Canada Lottery Results, Jackpots, & Fun Facts!

By Nick C
Lottery Results Updated On:12 Nov 2019
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About the Lottery in Canada

There are five different lottery operators in Canada. Each is one is listed below.

You can click on each operator’s name to jump further down the page and learn more about the games they offer, the odds of winning, payout rules, where and how to play, and much more.

Each lottery operator works in conjunction with the Interprovincial Lottery Corporation, or ILC, to make major lotteries like Lotto 6/49, Lotto Max, and Daily Grand available on the national level.

Atlantic Lottery Corporation

Serves Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island.

Founded in 1976, Canada’s Atlantic Lottery Corporation has been in the forefront of lottery innovations for many years.

They are the first lottery organization in the world to implement bar codes on all game tickets, allowing for easy verification.  They were also among the first to allow players to play online.

To date, the lottery operator has paid well over $5 billion in prizes.

Western Canada Lottery Corporation

Serves Alberta, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Saskatchewan, and Yukon.

A non-profit organization that was first launched in 1974, the Western Canada Lottery Corporation is home to some of the largest jackpots you will find in Canada.

Despite its popularity however, the WCLC lacks some of the more modern features you’ll find in other major lotteries. Mobile play is not an option, and online ticket purchases are available only in Manitoba through

Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation

Exclusive lottery operator in Ontario.

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, or simply OLG, is a Crown corporation owned by the government of Ontario that is responsible for the province’s lotteries, casinos, and slot machine facilities.

One of their biggest games, Ontario 49, features a fixed jackpot of $2 million. Ontario Lottery games can be played in retail stores and over the internet.

British Colombia Lottery Corporation

Canadian Crown lottery operator in British Colombia.

Also a government-owned lottery operator, the British Colombia Lottery Corporation regulates lotteries, casinos, and electronic gambling within its jurisdiction.

You can play BCLC’s selection of draw games online via the official website, where you also get access to other instant games, keno, live casinos, and much more.


Lottery operator in the province of Quebec.

Another state-owned lottery operator, Loto-Québec was launched all the way back in 1969 – making it the oldest lottery operator in Canada.

They provide various games of chance, including traditional draw games, instant win games, sports betting, and more. Loto-Québec games are available in retail stores and online. Just log in to the official website or download the mobile app to start playing.

List of Canadian Lotteries

The biggest lotteries in Canada are conducted nationally through the ILC. Provincial games like Ontario 49 are unique to each jurisdiction. Below, you’ll find more about each of these major draw games – including game schedules, prize payouts, and more.

Canada Lotto 6/49

Lotto 6/49 is the first national lottery in Canada to allow players to pick their own numbers. As its name would suggest, players have to choose 6 numbers from 1 to 49 to play. Matching all of your picks with the official draw will earn you the jackpot – which starts at $5 million and rolls over every draw until it’s won.

Canada’s Lotto 6/49 has drawings every Wednesday and Saturday night.

Canada Lotto Max

Launched in 2009 as a replacement to Lotto Super 7, Lotto Max is today one of Canada’s biggest national lotteries. To play, just pick 7 numbers from 1 to 50. Match the 7 main numbers and you win the jackpot.

Jackpots start at $10 million and roll over every draw until it’s won. Currently, a $70 million prize ceiling is imposed for the jackpot. Secondary prizes are determined by an additional bonus ball which is drawn after the main balls.

Lotto Max drawings are held every Tuesday and Friday night.

Daily Grand

Launched in October 2016, Daily Grand is the third national lottery to be made available to all regions in Canada. The game gives players a chance to win up to $1,000 everyday for life.

To win, players have to pick 5 numbers from 1 to 49, plus an additional Grand Number from 1 to 7. Match all 6 numbers and you take home the grand prize. With 9 prize tiers in total and more than 1 in 7 chances of winning a prize, it’s definitely worth checking out.

Daily Grand has drawings every Monday and Thursday night.

Daily Grand is also known as Grande Vie in Quebec and Atlantic Canada.

Ontario 49

A provincial game offered by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, Ontario 49 was introduced in 1997 and follows a 6/49 format that is typical to many games in Canada.

To play Ontario 49, just pick 6 numbers from 1 to 49. Match all the numbers with the official draw, and take home the fixed jackpot of $2 million.

Ontario 49 has draws every Wednesday and Saturday night.

Canada Lottery Draw Schedule

Canada Lotto 6/49Wednesdays and Saturdays
Lotto MaxTuesdays and Fridays
Daily GrandMondays and Thursdays
Ontario 49Wednesdays and Saturdays

Canadian Lotto Winners

The Biggest Jackpot in Canada, $65 million

Lanteri family from Montreal

The current record for Canada’s biggest jackpot in lottery history was won by the Lanteri family from Montreal. They won the record prize back in June 2019 from a game of Lotto Max.

Interestingly, this isn’t the family’s first lottery jackpot. Two years ealier, in January 2017, Giuseppa Lanteri won $1 million from a different lottery.

Lucky Man $60 Million Winner from Alberta, Bon Truong

A landscaper from Edmonton, Alberta was the winner of the massive prize back for a Lotto Max drawing back in October 2018. He claimed his prize 10 months after the draw and revealed that he had been playing his winning combination for more than 30 years.

Youngest Lottery Winner in Canada, Charlie Lagarde

In a story of unbelievably good luck, Charlie Lagarde from the Quebec region won $1,000 a week for life after buying her first ever lottery ticket for her 18th birthday.

Check out our article on the youngest lottery winners of all time to find out more. Also, if you’d like to learn more about other big lottery winners, you can read our article on the biggest lotto winners and where they are now.

Canada Lottery Questions

How old do you have to be to buy lottery tickets in Canada?

Players have to be at least 18 years old to play the lottery in any part of Canada. Access to some casinos may be restricted to those 19 years old and above.

Are lottery winnings taxable in Canada?

No. Lottery winnings in Canada are not considered as income, and therefore not subject to tax. However, some prizes that are paid out in annuity may require the winner to pay taxes. Taxes may sometimes apply for lottery tickets purchased outside an operator’s jurisdiction.

Can you stay anonymous after winning the lottery in Canada?

For large prizes $10,000 and above, winners have to provide a clear photo of their face or have their photo taken by the lottery operator, which is used as news and promotional material. This is also done to ensure the integrity of the lottery system.

Where can I find advice for lottery winners in Canada?

Check out the following guides to ensure that you avoid the lottery curse and make the most of your winnings:

You might also want to check out our lottery calculators page for some useful tools to help you plan ahead.

Atlantic Lottery Corporation Information

Atlantic Lottery Corporation

Prize Claiming

Prizes up to $250: Can be redeemed at lottery retailers. Some retailers may pay up to $999.

Prizes between $250 and $10,000: Can be redeemed at any Bank of Nova Scotia (Scotiabank), or the Atlantic Lottery Head Office in Moncton, NB.

Prizes $10,000 and above: Call 1-800-561-3942 for instructions on how to claim your prize.

If you played online: Prizes less than $10,000 are automatically credited to your player account. Call 1-800-561-3942 for larger amounts.

Atlantic Lottery Contact Information

Head Office in Moncton

  • PO Box 5500, 922 Main, Moncton, NB E1C 8W6
  • Open Mondays to Fridays: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Nova Scotia Office

  • 1680 Argyle Street, Halifax NS, B3J 0G2
  • Open Mondays to Fridays: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Newfoundland and Labrador Office

  • 30 Hallett Crescent, St. John’s, NL, A1B 4C5
  • Open Mondays to Fridays: 8 am to 4 pm

Social Media Accounts

Mobile App

Atlantic Lottery mobile app

You can install the official Atlantic Lottery Mobile App and take advantage of the following features:

  • Purchase tickets for your favorite lottery games
  • Check results and winning numbers
  • Play Bingo and other Instant Win games
  • Manage your account
  • and more

iOS userss can go to the Apple App Store to download the app. Android users can download the app from the official website.

Western Canada Lottery Information

Western Canada Lottery Corporation

Prize Claiming

Prizes up to $100: Retailers are required to pay out prizes up to $100, or make arrangements to do so.

Prizes over $100 up to $1,000: Retailers may pay out prizes up to $1,000 depending on the amount of cash they have on hand, but are not required to do so.

Prizes over $1,000: Call 1-800-665-3313 for instructions on how to claim your prize.

You can also claim prizes by mailing your ticket to Western Canada Lottery Corporation Prize Payout, 10th Floor, 125 Garry Street, Winnipeg, MB R3C 4J1.

Western Lottery Contact Information

  • Telephone: 1-800-665-3313
  • Online Contact Form
  • Customer Care: 6910-50th Avenue, Postal Bag 649, Stettler, AB T0C 2L0

Ontario Lottery Corporation Information

Ontario Lottery Gaming Corporation

Prize Claiming

Prizes under $1,000: Can be claimed at retailers, by mail, at selected casinos, and prize centers.

Prizes $1,000 to under $10,000: Can be claimed by mail, at selected casinos, and prize centers.

Prizes $10,000 to $25o,000: Can be claimed at selected casinos and prize centers.

Prizes over $250,000: Can be claimed at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto.

You can mail your ticket to OLG Mail-in Prize Centre, P.O. Box 130, 31 Adelaide Street East, Toronto, ON M5C 2J1.

Ontario Lottery Contact Information

Social Media Accounts

Mobile App

The Ontario Lottery has two mobile apps – one for scanning lottery tickets, and another for playing virtual games.

The first, OLG Lottery, lets players scan their tickets to check for winners. It has other features like jackpot reminders, and nearest-retailer finder.

You can download OLG Lottery from the Google Play Store for Android devices, and the Apple App Store for iOS devices.

Ontario Lottery PlayOLG mobile app

The second mobile app, PlayOLG, gives players access to dozens of slot and table games where they can play for free or with real money. PlayOLG players also get access to exclusive offers, and they can manage and fund their accounts straight from the app.

Apple users can download PlayOLG from the Apple App Store. Android users can go to to install the app on their device.

British Colombia Lottery Corporation Information

British Colombia Lottery Corporation

Prize Claiming

Prizes up to $200: Can be claimed from retailers and casinos. Some of the larger retailers and most casinos may be able to pay up to $2,000.

Prizes over $200 and below $10,000: Can be claimed from designated Regional Prize Payout locations. You may also claim your ticket by mail.

Prizes $10,000 and over: Call 1-866-815-0222 for instructions on how to claim your prize.

British Colombia Lottery Contact Information

Head Office in Kamloops

  • 74 West Seymour Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 1E2
  • Open Monday to Friday: 8 am to 4:30 pm
  • Closed Saturdays, Sundays and Statutory Holidays

Marketing and Sales Office in Vancouver

  • 2940 Virtual Way, Vancouver, BC V5M 0A6
  • Open Mondays to Fridays: 8 am to 4:30 pm
  • Closed Saturdays, Sundays and Statutory Holidays

Social Media Accounts

Loto-Québec Information

Loto Quebec

Prize Claiming

Prizes up to $600: Can be claimed at retailers, depending on cash availability.

Prizes between $600 and $25,000: Can be claimed at prize claim centers.

Prizes over $25,000: Call 1‑866‑611‑5686 for instructions on how to claim your prize.

If you played online: Prizes up to $25,000 are automatically credited to your account. A customer service representative will call you if you win a larger prize.

You can also mail your tickets to Loto-Québec P.O. Box 7777, Stn. Centre-ville, Montréal, QC H3C 4L4 to claim your prize.

Loto Quebec Contact Information

  • Email:
  • Telephone: 1‑866‑611‑5686

Social Media Accounts

Mobile App

You can install the official Loto Quebec mobile app on your device to take the lottery with you wherever you go. Buy tickets to your favorite games, play instant scratch tickets, get win notifications, see results, and do much more.

Loto Quebec mobile app

Go to the Apple App Store to download the Loto Quebec app to your device. If you are an Android user, you can go to this page to download the app.