Banco is a provincial lottery game played in Quebec.
Draws take place daily at 22:30 local time, with ticket
sales closing shortly beforehand and resuming immediately afterwards.
Players must choose how much to wager and how many numbers to try and
Tickets cost CAD 1.00, CAD 2.00, CAD 5.00 or CAD 10.00 per
play, with this amount acting as a prize multiplier, e.g., a CAD 10.00 wager
wins 10 times more than a CAD 1.00 wager.
To play Banco, choose between two and 10 numbers from 1 to
70, or select the desired quantity of numbers and then go for a Quick
Pick for randomly generated ones.
The Turbo option doubles wagers and multiplies prizes, with an additional
draw taking place beforehand to determine the Turbo multiplier at 1x
(standard), 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x or 10x.
Extra is available for an additional CAD 1.00, with players given a random
seven-digit number and a chance to win the CAD 1 million jackpot by matching
all seven numbers in the order they are drawn.
Banco has a maximum possible jackpot of CAD 5 million.
Prizes are based on the amount wagered, e.g., a CAD 1.00 entry matching 10
numbers wins CAD 200,000, whereas a CAD 10.00 entry that also matches 10
numbers wins CAD 2 million.
The maximum CAD 5 million jackpot can be won by placing a CAD 10.00 wager
and matching nine numbers, as well as choosing Turbo and being lucky enough for
the prize multiplier to be 10!
The odds of winning the Banco jackpot are 1 in 2,147,181.
The odds of winning, including the number of prize tiers available, depend
on how many numbers are chosen and entered. As shown below, a player who enters
10 numbers can win a broader range of prizes than someone who only enters two
numbers, with the size of the available prizes and the number of tiers varying
Choosing 10 Numbers
Choosing 2 Numbers Only
Players have up to one year to claim prizes, which are paid out as 100%
tax-free lump sums.
Players must be at least 18 years of age to play Banco.
Players can enter Banco via the official Loto Quebec website, mobile apps or
by purchasing tickets from authorized lottery retailers across Quebec. Website
and app sales are unavailable between midnight and 05:00.
Banco is available exclusively in Quebec, with no option to play from
elsewhere in Canada or from overseas.
Banco is operated by Loto Quebec.