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Lotto 6/49

This Wednesday
July 24, 2024
Lotto 6/49
30 million*
*or 1 million

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Have Your Numbers Ever Won?

Lotto 6/49


To be won: the Classic at 5 million and the Gold Ball from 10 to 60 million.

She had the winning numbers

She bought a ticket at her daughter’s convenience store and is now a millionaire!

Super Wednesdays from July 3 to July 31

20 additional $10,000 prizes to win every Wednesday, on top of the usual prizes!

  • From July 3 to July 31, 2024, on Wednesday draws, Lotto 6/49 will offer additional prizes. On top of the Classic Jackpot and the Gold Ball Jackpot (or $1,000,000), twenty  (20) additional prizes of $10,000 will be offered.
  • Each Wednesday, twenty (20) additional numbers will be drawn at random from among all Gold Ball Draw Numbers that have been issued for that draw. A winning number will be one whose number is identical to one of these twenty (20) Gold Ball Draw Numbers drawn. Each of these winning numbers will enable a participant to win one prize of $10,000.
  • Eligibility for the Super Wednesdays on July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31: Any Lotto 6/49 play purchased at a retailer or online, valid for either of these draw dates. Plays can be played alone, with Double Jeu 49, Forfait Lottos or Super Forfait.

Game conditions [PDF - 97 KB]

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Lotto 6/49 - Summary

  • COST: $3 for one play (composed of one Classic Selection and one Gold Ball Draw Number)
  • CLASSIC JACKPOT: $5,000,000
  • GOLD BALL JACKPOT: $10,000,000, increasing with each draw if it isn’t won
  • DRAW FREQUENCY: Bi-weekly, every Wednesday and Saturday
  • DEADLINE FOR WAGERS: Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:30 p.m.
  • ODDS OF WINNING A PRIZE: 1 in 6.6 with 1 play
  • ODDS OF WINNING THE JACKPOT: 1 in 13,983,816
  • ODDS OF WINNING THE GOLD BALL JACKPOT (OR $1,000,000): Varies according to the total number of Gold Ball Draw Numbers issued for that draw
  • FIRST DRAW: June 12, 1982

Discover the Lotto 6/49

How Lotto 6/49 works

With Lotto 6/49's Classic Draw and the Gold Ball Draw, two jackpots are up for grabs on the same ticket. You can pick your own numbers for the Classic Selection, but the Gold Ball Draw Number is solely computer-generated.

Classic Draw

The Classic Selection is comprised of six numbers, and the Classic Jackpot is $5 million. To win the Classic Jackpot, the six numbers in the Classic Selection on your ticket must be identical to the six numbers drawn in the Classic Draw.

Gold Ball Draw

For each Classic Selection, you’ll be given a Gold Ball Draw Number. With that number, you’ll have a chance to win the Gold Ball Jackpot or $1 million. The prize is guaranteed: There’s a winner for every draw!

The Gold Ball Jackpot starts at $10 million and can grow to just over $60 million.

To determine the prize won, a ball is drawn from a draw machine, which starts off containing 30 balls: 29 white balls and one Gold Ball. White balls are worth $1 million and the Gold Ball is worth $10 million.

If a white ball is drawn, the player wins $1 million. If the Gold Ball is drawn, the player wins the Gold Ball Jackpot.

Each time a white ball is drawn, it’s removed from the draw machine. That means there’s one fewer white ball in the next draw and the Gold Ball Jackpot grows by $2 million. The bigger the Gold Ball Jackpot, the greater the chances of it being won!

When the Gold Ball Jackpot is won, all the balls are put back in the draw machine and the Gold Ball Jackpot returns to $10 million.

NOTE: The above depiction of a draw machine is provided for explanatory purposes only and does not represent how official draws are conducted.

How to play

  • You may play online, using the mobile app or at a Loto-Québec retailer where you can pick your own numbers or opt for selections randomly generated by Loto-Québec’s computer. Gold Ball Draw Numbers are always computer-generated.
  • Each play is composed of one Classic Selection made up of six numbers between 1 and 49, and one Gold Ball Draw Number made up of 10 computer-generated numbers.
  • Lotto 6/49 is governed by the Rules and Regulations respecting Lotteries and Lottery Tickets of the Interprovincial Lottery Corporation (ILC), which include limitations of liability.
  • Choose Double Jeu 49 to play Lotto 6/49 and Québec 49 simultaneously.
  • Choose Super forfait to play Lotto 6/49, Québec 49, Lotto Max, Québec Max and Grande Vie simultaneously.
  • Choose Forfait lottos to play Lotto 6/49, Québec 49, Lotto Max and Québec Max simultaneously.
  • You may play as a group online with Formule groupe en ligne or at a retailer with Formule groupe and Formule super groupe.
  • You may play combination.
  • Extra is available with this game.
  • You may purchase one or more plays valid for more than one draw.
  • The Replay option is also available with this game.

Game conditions [PDF - 182 KB]

Prize structure and odds of winning

Lotto 6/49 is a variable-prize game. In the Classic Draw, prizes are calculated according to sales and divided equally among the winners in each category. 

Category Prize Pools Fund %** Odds of winning
The Classic Draw
6/6 $5,000,000 Fixed prize*** 1 / 13 983 816
5/6+B$104,177*32.15%1 / 2 330 636
5/6$1,042*13.5%1 / 55 492
4/6$78*54.35%1 / 1 033
3/6$10Fixed prize1 / 56.7
2/6+B$5Fixed prize1 / 81.2
2/6Free playFixed prize1 / 8.3
The Gold Ball Draw
Complete number
(10 digits)
Gold Ball Jackpot or $1,000,000*** Varies according to the total number of the "Gold Ball Draw Numbers" issued for that draw.
Total 1 / 6.6

*Average prize

**The Pools Fund is the Prize fund (18.33% of sales) minus the sum of all prizes payable to the winners in the 2/6, 2/6+B and the 3/6 categories.

*** The $1,000,000 prize, the Gold Ball Jackpot and the Classic Jackpot come from the Draw Fund (29.67% of sales). This fund also allows us to occasionally offer additional prizes during a draw.

The bonus number is indicated with the "+B" symbol.

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