Lotto 6/49

Lotto 6/49 offers players in British Columbia two ways to win in every draw - a jackpot that starts at $5 million and rolls over until someone wins it, plus a $1 million guaranteed prize in each draw. For even more thrills, add Extra and you could win up to $500,000. Draws are held on Wednesday and Saturday evenings after 7:30 PM PT.

How to Play

Each play costs $3 for one set of six numbers from 1 to 49 - you can choose your own favorite numbers or let Quick Pick generate them for you. You will also receive an additional random bonus number. If you'd like to play your six lucky numbers for up to 26 consecutive future draws, simply choose Advance Buy.

Every play also generates a randomly-selected 10-digit number that automatically enters you into the guaranteed $1 million prize draw at no additional cost.

For an even more exciting wager, why not add Extra for $1 more? Four numbers from 1 to 99 are picked by the lottery terminal, and if they match the Extra numbers drawn, you win the top prize of $500,000.

If all six of your Lotto 6/49 numbers match the numbers drawn by the lottery, you win the jackpot! And don't forget the $1 million prize - you'll become a millionaire if your 10-digit number matches the sequence drawn. To take home the $500,000 top Extra prize, match all four of your Extra numbers to the winning numbers.

Package Play

Packages are the most convenient way to play more than one BC draw game, such as Lotto 6/49, Lotto Max, BC/49, Daily Grand and Extra, in a single transaction. Plays cost $5, $8, $10, $15 or $20 based on which games you select.

Combo Play

Combo Play is the quickest way to generate multiple number combinations to enter Lotto 6/49, on its own or along with BC/49. You can play a 5, 7, 8, or 9 number Combo.

Select your own favorite numbers or choose Quick Pick to have them randomly generated. You can also add Extra for $1 more for the chance to win $500,000. For each of your six number selections generated, you'll also receive one guaranteed prize draw number sequence.

In the table below are the costs of playing Combo 5, 7, 8, or 9 on Lotto 6/49, BC/49, or both games together. The costs are based on the game and the amount of six-number combinations that can be generated.

Combo Play Prices
Combo Lotto 6/49 BC/49 Both Lotto 6/49
& BC/49
Selections Cost Selections Cost Selections Cost
5 44 $132 44 $44 44 $176
7 7 $21 7 $7 7 $28
8 28 $84 28 $28 28 $112
9 84 $252 84 $84 84 $336

In the table below is an example of Combo 5. Choose five numbers, and the sixth number is provided by the remaining numbers from 1 to 49 to make every available combination of six numbers. For example, if you choose 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, the sixth number will be inserted from the remaining numbers 6 to 49 - making a total of 44 number sequences.

Combo 5 Example
1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 4 5 17 1 2 3 4 5 28 1 2 3 4 5 39
1 2 3 4 5 7 1 2 3 4 5 18 1 2 3 4 5 29 1 2 3 4 5 40
1 2 3 4 5 8 1 2 3 4 5 19 1 2 3 4 5 30 1 2 3 4 5 41
1 2 3 4 5 9 1 2 3 4 5 20 1 2 3 4 5 31 1 2 3 4 5 42
1 2 3 4 5 10 1 2 3 4 5 21 1 2 3 4 5 32 1 2 3 4 5 43
1 2 3 4 5 11 1 2 3 4 5 22 1 2 3 4 5 33 1 2 3 4 5 44
1 2 3 4 5 12 1 2 3 4 5 23 1 2 3 4 5 34 1 2 3 4 5 45
1 2 3 4 5 13 1 2 3 4 5 24 1 2 3 4 5 35 1 2 3 4 5 46
1 2 3 4 5 14 1 2 3 4 5 25 1 2 3 4 5 36 1 2 3 4 5 47
1 2 3 4 5 15 1 2 3 4 5 26 1 2 3 4 5 37 1 2 3 4 5 48
1 2 3 4 5 16 1 2 3 4 5 27 1 2 3 4 5 38 1 2 3 4 5 49

Combo 7, 8, and 9 combine your chosen numbers into every possible six-number sequence. For example, if you choose 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 on a Combo 7, below are the seven six-number sets that are generated.

You will receive the same amount of 10-digit guaranteed $1 million number sequences as you have main sets of numbers. For example, if you receive seven sets of Lotto 6/49 numbers, you'll also get seven 10-digit numbers for the guaranteed prize draw.

Note that your ticket will only show your initial number selection, but all possible combinations of your numbers are stored in the lottery computer and eligible to win a prize.

Combo 7 Example
1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 4 6 7 1 2 4 5 6 7 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 2 3 4 5 7 1 2 3 5 6 7 1 3 4 5 6 7

Prizes and Odds

Below you'll find Lotto 6/49 prize amounts for the seven prize tiers along with your chances of winning in the main draw (per $3 play). Match all six numbers drawn to take home the jackpot, or score one of the other great prizes by matching as few as two numbers. The "+" below indicates matching the Bonus Number. The overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 6.6 for each $3 play.

If multiple tickets match all six numbers drawn, the top prize will be shared by the winners. Prizes that are a percentage of the Pools Fund may also be shared by more than one winner.

47% of the money from ticket sales is held in the Main Prize Fund. After any prizes for matching 3, 2+, and 2 are paid, the remainder becomes the Pools Fund.

Scroll down for prizes and odds for the guaranteed $1 million prize draw, Extra, and Combo Play.

Lotto 6/49 Prizes and Odds
Match Prize Odds
6 79.5% of the Pools Fund 1 in 13,983,816
5+ 6% of the Pools Fund 1 in 2,330,636
5 5% of the Pools Fund 1 in 55,492
4 9.5% of the Pools Fund 1 in 1,033
3 $10.00 1 in 56.7
2+ $5.00 1 in 81.2
2 $3 Free Play 1 in 8.3

Guaranteed $1 Million Prize

A randomly selected 10-digit number for the Guaranteed $1 Million Prize Draw is included with each Lotto 6/49 entry at no additional cost.

To win the $1 million Guaranteed Prizes, your the entire 10-digit number must match the 10-digit number drawn in exact order. The $1 million prize is not split between multiple winners, and does not carry or roll over to the next draw if it is not won.

Odds are one out of the total number of number selections issued for a given draw, so the chances of winning vary by draw.

Guaranteed $1 Million Prize
Match Prize Odds
Exact 10-digit number $1,000,000 Varies according to the number of $3 plays issued for the draw

Extra Prizes

For $1 more per play, Extra gives players four additional ways to win. Up to 10 Extra selections can be added to each ticket. The odds of winning any prize are 1 in 6.5. The top prize of $500,000 is not shared if there are multiple winners; each winner will receive the full amount.

Extra Prizes and Odds
Match Prize Odds
4 $500,000 1 in 3,764,376
3 $1,000 1 in 9,906
2 $10 1 in 141
1 $1 1 in 6.8

Combo 5 Prizes

The Combo 5 play costs $132 and features overall 1 in 3 odds of winning a prize. The "+" below indicates matching the number of main draw numbers shown plus the Bonus Number.

Combo 5 Prizes
Match Prizes Per Category Odds
2 2+ 3 4 5 5+ 6
1 5 - - - - - - 1 in 3
1+ - 5 - - - - - 1 in 28
2 39 1 4 - - - - 1 in 12
2+ - 40 4 - - - - 1 in 148
3 - - 41 3 - - - 1 in 111
3+ - - 41 3 - - - 1 in 2,271
4 - - - 42 2 - - 1 in 3,027
4+ - - - 42 - 2 - 1 in 127,126
5 - - - - 42 1 1 1 in 317,814

Combo 7 Prizes

Combo 7 costs $21 to play and the overall odds of winning is 1 in 6. The "+" below indicates matching the number of main draw numbers shown plus the Bonus Number.

Combo 7 Prizes
Match Prizes Per Category Odds
2 2+ 3 4 5 5+ 6
2 5 - - - - - - 1 in 7
2+ 1 4 - - - - - 1 in 52
3 3 - 4 - - - - 1 in 39
3+ - 3 4 - - - - 1 in 375
4 - - 4 3 - - - 1 in 499
4+ - - 4 3 - - - 1 in 6,652
5 - - - 5 2 - - 1 in 16,629
5+ - - - 5 1 1 - 1 in 340,876
6 - - - - 6 - 1 1 in 2,045,252
6+ - - - - - 6 1 1 in 85,900,584

Combo 8 Prizes

Combo 8 is an $84 Combo Play offering overall odds of 1 in 5. The "+" below indicates matching the main draw numbers shown plus the Bonus Number.

Combo 8 Prizes
Match Prizes Per Category Odds
2 2+ 3 4 5 5+ 6
2 15 - - - - - - 1 in 6
2+ 5 10 - - - - - 1 in 36
3 15 - 10 - - - - 1 in 27
3+ 3 12 10 - - - - 1 in 202
4 6 - 16 6 - - - 1 in 269
4+ - 6 16 6 - - - 1 in 2,619
5 - - 10 15 3 - - 1 in 6,548
5+ - - 10 15 2 1 - 1 in 87,298
6 - - - 15 12 - 1 1 in 523,785
6+ - - - 15 6 6 1 1 in 10,737,573

Combo 9 Prizes

A Combo 9 ticket costs $252 and features 1 in 4 overall odds of winning. The "+" below indicates matching the main numbers shown and the Bonus Number.

Combo 9 Prizes
Match Prizes Per Category Odds
2 2+ 3 4 5 5+ 6
2 35 - - - - - - 1 in 6
2+ 15 20 - - - - - 1 in 27
3 45 - 20 - - - - 1 in 20
3+ 15 30 20 - - - - 1 in 121
4 30 - 40 10 - - - 1 in 162
4+ 6 24 40 10 - - - 1 in 1,224
5 10 - 40 30 4 - - 1 in 3,060
5+ - 10 40 30 3 1 - 1 in 29,827
6 - - 20 45 18 - 1 1 in 178,960
6+ - - 20 45 12 6 1 1 in 2,386,128