Lotto 6/49

Next estimated Lotto 6/49 Gold Ball jackpot:

$36,000,000

About Lotto 6/49

Find out all you need to know about Lotto 649 Canada and try your luck in the next draw! Here you’ll learn how to play, discover the Lotto 649 jackpot, see your odds of winning and get familiar with the Lotto 649 draw schedule.

Draws happen twice a week on Wednesday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 PM PT (10:20 PM ET).

Latest Draw

Saturday, April 20 2024

  • 9
  • 14
  • 23
  • 26
  • 30
  • 43
  • 35
Gold Ball Number:
40290821-02

Lotto 6/49 Overview

Lotto 6/49 was launched on June 12, 1982 and it was the only Canadian lottery game that allows its participants to choose their own numbers.

A Lotto 6/49 ticket costs $3.00. Participants must choose six numbers between 1 and 49. There are multiple different prizes to win in each draw. There is the classic $5 million jackpot for matching the six numbers drawn, the gold ball jackpot that is guaranteed to award one player at least $1 million based on the code printed on their ticket and the EXTRA prize for an additional $1 entry. Find out more below.

Gold Ball pool size for the next draw:

17

Lotto 6/49 & Lotto Max Comparison

Draw Days

Starting Jackpot

Record Jackpot

Ticket Price

Next Jackpot

Lotto 649 logo

Lotto 649

Wednesday and Saturday

$5 Million

$64 Million

$3

$5,000,000

Lotto Max logo

Lotto Max

Tuesday and Friday

$10 Million

$70 Million

$5 for 3 Lines

$26,000,000

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Statistics

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Lotto 6/49 Prize Table

Each Lotto 649 draw has four different top level prizes; the $5 million regular jackpot, the gold ball jackpot, the EXTRA top prize and the guaranteed $1million draw. On top of this there are an additional six levels of prizes you can win depending on the number of balls you match, all of which are listed below:

Lotto 649 Prizes and Odds
Prize Level Average Payout Odds of Winning Winners in Last Draw Avg. Winners Per Draw
Match 6 Jackpot 1 in 13,983,816 0 0.4
Match 5 + Bonus $180,000 1 in 2,330,636 3 2.3
Match 5 $1,000 1 in 55,491 105 100.2
Match 4 $80 1 in 1,032 5,242 5,352.7
Match 3 $10 1 in 57 93,782 97,418
Match 2 + Bonus $5 1 in 8 58,400 68,244.9
Match 2 Free Play Ticket 1 in 2 638,981 622,775.4
The overall Lotto 6/49 odds are approx. 1 in 2

Gold Ball Jackpot

The Gold Ball jackpot brings a new dimension to the top prize that is up for grabs in each Lotto 6/49 draw. The addition of this draw means that the jackpot value could increase all the way up to $70 million, instead of winning the regular $5 million top prize.

In each draw there is the main draw that selects the six balls and bonus ball. After this there is the gold ball jackpot draw where 30 non-numbered balls are placed in a drum, one of which is the gold ball and the remaining 29 are just normal balls. One ball is selected at random- if it is one of the regular balls then this ball is removed and one winner will take home a fixed $1 million prize. In the next draw there will be 28 regular balls (the original 29 minus the one selected in the previous draw) and the one gold ball, and the jackpot then increases by $2 million. This process is then repeated until the gold ball is the one selected, and then the process restarts.

The starting gold ball jackpot is $10 million and increases by $2 million every time the gold ball is not the one selected, meaning it could rise all the way to a fixed, must be won gold ball jackpot of $70 million. Every ticket you buy will have a code on it that is your dedicated entry to the gold ball jackpot, of which one in the draw is guaranteed to be a winner.

Lotto 6/49 Quick Stats

Looking for some quick Lotto 649 stats? You’ll find the current hot and cold numbers below and a link to the 6/49 stats page that has a more comprehensive statistical breakdown.

Hot Results

  • 45
  • 31
  • 34
  • 40
  • 43
  • 46

Cold Results

  • 14
  • 28
  • 1
  • 18
  • 13
  • 6

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