Played across Canada, Poker Lotto games are individually operated by the
country’s five lottery operators: Ontario Lottery, Western Canada Lottery,
British Columbia Lottery, Loto Quebec and Atlantic Lottery.
Poker Lotto is a two-part game: the Instant Win game played immediately
after the purchase of a ticket, and the main draw that takes place
daily at 22:30 local time or later in each
Entry costs CAD 2.00, with selections being Quick Pick
Players are given five cards as in a traditional poker hand, and if a ticket
includes a pair of 10s or better, an instant prize is won. Players also play
for the All-In jackpot in the nightly draw.
Optional secondary games are available for players in Quebec, New Brunswick,
Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
In the instant-win game, the minimum jackpot in Quebec and British Columbia
is CAD 5,000, but CAD 10,000 everywhere
All Canadian lottery operators offer a fixed jackpot of CAD
100,000 for the nightly draw.
The odds of winning the Poker Lotto jackpot are 1 in 2,598,960 for the
All-In game, and 1 in 649,740 for the instant win Poker Hands.
Even though each lottery operator runs its own games, they all have the same
format and structure, with the odds of winning a prize being the same across
all of Canada.
The overall chances of winning an All-In prize are 1 in 15.
Instant Poker Hand Game
The overall chances of winning a Poker Hand prize are 1
Poker Lotto prizes are tax free in Canada, with each lottery operator paying
out winnings as lump sums only.
Players have up to one year to claim prizes.
Players must be at least 18 years of age to participate in
Quebec, Ontario and the following provinces under the jurisdiction of the
Western Canada Lottery Corporation: Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, The Yukon
Territory, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
Players must be at least 19 years of age to participate in
British Columbia and in the following provinces under the jurisdiction of the
Atlantic Lottery Corporation: New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova
Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
Poker Lotto tickets are available from authorized lottery retailers across
Canada, with players in Quebec and the Atlantic provinces able to play online
or via the mobile app.
Canadian Poker Lotto games are not available overseas.
Poker Lotto games in Canada are operated as individual draws by each
provincial lottery corporation.