Replaces the retiring Super 7 game
First drawing Friday, Sept. 25
Canada lottery players will have the opportunity to play a new nation-wide game starting in September.
Lotto Max tickets go on sale at lottery retailers throughout the country starting Sept. 19, 2009, with the first drawing held on Friday, Sept. 25, 2009.
The new multi-province game, which replaces the retiring Super 7 game, will offer additional $1 million prizes once the jackpot reaches $50 million. Like Super 7, Lotto Max will have draws every Friday evening.
Tickets will cost $5 for a three-game play. (The out-going Super 7 costs $2 per play, as does the current Lotto 6/49 game.)
"Lotto Max will give Canadians just what they have been asking for: high jackpots and more million dollar prizes," said British Columbia Lottery Corporation Vice president of Lottery Gaming and Interprovincial Lottery Corporation President Jim Lightbody. Speaking on behalf of Canada's five lottery corporations, Mr. Lightbody added that, "Lotto Max is an exceptional lottery game, whose Maxmillions prizes are about to transform the country's lottery landscape."
The new lottery game offers players a chance at winning jackpots that start at $10 million and can rise to $50 million. Once the jackpot exceeds $50 million, Lotto Max goes into Maxmillions mode, with the jackpot remaining at $50 million and the excess shared in a series of $1 million Maxmillions prizes.
All Maxmillions will have their own individual draws and sets of winning numbers.
The Lotto Max game will be run by the Interprovincial Lottery Corporation which works with the five lottery corporations owned by provincial governments.
As with all Canada lottery results, the winning numbers for Lotto Max will be presented each Friday following the drawing on Lottery Post's Worldwide Lottery Results page (www.lotterypost.com/results).
- Draws every Friday starting September 25.
- Players obtain 3 seven-number selections for $5.
- To win the jackpot, players must hold all seven numbers (from 1 to 49) of the winning combination.
- The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 28,633,528 per play.
- The overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 6.6 per play.
- If the jackpot is not won, it is rolled over to the next draw. When the $50 million threshold has been reached, Maxmillions draws begin.
- The minimum jackpot is $10 million and rises until someone wins or until it reaches $50 million.
|7 of 7||Jackpot Win or Share of 87% of Pools Fund|
|6 of 7 + Bonus||Win or Share of 4% of Pools Fund|
|6 of 7||Win or Share of 4% of Pools Fund|
|5 of 7||Share of 5% of Pools Fund|
|4 of 7||$20.00|
|3 of 7 + Bonus||$20.00|
|3 of 7||Free Play|
|7 of 7 |
|Win or Share $1 Million|
Note: Maxmillions prize only applicable during Maxmillions draws when main jackpot is $50 million.