Lotto Max is a Canadian lottery game coordinated by the Interprovincial Lottery Corporation, as one of the country’s three national lottery games. Introduced on September 19, 2009, with its first draw occurring on September 25, 2009, the game replaced Lotto Super 7. Lotto Max drawings are held every Friday.
Lotto Max is played similarly to its predecessor, with players selecting seven numbers from a field of 49. A single board costs $5, and each purchased board also includes two additional quick picks. The main drawing features a jackpot prize starting at CDN$10 million.
After the jackpot reaches at least $50 million, additional drawings are held for auxiliary “MaxMillions” prizes of $1 million each. MaxMillions prizes are carried over until they are won, and additional MaxMillions prizes are added for each week a main jackpot of at least $50 million is not won. Initially capped at $50 million, the main jackpot is capped at $60 million as of the July 17, 2015 draw.
Once a jackpot is won, unclaimed MaxMillions prizes, if any, are placed in the main jackpot on top of the $10 million minimum. As with all Canadian lottery jackpot games, winners receive their prizes in a tax-free lump sum.
How to play Lotto Max
There are two fun and easy ways to play LOTTO MAX. With Quick Pick, the lottery terminal will randomly select three sets of seven numbers (from 1 to 49) for each $5 play.
You get three sets of numbers per $5 play. Each set consists of seven numbers from 1 to 49. Jackpots start at $10 million and can grow to $60 million! Simply ask your lottery retailer for a Quick Pick OR check the Quick Pick box on a Lotto Max Selection Slip and the lottery terminal will randomly choose your three sets of numbers for you.
Or on a Lotto Max Selection Slip, mark seven numbers from 1 to 49 that you want to play. For each set of numbers played, the lottery terminal will generate two additional sets of numbers chosen. You can play up to five times per ticket. If you want to play for more than one draw, mark the number of draws in the Advance Play box.
Play the bonus game by using ENCORE. For only $1, ENCORE is a bonus game that offers a chance to win $1 million. With 22 ways to win and prizes starting at $2, there are a million reasons to say ‘yes’ to ENCORE.
Just ask your lottery retailer to include ENCORE on Quick Picks with your host game. Or mark how many ENCORE you want to play (1-10) on your Selection Slip. You can even play with Pooling your funds to get more chances to win by playing with combinations. You win on a Combination Play ticket the same way as on a regular ticket. However, because you have multiple selections, you can win multiple prizes! You can play eight- and nine-number Combination Plays.
The launch of Lotto Max was successful, attracting higher revenue in its first 10 months of operation than Super 7 did in its best year of sales. A representative of OLG attributed Lotto Max’s popularity to the size of its total prize pools (which approach the larger jackpots seen in U.S. lotteries), and the perception of consumers that the Max Millions system increased the probability that they could win a major prize.
Can I buy Lotto Max tickets online?
You can buy Lotto Max Tickets either with the retailer at the Canadian store or buy online at lotto max official site playnow.com. You must be 19 years of age to play this lotto max. Always sign your lottery ticket as soon as you purchase it. For added protection, complete the information on the back of the ticket.
The numbers on your lotto ticket should match the numbers you chose on your selection slip.
Your instant ticket should be free of damage or defects. If your ticket seems unusually damaged, call the Support Centre at 1-877-706-6789
Unknown markings can increase the time it takes to process your prize claim. The only information that should be written on the ticket is your signature or printed name and the personal information required to complete the back of the ticket.
Lotto Max is administered by the Interprovincial Lottery Corporation, which works with the five regional lottery corporations owned by the 10 provinces and 3 territories. Retailers receive from the lottery a percentage for tickets sold by their store (the money is not taken from the prizes.) Retailer agreements vary by jurisdiction. When applicable the 6+/7 pool swells with a $60 million capped jackpot as excess funds not used toward a Maxmillions prize goes into this pool. When a capped jackpot is won, the Maxmillions prizes not won go towards the next jackpot cycle, often resulting in a starting jackpot above $10 million.
Lotto Max Results
Lotto Max results can be known at the Lotto Max draw every Friday, seven numbers are drawn from 1 — 49, plus a Bonus number, used for two prize categories.
To win or share the LOTTO MAX jackpot, you need to match all seven of your LOTTO MAX numbers to the seven numbers drawn.
When the game is in MAXMILLIONS mode, an additional seven numbers are drawn from 1 — 49 for each MAXMILLION available. MAXMILLIONS are drawn following the main LOTTO MAX draw.
To win or share a MAXMILLIONS prize, you need to match all seven of your LOTTO MAX numbers to a set of seven MAXMILLION numbers drawn.
For lotto max & extra every Friday, four numbers are drawn from 1 — 99. If you have said “Yes” to the Extra, the word “Yes” appears beside the Extra numbers on your ticket and your numbers qualify for the draw.
If you have said “No” to the Extra, the word “NO” appears beside the Extra numbers on your ticket and your numbers do not qualify for the draw.
To win the Extra $500,000 top prize, your numbers need to qualify for the draw and you need to match all 4 of your Extra numbers to the numbers drawn. You can watch results and draws here live.
Lotto Max BC Prize Table & Odds
Overall odds of winning any prize per $5 play are 1 in 6.6
|Match||Prize Amount||Odds / $5 Play|
|7/7||89.25% of the Pool’s Fund, Share of Pool||1 in 28,633,528|
|6/7+||3.15% of the Pool’s Fund, Share of Pool||1 in 4,090,504|
|6/7||3.35% of the Pool’s Fund, Share of Pool||1 in 99,768|
|5/7||4.25% of the Pool’s Fund, Share of Pool||1 in 1,584|
|4/7||$20.00||1 in 71.3|
|3/7+||$20.00||1 in 76.7|
|3/7||$5 Free Play||1 in 8.1|
The odds of winning any cash prize per $5 play are 1 in 36. The Lotto Max jackpot prize is carried over to the next draw if they are not won. The Lotto Max jackpot prize will be shared if there is more than one winning selection. 48% of Lotto Max sales are dedicated to the Prize Fund. 3/7, 3/7+, and 4/7 prizes are paid from the Prize Fund, the balance remaining comprises the Pools Fund. Share of Pool means the total prize amount allocated to any specific prize category is shared by the number of winning selections.
Lotto Max BC Prize Pool
The July 6, 2012 drawing was the first to offer a major prize pool (for matching all 7 numbers exactly) of $100 million, with a $50 million jackpot and 50 of the $1 million Maxmillions prizes. Three consecutive weeks of rollovers fuelled the large payout, which marked the largest Lotto Max drawing under the previous caps This combination of a $50 million jackpot and 50 of the $1 million Maxmillions prizes, totalling $100 million in main prizes, has been replicated on other occassions, including June 2015.
A new record was established on the August 12, 2016 draw, with a total major prize pool (for matching all 7 numbers exactly) of $102 million, anchored with the new cap of $60 million for the main jackpot and 42 of the $1 million Maxmillions prizes. The jackpot had rolled over for eight consecutive weeks, fuelling the new prize pool record. The $102 million prize pool figure ($60 million plus 42 of the $1 million Maxmillions) was replicated on the draw of January 6, 2017.
Lotto Max winning numbers in BC
Escape into the world of winners and share the adventure of winning LOTTO MAX and the Extra. Get excited as you read about latest BC winners and know your results today.
If you have a win you’ll see a winning message on the Customer Display Screen and hear a winning message play from the lottery terminal.
Your winning prize amount will be printed (or ‘branded’ on the front left-hand side of your original ticket. Your retailer will give you a customer receipt showing the winning prize amount.
Check that the boxed ticket number on the receipt matches the ticket number on your ticket. If you win $5,000 or more, BCLC Support Centre will call you while you’re at the retail location. The Customer Display Screen will only display the winning prize amount (in dollars) for prizes up to $999.99.
Winning ticket and how to claim prize
When you have the winning ticket of Lotto Max then obviously you need to claim the prizes. Most Retailers can pay prizes up to $200 and may pay prizes between $200 and $2,000. If you have won $10,000 and over call BCLC Customer Support at 1-866-815-0222 also a Group Release Form must accompany any group claim for $10,000 or greater of three or more people. You need to bring two pieces of valid government-issued identification when making your claim. The ID must include a recent photo, date of birth and signature. Find out more in detail as how to claim your winnings here.
Now enjoy this lotto playing online or buy tickets with the retailer and remember you must be 19 and over years of age to play this lotto.