General information about LottoMax Canada
This is Canada based lottery game that was launched in September, 2009, or 10 years, 8 months and 4 days ago. Lotto-Max is currently available to the residents of the whole country. This is a widely popular lottery, but it has still always been known as Lotto-Max. The game-play format wasn’t changing since the game was launched. Just for your interest, this game was introduced as the replacement of Lotto Super 7. The lottery is operated by Interprovincial Lottery Corporation. In case you want to know more about Interprovincial Lottery Corporation, here is their official website: https://lottery.olg.ca/en-ca/lotto-games/lotto-max/about-lotto-max. Canada Lotto Max results may be found there as well, by the way. As for their support service, Interprovincial Lottery Corporation can be reached via the following contact details:
- an email: [email protected]
- a phone number: (416) 488-4002
- an address: 40 Holly Street, Toronto, Ontario
Keep in mind that players must be 18 or 19 (depending on the province) or over to play.
Check Canada Lotto Max results
Canada Lotto Max results are aired right after the drawings that take place in the headquarters of Interprovincial Lottery Corporation in Ontario. At the moment, draws are held once a week. To be more precise, they are held on Friday, at 10.30 p.m. local time. The numbers are drawn using ball drop machine method for the main draw and random number generator for MaxMillions draw. In case you were curious, the first ever draw was held on September 25, 2009, or 10 years, 8 months and 4 days ago.
How it works: picking up Canada Lotto Max numbers
The currently applied format is as follows: 7 / 49. As you can see, players are to choose seven main Canada Lotto Max numbers from the range between 1 and 49 Canada Lotto Max numbers. Pay attention there are neither additional, nor bonus numbers.
LottoMax Canada winning odds & prize categories
The lottery currently offers eight prize categories. A great news is that in case no winner is found, the Lotto-Max top prize rolls over to the next draw. For now, it accounts for CAD $10 million. This is the minimum amount, while the biggest Lotto-Max jackpot ever has reached CAD $60 million. It was set on September 25, 2015, or 4 years, 8 months and 4 days ago. Just for your interest, the winning numbers were 1, 7, 15, 18, 21, 30, and 45. The single winning ticket was sold in Brampton, Ontario. As shown by official estimates, the odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 28,633,528. In particular, you will have to correctly guess all the seven main Canada Lotto Max numbers. For more information, please look at the table below:
Odds (per $5 play)
Odds, % (per $5 play)
1 : 28,633,528
6 + 1
1 : 4,090,504
1 : 99,768
1 : 1,584
1 : 71.3
3 + 1
1 : 76.7
1 : 8.1
The overall winning chances, in turn, are 1 in 6,6.
LottoMax Canada prices
The minimum cost of playing is CAD $5. This is the price for three sets of seven numbers, which is currently the minimum purchase amount. 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 either Encore (available only in Ontario) or MaxMillions draw. Encore gives players a chance to win up to $500,000 per an additional $1 cost. MaxMillions, in turn, are additional draws held right after the main draw, but only if the amount of jackpot reaches $50 million. At the moment, MaxMillions jackpot is capped at $60 million, and still it gives players even more chances to win!
Hot and cold Canada Lotto Max numbers
The lottery’s most often drawn numbers are 26, 33, 2, 11, and 37. The cold, or the least frequent numbers are 40, 31, 32, 15, and 30.
Payouts of LottoMax Canada prizes
Keep in mind that Lotto-Max jackpot can only be paid out as a lump sum. In case there are two or more jackpot winners, by the way, the jackpot amount is to be equally shared. As for prizes of other categories, all the winnings below CAD $100,000 will be automatically credited to the player's account. To claim bigger amount, players will have to submit the Claim Form and wait for further instructions. A great thing is that Lotto-Max 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 Lotto Max results.