Canada Lotto Max

Lotto Max is an exciting national game played across Canada which has a minimum jackpot of a staggering CA$10 million and a maximum of CA$70 million. An additional game called MaxMillions is also played when the jackpot reaches CA$50 million, giving players even more opportunities to win.

Lotto Max is drawn every Tuesday and Friday evening at approximately 21.15 ET in Ontario, Canada, and players are required to match seven out of 50 numbers to win the jackpot.  An eighth number is drawn after the first seven, which acts as a Bonus Ball numbers and can help players win bigger supplementary prizes. There are a total of nine ways to win, with prizes starting from matching three main numbers.

MaxMillions comes into play when the top prize reaches CA$50 million. A number of additional $1 million prizes will be put up for grabs in addition to the main jackpot, creating more chances to win. The jackpot is set at a fixed amount for each draw from CA$50 million, until it reaches its CA$70 million cap or gets won. Additional funds go into MaxMillions draws, which offer players an extra draw for each CA$1 million which would be added to the jackpot. So, if the Lotto Max jackpot equates to CA$53 million, the Lotto Max top prize would remain at CA$50 million, and there would be another three draws of MaxMillions with a prize of CA$1 million each.

The MaxMillions draws have no supplementary prizes, and if they are not won, they will roll over to be added to the next draw. For each $1 million in the prize fund another draw is held, so each MaxMillions prize offers a player another chance to win as it is a completely separate draw to Lotto Max.

The following table shows all the different ways to win and the odds of winning in each tier:

Match Odds of Winning Prize Fund
Match 7 1 in 33,294,800 87.25%
Match 6 + Bonus 1 in 4,756,400 2.50%
Match 6 1 in 113,248 2.50%
Match 5 + Bonus 1 in 37,749 1.50%
Match 5 1 in 1,841 3.50%
Match 4 + Bonus 1 in 1,105 2.75%
Match 4 1 in 82.9 CA$20
Match 3 + Bonus 1 in 82.9 CA$20
Match 3 1 in 8.5 Free Play

MaxMillions Matches

Match 7 1 in 33,294,800 Win/Share $1 million