BC49

Are you aware that The British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) is a crown corporation of the Province of British Columbia, Canada! It has provided government sanctioned lottery games in British Columbia since 1985, headquartered in Kamloops. In conjunction with the Interprovincial Lottery Corporation, the BCLC offers Canada’s highest payout lotteries. In addition, the BCLC also manages casinos and bingos in British Columbia. In 2004 BCLC launched Canada’s first legal online gambling website PlayNow.com which offers a variety of gambling games and services including Casino, Poker, Sports Betting, Bingo and Lottery.
BC/49 is the British Columbia only lottery with guaranteed jackpots of $2 million. Your offer to the Extra can make you a chance to win $500,000. BC/49 and Extra are available wherever lottery products are sold, at lottery retailers, bars and pubs, and online at PlayNow.com. Draws are held every Wednesday and Saturday. You have to get your tickets before 7.30 p.m. for your chance to win.

How to Play BC49

BC 49 winner

  • You have to choose your favourite 6 numbers from 1 – 49 or ask for a Quick Pick to have random numbers chosen for you. Each selection of six numbers costs $1 and you can play up to 10 selections per ticket.
  • When you play Double Play, your selections are eligible for both BC/49 and Lotto 6/49. Each Double Play selection costs $4.
  • If you’d like to purchase tickets for more than one draw, playAdvance Buy; you can choose how many consecutive draws you want to play, up to a maximum of 26 draws.
  • Saying “Yes” to the Extra for the chance to win $500,000. Each selection costs $1 and you can play up to 10 selections of Extra per ticket.

The BC/49 main jackpot prize is $2 Million. The top Extra prize is $500,000.

BC49 Packages you can play

You can play different combinations of BC/49. It offers weekly packages to make your play even more convenient.

Lotto Pack BC49

$5 Mini Dip

  • A Quick Pick package consisting of one Lotto 6/49 play and one BC/49 play (same six numbers as Lotto 6/49’s regular selection), plus one Lotto 6/49 Extra.
  • Advance Buy is available up to a maximum of 26 consecutive draws.
  • Additional Extras are available at a cost of $1 per play, up to a maximum of 10 per ticket.

$10 Double Dip

  • The $10 Double Dip Pack is a Quick Pick package consisting of two plays of Lotto 6/49, plus two plays of Lotto 6/49 Extra and two plays of BC/49.
  • Advance Buy is available, up to a maximum of 26 consecutive draws of Lotto 6/49 and BC/49.
  • Additional Extras are available at a cost of $1 per play, up to a maximum of 10 per ticket and are available at a cost of $1 per play, up to a maximum of 8 per ticket.

$15 Triple Dip

  • The $15 Triple Dip Pack is a Quick Pick package consisting of three plays of Lotto 6/49, plus three plays of Lotto 6/49 Extra and three plays of BC/49.
  • Advance Buy is available, up to a maximum of 26 consecutive draws of Lotto 6/49 and BC/49.
  • Additional Extras are available at a cost of $1 per play, up to a maximum of 7 per ticket.

$20 Mega

  • The $20 Mega Pack is a Quick Pick package consisting of two plays (6 selections) of Lotto Max, plus one play of Lotto Max Extra; two plays of Lotto 6/49, plus one play of Lotto 6/49 Extra and two plays of BC/49.
  • Advance Buy is available, up to a maximum of 26 consecutive draws of Lotto 6/49 and Lotto Max.
  • Additional Extras are not available on the $20 Mega Pack.

$30 Weekly Pack

  • This Quick Pick package includes tickets for a full week of draws for Lotto Max, Lotto 6/49, BC/49 and Daily Grand, plus the Extra for each game.
  • Advance Buy is available, up to a maximum of 26 consecutive draws.
  • Additional Extras are available at a cost of $1 per play, up to a maximum of 8 per ticket.

Combo Play

Combo Play is the easy way to play multiple selections of BC/49, or both BC/49 and Lotto 6/49. Choose from a 5, 7, 8 or 9 number Combo.

With Combo Play, you can choose your own numbers or ask for a Quick Pick to have random numbers chosen for you. Be sure to say “Yes” to the Extra for a chance to win $500,000. You can play up to 10 Extra on your Combo Play ticket.

Prizes and Odds BC49

Overall odds of winning any prize per $1 play are 1 in 32.3

Match Prize Amount Odds* / $1 Play
6/6 $2,000,000, Win or Share 1 in 13,983,816
5/6+ $75,000 1 in 2,330,636
5/6 $750 1 in 55,492
4/6 $75 1 in 1,033
3/6 $10.00 1 in 56.7
2/6+ $5.00 1 in 81.2

The odds of winning any cash prize per $1 play are 1 in 32.3
+ Match designated number of main draw numbers plus Bonus Number
* Approximate Odds

  • The BC/49 $2 million top prize will be shared if there is more than one winning selection.
  • If there are more than six 5/6+ Bonus winners ($75,000 prize), each winner will share in $450,000.

Extra Prize and Odds

Match Prize Amount Odds* / $1 Play
4/4 $500,000 1 in 3,764,376
3/4 $1,000 1 in 9,906
2/4 $10 1 in 141
1/4 $1 1 in 6.8

The odds of winning any prize per $1 play are 1 in 6.5, * Approximate Odds

Group Play

In a Group Play you play with family, friends or co-workers, playing as a group lets you pool your money together for more chances to win! The way you choose to manage your lottery purchases and potential winnings is up to the group members involved. Here are certain things to take care of:

  • A group captain can coordinate collecting participant’s money, buying the group’s tickets, tracking group winnings and posting results.
  • When purchasing a ticket at retail, the group captain should print his or her name on the front or back, along with the words “In Trust”. This indicates the ticket belongs to a group.
  • When purchasing as a group, it’s always a good idea to have a record of which group members have contributed to the ticket purchases. Make it easier to manage your group play by downloading the Group Release Form. It’s a good idea to provide each group member with a copy of the completed Group Release Form.
  • All group members must be at least 19 years old.
  • When the group captain purchases the ticket(s), ask for a group copy ticket that can be distributed to each group member so each player can check numbers if they wish.
  • Only an original lottery ticket can be used to claim a prize.
  • Don’t write your company name on your ticket if playing from our workplace.
  • To claim large prizes, the group captain’s identification must be presented and must match the name on the ticket. Putting nicknames or group names on the ticket could create delays in a prize claim. So it is advisabel to put Legal Names.

BC49 Draw

  • Every Wednesday and Saturday, six numbers are drawn from 1 – 49, plus a Bonus number, used for two prize categories.
  • To win or share the BC/49 jackpot, you need to match all six of your BC/49 numbers to the six numbers drawn.

For Extra Play

  • Every Wednesday and Saturday, four numbers are drawn from 1 – 99.
  • If you have said “Yes” to the Extra, the word “YES” appears beside the Extra numbers on your ticket and your numbers qualify for the draw.
  • If you have said “No” to the Extra, the word “NO” appears beside the Extra numbers on your ticket and your numbers do not qualify for the draw.
  • To win the Extra $500,000 top prize, your numbers need to qualify for the draw and you need to match all 4 of your Extra numbers to the numbers drawn.

How to claim the prize for BC49

  • If you have win prizes up to $200 then you can claim the prize with the Lottery retailers as they have the ability to pay prizes up to $999.99
  • Also you can have prizes at Regional Prize Payout (RPP) Locations. Regardless of the win amount, valid government issued ID is required when claiming a prize at one of these RPP locations.
  • Voluntary Self Excluded (VSE) customers can claim their lottery prizes at one of the Signature Stores, a BCLC Corporate Office or by mail.
  • Prizes of any amount can be claimed at a BCLC Corporate Office. Regardless of the win amount, valid government issued ID is required when claiming a prize at Corporate Offices.
  • If claiming at BCLC office, all prizes are made payable by cheque. Only claims greater than $25 Million will be paid via wire transfer.
  • You can also call BCLC Customer Support at 1-866-815-0222 for more details

You may claim your prize by mailing your ticket to the Kamloops Player Services office at the following address:

BCLC
P.O. Box 1080
Kamloops, BC V2C 6H2

You need to sign the front of the ticket and completely fill out the back of the original winning ticket (including name, address, and telephone number). Ensure that a daytime telephone number is included as the Player Services department may need to contact you for further information.

Also make copies of the front and back of the ticket for your records.

You must also include a copy of valid, government-issued, photo identification (e.g. Driver’s Licence or BCID) along with the original ticket. In order to protect your privacy, BCLC recommends that when sending ID black out any identifying numbers (eg. Driver’s Licence Number).

The following are the designated Prize Payout Locations BCLC Head Office, 74 West Seymour Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 1E2 and BCLC Marketing & Sales Office, 2940 Virtual Way, Vancouver, BC V5M 0A6

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