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Canada's Lotto 6/49 is getting a makeover in Fall 2013

May 7, 2013, 2:04 pm

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TORONTO — Canada's national Lotto 6/49 game is getting ready for a makeover.

Starting in September 2013, Lotto 6/49 will offer Canadian lottery players a new $1 million prize that's guaranteed to be won with each and every draw, jackpots that start at $5 million, and new free play prizes that can be won by matching just 2 numbers.

"With the new $1 million prize that's guaranteed to be won with every draw, Lotto 6/49 will be creating more millionaires every week," said Greg McKenzie, Senior Vice President Lottery, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) and current President of the Interprovincial Lottery Corporation. "These changes will make Lotto 6/49 better than ever while still being the game that Canadians have been playing since 1982."

To support the guaranteed million dollar prizes, bigger starting jackpots, and the new free plays, the new Lotto 6/49 will be priced at $3 per play. For the one additional dollar, players are going to see more ways to win and better value overall than the current game structure offers. "We tested these improvements with more than ten thousand Lotto 6/49 players from coast to coast," said McKenzie. "They were excited about the new ways to win and they told us that its great value for the new price."

Lotto 6/49 will still be the same game that players know and love, only better. Players will still look to match up 6 numbers from 1 to 49 to win big jackpots or other great cash prizes, plus the new free plays for matching just 2 of 6 numbers. And with each $3 play, they will also receive a new unique number exclusively for the new $1 million prize that is guaranteed to be won with every draw. With the new free play prize category, the overall odds of winning any prize improve from 1 in 32.3 to just 1 in 6.6 which means nearly 5 times more winning overall.

Sales for the new Lotto 6/49 will start on Sunday, September 15, 2013 with the first draw to be held on Wednesday, September 18, 2013. More details about the changes will be released closer to the start of ticket sales.

The Interprovincial Lottery Corporation (ILC) is a nationwide lottery organization incorporated in 1976 under the Canada Corporation Act. The five Canadian provincial lottery corporations include Atlantic Lottery Corporation, Loto-Québec, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, Western Canada Lottery Corporation, and British Columbia Lottery Corporation, and are joined together through the ILC to undertake national lotteries, instant games and other initiatives of common interest. The provincial lotteries are responsible for national games in their respective jurisdictions.

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Good luck to the people in ths new version game.

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    maybe the US should follow suit.........this is interesting

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      that's Good News Canada Thumbs Up

      Patriot

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        $3 a play ouchy

        " Still swinging, still missing "
        2014 = -1016; 2015= -1409; 2016  = -1171; 2017 = -1257 ; 2018 = - 1380 =  TOT =  - 6233

        keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= -424; 2017 =-427; 2018= -223   TOT = -3968

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          Mcminnville, Oregon
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          $3 a play ouchy

          I was about to say the same thing.  $3 is a tall task to play every drawing.-weshar75

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            I was about to say the same thing.  $3 is a tall task to play every drawing.-weshar75

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            Yeah but think on this, people pay $5.00 to cross the 3 bridges in the Bay Area on a daily basis,  weekends included. The Golden Gate bridge is higher and $3.00 for a shot at millions?....people will go for it.

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              Look for this in your state lotto. Texas just added the option of paying an extra dollar for increased prizes.

              CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

              A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

                savagegoose's avatar - ProfilePho
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                well i did like the lotto max from canada, and thats dang pricey, and the uk version of euro million thats  £2 an entry. They both have  extra prize  features, but still i probably wouldnt play it every week. We have some change coming in a few months. on a minor game. i hope its worth the wait.

                " Still swinging, still missing "
                2014 = -1016; 2015= -1409; 2016  = -1171; 2017 = -1257 ; 2018 = - 1380 =  TOT =  - 6233

                keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= -424; 2017 =-427; 2018= -223   TOT = -3968

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                  3 bucks a pop for Lotto?

                  Nah, this (stuff) is gettin' outta hand.

                  I'd tell 'em to "Take off, Hosers!" (That's how Canadians talk)

                  Take off, Hosers!

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                    I said I would quit PB when the price per line was raised to $2. I stayed quit for only a week then I was back with full force. The Canadians will not stop playing even if the price per line was hiked to $5.

                    That money's gone fo ever

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                      maybe the US should follow suit.........this is interesting

                      Mega Millions is going to change after the October 18, 2013 draw.  They have not yet announced what the changes will be other than to say they will impact how fast the jackpot grows and they will change the second tier prizes.

                      As far as the Canada 6/49 goes, I don't believe they tax the prizes so $1 mil is ok. 
                      Because of the heavy taxes by the feds and most states the prize here would have to be $2 mil.

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                        here in illinois our state lotto(6-52) sucks badly, they have added extra shot for an extra dollar but the top prize is like 40 k and no one ever hits it. also the jackpot climbs at a snails pace. if they could gurantee a million dollar winner for every draw in illinois lotto i wouldnt mind paying 3 bucks a pop.............

                          dallascowboyfan's avatar - chi
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                          $3 a play ouchy

                          I Agree!

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                            I said I would quit PB when the price per line was raised to $2. I stayed quit for only a week then I was back with full force. The Canadians will not stop playing even if the price per line was hiked to $5.

                            the max lotto up there is $5 for 3 lines, and i think they have to be quick picks.

                            " Still swinging, still missing "
                            2014 = -1016; 2015= -1409; 2016  = -1171; 2017 = -1257 ; 2018 = - 1380 =  TOT =  - 6233

                            keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= -424; 2017 =-427; 2018= -223   TOT = -3968

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