What is Tag lotto and how to play this lottery?

Tag Lotto

Tag lotto is brought to you by Atlantic Lotteries Canada and is one of the spiel games added to its existing lottery 6/49. The Interprovincial Lottery Corporation, an alliance of the five regional/provincial lottery corporations that cover all of Canada operate a regional add-on games that, for an extra $1 each, can be added to a 6/49 ticket. This “spiel” game  is therefore named as”Tag”, “Encore” or “Extra” depending on the region where it is played.

Here 6- or 7-digit number is added to the ticket with a top prize of $100,000 if all six digits are matched or $250,000 to $1,000,000 depending on the region for a seven-number match ($1,000,000 in Ontario; $500,000 in Quebec; $250,000 in the Western Canada region of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and the territories).

These corporations also run a second, smaller, “49” game (named “Atlantic 49”, “Quebec 49”, “Ontario 49”, “Western 6/49” or “BC 49” depending on the region), which works in analogous fashion to the Lotto 6/49 but with a fixed jackpot of $1,000,000 ($2,000,000 in BC 49, Western 6/49 and Quebec 49). In some regions, one line costs 50 cents; while in others, the “49” game is sold two lines at a time at a cost of $1.

How to play Tag Lotto

Tag Lotto Slips

As said above it is an add on game for lotto 6/49 all you need is to purchase the ticket LOTTO 6/49, LOTTO MAX, DAILY GRAND, POKER LOTTO, LOTTO 4, Atlantic 49, Bucko, KENO Atlantic and Salsa Bingo. It only costs $1 to play and you can TAG it up to 10 times on one ticket.  Whether you play these lotteries online or buy ticket at the retail you can always play Tag. The Tag numbers are always computer generated for you.

So when you purchase the ticket online with ALC.ca you need to sign in with your registered account and under the draw menu click the main draw game you wish to purchase.

  • Complete your game selections like you normally do.
  • For an additional $1, you can add TAG to your ticket
  • Depending on the game, you may be able to purchase up to 10 TAG numbers.
  • In some games, you may be asked to indicate the number of times you play by choosing a number from a drop down menu. In other games, the number of selections may be limited and you will need to click a radio button to have Tag added.
  • Your wager is considered official when it appears in your Transaction Detail as “completed”. You can print out your wager if you wish to
  • If you are a winner, you will be notified by email and in your Messages link on ALC.ca.

If you wish to buy ticket of lotteries with TAG at the retail then also it is easy to play.

  • Just buy LOTTO 6/49, Atlantic 49, LOTTO MAX Atlantic KENO or Salsa Bingo.  TAG numbers are always lottery computer generated for you.
  • To play TAG, ask your retailer for a selection slip for the main game you wish to play. Complete your selection slip like you normally do.
  • For an additional $1, you can add TAG to your ticket. You can play TAG up to 10 times on each ticket. Simply indicate the number of times you wish to play TAG by marking the appropriate TAG box on the slip.

Therefore points to remember while playing TAG

  1.  Indicate on the selection slip used in conjunction with the purchase of a ticket for Lotto 6/49, Lotto Max, , KENO Atlantic or Atlantic 49 that he/she wishes to play TAG and the number of TAG selections requested.
  2.  If purchasing a Salsa Bingo ticket or an InstaPik ticket for Lotto 6/49, Lotto Max, KENO Atlantic or Atlantic 49, request to play TAG and indicate the number of TAG selections requested.
  3. Pay the retailer $1.00 for each TAG selection requested (each TAG selection is comprised of a six digit computer assigned number).

The Lotto 6/49, Lotto Max, KENO Atlantic, Atlantic 49 or Salsa Bingo ticket issued will then also include a separate six-digit computer-assigned TAG selection for each TAG selection requested and paid for as described above (up to 10 for each ticket issued).

The ticket issued will also include the date of the draw for which the TAG selection(s) participate, a control number and other relevant information. The word “TAG” will be printed on the ticket to indicate the TAG selection(s) are entered in the draw; “NO TAG PLAYED” will appear otherwise.

How to win this lotto?

Tag Lotto Wins

Every night of the week at approximately 11:29:59 p.m. Atlantic time one six-digit number will be drawn at random from among all numbers from 100,000 to 699,999.

If your TAG number matches the six-digit winning number in the exact order drawn, you win the $100,000 top prize! Other prizes are also offered for matching numbers right down to the last digit!

You can  play TAG any day and you can TAG it up to 10 times. There is only one winning TAG number drawn per night. For instance, if on Wednesday night, you would like to purchases a ‘Lotto 6/49 ticket with TAG’ and a ‘KENO ticket with TAG’, the winning TAG number for that night’s draw will apply to both your Lotto 6/49 and KENO TAG numbers.

  • On Monday, play it on Keno or Salsa Bingo
  • On Tuesday, play it on Keno or Salsa Bingo
  • On Wednesday, play it on Keno, Lotto 6/49, Atlantic 49 or Salsa Bingo .
  • On Thursday, play it on Keno, Salsa Bingo.
  • On Friday, play it on Keno, Salsa Bingo or LOTTO MAX.
  • On Saturday, play it on Keno, Lotto 6/49, Atlantic 49 or Salsa Bingo.
  • On Sunday, play it on Keno or Salsa Bingo

The draw and the odds of the game

Odds of Tag

On each draw date, one six-digit number will be drawn at random from among all numbers from 100,000 to 699,999.

Winning Selections as a result of any TAG draw are determined as follows:

  • “All 6 digits” all six digits exactly match the TAG number drawn
  • “Last 5 digits” the last five digits exactly match the last five digits in the TAG number drawn
  • “Last 4 digits” the last four digits exactly match the last four digits in the TAG number drawn
  • “Last 3 digits” the last three digits exactly match the last three digits in the TAG number drawn
  • “Last 2 digits” the last two digits exactly match the last two digits in the TAG number drawn
  • “Last Digit” the last digit exactly matches the last digit in the TAG number drawn

TAG is decomposable from the last digit to the first digit (i.e. 345678 – the “8‟ represents the “last digit” and the “3‟ represents the “first digit”). To exactly match, digits must match in exact order.

Any valid ticket for any draw bearing any Winning Selection of such draw is a Winning Ticket and entitles its holder to claim a cash prize. Also note that only one prize per Winning Selection may be claimed.

How to claim winning prize?

Winner tag

If you are the lucky winner then to claim your prize first sign the ticket. By signing your ticket, you are protecting your potential winnings from being claimed by anyone else.

  • Verify the numbers on your ticket with the winning numbers for that draw date. You can find winning numbers in a variety of different locations including:
  • The Atlantic Lottery (AL) website at alc.ca
  • Most newspapers across the Atlantic region
  • By phone, at 1-800-561-3942.
  • On your cell phone if you download the Atlantic Lottery Mobile App from the App Store

If your ticket is a winner of up to $250, it can be redeemed at most lottery retail locations.

If your ticket is a winner of up to $9,999, it can be redeemed at a branch of the Bank of Nova Scotia (Scotiabank) in Atlantic Canada, or in person at Atlantic Lottery’s Head Office in Moncton, NB. (Call 1-800-561-3942 for more information, business hours, or to make an appointment).

If your ticket is a winner of $10,000 or more, your next step is to contact Atlantic Lottery at 1-800-561-3942 for more information and to make arrangements to claim your Major Prize! You may choose to visit the Atlantic Lottery Head Office in Moncton, NB, or one of Regional Offices in Dartmouth, NS or St. John’s, NL. Let Customer Care Rep know which works best for you, and they will give you all the information you need to claim your winnings.

For prizes of $10,000 and more, the player receipt will say “Claim Centrally” which means you should present your ticket to an AL office. The player receipt will also say “Complete Claim Form” and it will also show the amount of the win. You will be asked to sign and complete the back of the ticket, if you have not already done this.

Note that prizes automatically added to your ALC.ca wagering account if you have played online.

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