Canada - Lotto 649
The great country of Canada has several exciting lottery games and the most popular one is called the Canada Lotto 649. It is played nationwide and holds the record for Canada’s largest jackpot in any lottery game. A whopping two out of every three Canadians have played Lotto 649 at one point or another! Get your tickets to Lotto 649 today so you don’t miss out on the action!
Lottery Odds And Statistics
The Canadian lottery game 649 runs on a standard 6/49 matrix. Players select six numbers from a pool of balls numbered 1 to 49. A seventh number is also drawn. This bonus number is drawn last and offers additional prizes. There are five ways to win a prize in 649. The odds of matching all six numbers in this Canadian lotto game are 1 in 13.98 million. Second level odds are 1 in 2.33 million and the odds of winning any prize are only 1 in 32! Lotto 649 routinely begins the jackpot at a very lucrative $3.5 million CAD and utilizes the rollover system when no one matches all six numbers.
Lottery Security And Results
The largest jackpot ever won in Lotto 649 was $54.3 million CAD. A group of oil and gas plant workers took home this incredible prize in October 2005. Canada Lotto 649 is run by the Interprovincial Lottery Corporation, a firm that organizes all of the lottery games in Canada. Based in Toronto the ILC is made up of five different lottery commissions from various provinces. ILC was founded in 1976 to ensure the country’s lottery games were fair, well-marketed and stable.
Canada’s Lotto 649 launched in 1982 and the very first tickets were sold on June 12th of the same year. The starting jackpot was $500,000 CAD. Lotto 649 was the first game in Canada that allowed players to choose their own numbers. Lottery proceeds are used for a variety of educational programs as well as Canadian health care.
Twice each week the residents of Canada check in to Lotto 649’s live drawing to see if they are the country’s next big millionaire. Jackpots are huge and it’s only $2 CAD to play. With a starting jackpot of $3.5 million paid out in one lump sum winning the grand prize is indeed a life changing event! Get your Lotto 649 tickets today and join in on the gaming excitement!