Lotteries are great fun games that Canucks love to play. In a recent survey done by Bank of Montreal it was found that 34 percent of the Canadians hope to win the lottery for funding their retirement and 14 percent of Canadians admit that they rely heavily on a future win. Though odds of winning are definitely not in one’s favour but still people love to play these games. if you are one of lottery fans and wish to try your luck then here are the best 10 lotteries that you can play in Canada and get a chance to win.
1. Mega Dice Lotto
Mega dice lotto offers a grand Jackpot of $100,000 to win and you can play this lottery at Ontario. The game ticket costs $2, and gives players two chances to win, one chance for an instant win when the ticket is printed and another chance during a draw every evening. The instant win game is based on matching seven six-sided dice to different roll possibilities and the nightly draw is based on whether the six numbers on the ticket match the numbers drawn. Overall, there’s a 59.92 per cent payout rate for the game.
The odds of winning the Mega Dice Lotto jackpot is 1/3,262,623 and the most frequent winning number is 30, which has been drawn 115 times since the game has been around, and players have a 1/3.9 chance of winning any prize when playing. There’s a 1/4.3 chance of winning an instant win prize and a 1/27.8 chance of winning a prize during the draw.
2. Lotto Poker
Lotto Poker lottery game has jackpot $100,000 to win and can be played at the province of Quebec. Similar to the Poker Lotto games available in Ontario and British Columbia, Lotto Poker Quebec became available on May 2, 2011. You can buy the ticket for $2, and have two chances to win. When the ticket is printed, players can win $5,000 if the hand on their quick pick receipt is a poker hand, such as a royal flush, straight flush or full house. Every night there is also a draw and if two or more of the cards in your same hand match, then you can win more cash.
The game has a 60 per cent pay off rate and you can make a maximum of three quick play selections, which are all chosen from the same 52-deck of cards. Though the odds of winning the jackpot is 1/2,598,960 but you have a one in 649,740 chance of winning $5,000 with a royal flush in the instant play part of the game.
3. Poker Lotto Ontario
Poker lotto is a lottery game played at Ontario with a jackpot of $100,000 to win. Since Poker Lotto was first offered in Ontario in 2010, it has become one of Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation’s (OLG) most popular games. Till date over 39 million prizes have been awarded and also OLG added an All In component to the game where players pay an extra $1 for a chance to win an extra $10,000 jackpot. Players have a 1/649,740 chance of winning the All In jackpot and a 1/273.1 chance of winning an All In prize. The most popular winning card players see is the five of spades, which has been drawn 154 times since the lottery began in Ontario. The odds of winning the jackpot in this game is 1/2,598,960
4. Poker Lotto British Columbia
This poker Lotto lottery is played in British Columbia and offers jackpot worth $100,000. Poker Lotto was brought to British Columbia in 2011 after the success of the game in Ontario and across the U.S. Since the game’s inception, the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) has given out about $18 million in prize money with B.C. residents winning about $5 million a year. Players have a 1/4.85 chance of winning an instant prize and a 1/3.66 chance of winning any prize and the odds of winning the jackpot is 1/2,598,960.
5. Banco lotto
Banco is lottery game played in Quebec with a jackpot of $200,000 to win. Banco was launched in Quebec in September 1989 and in April 2001, Banco Special was launched with a bigger jackpot. In Banco, players have a chance to choose from two to 10 numbers between one to 70 for a chance to win. You can either select the numbers yourself on a ticket or have the computer generate them for you. How much you bet on your selected numbers is up to you (bets start at $1), and you can also decide how many consecutive draws your slip will be considered for, up to a limit of 28. You can also add extra numbers to your slip, which costs an extra $1 per number. The odds of winning the jackpot is 1/2,147,181 so here’s a 50 per cent chance you’ll get a payout and your odds of winning are better for Banco than the Banco Special.
6. Daily Keno
Daily Keno is played in Ontario where you can get a chance to win jackpot of $250,000. Your odds of winning any prize are based on the number of picks you make in the game. If you choose the 10 pick category, you have a 1/33 chance of winning a prize (the highest prize amount is $250,000). If you choose the seven pick category, you have a 1/57 chance of winning a prize (the highest prize amount at $5,000). You can also bet between $1, $2, $5 or $10 and while it won’t affect your odds, though it will affect your winnings. If you play Daily Keno in Ontario, you might want to pick the number 68 since it has been drawn the most (2,187 times) since the game began.The odds of winning the jackpot is 1/2,147,181 in this lottery game.
7. Keno Atlantic
Keno Atlantic is Keno lottery game played at Atlantic Canada and you can win a jackpot of $250,000 in this game. Keno Atlantic (known as Atlantic Choice before October 2001) was Canada’s first Keno game, with its first draw on Oct. 13, 1989. Players have a chance to win daily draws, along with more prizes. It is estimated that about 98,000 Atlantic Canadians play Keno Atlantic. In 2008, two residents took home the jackpot prize. Since then, there’s been one jackpot winner a year. You can win money even if not all the numbers in the picks you choose match. If you buy a Hi-Lo ticket for $2, the machine chooses two numbers or a two spot and ten numbers or a ten spot. You have a better chance of winning the same amount of money depending on the number of spots you choose. If you’re hoping to win $1,000, you have a better chance with all six numbers in a six spot (1/3,383 chance) than eight numbers in a nine spot (1/10,325) where the odds of winning the jackpot is 1/2,147,181.
8. Sprinto lotto
Sprinto is another lottery game played at Quebec which has the jackpot prize of $200,000 to win. This lotto gives players two chances to win through a quick play and an evening draw. Quick play numbers are generated by computer, but only for the numbers one to 50. If you pay $2, you can win $5,000 in the quick play, and if you pay $5, you can win $25,000 in the quick play. Every evening, there is a draw and if two or more of the randomly generated numbers on your ticket match those drawn, you can win up to $100,000 (if you bought a $2 ticket) and $250,000 (if you bought a $5 ticket). The odds of winning the jackpot is 1/2,118,760 which means you have a 1/3.02 chance of winning a prize with a $2 ticket and a 1/ 2.8 chance of winning a prize with a $5 ticket.
9. La Poule Aux Oeufs D’or
La Poule Aux Oeufs D’or lottery is played in province of Quebec and has jackpot prize of $100,000. Quebec’s La Poule Aux Oeufs D’or combines a scratch card with a TV appearance on the TVA network for a chance to win. Residents can either buy a $2 or $5 ticket and, based on what they scratch, players have a chance to participate in a weekly show that pits two contestants against each other in three rounds. Host Guy Mongrain leads contestants through three different games. There are also special editions of the TV show that lets contestants win grand prizes of either $500,000 or $1 million. The odds of winning the jackpot is 1/1,000,000 and players have a 1/4.8 chance of winning a prize with the $2 ticket and a 1/3.6 chance of winning any prize with the $5 ticket.
10. Tag lotto
Tag Lottery is played at Atlantic Canada and has a jackpot worth $100,000. If you live in the Maritimes, you might want to try your luck at TAG, the first spiel or add-on lottery game in the country. Spiel games let you tack on an additional wager to another game. You can choose to add TAG onto more than one game or you can play it up to 10 times on one ticket. There is only one TAG number drawn each night, which applies to all the numbers you’ve picked for that day.
The odds of winning the jackpot in this game is 1/600,000 and there’s a 1/9.9 chance that you’ll win a prize by playing TAG. You have a 1/120,000 chance of winning $1,000 with five matching consecutive numbers.
Now you can play these best 10 lotteries in Canada with many ways. You can visit the lottery sites online to buy a ticket or with the lottery apps on your smartphone or directly you can get the ticket at any retail or grocery store that sells lotteries.