General information about Canada BC49
This is Canada based lottery game that was launched in January, 1992, or 27 years, 10 months and 14 days ago. BC/49 is currently available only in British Columbia. This is a widely popular lottery, but it has still always been known as BC/49. The game-play format wasn’t changing since the game was launched. The lottery is operated by British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC). In case you want to know more about British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC), here is their official website: http://lotto.bclc.com/bc-49-and-extra.html. Canada BC 49 results may be found there as well, by the way. As for their support service, British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) can be reached via the following contact details:
- Head Office phone number: (604) 215-0649
- Head Office address: 74 West Seymour Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 1E2
Keep in mind that players must be 19 or over to play.
Check Canada BC 49 results
Canada BC 49 results are aired right after the drawings that take place in the headquarters of British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) in Kamloops. At the moment, draws are held two times a week. To be more precise, they are held on Wednesday and Saturday, at 7:30 p.m. (Pacific Time). The numbers are drawn using Computer Random Number Generator. In case you were curious, the first ever draw was held on January 29, 1992, or 27 years, 10 months and 14 days ago.
How it works: picking up Canada BC 49 numbers
The currently applied format is as follows: 6 + 1 / 49. As you can see, players are to choose six main Canada BC 49 numbers from the range between 1 and 49 Canada BC 49 numbers. Also, according to Canada BC49 rules, one number is to be additionally picked up from the remaining 43 numbers.
Canada BC49 winning odds & prize categories
The lottery currently offers six prize categories. The amount of the top prize is fixed, which means that BC/49 is not the one to bring you a record-high jackpot. For now, it accounts for CAD $2 million. Luckily, the fact that the jackpot is quite modest is compensated by indeed high winning odds! As shown by official estimates, the odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 13,983,816. In particular, you will have to correctly guess all the six main Canada BC 49 numbers. For more information, please look at the table below:
1 : 13,983,816
5 + 1
1 : 2,330,636
1 : 55,492
1 : 1,033
1 : 56,7
1 : 81,2
The overall winning chances, in turn, are 1 in 6,5.
Canada BC49 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 Extra, an add-on game that gives players an opportunity to win up to $500,000.
Hot and cold Canada BC 49 numbers
The lottery’s most often drawn numbers are 11, 24, 35, 39, 40, and 47. The cold, or the least frequent numbers are 10, 27, 37, 45, and 48.
Payouts of Canada BC49 prizes
Keep in mind that BC/49 jackpot can only be paid out as a lump sum. An important detail is that in case there are two or more jackpot winners, the amount of the top prize is to be equally shared between all of them. As for prizes of other categories, the amount of up to CAD $200 may be claimed from lottery retailers. In case your winning is between $1,000 and $9,999.99, you may receive it at one of the designated regional prize payout points. Any amount over $10,000 may only be claimed at the BCLC Corporate Office. A great thing is that BC/49 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 BC 49 results.