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Playing Canada's Lotto 6/49

Jun 7, 2008
Lotto 6/49 is one of Canada's national lottery games, along with Lotto Super 7. Lotto 6/49 is one of the most popular and lucrative Canada Lottery games. It was launched in June of 1982, and was the first nationwide Canadian lottery game to allow players to choose their own numbers. In 2005 Lott 6/49 paid out a record jackpot of $54.3 Million! Lotto 6/49 tickets only cost $2 and provide an opportunity to win millions!

Playing Lotto 6/49

To play Lotto 6/49 you simply select six numbers from a field of 1 to 49. You can choose the 6 numbers however you want. For example, some people use special birthdays, other special dates, their addresses, or their phone number. Some people even employ special formulas to pick their numbers. If you don't finding choosing your own numbers appealing, you can also choose to let the terminal pick the numbers for you. If you match even 2 of your numbers and the bonus ball, you receive a cash prize! If you match all 6 numbers, you win the jackpot! The Lotto 6/49 jackpot begins at $3,500,000 Lotto 6/49 drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday nights after 8:00 pm CT.

Lotto 6/49 Largest Jackpot

On October 26, 2005, the largest Lotto 6/49 jackpot, and a Canadian lottery record, was drawn. The single winning ticket, worth $54.3 million, was purchased in Camrose, Alberta by a group of 17 oil and gas plant workers. The jackpot was originally estimated at $40 million, but because of rapid sales it grew to a whopping $54,294,712. It was estimated that two out of every three adult Canadians had purchased a ticket. It is estimated that $99.4 million worth of tickets were sold for this one lottery alone. The winning Lotto 6/49 numbers were: 5, 11, 20, 30, 37, 43 and bonus 31.

Buy Lotto 6/49 Tickets

Tickets for Lotto 6/49 are sold all across Canada in each of the five lottery jurisdictions: British Columbia, Western Canada, Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic Lottery Corporation. Tickets can be purchased before 8:00 p.m. CT on Wednesday and Saturday nights. If you don't live in Canada and you wish to play this or any other Canadian lottery simply log onto your official state website. These sites explain how to purchase tickets, and often times tickets can be purchased online so you can play most state lotteries from the comfort of your own home. You can also refer to official state websites for custom lottery news. Many sites offer lottery number generators to help make your lottery number picking easier for you. If you would like to purchase your tickets in person, you can also visit a local lottery terminal. No matter how you choose to purchase your tickets, or which tickets you choose to buy, you're bound to have some fun!
About the Author
Anthony Wayne works in the marketing department of online lottery site LuckyLotto in Pennsylvania. He is also editor of the Internet Bingo Blog a great source of internet bingo information.
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