Western 649

Western 649 is the most popular lottery to be played by Canadians and as the name suggests it is the West’s own game available only in the Prairie Provinces and the Territories. With the huge prize of $2000,000 to be won on every draw you can play more if you add two important days that is Wednesday and Saturday and  you can grab a chance to win the $250,000 as top prize or have the great $100,000 second prize to win. But all this you can do if you play Western 649. Below find all about this lottery, its game play and prizes to win.

How to Play

Lottery QUick Pick

  • You can play Western 649 by Quick Pick, where the Ticket Terminal will randomly choose your Selection, or pick your own numbers using a Selection Slip.  Ask for a Western 649 Quick Pick or select six numbers from a field of 1 to 49 on the slip. You can play up to six Western 6/49 plays on one ticket.
  • Add Extra for an additional $1 per number. The Extra number(s) is valid for the same draw date(s) as the Host Game listed at the top of your ticket.
  • You can add up to six Extra (one per each Western 649 purchase) by specifying it with your Quick Pick request or by marking “Yes” under each board played.
  • Play 1-25 draws. Tell the Retailer how many draws or mark the number on the slip. For a number not shown on the slip, leave it blank, and the Retailer can enter any number from 1-25.
  • In Manitoba, tickets can be purchased online at PlayNow.com.

Advance Play

Pack Lottery

  • Advance Play allows you to play the same Selections for up to 25 consecutive draws with all of your favourite lotto tickets.
  • You can play 1-25 draws on Lotto 6/49, Lotto Max, Western 649, Western Max Pick3, Extra and Combo Play.
  • For Keno, you can play up to 99 draws.
  • One ticket will be issued for all eligible draws. Information on the ticket will indicate the number of eligible draws, the Selection(s) played and the first and last draw date.

Buying an Advance Play ticket

  • Simply tell the Retailer how many draws you’d like your Quick Pick ticket for, or mark the number of draws you want to play on the Selection Slip.  For a number not shown on the slip, leave it blank, and the Retailer can enter any number up to 25.
  • The maximum amount the Ticket Terminals can process in a single transaction must be less than $1,000. So some Advance Play options may not be available.
  • You can wait until all the draws are finished. Scanning it at a Ticket Checker or by a Retailer will check all eligible draws and indicate any prizes won.

If you but choose to play both the Quick Pick and Advanced then choose ‘Play Both’ and either on a selection slip or by asking the retailer you can get the same selections on your Western 649 ticket

Western 649 Lotto Packs

Western 649 Lotto packs

Lotto Packs are a quick and convenient way to play your favourite games. There are in total 14 packs to choose from. Here are few of them to understand.

649 Pack – $6

This Pack consists of:

  • One WESTERN 649 ticket with one Quick Pick selection (line) and one EXTRA ‘ENTERED’ ($2 value); and
  • One LOTTO 6/49 ticket with one Quick Pick selection (line), one Guaranteed Prize Draw selection and one EXTRA ‘ENTERED’ ($4 value).
  • Just ask for a 649 Pack at any Lottery Ticket Centre.

Quick Pick and EXTRA selections will be different on each ticket.

Max Pack – $9

This Pack consists of:

  • One LOTTO MAX ticket with three Quick Pick selections (lines) and one EXTRA ‘ENTERED’
    ($6 value); and
  • One WESTERN MAX ticket with three Quick Pick selections (lines) and one EXTRA ‘ENTERED’ ($3 value).
  • Ask for a MAX Pack at your Lottery Retailer.
  • Quick Pick and EXTRA selections will be different on each ticket.

Triple Pack – $20

The Triple Pack lets you purchase DAILY GRAND, LOTTO 6/49 and LOTTO MAX all in one shot!

This Pack consists of:

  • One DAILY GRAND ticket with two Quick Pick selections (lines) and one EXTRA ‘ENTERED’ ($7 value); and
  • One LOTTO MAX ticket with three Quick Pick selections (lines) and one EXTRA ‘ENTERED’ ($6 value); and
  • One LOTTO 6/49 ticket with two Quick Pick selections (lines), two Guaranteed Prize Draw selections and one EXTRA ‘ENTERED’ ($7 value).
  • Just request a Triple Pack to get all the big lotto games.

Quick Pick and EXTRA selections will be different on each ticket.

Super Pack – $24

This Pack consists of:

  • One DAILY GRAND ticket with one Quick Pick selection (line) and one EXTRA ‘ENTERED’ ($4 value); and
  • One LOTTO MAX ticket with three Quick Pick selections (lines) and one EXTRA ‘ENTERED’ ($6 value); and
  • One WESTERN MAX ticket with three Quick Pick selections (lines) and one EXTRA ‘ENTERED’ ($3 value); and
  • One LOTTO 6/49 ticket with two Quick Pick selections (lines), two Guaranteed Prize Draw selections and one EXTRA ‘ENTERED’ ($7 value); and
  • One WESTERN 649 ticket with three Quick Pick selections (lines) and one EXTRA ‘ENTERED’ ($4 value).
  • Ask for a Super Pack at your lottery retailer.

Quick Pick and EXTRA selections will be different on each ticket.

Combo Packs Western 649

5-Number Combo by Quick Pick or Selection Slip Cost: $44

Number 5

  • Ask for a Western 5-Number Combination Quick Pick or mark that you want to play a 5-Number Combination on the slip.
  • The Ticket Terminal will randomly choose five numbers or you can select five numbers from a field of 1 to 49 on the slip.  The computer will record the five numbers with each of the remaining 44 numbers, giving you 44 different 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
1 number Five 2/6 prizes (5 Free Plays)
1 number + Bonus Five 2/6 + Bonus prizes (5 x $3)
2 numbers Thirty-nine 2/6 prizes (39 Free Plays), one 2/6 + Bonus prizes ($3) & four 3/6 prizes (4 x $10)
2 numbers + Bonus Forty 2/6 + Bonus prizes (40 x $3) & four 3/6 prizes (4 x $10)
3 numbers Forty-one 3/6 prizes (41 x $10) & three 4/6 prizes (3 x $50)
4 numbers Forty-two 4/6 prizes (42 x $50) & two 5/6 prizes (2 x $500)
4 numbers + Bonus Forty-two 4/6 prizes (42 x $50) & two 5/6 + Bonus prizes
5 numbers Forty-two 5/6 prizes (42 x $500), one 5/6 + Bonus prize & one 6/6 prize

7-Number Combo Cost: $7

7 Number Pack

  • Ask for a Western 649 7-Number Combination Quick Pick or mark that you want to play a 7-Number Combination on the slip.
  • The Ticket Terminal will randomly choose seven numbers or you can select seven numbers from a field of 1 to 49 on the slip.  The computer will record the seven numbers in all possible combination of six numbers, giving you seven different selections. See the example below.
  • 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
2 numbers Five 2/6 prizes (5 Free Plays)
2 numbers + Bonus One 2/6 prize (1 Free Play) & four 2/6+Bonus prizes (4 x $3)
3 numbers Three 2/6 prizes (3 Free Plays) & four 3/6 prizes (4 x $10)
3 numbers + Bonus Three 2/6 + Bonus prizes (3 x $3) & four 3/6 prizes (4 x $10)
4 numbers Four 3/6 prizes (4 x $10) & three 4/6 prizes (3 x $50)
5 numbers Five 4/6 prizes (5 x $50) & two 5/6 prizes (2 x $500)
5 numbers + Bonus Five 4/6 prizes (5 x $50), one 5/6 prize ($500) & one 5/6 + Bonus prize
6 numbers Six 5/6 prizes (6 x $500) & one 6/6 prize
6 numbers + Bonus Six 5/6 + Bonus prizes & one 6/6 prize

8-Number Combo Cost: $28

Western Eight Number

  • Ask for a Western 649 8-Number Combination Quick Pick or mark that you want to play an 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 on the slip.  The computer will record the eight numbers in all possible combination of six numbers, giving you 28 different 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.

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What you Win:

MATCH PRIZES
2 numbers Fifteen 2/6 prizes (15 Free Plays)
2 numbers + Bonus Five 2/6 prizes (5 Free Plays) & ten 2/6+Bonus prizes (10 x $3)
3 numbers Fifteen 2/6 prizes (15 Free Plays) & ten 3/6 prizes (10 x $10)
3 numbers + Bonus Three 2/6 prizes (3 Free Plays), twelve 2/6+Bonus prizes (12 x $3) & ten 3/6 prizes (10 x $10)
4 numbers Six 2/6 prizes (6 Free Plays), sixteen 3/6 prizes (16 x $10) & six 4/6 prizes (6 x $50)
4 numbers + Bonus Six 2/6 + Bonus prizes (6 x $3), sixteen 3/6 prizes (16 x $10) & six 4/6 prizes (6 x $50)
5 numbers Ten 3/6 prizes (10 x $10), fifteen 4/6 prizes (15 x $50) & three 5/6 prizes (3 x $500)
5 numbers + Bonus Ten 3/6 prizes (10 x $10), fifteen 4/6 prizes (15 x $50), two 5/6 prizes (2 x $500) & one 5/6 + Bonus prize
6 numbers Fifteen 4/6 prizes (15 x $50), twelve 5/6 prizes (12 x $500) & one 6/6 prize
6 numbers + Bonus Fifteen 4/6 prizes (15 x $50), six 5/6 prizes (5 x $500), six 5/6 + Bonus prizes & one 6/6 prize

9-Number Combo Cost: $84

Western 9 Number

  • Ask for a Western 649 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 on the slip.  The computer will record the nine numbers in all possible combination of six numbers, giving you 84 different 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
2 numbers Thirty-five 2/6 prizes (35 Free Plays)
2 numbers + Bonus Fifteen 2/6 prizes (15 Free Plays) & twenty 2/6+Bonus prizes (20 x $3)
3 numbers Forty-five 2/6 prizes (45 Free Plays) & twenty 3/6 prizes (20 x $10)
3 numbers + Bonus Fifteen 2/6 prizes (15 Free Plays), thirty 2/6+Bonus prizes (30 x $3) & twenty 3/6 prizes (20 x $10)
4 numbers Thirty 2/6 prizes (30 Free Plays), forty 3/6 prizes (40 x $10) & ten 4/6 prizes (10 x $50)
4 numbers + Bonus Six 2/6 prizes (6 Free Plays), twenty-four 2/6+Bonus prizes (24 x $3), forty 3/6 prizes (40 x $10) & ten 4/6 prizes (10 x $50)
5 numbers Ten 2/6 prizes (10 Free Plays), forty 3/6 prizes (40 x $10), thirty 4/6 prizes (30 x $50) & four 5/6 prizes (4 x $500)
5 numbers + Bonus Ten 2/6 + Bonus prizes (10 x $3), forty 3/6 prizes (40 x $10), thirty 4/6 prizes (30 x $50), three 5/6 prizes (3 x $500) & one 5/6 + Bonus prize
6 numbers Twenty 3/6 prizes (20 x $10), forty-five 4/6 prizes (45 X $50), eighteen 5/6 prizes (18 x $500) & one 6/6 prize
6 numbers + Bonus Twenty 3/6 prizes (20 x $10), forty-five 4/6 prizes (45 x $50), twelve 5/6 prizes (12 x $500), six 5/6 + Bonus prizes & one 6/6 prize

About the Draws

  • Western 649 draws are held every Wednesday and Saturday.
  • Tickets can be purchased until 9:300 pm CT, 8:30 pm MT and 7:30 pm PT on the date of the draw.
  • In Manitoba, tickets can be purchased online at PlayNow.com.

Odds of Winning

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

Match Prize Odds/$1 Play
6 of 6 Win or share $2,000,000 1: 13,983,816
5 of 6 +Bonus Win or share $50,000 1: 2,330,636
5 of 6 $500 1: 55,492
4 of 6 $50 1: 1,033
3 of 6 $10 1: 56.7
2 of 6 +Bonus $3 1: 81.2
2 of 6 Free Play 1: 8.3

Odds of winning any prize are approximately one in 6.6. All odds are approximate.

Western 649 Free Plays

A Free Play ticket includes one six-number Quick Pick selection– whether it’s won on a regular Western 649 ticket or a Combo Play ticket. You can add one Extra number for an additional $1.
Western 649 tickets valid for multiple Free Plays will be printed on more than one ticket. 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 draw 1 selection for 2 draws

How to claim your prize for Western 649

Make sure that your ticket is signed and complete the Claim Form on the back.

  • Prizes up to $200 are automatically validated when scanned by a lottery terminal, and retailers are required to pay these prizes, or to make arrangements to do so.
  • For Prizes over $200 to $1000, you can ask the retailer if they have available cash to pay your prize. Lottery retailers are though not obligated to pay prizes over $200. If a ticket wins $200.01 or more, the retailer can cancel the validation, and direct you to claim your prize at another retailer or from a prize office.
  • If you win $1001 to $9,999.99 you can collect your prize at the Prize office and can call 1-800-665-3313 for instructions to claim the prize at prize office
  • For Prizes over $10,000 and over you can call 1-800-665-3313 for instructions to claim the prize.

All prizes can be claimed by mailing tickets to:

Western Canada Lottery Corporation
Prize Payout
10th Floor, 125 Garry Street,
Winnipeg, MB R3C 4J1

If you are claiming a prize by mail,  you need to print your legal name, address, and daytime telephone number on the Claim Form on the back of the ticket. Depending on the amount won, a copy of your identification may be required.  All risks of sending tickets through the mail remain with the player.

To claim Prize at prize office following are the addresses: Remember Valid identification (two pieces of Government-issued ID with one piece being photo ID) is required when claiming a prize at a prize office.

Prize Office Address Hours Payout Limits
Edmonton/St. Albert AGLC, 50 Corriveau Avenue, St. Albert, AB T8N 3T5 8:30 am – 3:30 pm Unlimited
Calgary AGLC, Unit 110, Deerfoot Atria Building, 6715-8th Street NE, Calgary, AB T2E 7H7 8:30 am – 3:30 pm Up to $9,999.99
Saskatoon Saskatchewan Lotteries, 510 Cynthia Street, Saskatoon, SK S7L 7K7 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Unlimited
Regina Saskatchewan Lotteries, 1870 Lorne Street, Regina, SK S4P 2L7 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Unlimited
Winnipeg WCLC, 10th Floor, 125 Garry Street, Winnipeg, MB R3C 4J1 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Unlimited
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