General information about Western Max Lotto
This is Canada based lottery game that was launched in March, 2013, or 5 years, 11 months and 16 days ago. Western Lotto Max is currently available only in the Prairie Provinces and the Territories. This is a widely popular lottery, but it has still always been known as Western Lotto Max. 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/home.htm. Canada Western Max 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:
- Customer Care and Subscriptions: 1-800-665-3313
- Prize Claim Inquiries: 10th Floor, 125 Garry Street, Winnipeg, MB R3C 4J1
Keep in mind that players must be 18 or over to play.
Check Canada Western Max results
Canada Western Max 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 once a week. To be more precise, they are held on Friday, at 8.30 PM Mountain Time. The numbers are drawn using random number generator. In case you were curious, the first ever draw was held on March 2, 2013, or 5 years, 11 months and 15 days ago.
How it works: picking up Canada Western Max numbers
The currently applied format is as follows: 7 + 1 / 49. As you can see, players are to choose seven main Canada Western Max numbers from the range between 1 and 49 Canada Western Max numbers. Also, according to Western Max Lotto rules, one number is to be additionally picked up from the remaining 42 balls.
Western Max Lotto winning odds & prize categories
The lottery currently offers seven prize categories. The amount of the top prize is fixed, which means that Western Lotto Max 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 28,633,528. In particular, you will have to correctly guess all the seven main Canada Western Max numbers. For more information, please look at the table below:
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.
Western Max Lotto prices
The minimum cost of playing is CAD $2. An important thing to mention is that players have an opportunity to increase their winning odds using the lottery’s multiplier feature, namely Extra, that gives players a chance to additionally win up to CAD $250,000 per $1. Apart from this, there is an opportunity to play both Western Max and Lotto Max, which significantly increases chances to win. No add-on games are provided, however.
Hot and cold Canada Western Max numbers
The lottery’s most often drawn numbers are 44, 46, 49, 10, 17, and 28. The cold, or the least frequent numbers are 16, 18, 19, 23, 24, and 37.
Payouts of Western Max Lotto prizes
Keep in mind that Western Lotto Max jackpot can only be paid out as a lump sum. In case there are two or more jackpot winners, the prize is to be equally shared. As for prizes of other categories, amounts of up to $200 can be claimed at lottery retailers, while winnings between $200 and $1,000 are payable at either retailers (although they are not obliged to pay more than $200) or prize offices. If win more than $1,000, you are to call the operator and ask for further instructions. Apart from this, winning tickets can be sent by mail. A great thing is that Western 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 Western Max results.