Lotto 649 is a national lottery game available across Canada in Vancouver, British Columbia, Ontario and many other provinces. Draws for multi-million dollar prizes occur every Wednesday and Saturday and this is Canada’s first nationwide lottery game that allows players to pick their own numbers.
The largest jackpot every won in the 649 Lottery was $63.4 million dollars in 2013. That jackpot was split between 4 winning tickets. Last year in November a 41 year old Filipino worker from Montreal became one of Canada’s latest millionaire after winning 6/40 Lotto Jackpot prize of $32.7 million.
Lately Lotto 649 now gives you more chances every week to become a millionaire. The lotto has added a second draw to the game with a guaranteed prize of $1 million. That means two new millionaires every week. The regular jackpots are still available and now start at $5 million. Also saying “YES” to the Extra gives you the chance to win $500,000.
Lotto 649 and Extra are available wherever lottery products are sold, lottery retailers, bars and pubs, and online at PlayNow.com. Draws are held every Wednesday and Saturday. You can get your tickets before 7:30pm for your chance to win.
How to play Lotto 649
The Lotto 649 jackpot starts at $5 million and continues to grow. Each Lotto 649 draw has a second draw as said above with a Guaranteed $1 Million Prize. You are automatically entered in the Guaranteed $1 Million Prize draw when you purchase a Lotto 649 ticket. The winning Selection is drawn at random from all the Guaranteed Prize Draw Selections issued for that draw. If your 10-digit Selection matches exactly then you are the next millionaire.
For each $3 play, you will receive six numbers from 1 to 49. You can personalize your play and Choose Numbers or play Quick Pick. If you’d like to bundle your Lotto 649 ticket with other lottery games, try a Quick Pick Package . You can also choose to add a BC49 ticket to your purchase and play the same numbers as your Lotto 649 ticket. Just select “Same numbers for BC49”.
Match 2/6 numbers on your Lotto 649 Selection and you will receive a Free Play. If you win a Free Play on PlayNow.com it will automatically be redeemed as a ticket for the next draw available at the time the Free Play is awarded.
- You can also play up to 26 weeks in a row with Advance Play. With 2 draws per week, that’s up to 52 draws in advance!
- There is a winning $1-million ticket every Lotto 649 draw. That’s 2 winning $1-million tickets EVERY week!
- Draws are held every Wednesday and Saturday. Lotto 649 tickets sold until 10:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) on draw nights.
Three packs are available if you wish to play Quick pick. These are available at your local lottery retailer. Each ticket is for the next available draw for that game.
- $10 Classic Packs include 1 Lotto 649 ticket + Encore ( overall odds are 1 in 2.3)
- $10 Grand Packs include 2 Lotto 649 tickets + 1 Encore ( overall odds are 1 in 2.2)
- $20 Super Packs include 2 Lotto 649 tickets + 1 Encore (overall odds are 1 in 1.4)
How to play the Guaranteed Prize Draw of lotto 649
Just purchase your $3 Lotto 649 ticket by selecting your six numbers from 1 to 49 or ask for a Quick Pick for the Main Jackpot Draw. This is called your “Regular Selection”.
Your “Guaranteed Prize Draw Selection”, is one 10-digit number that will automatically appear in a new section called Guaranteed Prize Draw. An example of a Guaranteed Prize Draw number “12345678-01”.
Match your 10-digit selection exactly to the Guaranteed Prize Draw selection drawn and you’re the next millionaire. When checking your tickets online, don’t forget to check your Guaranteed Prize Draw Selection to see if you are a winner. If you’d like to purchase tickets for more than one draw, play Advance Buy. You can choose how many consecutive draws you want to play, up to a maximum of 26 draws in advance as said above. Wish to know the past winners click here
When is Lotto 649 draw held
For Lotto 649 Main Draw is held every Wednesday and Saturday, six numbers are drawn from 1 – 49, plus a Bonus number, used for two prize categories. To win or share the Lotto 649 jackpot, you need to match all six of your Lotto 649 Regular Selection numbers to the six numbers drawn.
For Guaranteed $1 Million Prize Draw is held every Wednesday and Saturday one winning Guaranteed Prize Draw Selection will be drawn at random from among all the Guaranteed Prize Draw selections issued for that draw. Match your 10–digit selection exactly to the selection drawn.
Extra draws are held every Wednesday and Saturday, where 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 four of your Extra numbers to the numbers drawn.
Package Plays of Lotto 649
They are a great way to play different combinations of Lotto 649, BC49, Daily Grand, Lotto Max, and the Extra in one quick, easy transaction. Some packages are available for purchase online at PlayNow.com.
$5 Mini Dip package: Consists of one Lotto 649 play, one BC49 play (same six numbers as the Lotto 649 regular selection), plus one play of Extra. Advance Buy is available, up to a maximum of 26 consecutive draws. Additional Extras are available at a cost of $1 per play, up to a maximum of 9 per ticket.
$10 Double Dip Pack: It is a Quick Pick package consisting of two plays of Lotto 649, plus two plays of Lotto 649 Extra and two plays of BC49. Advance Buy is available, up to a maximum of 26 consecutive draws of Lotto 649 and BC49. Additional Extras are available at a cost of $1 per play, up to a maximum of 8 per ticket.
$15 Triple Dip Pack: It is a Quick Pick package consisting of three plays of Lotto 649, plus three plays of Lotto 649 Extra and three plays of BC49. Advance Buy is available, up to a maximum of 26 consecutive draws of Lotto 649 and BC49. Additional Extras are available at a cost of $1 per play, up to a maximum of 7 per ticket.
$8 Bundle: This pack consists of one Lotto 649 and Lotto 649 Extra, one Daily Grand and Daily Grand Extra. Advance Buy up to a maximum of 26 consecutive draws is available for purchase at retail locations. Additional Extras are not available on the $8 Bundle.
$10 Big Jackpot: This package consists of one Lotto Max, one Lotto 649, one play Lotto Max Extra and one play of Lotto 649 Extra. Advance Buy is available, up to a maximum of 26 consecutive draws of Lotto 649 and Lotto Max. Additional Extras are not available on the $10 Big Jackpot Pack.
$20 Mega Pack : It is a Quick Pick package consisting of two plays (6 selections) of Lotto Max, plus one play of Lotto Max Extra; two plays of Lotto 649, plus one play of Lotto 649 Extra and two plays of BC49. Advance Buy is available, up to a maximum of 26 consecutive draws of Lotto 649 and Lotto Max. Additional Extras are not available on the $20 Mega Pack.
Combo Play for Lotto 649
Combo Play is the easy way to play multiple selections of Lotto 649, or both Lotto 649 and BC49. Choose from a 5, 7, 8, and 9 number Combo. With Combo Play, you can choose your own numbers or ask for a Quick Pick to have random numbers chosen for you. For every six number regular selection you will receive one Guaranteed Prize Draw selection. For example: When you choose Combo 7 you receive 7 Regular selections and 7 Guaranteed Prize Draw selections. Be sure to say “Yes” to the Extra for a chance to win $500,000. You can play up to 10 Extra on your Combo Play ticket.
Learn about all the prizes you could win with Lotto 649 Combo Play.
In Group Play you can play with family, friends or co-workers. Also playing as a group lets you pool your money together for more chances to win! The way you choose to manage your lottery purchases and potential winnings is up to the group members involved. Visit Group Play page and learn how to play
Claiming Prizes for Lotto 649
When you have won the Lotto 649 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.