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Lotteries in British Columbia are operated by the British Columbia Lottery Corporation, with the corporation putting over a billion dollars into community projects across the province every year.
The British Columbia Lottery Corporation operates both multi-jurisdictional and national games, as well as local games that are only available to residents of British Columbia. Most lotteries come with various entry options, plus a number of secondary games to give players multiple chances to win life-changing prizes each and every day!
Lotto Max is Canada’s main national lottery game, having the most generous minimum jackpot and tickets that cost just CAD 5.00 for the minimum three entries.
Players must choose seven numbers between 1 and 50 or go for a Quick Pick for random selections. Lotto Max has an uncapped rollover jackpot, with players - when it reaches CAD 50 million - being automatically entered into the MaxMillions draw for the chance to win further prizes of CAD 1 million!
In British Columbia players can also play the Extra game, which adds four random numbers from 1 to 99 to their tickets. Players who match these numbers in the Extra draw can win CAD 500,000!
Lotto 6/49 is a traditional 6 from 49 lottery.
Tickets cost CAD 3.00, with entry also included in the GUARANTEED game: a CAD 1 million prize draw that takes place immediately after Lotto 6/49.
In Lotto 6/49, players choose six numbers from 1 to 49 or can go for a Quick Pick for random selections. The GUARANTEED entry is a random 10-digit number printed on player tickets.
Entry into the Extra game is also available.
Daily Grand is British Columbia’s most lucrative lottery in terms of odds and potential prizes.
Tickets cost CAD 3.00, with players choosing five numbers between 1 and 49 plus a Grand Number between 1 and 7.
Players can also add Extra to their ticket for an additional CAD 1.00.
BC 49 is another traditional 6 from 49 lottery, which is only available to residents of British Columbia.
Entry costs CAD 1.00, with players choosing six numbers from 1 to 49 or opting for a Quick Pick.
Extra is also available for an additional CAD 1.00 per entry.
BC 50/50 is a unique lottery with four draws that take place throughout the day, with the odds of winning a prize and the size of these prizes being dependent on ticket sales.
Entry is via Quick Pick only, including the option to purchase up to 15 picks at a time. Entry costs CAD 1.00, but players can purchase six entries for CAD 5.00, or 15 entries for CAD 10.00.
The format of the game means that numbers are always drawn from the amount of tickets sold, thereby guaranteeing a sole jackpot winner every time!
Poker Lotto is a two-part game, with all entries being Quick Pick only and costing CAD 2.00.
Part one of Poker Lotto is an Instant-Win game. Players win a cash prize if the poker hand printed on their ticket matches the hand displayed on the lottery console’s player display screen after the ticket has been bought.
Part two of Poker Lotto is a traditional lottery game, with players needing to match the cards on their ticket with those that are drawn.
Keno draws take place multiple times per day, with players having multiple entry options and the opportunity to choose their own stake, up to a maximum of CAD 10.00.
To enter, choose between two and 10 numbers from 1 to 80 or go for a Quick Pick for random selections, then choose a CAD 1.00, CAD 2.00, CAD 5.00 or CAD 10.00 stake.
Keno Bonus is also available, which gives players the chance to double their stake for the opportunity to see prizes multiplied by up to 10 times.
The table below provides an overview of the schedule for each British Columbia lottery game.
Pacific Hold’Em Poker has the most attractive odds at 1 in 31,719, although the game’s format means there are relatively small prizes. The Daily Grand game represents exceptional value, with odds of 1 in 13,348,188 for the chance to win CAD 1,000 a day or a CAD 7 million-dollar lump sum.
Some British Columbia Lottery games have Advance Play options, with the number of draws that can be entered at once being highlighted below.
Players who enter British Columbia lotteries via PlayNow.com can establish a lottery subscription. Lottery subscriptions work on a pay as you go basis, with player bank accounts being automatically debited before each draw and the same numbers being entered each time.
Known as Scratch & Win in British Columbia, Scratch-Offs have various prizes, with jackpots generally being proportionate to the ticket prize. In British Columbia, scratch-offs range in price fromCAD 1.00 to CAD 30, with jackpots ranging from CAD 10,000 to CAD 3 million!
The odds of winning a prize range from 1 in 3.5 for the bigger jackpot scratch-offs, to 1 in 4.5 for lower-value prizes. The odds of winning the bigger prizes are typically around 1 in 1,000,000 across all scratchcards, with the ticket price being the most significant indicator of what can be won.
It is not clear at the moment whether tickets remain on sale after all jackpots have been won.
A handful of scratch-offs can be paid instalments rather than as lump sums.
Further information about scratch-offs is available on the official British Columbia Lottery Corporation website .
Lottery prizes are not subject to tax in Canada.
Prize winners have a range of available options to claim their winnings, but should note that Lotto Express retailers only sell tickets and do not pay out prizes.
Prize wins of up to CAD 200 can be claimed:
Prize wins from CAD 201 to CAD 2,000 can be claimed:
Prizes from CAD 2,000.01 to CAD 24,999.99 can be claimed:
Prizes over CAD 25,000 must be claimed by calling the lottery operator to arrange an in-person appointment.
All prize claim forms for amounts exceeding CAD 2,000 and for any other prizes claimed via mail-in or digital claim form, must be accompanied by:
The British Columbia Lottery Corporation’s mail-in claim form is available here .
While the jackpots of British Columbia Lottery scratch-offs vary, the biggest are typically CAD 3 million.
Yes, tickets are available from PlayNow.com, but only for Canadian residents.
Some British Columbia lottery games are available to overseas residents via lottery agent websites.
None. Tax is not levied against lottery winnings in Canada.
Payouts depend on the specific rules and structures of each game. Some games offer the choice of receiving regular payments or lump sums, while others pay out lump sums only.
While the British Columbia Lottery Corporation doesn’t give exact time frames for paying out prizes, it largely depends on the amount won. Players can call the British Columbia Lottery Corporation for advice on how long their payout may take.
Prize wins of up to CAD 200 can be claimed from authorized lottery retailers and are paid out immediately.
Prize wins from CAD 201 to CAD 2,000 can be claimed from authorized lottery retailers that have enough cash on hand, which will be paid out immediately. Alternatively, players can mail-in their winning ticket, which leads to a delay in payment while identification is checked.
Prizes from CAD 2,000.01 to CAD 24,999.99 can be claimed via mail-in, digital claim form or in person at a regional prize payout location. Players attending in person can get paid the very same day subject to the prize and identification verification, while mail-ins and digital claim forms usually take a little longer.
Prizes over CAD 25,000 can only be claimed via telephone, with suitable arrangements needing to be made with the operator. In most cases, players should be able to get their payout on the same day as their prize verification appointment.
Daily Grand jackpot winners can receive their prize in regular payment instalments, as agreed with the lottery operator, or take a CAD 7 million-dollar lump sum.
If there is more than one jackpot winner, a CAD 7 million lump sum is split between all winners.