Canada Lottery is a 6/49 game, meaning you choose six numbers from a pool of 1 to 49, which has been enjoyed by millions of players since 1982 and continues to offer gigantic jackpots, sometimes worth more than ₹270 Crore. It is now possible to take part in the game outside of Canada by betting on the results. Find out all about Canada 6/49 and how you can play online from India below.
Canada Lottery draws are held twice a week - at around 8:00 AM IST every Thursday and Sunday. Betting on the draw offers the same odds as if you purchased a ticket, and you can win all the same prizes online without having to visit Canada. Follow the steps below to bet on the Canada Lottery:
Go to the Canada Lottery Results page to see the latest winning numbers after every draw. You will also be notified by email if you win a prize.
Canada 6/49 offers seven different ways to win prizes, so you even win a prize if just two of your numbers match up to the winning numbers. If all six are the same, you win the jackpot, which starts at a minimum of ₹26 Crore and rolls over every time it is not won.
A Bonus Ball is also drawn at random from the 43 numbers that are left after the six main numbers have been selected. If you match two or five main numbers plus the Bonus Ball, you win a better prize. You do not choose the Bonus Ball on your entry as it is only used to increase non-jackpot prizes if you match sufficient numbers and the bonus ball. The following table shows how many numbers you need to match to win Canada 6/49 prizes, how much you can win and the odds of winning in each tier.
|Match||Percentage of Prize Fund||Odds|
|6||79.5%||1 in 13,983,816|
|5 + Bonus||6%||1 in 2,330,636|
|5||5%||1 in 55,492|
|4||9.5%||1 in 1,033|
|3||₹530*||1 in 57|
|2 + Bonus||₹265*||1 in 81|
|2||Free Play worth ₹60*||1 in 8|
*The prizes are converted to INR from the local currency, which means these values are an estimate and can vary depending on the exchange rate.
Overall odds of winning are 1 in 6.6
If you have any more queries about how Canada 6/49 works or how to bet on the game, take a look at the frequently asked questions below to find more information.
What is the Bonus Ball and why don’t I choose which one I want?
The Bonus Ball is an additional ball chosen from the remaining 43 balls at the end of the draw and is used to create additional prize tiers to win in. If one of your numbers chosen matches the Bonus Ball and a sufficient amount of the normal balls selected then you will win a prize.
How much does it cost to play the Canada Lottery?
The cost for a single bet on Canada Lottery is ₹320. If you subscribe, the cost per bet is lower and you will be automatically entered into future draws.
Is there a jackpot cap on Canada Lottery?
There is no maximum jackpot on the Canada Lottery. The top prize begins at ₹26 crore and keeps growing until it is won. If there is more than one winner, the jackpot is shared equally between all players who match six numbers.
What is the biggest jackpot ever?
The biggest jackpot in history is ₹357 Crore. Zhe Wang of Mississauga in Ontario won this record amount in October 2015.
Is Canada 6/49 available outside of Canada?
You won’t find tickets at any retailer outside of Canada, but the game is still available online in many other countries. Rather than purchasing entries, you bet on the results. You still pick numbers in the same way, so the odds are exactly the same as if you bought a ticket and you can win all the same prizes too.
Is betting on Canada Lottery legal?
It is legal to bet on international lotteries such as Canada 6/49 in many countries around the world, including India.
How do you receive prizes?
Most prizes will be paid straight into your LotteryWorld.com account shortly after the results have been announced and verified. In some cases, such as jackpot wins, extra verification checks are required and you will be contacted directly to help you get your money. You will always be notified by email about any prize win on LotteryWorld regardless of the amount.