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LOTTO MAX

The Ticket: Each minimum $5 play provides three lines of 7 numbers.
The Jackpot: Starts at $10 million and can grow to $70 million.
The Draw: Every Tuesday and Friday. Simply purchase a ticket at a participating retailer by 10:30 p.m. EST on the draw date to participate in that day’s draw.
The Odds: Main Jackpot: 33,294,800 per $5 play.

Bonus Feature

When the LOTTO MAX jackpot reaches and exceeds $50 million, additional $1 million prizes are offered, called MAXMILLIONS. When MAXMILLIONS prizes are available, your Lotto Max ticket not only gives you a chance at the main jackpot but it also gives you a chance to win any of the $1 million MAXMILLIONS draws on the same date, automatically with purchase. .

LOTTO 6/49

The Ticket: Each play costs $3 and includes one set of 6 numbers ranging from 1 to 49 for the main jackpot plus a 10-digit set of numbers for the $1-million guaranteed prize draw.
The Main Jackpot: Starts at $5 million and grows until it’s won. There is no capped maximum amount to the jackpot.
The Draw: Every Wednesday and Saturday. Simply purchase a ticket at a participating retailer by 10:30 p.m. EST on the draw date.
The Odds: Main Jackpot: 1 in 13,983,816 per $3 play. For more information on odds, visit OLG.ca.

Special Feature

LOTTO 6/49 will sometimes offer a Guaranteed Prize Draw for a smaller jackpot of $1 million. This exciting extra feature, included in a $3 play, guarantees at least one winning ticket among the tickets sold for the draw.

LOTTARIO

The Ticket: Two sets of six numbers ranging from 1-45 for two chances to win the main jackpot per $1 play.
The Main Jackpot: Starts at $250,000 and grows until it’s won. There is no capped maximum amount to the jackpot.
The Draw: Every Saturday. Simply purchase a ticket at a participating retailer by 10:30 p.m. EST on the draw date.
The Odds: Main Jackpot: 1 in 4,072,530 per $1 play.

Special Feature

The Early Bird draw provides another chance to win. To be entered in the $50,000 Early Bird Draw, just buy a ticket at a participating retailer before 11:59:59 p.m. ET on a Friday.

Ontario 49

The Ticket: Play 6 numbers from 1 to 49 the same as LOTTO 6/49. Each play costs $1.

The Jackpot: A guaranteed $2-million Jackpot for every draw, twice per week.

The Draw: Every Wednesday and Saturday. Simply purchase a ticket at a participating retailer by 10:30 p.m. EST on the draw date.

The Odds: Main Jackpot: 1 in 13,983,816 per $1 play.

Daily Grand

The Ticket: 5 main numbers ranging from 1 to 49, and 1 grand number ranging from 1 to 7 costs $3.
The Jackpot: $1,000 a day for life.
The Draw: Every Monday and Thursday. Simply purchase a ticket at a participating retailer by 10:30 p.m. EST on the draw date.
The Odds: Main Jackpot: 1 in 13,348,188 per $3 play.

For more information on Daily Grand and ways to play, visit OLG.ca.

Encore

The Ticket: A bonus game attached to another draw-based lottery game that offers an extra chance to win for $1. Receive an additional set of numbers to match against the ENCORE draw. You can play up to ten times per ticket.
The Jackpot: $1 million.
The Draw: The ENCORE draw is at the same time as the original game selected. Check the draw dates for the chosen game.
The Odds: Overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 9.17.

ENCORE numbers are randomly selected by the lottery terminal. They can’t be selected by players, and are drawn on the same day as the draw for the main lottery game selected. Only one set of ENCORE numbers is drawn and applies to all games.

What Kind Of Player Are You?

Which games best suit your play style? One way to find out is to try a few different games. You can also take this fun and easy quiz.

Learn about different types of lotteries. Visit PlaySmart to discover interesting facts about Lotto Max, Lotto 6/49, Lottario, Ontario 49, Encore, and more.

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Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation Profits

OLG’s annual payments to the province support:

  • hospitals
  • research, prevention and treatment of problem gambling
  • amateur sport
  • local and provincial charities (through the Ontario Trillium Foundation)
  • other government priorities including general healthcare and education

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