Lotto Max

Do you know that Lotto Max is the Canada’s Biggest Jackpot game! It came into existence on September 19, 2009 replacing Lotto Super 7. The first set of winning numbers was drawn on September 25, 2009, and subsequent draws have been held every Friday.  This newest National Lottery is administered by the Interprovincial Lottery Corporation, which works with the five regional lottery corporations owned by the 10 provinces and 3 territories.

How to Play

  • There are a set of 49 numbers to choose from and players must choose seven numbers,
  • You receive three seven-number Selections for $5. You can select one set of numbers, and the Ticket Terminal selects another two.
  • Jackpots start at a minimum of $10 Million and can grow to $50 Million!
  • When the Lotto Max Jackpot exceeds $50 Million, additional Maxmillions draws will occur with prizes of $1 Million each!
  • For an additional $1 per play, you can add Friday’s Extra for a chance to win the $250,000 Top Prize or $100,000 second prize!
  • Draws are held every Friday, with Lotto Max tickets sold until 9 p.m. (Eastern Time) on draw nights.
  • Lotto Max is available for sale across Canada online and at the Retailers.

Changes in Lotto Max from July  2015

  • Lotto Max jackpots are getting bigger! Beginning with the draw on July 17, 2015, the Main Jackpot will be able to reach $60 million instead of the current $50 million.
  • Price will remain the same: three sets of numbers per $5 play.
  • Maxmillions prizes will still start when the jackpot gets to $50 million. After that, both the jackpot and the number of Maxmillions will grow until the jackpot reaches $60 million.
  • Once the Main Jackpot reaches $60 million, only the number of Maxmillions may grow.
  • To support the higher jackpot cap, there will be some shifts within the overall prize structure.
  • The gaming condition will be effective at 9 p.m. (Eastern Time) on July 10, 2015.

Ways to Play Lotto Max

There are two ways to play Lotto Max

  • Quick Pick Method
  • Choose Your Own Number

Quick Pick Method

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  • Ask your lottery retailer for a Quick Pick OR check the Quick Pick box on a Lotto Max Selection Slip and the lottery terminal will randomly choose your three sets of numbers for you.
  • If you want to play for more than one draw in advance, use a Selection Slip and mark the number of draws in the Advance Play box.
  • Seven numbers plus one bonus number are drawn for the Lotto Max Main Draw. Seven numbers are drawn for each Maxmillions Draw, when held. Match the numbers drawn to win.
  • If you would like to play Encore, notify your retailer before the ticket is printed. Each play costs $1.

Encore Play

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  • Mark how many Encore you want to play (1-10) on your Selection Slip. If you chose Advance Play on your Selection Slip, you’ll be playing Encore and your host game for each of the host games’ draws.
  • Win by matching the drawn winning numbers from right to left or left to right in the exact order.

Pick our Own Numbers

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  • On a Lotto Max Selection Slip, mark seven numbers from 1 to 49 that you want to play. For each set of numbers played, the lottery terminal will generate two additional sets of numbers chosen.
  • You can play up to five times per ticket. If you want to play for more than one draw, mark the number of draws in the Advance Play box.
  • Seven numbers plus one bonus number are drawn for the Lotto Max Main Draw. Seven numbers are drawn for each Maxmillions Draw, when held. Match the numbers drawn to win.

Prizes

  • Lotto Max Main Draw prizes and Maxmillions prizes must be claimed within 12 months of the draw date.
  • Unclaimed prizes from national games (i.e., Lotto Max, Lotto 6/49) are returned to players through future bonus games or promotions. These funds are held separately from Ontario-only games and are administered by the Interprovincial Lottery Corporation.
  • Lotto Max winning tickets purchased in Ontario can be redeemed only in Ontario.

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On two occasions the Lotto Max jackpot has exceeded $100 million, in three weeks of rollovers, once with 18 millionaires being created. In July 2013 one player won the capped $50 million jackpot, and 17 of the available 50 Maxmillions prizes were won by other players, with the remaining $33 million rolling over to the next jackpot cycle.

Odds of Winning

To win a prize, numbers matched must appear in the same Selection (line).

Match Prize Odds/$5 Play
7 of 7 Win or share Jackpot of at least $10 Million* (87% of Pools Fund**) 1: 28,633,528
6 of 7+Bonus Share of 4% of Pools Fund** 1: 4,090,504
6 of 7 Share of 4% of Pools Fund** 1: 99,768
5 of 7 Share of 5% of Pools Fund** 1: 1,584
4 of 7 $20** 1: 71.3
3 of 7+Bonus $20** 1: 76.7
3 of 7 Free Play** (Three Quick Pick Selections) 1: 8.1
LOTTO MAX Main Draw

 

Match Prize Odds/$5 Play
7 of 7 Win or Share $1 Million 1: 28,633,528
MAXMILLIONS Draw (exact match only)

*The maximum amount any single Lotto Max Jackpot will reach is $50 Million.  When the funds allocated to the 7/7 prize category exceed $50 Million, the 7/7 Pools Fund shall be divided into (a) a main Jackpot prize of $50 Million, and (b) a variable number of $1 Million prizes.  These additional sets of numbers must be matched exactly to win; no subsidiary prizes will be offered.
**The fixed prizes for 3 of 7, 3 of 7+Bonus and 4 of 7 are payable from the Prize Fund (a minimum of 48% of sales). The balance remaining is the Pools Fund, from which all other pari-mutuel shares of prizes are paid.
Odds of winning any prize are approximately one in 6.6. All odds are approximate.

Lotto Max Free Plays

If you win a Lotto Max Free Play you will receive a ticket with three seven-number Quick Pick Selections – whether it’s won on a regular Lotto Max ticket or a Combo Play ticket.  You can add one Extra number for an additional $1.
If you win four or more Free Plays on a ticket, they will be printed on more than one ticket for multiple draws. See the chart below.

 

Free Plays Ticket 1 Ticket 2 Ticket 3
1 1 selection for 1 draw
2 1 selection for 1 draw 1 selection for 1 draw
3 1 selection for 1 draw 1 selection for 1 draw 1 selection for 1 draw
4 1 selection for 2 draws 1 selection for 1 draw 1 selection for 1 draw
5 1 selection for 2 draws 1 selection for 2 draws 1 selection for 1 draw
6 1 selection for 2 draws 1 selection for 2 draws 1 selection for 2 draws
7 1 selection for 3 draws 1 selection for 2 draws 1 selection for 2 draws
8 1 selection for 3 draws 1 selection for 3 draws 1 selection for 2 draws
Payout information on multiple Free Play winning tickets

Lotto Max Combo Play

8-Number Combo by Quick Pick and Selection Slip- Cost: $40

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  • You can play Combo Play by Quick Pick where the Ticket Terminal will randomly choose your Selections, or pick your own numbers using a Selection Slip.  You can also choose Play Both to receive the same Selection(s) on Lotto Max and Western Max.
  • Ask for a Lotto Max 8-Number Combination Quick Pick or mark that you want to play a 8-Number Combination on the slip.
  • The Ticket Terminal will randomly choose eight numbers or you can select eight numbers from a field of 1 to 49 in the first board of the slip.  The computer will record the eight numbers in all possible combination of seven numbers, giving you eight different Selections, along with two additional 8-Number Combinations by Quick Pick (for a total of 24 Selections).
  • Add one Extra for an additional $1 (or $2 if playing Play Both). Request it with your Quick Pick or mark “Yes” on the Selection Slip.
  • Play 1-25 draws up to a maximum of $1,000 per transaction. Tell the Retailer how many draws to wish to play or mark it on the slip.

What you Win

MATCH PRIZES
3 numbers Five 3/7 prizes (5 Free Plays)
3 number + Bonus One 3/7 prize (1 Free Play) & four 3/7 + Bonus prizes (4 x $20)
4 numbers Four 3/7 prizes (4 Free Plays) & four 4/7 prizes (4 x $20)
4 numbers + Bonus Four 3/7 + Bonus prizes (4 x $20) and four 4/7 prizes (4 x $20)
5 numbers Five 4/7 prizes (5 x $20) & three 5/7 prizes
6 numbers Six 5/7 prizes & two 6/7 prizes
6 numbers + Bonus Six 5/7 prizes, one 6/7 prize & one 6/7 + Bonus prize
7 numbers Seven 6/7 prizes & one 7/7 prize
7 numbers + Bonus Seven 6/7 + Bonus prizes & one 7/7 prize

 

9-Number Combo by Quick Pick and Selection Slip- Cost: $180

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  • Ask for a Lotto Max 9-Number Combination Quick Pick or mark that you want to play a 9-Number Combination on the slip.
  • The Ticket Terminal will randomly choose nine numbers or you can select nine numbers from a field of 1 to 49 in the first board of the slip.  The computer will record the nine numbers in all possible combination of seven numbers, giving you 36 different Selections, along with two additional 9-Number Combinations by Quick Pick (for a total of 108 Selections).
  • Add one Extra for an additional $1 (or $2 if playing Play Both). Request it with your Quick Pick or mark “Yes” on the Selection Slip.
  • Play 1-25 draws up to a maximum of $1,000 per transaction. Tell the Retailer how many draws to wish to play or mark it on the slip.

What you Win

MATCH PRIZES
3 numbers Fifteen 3/7 prizes (15 Free Plays)
3 numbers + Bonus Five 3/7 prizes (5 Free Plays) & ten 3/7 + Bonus prizes (10 x $20)
4 numbers Twenty 3/7 prizes (20 Free Plays) & ten 4/7 prizes (10 x $20)
4 numbers + Bonus Four 3/7 prizes (4 Free Plays), sixteen 3/7 + Bonus prizes (16 x $20) & ten 4/7 prizes (10 x $20)
5 numbers Ten 3/7 prizes (10 Free Plays), twenty 4/7 prizes (20 x $20) & six 5/7 prizes
5 numbers + Bonus Ten 3/7 + Bonus prizes (10 x $20), twenty 4/7 prizes (20 x $20) & six 5/7 prizes
6 numbers Fifteen 4/7 prizes (15 x $20), eighteen 5/7 prizes & three 6/7 prizes
6 numbers + Bonus Fifteen 4/7 prizes (15 x $20), eighteen 5/7 prizes, two 6/7 prizes & one 6/7 + Bonus prize
7 numbers Twenty-one 5/7 prizes, fourteen 6/7 prizes & one 7/7 prize
7 numbers + Bonus Twenty-one 5/7 prizes, seven 6/7 prizes, seven 6/7 + Bonus prizes & one 7/7 prize

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