Quick Canada Lotto 6/49 Facts
 Simple Mechanics: As its name suggests, Canada Lotto 6/49 adheres to the classic 6/49 lotto format—so understanding this game should be a piece of cake for both novices and veterans alike.
 BiWeekly Draws: Canada Lotto 6/49 draws are held twice a week, every Wednesday and Saturday.
 Jackpots Roll Over: Whenever no one is declared a winner, Canada Lotto 6/49 jackpots will simply carry over to the next drawing—making it grow until someone wins.
 The Guaranteed Prize Draw: In addition to jackpot rollovers, Canada Lotto 6/49 also features a raffle called the Guaranteed Prize Draw where CA$1 million can be won.
 Advance Tickets: You can purchase your Canada Lotto 6/49 tickets up to 26 weeks in advance.
 TaxFree: All Canada Lotto 6/49 prizes are taxfree.
Canada Lotto 6/49 Hot and Cold Numbers
Number of Draws:
3
10
100
1000
all
Hot Numbers
 Regular Balls

45
25 Times

48
19 Times

23
17 Times

44
16 Times

36
16 Times

2
16 Times

43
16 Times

6
16 Times

30
15 Times

13
15 Times

34
15 Times

1
14 Times

47
14 Times

22
13 Times

46
13 Times

38
13 Times

18
13 Times

24
13 Times

14
13 Times

28
13 Times
 Bonus

27
5 Times

9
5 Times

8
4 Times

28
4 Times

3
4 Times

21
4 Times

13
4 Times

35
3 Times

41
3 Times

48
3 Times

36
3 Times

47
3 Times

2
3 Times

14
3 Times

25
3 Times

24
3 Times

31
3 Times

17
3 Times
Cold Numbers
 Regular Balls

9
5 Times

33
8 Times

31
8 Times

12
8 Times

26
8 Times

42
8 Times

40
9 Times

20
9 Times

19
9 Times

37
9 Times

41
9 Times

25
10 Times

8
11 Times

4
11 Times

39
11 Times

15
11 Times

21
11 Times

5
11 Times

27
11 Times

11
11 Times

10
11 Times

29
12 Times

7
12 Times

49
12 Times

35
12 Times

3
12 Times

17
12 Times

16
12 Times

32
12 Times
 Bonus

16
1 Times

1
1 Times

22
1 Times

29
1 Times

45
1 Times

40
1 Times

5
1 Times

23
1 Times

15
1 Times

18
1 Times

49
1 Times

42
1 Times

44
1 Times

7
1 Times

46
1 Times

30
2 Times

34
2 Times

33
2 Times

43
2 Times

10
2 Times

6
2 Times

26
2 Times

19
2 Times

39
2 Times

12
2 Times

4
2 Times
What are the chances of winning?
Lotto 6/49 analysts have calculated the probability of winning for all stages of the lottery.
For the main lottery:
 1 category (6 balls)  probability of winning 1: 13 983 816;
 2 category (5 balls + bonus keg)  probability of winning 1: 2 330 636;
 3 category (5 balls)  probability of winning 1: 55 492;
 4 category (4 event)  probability of winning 1: 1 033;
 5 category (3 event) — 1: 57;
 6 category (2 event + bonus keg)  chance of winning 1:81;
 7 category (2 event)  chance of winning 1:8.
The probability of winning the Guaranteed Prize Draw lotto depends on the, how many participants will take part in the next draw. If it will be 10 million players, then the chance to win 1:10 000 000.
The probability of winning the third, additional lotto Encore Draw:
 1 category (7 numbers)  probability of winning 1: 10 000 000
 2 category (6 numbers)  probability of winning 1: 1 000 000
 3 category (5 numbers)  probability of winning 1: 100 000
 4 category (4 numbers)  probability of winning 1: 10 000
 5 category (3 numbers)  probability of winning 1: 1000
 6 category (2 numbers)  probability of winning 1: 100
How Does Canada Lotto 6/49 Work?
The Basics
If you’re already familiar with the 6/49 format used by a lot of lotto games, then you probably already know the basics of Canada Lotto 6/49. For the uninitiated, you simply pick six numbers from a pool of 1 to 49, and there is also a bonus number that will be drawn.
Matching all six plus the bonus will net you the jackpot, while matching less will net you one of the lower prizetiers. For example, matching 5 main numbers plus the bonus means you win the secondtier prize. Winning only 5 and no bonus means you win the thirdtier prize, and so on.
If more than one first or secondtier winner is declared, the winnings are split among them equally. However, if no one wins the jackpot, it will simply roll over to the next draw until someone wins. In other words, you might just win big if you happen to match all your numbers during a draw that had multiple rollovers prior.
The Guaranteed Prize Draw
Here’s where Canada Lotto 6/49 sets itself apart from the pack. Every ticket you purchase entitles you to an automatic entry to the Guaranteed Prize Draw—a raffle that gives you the chance to win an additional CA$1 million. So, if you win the jackpot and the Guaranteed Prize Draw, you could potentially end up with a ridiculously huge windfall. A couple more things to note is that only one ticket holder will win the raffle, and no other prize tiers are available.
The Odds of Winning
Canada Lotto 6/49 has a total of seven prize tiers you win in and your odds of winning are pretty good. Compared with bigger lotteries, your chances here are much better. Check out the quick breakdown below:
Numbers Matched  Odds of Winning 
6  1 in 13,983,816 
5 + 1  1 in 2,330,636 
5  1 in 55,492 
4  1 in 1,033 
3  1 in 56.7 
2 + 1  1 in 81.2 
2  1 in 8.3 
Odds of Winning Anything  1 in 6.6 
Odds of Winning Guaranteed Prize Draw  Varies 
So What Happens if You Win?
All Canada Lotto 6/49 prizes are paid out in lump sum form, and—like I mentioned earlier—all taxfree. Of course, if you play from another country using online lottery agent services, then you’d have to deal with your local tax laws. It’s still great because you won’t have to worry about tax deductions twice.
Take note that winners have a year from the draw date to come forward and claim prizes. If no one comes forward before the deadline is up, then the unclaimed or expired prizes will be diverted to the national fund, where it will be used for upcoming draws.