Lotto 649

Lotto 649 has been enjoyed by millions of players since 1982 and continues to offer gigantic jackpots, sometimes worth more than CA$50 million. Playing is simple; you just pick six numbers from a pool of 1 to 49 and then choose how many draws you'd like to take part in. Draws take place every Wednesday and Saturday night and you can play online using the orange button below.

Lotto 649 Information

How to Play Lotto 649

Lotto 649 draws are held twice a week - at around 10:30pm EST every Wednesday and Saturday. Betting on the draw offers the same odds as if you purchased a ticket, and you can win all the same prizes online without having to leave your home. Follow the steps below to bet on the Lotto 649:

  • Pick six numbers from 1 to 49. Select your own numbers in the game grid or opt for a Quick Pick to receive a random set. To enter more than one set of numbers, move on to the next game panel and repeat the process for as many entries as you wish to play.
  • Choose how many draws to enter. You can either place your bets on just the next draw or subscribe so that you are also entered into future draws. Subscribing will automatically buy your entries for you for the allotted time frame you choose.
  • Add your bets to the cart.
  • Create a LotteryWorld account or sign in if you are already a user.
  • Pay for your entries and wait for the draw to take place. If you have funds in your account you can buy the entries straight away, otherwise you will need to add funds to complete your purchase

Go to the Lotto 649 Results page to see the latest winning numbers after every draw. You will also be notified by email if you win a prize.

Lotto 649 Prizes and Odds

Lotto 649 offers seven different ways to win prizes, so you even win a prize if just two of your numbers match up to the winning numbers. If all six are the same, you win the jackpot, which starts at a minimum of CA$5 million and rolls over every time it is not won.

A Bonus Ball is also drawn at random from the 43 numbers that are left after the six main numbers have been selected. If you match two or five main numbers plus the Bonus Ball, you win a better prize. You do not choose the Bonus Ball on your entry as it is only used to increase non-jackpot prizes if you match sufficient numbers and the bonus ball. The following table shows how many numbers you need to match to win Canada 6/49 prizes, how much you can win and the odds of winning in each tier.

Lotto 649 Prize Fund and Odds
Match Percentage of Prize Fund Odds
6 79.5% 1 in 13,983,816
5 + Bonus 6% 1 in 2,330,636
5 5% 1 in 55,492
4 9.5% 1 in 1,033
3 CA$10 1 in 57
2 + Bonus CA$5 1 in 81
2 Free Play worth CA$3 1 in 8

Overall odds of winning are 1 in 6.6

Lotto 649 FAQs

If you have any more queries about how Lotto 649 works or how to bet on the game, take a look at the frequently asked questions below to find more information.

What is the Bonus Ball and why don’t I choose which one I want?

The Bonus Ball is an additional ball chosen from the remaining 43 balls at the end of the draw and is used to create additional prize tiers to win in. If one of your numbers chosen matches the Bonus Ball and a sufficient amount of the normal balls selected then you will win a prize.

How much does it cost to play the Lotto 649?

The cost for a single bet on Lotto 649 is $4.80. If you subscribe, the cost per bet is lower and you will be automatically entered into future draws.

Is there a jackpot cap on Canada Lottery?

There is no maximum jackpot on the Lotto 649. The top prize begins at CA$5 million and keeps growing until it is won. If there is more than one winner, the jackpot is shared equally between all players who match six numbers.

What is the biggest jackpot ever?

The biggest jackpot in history is CA$64 million. Zhe Wang of Mississauga in Ontario won this record amount in October 2015.

How do you receive prizes?

Most prizes will be paid straight into your account shortly after the results have been announced and verified. In some cases, such as jackpot wins, extra verification checks are required and you will be contacted directly to help you get your money. You will always be notified by email about any prize win on LotteryWorld regardless of the amount.