Canada Lotto 649 online Overview

Lotto 649 is one of Canada's two national lotteries. It was first drawn in 1982 and is now drawn every Wednesday and Saturday. Lotto 649 was the first lottery in Canada that allowed players to select their own numbers.

Playing Lotto 649

Lotto 649 is named for how it works. Each player selects 6 numbers out of 49. If you prefer, you can use the "insta pik" or "quick pick" facility which allows the computer to randomly generate numbers for you.

Winning Lotto 649

If you match all six numbers, you win the jackpot prize of at least $3 million, although sometimes far more. For matching five numbers plus the bonus number, you will win somewhere between $100,000 and $500,000. If you match three numbers or you match two numbers plus the bonus number, you will win a small prize.
More specifically, if you match 6 numbers, you will win 80.5% of the pool's fund; if you match five numbers plus the bonus number, you will win 5.75% of the remaining pool's fund; if you match five numbers, you will win 4.75% of the remaining pool's fund; if you match four numbers, you will win 9% of the remaining pool's fund; if you match two numbers plus the bonus number, you will win $5 and if you match three numbers you will win $10.
You must be at least 19 years of age in order to play Lotto 649. If you win less than $CA250, you can claim your prize from an Atlantic Lottery retailer. If you win more than $CA250, but less than $CA10,000, you can claim your prize from a branch of the Bank of Nova Scotia in Canada's Atlantic Provinces. If you win more than $CA10,000 you will need to claim your winnings from one of the Atlantic Lottery Corporation offices.

Playing Lotto 649 Online from outside Canada

You are able to buy tickets for Canada Lotto 649 online. This adds a new dimension of convenience that was once not available with lottery games. You no longer need to go out to purchase a ticket – you can do it online. Additionally, you don't need to worry about losing your ticket – you will be contacted if your numbers win. Whether you are playing in Canada and want the convenience of being able to buy tickets online or you are playing from overseas, the online Lotto 649 option is very useful.
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