Quebec - Quebec Max
Quebec Max is exclusively available to residents of Quebec.
Draws take place twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays at 22:30 local time, with ticket sales closing shortly before the draw and resuming immediately afterwards.
Quebec Max tickets cost CAD 2.00 for three entries into the draw.
To play, choose seven numbers from 1 to 50, or go for a Quick Pick for numbers chosen at random.
As well as three entries into the main draw, tickets are valid for 14 additional selections that take place at the same time. These draws have a fixed jackpot of CAD 1 million for players who match all seven numbers, but there are no secondary prizes.
Players can also participate in Extra for an additional CAD 1.00, receiving a random seven-digit number printed on the ticket. A jackpot of CAD 1 million is available for matching all seven digits in the order drawn.
Quebec Max has a fixed jackpot of CAD 2 million, with no rollovers or roll downs if the prize fails to be won.
Odds and Prizes
The odds of winning the Quebec Max jackpot are 1 in 33,294,800. These are long odds for the jackpot on offer, so players may find better value and higher prizes in other global lotteries.
It is worth remembering that the cost of entry not only includes three selections, but also participation in additional selections, making the chances of winning slightly better.
Players can win Quebec Max prizes at nine different tiers, with overall odds of 1 in 7 of winning something. Prizes are fixed at all tiers, except when matching three numbers, which grants free entry into the next draw.
|Prize Category||Numbers Matched||Winning Odds||Winning Odds %|
|1||7||1 in 33,294,800||0.000003|
|2||6, plus Bonus Ball||1 in 4,756,400||0.00002|
|3||6||1 in 113,248||0.0008|
|4||5, plus Bonus Ball||1 in 37,749||0.003|
|5||5||1 in 1,841||0.05|
|6||4, plus Bonus Ball||1 in 1,105||0.09|
|7||4||1 in 83||1.2|
|8||3, plus Bonus Ball||1 in 83||1.2|
|9||3||1 in 9||11.1|
Payout and Taxes
Quebec Max prize winners have up to one year to claim winnings.
Prizes are paid out as lump sums only and are 100% tax free.
Who Can Play Quebec Max?
Players must be at least 18 years of age to enter Quebec Max.
Tickets are available from the official Loto Quebec website and mobile apps or from authorized lottery retailers across the province. Website and app sales are unavailable between midnight and 05:00.
Quebec Max is exclusively available to people who reside in the province, with entry unavailable to everyone else.
History of Quebec Max
The first Quebec Max draw was held on October 19, 2012, and has maintained its format ever since. Quebec Max is operated by Loto Quebec, which is based in Montreal.