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Lotto Max

this Tuesday July 23, 2024
70 million
Plus 10 prizes of 1 million*
*approx.

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Up for grabs: A total of $50,000 in prizes!

Lotto Max - Summary

  • Cost: $5 for 1 play (comprised of 3 selections)
  • Minimum jackpot: $10,000,000, growing from draw to draw up to $70,000,000 if it is not won
  • DRAW FREQUENCY: Bi-weekly, every Tuesday and Friday
  • DEADLINE FOR WAGERS: Tuesdays and Fridays at 10:30 p.m.
  • APPROXIMATE ODDS OF WINNING A PRIZE: 1 in 7.0 with 1 play
  • APPROXIMATE ODDS OF WINNING THE jackpot: 1 in 33,294,800 with 1 play
  • Theoretical PAYOFF RATE: 48%
  • First draw: September 25, 2009
  • CANADA-WIDE LOTTERY

A change will be made to Lotto Max starting with the September 10, 2024, draw.
​Read more about the change to Lotto Max.

Jackpot and Maxmillions

The jackpot starts at $10,000,000 and, if not won, increases at each draw for a maximum jackpot of $70,000,000.

Maxmillions (prizes of $1,000,000) are offered when the jackpot reaches $50,000,000. Notably, when the amount of the 7/7 pool for any given draw exceeds $50,000,000, it shall be capped at an amount set between $50,000,000 and $70,000,000 inclusive (the "7/7 pool cap"), and the excess is divided into additional prizes of $1,000,000 (Maxmillions). The difference is added to the 6/7+B pool.

For example: The advertised jackpot (the 7/7 pool cap) is set at $50,000,000. If the 7/7 pool reaches $52,214,000, on top of the $50,000,000 jackpot, two Maxmillions will be drawn. The remaining amount of $214,000 would be added to the 6/7+B pool.

If the $50M jackpot is not won, the Maxmillions that were not won are added to those of the next draw. Thus, if the 2 Maxmillions are not won, the offering could increase, for example, to $55M + 4 Maxmillions, then to $60M + 6 Maxmillions, then to $65M + 8 Maxmillions, and finally, to $70M + 10 Maxmillions. If the $50M jackpot is won, the Maxmillions that were not won are added to the jackpot pool for the next draw. The jackpot for that draw will then be $10,000,000 + the Maxmillions that were not won.

Additional selections drawn for Maxmillions prizes are not decomposable and each prize is shared amongst the winners.

A change will be made to Lotto Max starting with the September 10, 2024, draw.
​Read more about the change to Lotto Max.

Draw procedure

Each main draw is conducted as follows: the ILC conducts a draw to determine at random 8 numbers among all numbers from 1 to 50. The first 7 numbers form the winning selection and the 8th number represents the bonus number.

In the event that Maxmillions are also offered, each Maxmillions draw is conducted as follows: the ILC conducts a draw to determine at random 7 numbers among all numbers from 1 to 50 to form each winning Maxmillions selection.

Find out more about how draws are conducted.

A change will be made to Lotto Max starting with the September 10, 2024, draw.
​Read more about the change to Lotto Max.

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 one or more selections randomly generated by the Loto-Québec computer.
  • One play includes 3 selections of 7 numbers from 1 to 50.
  • To win, you need to get, in a single selection, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 numbers that are identical to those of the winning selection. The bonus number, identified by the "+B" symbol, is only associated with the categories 6/7+B, 5/7+B, 4/7+B and 3/7+B. To win in these categories, a single selection must contain respectively, in addition to the bonus number, 6, 5, 4 or 3 numbers that are identical to those of the winning selection.
  • A selection is a winning selection of a Maxmillions prize if it contains all 7 numbers of a same single Maxmillions drawn selection.
  • Lotto Max 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 Max to play Lotto Max and Québec Max simultaneously.
  • Choose Super forfait to play Lotto Max, Québec Max, Lotto 6/49, Québec 49 and Grande Vie simultaneously.
  • Choose Forfait lottos to play Lotto Max, Québec Max, Lotto 6/49 and Québec 49 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 combinations.
  • 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 in effect until the September 6, 2024, draw [PDF - 236 KB]

A change will be made to Lotto Max starting with the September 10, 2024, draw.
​Read more about the change to Lotto Max.

Prize structure and odds of winning

Lotto Max is a variable-prize game. Prizes are calculated according to sales and divided among the winners in each category.

Category Prize Pools Fund %** Odds of winning
7/7 $47,493,142* 87.25% 1 / 33,294,800
6/7+B$194,405*2.50%1 / 4,756,400
6/7$4,629*2.50%1 / 113,248
5/7+B$926*1.50%1 / 37,749
5/7$105*3.50%1 / 1,841
4/7+B$50*2.75%1 / 1,105
4/7$20Fixed prize1 / 82.9
3/7+B$20Fixed prize1 / 82.9
3/7Free playFixed prize1 / 8.5
Total 1 / 7.0

*Average prize.
**Pools Fund: Total sum of prizes minus the sum of fixed prizes payable to winners of the 3/7, 3/7+B and 4/7 categories.

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

A change will be made to Lotto Max starting with the September 10, 2024, draw.
​Read more about the change to Lotto Max.

Change to Lotto Max as of the September 10, 2024, draw

What’s new:

The maximum jackpot will $80 million. The first draw taking this change into account will take place on Tuesday September 10, 2024.

Everything else remains unchanged:

  • Draws will still be conducted twice a week, on Tuesdays and Fridays.
  • The cost of a play will remain at $5 for three 7-number selections from 1 to 50.
  • Maxmillions ($1 million prizes) will continue to be offered once the jackpot reaches $50 million.
  • The odds of winning the main jackpot with one play will remain at 1 in 33,294,800.
  • The odds of winning with one play will remain at 1 in 7.0.
  • The theoretical payoff rate will remain at 48%.

Note: A free-play ticket issubject to the game conditions in effect on the draw date for which it is issued. Therefore, if you present a winning ticket for a Lotto Max free play to a retailer after September 10, 2024, 10:30 pm, the play thus issued will be subject to the new game conditions indicated below, which include the abovementioned change.

Game conditions in effect as of the September 10, 2024 draw [PDF Format, 236 KB]

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