The top three group ways to play lotteries in Quebec

Top three group ways to play lotteries in Quebec

Lotto Quebec has over 8500 lotto retailers across the province and offers draw lotteries, sports betting, casino games and scratch tickets. You can play popular Canadian draw lotteries like Lotto Max, Lotto 6/49 and Grande Vie, offer really big prizes! Players have many options. They may bet their favourite numbers or ask for a Quick Pick, play alone or as a group, choose to play for one or several draws, add Extra and replay a ticket. 

Also there are televised lotteries like La Poule aux œufs d’or and Celebration. It’s always fun to see someone win a big prize on TV.  Sports lovers have lots to choose from: They may bet on hundreds of sports events and put their knowledge to good use. A hockey (or soccer, basketball or football) game is even more exciting with Mise-o-jeu!

Scratch tickets offer instant entertainment and a good variety of themes and prizes and some have become classics (for example, Mots cachés and Bingo), and others are truly less conventional.

Loto-Québec offers a variety of ways to play lotteries and here are top three group ways to play lotteries in Quebec.

1. You can play lotteries online in a group

Online group Lottery

You may now play Lotto Max, Québec Max, Lotto 6/49, Québec 49 and Extra online or on your mobile using the Lotteries app. You may join an existing group or create your own and share it with your friends to join you (or your group).

Online group play enables players to purchase one or more shares in a group and pool them with the shares of the other members. One share corresponds to a set number of selections or plays for a given product, to which one or more Extra numbers can be added for one or more draws. Share configuration is defined by the creator of the group. Like a share could comprise one $3 Lotto 6/49 play and one $1 Extra number for one draw. One share in this group would then cost $4.

The number of shares in the group like between 2 and 100 is also determined by the group’s creator. The final number of shares in the group is confirmed at the deadline of wagers and corresponds to the actual number sold, whether or not the maximum number of shares has been reached. Like a group that is defined as having a maximum of 75 shares could in the end be comprised of only 10 shares if that was how many had been sold at the deadline of wagers.

Since a group is comprised of many pooled shares, the odds of winning a prize are increased. All prizes won are shared among all members of the given group in proportion to the number of shares held by each. You can create a group that fits your liking and easily invite people you know to participate. Or, you can choose to join an existing group. To take part in online group play, you’ll need an Espacejeux account.

2. Play with Formule Group at Retailer

Formule group Quebec lottery

To play using Formule groupe, you may join a group organized by a retailer or a consumer, or create your own group. To join a group organized by a retailer, ask the retailer directly.

To create a group, you may fill out a selection slip and choose your numbers or opt for Quick Picks. Formule groupe allows for 2 to 20 plays, and the group must purchase at least one play per group member. A group may play one draw at a time, i.e. the next draw of the game(s) selected.

Extra may also be played and you need to ask the retailer for the number of Extra numbers your group can play.  When a group is created, the terminal issues a Création de groupe coupon. The coupon is necessary if the person responsible for the group wishes to replay his group. 

With Formule groupe, each participant receives a group ticket that allows him to check whether his is a winning ticket using a self-service lottery ticket checker, or have his ticket validated and claim his share of a prize, if any. 

In the case of a valid winning ticket, the value of the prize associated to this ticket is calculated in accordance with the number of shares indicated on it. Note that free plays won (applicable to Lotto Max, Lotto 6/49 and Québec Max only) are automatically issued for the draw following the one which they were won. Each group member’s share of a free play is equal to that indicated on his/her winning group ticket. 

Formule groupe may be played in combinations as well.  Also the Replay option is available with Formule groupe with a Création de groupe coupon. 

3. You can play with a group purchase agreement

Group Play Agreement

In the event you wish to create a group with more than 20 shares or purchase lotteries not available with Formule groupe, you note that all group members must be 18 years or older.

Also the person responsible for the group should endorse the ticket with the mention “as a group”,” photocopy the ticket, remit a copy to each member, and write up a group agreement indicating the following information necessary to claim a prize:

  • The name of the person responsible for the group
  • The names and contact information, including postal code and telephone number, of each group member.
  • Each person’s share
  • The name of the lottery product(s) purchased
  • The number(s) of the ticket(s) purchased
  • The date of each draw

The group agreement must be dated and signed by each member. Also you can give a photocopy of the agreement to each of them. Note that only the original ticket may be presented to a retailer for payment.

Playing lottery in a group increases your odds of winning. Also playing in group doesn’t cost much as players pool the money and play as many lotto games as they want. The winners share equal prizes among the group making each player a winner. Wanna a try group play? Find your friends or join a group at Quebec lotteries now.

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