General information about Canada Western 649
This is Canada based lottery game that was launched in February, 1999, or 20 years, 5 months and 5 days ago. Lotto Western 649 is currently available to the residents of most provinces and territories in Canada. This is a widely popular lottery, but it has still always been known as Lotto Western 649. The game-play format wasn’t changing since the game was launched. The lottery is operated by Western Canada Lottery Corporation (WCLC). In case you want to know more about Western Canada Lottery Corporation (WCLC), here is their official website: https://www.wclc.com/games/western-649.htm. Lotto 649 Western results may be found there as well, by the way. As for their support service, Western Canada Lottery Corporation (WCLC) can be reached via the following contact details:
- Phone: 1-800-665-3313
- Mail box: 6910-50th Avenue, Postal Bag 649 Stettler, AB T0C 2L0
Keep in mind that players must be 18 or over to play.
Check Lotto 649 Western results
Lotto 649 Western results are aired right after the drawings that take place in the headquarters of Western Canada Lottery Corporation (WCLC) in Winnipeg. At the moment, draws are held two times a week. To be more precise, they are held on Wednesday and Saturday, at 9.30 p.m. (Mountain Time). The numbers are drawn using random number generator. In case you were curious, the first ever draw was held on February 10, 1999, or 20 years, 5 months and 5 days ago.
How it works: picking up Lotto 649 Western numbers
The currently applied format is as follows: 6 + 1 / 49. As you can see, players are to choose six main Lotto 649 Western numbers from the range between 1 and 49 Lotto 649 Western numbers. Also, according to Canada Western 649 rules, one number is to be additionally picked up from the remaining 43 numbers.
Canada Western 649 winning odds & prize categories
The lottery currently offers seven prize categories. The amount of the top prize is fixed, which means that Lotto Western 649 is not the one to bring you a record-high jackpot. For now, it accounts for CAD $2,000,000. 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 Lotto 649 Western 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
2 + 1
1 : 81.2
1 : 8.3
The overall winning chances, in turn, are 1 in 6,6.
Canada Western 649 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 additional draw that may bring you the $250,000 top prize or the $100,000 second prize for an additional $1 cost. Apart from this, there is an opportunity to choose a double ticket to take part in both Western 649 and Lotto 6/49, which will significantly increase your winning chances!
Hot and cold Lotto 649 Western numbers
The lottery’s most often drawn numbers are 14, 19, 23, 28, 29, and 16. The cold, or the least frequent numbers are 6, 7, 9, 18, 24, 36, and 41.
Payouts of Canada Western 649 prizes
Keep in mind that Lotto Western 649 jackpot can only be paid out as a lump sum. In case there are two or more winners, however, the amount of the top prize will be equally divided among them. As for other prize categories, prizes under CAD $200 and sometimes up to $1000 may be claimed at any retailer. However, retailers are not obliged to pay more than $200 and may direct players to other retailers or the prize office. If you win between $1,001 and $10,000 or over, call the lottery operator for further instructions. A great thing is that Lotto Western 649 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 Lotto 649 Western results.