ll randomly generate three sets of seven numbers for you. Alternatively, you can choose your numbers — 1 through 50 — for your first set of seven numbers, and your additional two sets of seven numbers will be randomly chosen. (Note: the additional two sets of LOTTO MAX numbers are always generated after you complete your purchase.)
  3. Review and complete your purchase!

Online single purchase ticket sales are open for each draw until 10:30 p.m. (ET) every Tuesday & Friday night. A draw break (10:30 p.m. to 10:40 p.m.) will occur each Tuesday & Friday, and draw sales will reopen for the next draw after 10:40 p.m. Currently on PlayOLG, any LOTTO MAX 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: Now with jackpots up to $70 million!


The Jackpot

The LOTTO MAX Main Draw jackpot is estimated between $10 million and $70 million, and it grows until there’s a winner. Once the main jackpot reaches $50 million, additional $1 million MAXMILLIONS prizes will also be offered. Your three sets of numbers are eligible for both the LOTTO MAX Main Draw and all MAXMILLIONS Draw(s).

Here’s an example: If the jackpot prizes total $85 million, and the main jackpot is set at $70 million, your numbers give you the chance to win the LOTTO MAX Main Draw jackpot of $70 million, as well as 15 additional MAXMILLIONS Draws for $1 million each. That’s 15 more chances to become a millionaire.

The numbers

Seven numbers plus one bonus number, between 1-50, are drawn during each Main Draw. One additional set of seven numbers are drawn for each MAXMILLIONS Draw.

The odds

There are more ways of winning than just hitting the jackpot. In fact, your odds of winning any prize are approximately 1 in 7.

To win a prize, your ticket needs to include three or more matching numbers. And of course, if all seven of your numbers match, you could share in a jackpot of up to $70 million.

 

 

PRIZE PAYOUT CHART
LOTTO MAX MAIN DRAW
Matches Win Odds of Winning*
7/7 87.25% of the Pools Fund 1 in 33,294,800
6/7 + Bonus 2.5% of the Pools Fund 1 in 4,756,400
6/7 2.5% of the Pools Fund 1 in 113,248
5/7 + Bonus 1.5% of the Pools Fund 1 in 37,749
5/7 3.5% of the Pools Fund 1 in 1,841
4/7 + Bonus 2.75% of the Pools Fund 1 in 1,105
4/7 $20 1 in 82.9
3/7 + Bonus $20 1 in 82.9
3/7 Free Play 1 in 8.5

The odds of winning any prize are one in 7 per $5 play.

MAXMILLIONS DRAW
Matches Win Odds of Winning*
7/7 $1,000,000 1 in 33,294,800

 

* Per $5 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.

 

Random Number Generator
 

1: WHY ARE YOU CHANGING FROM TRADITIONAL BALL DRAWS TO RANDOM NUMBER GENERATORS (RNG)?

We are modernizing and simplifying the lottery-draw process to offer our players the best gaming and entertainment experience possible.

RNG draws are becoming more common for lottery draws and are used for several lottery games with multiple draws that require results more quickly.

Many of your favourite national lottery games already use Random Number Generator software, including DAILY GRAND, the Guaranteed Prize Draw feature of LOTTO 6/49 and the MAXMILLIONS feature of LOTTO MAX.

Effective May 2019, ILC draws for LOTTO MAX and LOTTO 6/49 will also occur using Random Number Generator (RNG) software.

 

2: HOW DOES THE RANDOM NUMBER GENERATOR METHOD WORK?

The ILC RNG system uses a seed value and an algorithm to generate random numbers. A seed is an initial value that is input into the random number generator algorithm to start the process of random number generation. The algorithm used has been tested and certified to generate random results by a world-class, independent certifier. To initiate the algorithm, a two-part seed value is used, comprised of: 1) a system-generated value based on inputs specific to that draw and unknown until sales for that draw are complete and 2) a 20-digit value generated using a mechanical dice machine.

 

3: HOW SECURE ARE RNG DRAWS?

Nationally recognized, independent firms have confirmed that both the ball machine and Random Number Generator (RNG) methods offer the same standards of security and integrity. There are a number of checks and balances in place including third-party onsite auditors that verify the draw, as well as a second and separate audit company that recreates the draw to confirm the draw outcome is identical before releasing the winning numbers.

 

4: WHEN WILL LOTTO MAX AND LOTTO 6/49 DRAWS TRANSITION TO THIS METHOD?

The RNG draw method for LOTTO MAX will start with the first draw of the revised game taking place on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. LOTTO 6/49 will begin on Wednesday May 15, 2019.

 

5: IS OLG GOING TO USE RNG TECHNOLOGY FOR ALL THEIR DRAWS?

No. OLG draws such as LOTTARIO, ONTARIO 49, DAILY KENO, ENCORE and PICK 2, 3 and 4 still use ball machines for draws.

 

6: WHAT OTHER DRAWS USE THE RANDOM NUMBER GENERATOR METHOD?

Many of your favourite lottery games already use Random Number Generator software, including HIT OR MISS, DAILY GRAND, the Guaranteed Prize Draw feature of LOTTO 6/49 and the MAXMILLIONS feature of LOTTO MAX.

OLG draws such as LOTTARIO, ONTARIO 49, DAILY KENO, ENCORE and PICK 2, 3 and 4 still use ball machines for draws.

 

7: HOW DOES THIS BENEFIT THE PLAYER?

Players will continue to enjoy their favourite lottery games, with no changes to any game conditions.

 

8: ARE YOU ABLE TO WATCH RNG DRAWS? ARE THEY AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE?

Animated videos will be available to watch on OLG.ca after the draw takes place.
 

Rules and Regulations


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 and rules, with or without notice and at such times and in such manner as ILC deems appropriate.

Why wait? Make the world your playground with LOTTO MAX today!

 

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