General information about OLG Lottario
This is Canada based lottery game that was launched in September, 1997, or 20 years, 10 months and 11 days ago. Lottario is currently available only in Ontario. This is a widely popular lottery, but it has still always been known as Lottario. The game-play format wasn’t changing since the game was launched. The lottery is operated by Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG). In case you want to know more about Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG), here is their official website: https://www.ohiolottery.com. Canada Lottario results may be found there as well, by the way. As for their support service, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) can be reached via the following contact details:
- OLG Support Centre: 1-800-387-0098
- Prize center: 20 Dundas St. West Toronto, ONM5G 2C2
Keep in mind that players must be 18 or over to play.
Check Canada Lottario results
Canada Lottario results are aired right after the drawings that take place in the headquarters of Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) in Toronto. At the moment, draws are held once a week. To be more precise, they are held on Saturday, at 10:30 p.m. (Eastern Time). Apart from this, there are the so called Early Bird draws on Saturday morning with the top prize being CA$50,000. The numbers are drawn using the Mechanical Lottery Ball Machine. In case you were curious, the first ever draw was held on September 06, 1997, or 20 years, 10 months and 11 days ago.
How it works: picking up Canada Lottario numbers
The currently applied format is as follows: 6 + 1 / 45. As you can see, players are to choose six main Canada Lottario numbers from the range between 1 and 45 Canada Lottario numbers. Also, according to OLG Lottario rules, one number is to be additionally picked up from the remaining 39.
OLG Lottario winning odds & prize categories
The lottery currently offers eight prize categories. A great news is that in case no winner is found, the Lottario top prize rolls over to the next draw. For now, it accounts for CAD $250,000. This is the minimum amount, while the biggest Lottario jackpot ever has reached CAD $3.28 million. It was set on May 6, 2017, or 1 year, 2 months and 11 days ago. Just for your interest, the winning numbers were 07, 08, 11, 15, 22, 24, and 10. As shown by official estimates, the odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 4,072,530. In particular, you will have to correctly guess all the six main Canada Lottario numbers. For more information, please look at the table below:
1 : 4,072,530
5 + 1
1 : 678,755
1 : 17,862
4 + 1
1 : 7,145
1 : 386
3 + 1
1 : 290
1 : 24.1
0 + 1
1 : 8.1
1 : 4,967
The overall winning chances, in turn, are 1 in 5,8.
OLG Lottario prices
The minimum cost of playing is CAD $1. The lottery does not offer any opportunities to multiply prizes. A good news is that there is a chance to win an extra prize if to take part in Encore, a bonus game that offers an opportunity to win CAD $1 million. Overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 9,17.
Hot and cold Canada Lottario numbers
The lottery’s most often drawn numbers are 04, 12, 14, 38, 40, and 25. The cold, or the least frequent numbers are 20, 01, 02, 33, 40, and 29.
Payouts of OLG Lottario prizes
Keep in mind that Lottario jackpot can only be paid out as a lump sum. In case there are two or more winners, the prize is to be equally shared. Prizes of other categories may be claimed at a retailer, by mail or at the OLG prize center, depending on the winning amount. Retailers, however, can only pay up to CAD $999. A great thing is that Lottario winnings are tax free. One more thing to take into account is that all the prizes are to be claimed within one year from the day of the draw or otherwise the winning ticket expires, regardless of Canada Lottario results.