General information about Quebec49
This is Canada based lottery game that was launched in October, 1997, or 20 years, 11 months and 20 days ago. 6/49 lotto Quebec is currently available only in Québec. This is a widely popular lottery, but it has still always been known as 6/49 lotto Quebec. The game-play format wasn’t changing since the game was launched. The lottery is operated by Loto-Québec. In case you want to know more about Loto-Québec, here is their official website: https://loteries.lotoquebec.com/en/lotteries/quebec-49. Quebec 49 results may be found there as well, by the way. As for their support service, Loto-Québec can be reached via the following contact details:
- phone numbers: 1-866-611-5686 and 1 866 611-5686
- an email: [email protected]
- Prize Claim Office: 500 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal, QC H3A 3G6
Keep in mind that players must be 18 or over to play.
Check Quebec 49 results
Quebec 49 results are aired right after the drawings that take place in the headquarters of Loto-Québec in Montreal. At the moment, draws are held two times a week. To be more precise, they are held on Wednesday and Saturday, at 10:30 p.m. (Eastern Time). The numbers are drawn using Computer Random Number Generator. In case you were curious, the first ever draw was held on October 1, 1997, or 20 years, 11 months and 20 days ago.
How it works: picking up Quebec 49 numbers
The currently applied format is as follows: 6 + 1 / 49. As you can see, players are to choose six main Quebec 49 numbers from the range between 1 and 49 Quebec 49 numbers. Also, according to Quebec49 rules, one number is to be additionally picked up from the remaining 43 numbers.
Quebec49 winning odds & prize categories
The lottery currently offers six prize categories. The amount of the top prize is fixed, which means that 6/49 lotto Quebec 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 Quebec 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
2 + 1
1 : 81.2
The overall winning chances, in turn, are 1 in 32.3.
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 with the top prize being $1,000,000. You may take part in this draw for an additional $1 cost. Apart from this, there is an opportunity to play Lotto 6/49 and Québec 49 simultaneously, which significantly increases your winning odds. This will cost you $4, while the selection of numbers will be valid for both games.
Hot and cold Quebec 49 numbers
The lottery’s most often drawn numbers are 44, 07, 12, 15, 31, and 17. The cold, or the least frequent numbers are 08, 49, 32, 28, 18, and 43.
Payouts of Quebec49 prizes
Keep in mind that 6/49 lotto Quebec jackpot can only be paid out as a lump sum. In case there are two or more jackpot winners, the top prize will be equally divided among them. Prizes of other categories may be claimed at either Loto-Québec's retailers or offices (depending on the amount), as well as by mail. A great thing is that 6/49 lotto Quebec 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 Quebec 49 results.