What is Lotto 6/49*
- Each play costs $2.
- Jackpot grows until won!
- Play up to 10 draws in advance.
- Draws held every Wednesday and Saturday.
- LOTTO 6/49 tickets are sold until 9 p.m. (Eastern Time).
- Six regular numbers and a Bonus number are drawn.
The prize pool for LOTTO 6/49 is based on a pari-mutuel share. A pari-mutuel share is a calculation where the total monies allocated to a prize category are divided by the total number of winners in that category. Sometimes, customers select certain number combinations more often than other number combinations, and this may result in a greater number of winning tickets and a lower prize share. Some of the more popular combinations are based on sequence of numbers, vertical, horizontal or diagonal lines on selection slips, multiples of numbers, variations of historic dates or birth dates, etc. These combinations vary from draw to draw and change depending on customer play patterns.
How much you can win*
|Number of Matches||Win||Odds of Winning
|6/6||80.5 % of the Pools Fund||1 in 13,983,816|
|5/6 + Bonus||5.75 % of the Pools Fund||1 in 2,330,636|
|5/6||4.75 % of the Pools Fund||1 in 55,492|
|4/6||9 % of the Pools Fund||1 in 1,033|
|3/6||$10 prize||1 in 56.7|
|2/6 + Bonus||$5 prize||1 in 81.2|
|Any prize||1 in 32.3|