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Western Canada lottery games are available to residents of Yukon, the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. Each province has its own lottery corporation, but all six work together to form the Western Canada Lottery Corporation, which offers lotteries and other types of gambling across all six provinces.
The lottery operator redistributes around 35% of its revenue to charitable causes and community projects every year. As well as operating several provincial lotteries, all three of Canada’s national lottery games are available to residents of the Western Canada provinces.
Lotto Max is Canada’s primary national lottery game.
To enter, choose seven numbers from 1 to 50, with Quick Pick being available for participants who wish to play with random selections.
Entry costs CAD 5.00 for three lines, with entry into the Extra game available for a further CAD 1.00 for the chance to win CAD 250,000.
Lotto 6/49 entry costs CAD 3.00 per line, which also grants entry into the GUARANTEED raffle draw for the chance to win CAD 1 million.
To enter, choose six numbers from 1 to 49 or go for a Quick Pick for random selections. The Extra game is available for an additional CAD 1.00 for the chance to win CAD 250,000.
Daily Grand offers Canadians the chance to win CAD 1,000 a day for life or a lump sum of CAD 7 million, all for just CAD 3.00!
To enter, choose five digits from 1 to 49 plus a Grand Number from 1 to 7, with Quick Pick also being available.
Western Max entry costs CAD 2.00, with players needing to choose seven numbers from 1 to 50 or opting for a Quick Pick for random selections.
As well as potentially winning the main jackpot, the same ticket grants entry into an additional 14 draws, with a prize of CAD 1 million for players whose numbers are drawn in one of these!
Western 6/49 entry costs just CAD 1.00, with players needing to choose six numbers from 1 to 49 or opting for a Quick Pick for random selections.
Players can also enter the Extra game for an additional CAD 1.00 for the chance to win CAD 250,000.
Pick 2 is a straightforward game that costs just CAD 2.00.
Players must select two digits from 0 to 9, including the possibility of choosing the same number twice or going for a Quick Pick for random selections. Prizes are won by matching both numbers in the correct order or by matching the first number only.
In Pick 3, players can choose their own stake and the type of bets they wish to place.
Players must then choose three numbers between 0 and 9, with the versatility of choosing the same number twice or going for a Quick Pick for random selections. The stake acts as a prize multiplier, with bigger prizes being available for those willing to risk a larger bet!
Pick 4 entries cost just CAD 1.00, with players winning the jackpot by matching all four numbers between 0 and 9 in the correct order.
Players can choose the same number on multiple occasions, with secondary prizes also being available for players who match them against the numbers drawn.
Keno is a popular lottery game that takes place every five minutes throughout most of the day, in addition to allowing players to choose their own stake and how many numbers they wish to bet on.
Having chosen a stake, players must select between one and 10 numbers from 1 to 80. Secondary prizes are available for players who bet on matching three or more numbers.
Poker Lotto is a two-part game, with entries by Quick Pick only for just CAD 2.00.
The first part of the game is Instant Win, with players winning a cash prize if the lottery console displays a winning poker hand at the time of purchase. The second part of the game is a traditional lottery draw, with players needing to match the poker hand on their ticket with the cards drawn in order to win the jackpot.
The table below provides an overview of the schedule for each Western Canada lottery game.
Players should note that the jurisdiction of the lottery operator covers three time zones. Times below are Canadian Mountain Time, with players needing to add one hour for Central Time and remove one hour for Pacific Time.
With the exception of the Pick games, Poker Lotto has the most attractive odds at 1 in 2,598,960, albeit for a modest jackpot in comparison to other games!
Daily Grand offers excellent odds for the chance to win CAD 1,000 a day for life or a lump sum of CAD 7 million.
All but one of the Western Canada lottery games have Advance Play options, with the number of draws that players can enter at once being highlighted below.
Lottery subscriptions are available for players who want to ensure that they never miss a draw. Subscriptions are available for:
Players can choose the subscription option when buying a ticket online, after which, the fee will be deducted from respective bank accounts via direct debit before each draw.
Players can also set up a Western Canada lottery subscription by mail or over the phone.
Known as ZING games in the Western Canada provinces, Scratch-Offs have various prizes, with jackpots typically being proportional to the ticket price. Western Canada Lottery scratch-offs range in price fromCAD 1.00 to CAD 50, with jackpots ranging from CAD 10,000 to CAD 3 million!
The odds of winning a prize range from 1 in 2.8 for the cheaper less lucrative games to around 1 in 4.5 for the most lucrative and higher-priced scratch-offs.
The lottery operator allows scratch-offs to remain on sale even after all of the top prizes have been won!
Further information about scratch-offs in Western Canada is available from the operator’s website .
Tax is not levied against lottery prizes in Canada.
The process for claiming Western Canada Lottery prizes depends on the prize:
Prizes of up to CAD 100 can be claimed from any authorized lottery retailer or by mail-in.
Prizes from CAD 101 to CAD 1,000 can be claimed from authorized lottery retailers, subject to respective payout policies. The lottery operator allows retailers to set their own caps regarding payouts, with players needing to check this before making a claim in person.
When players do not live close by or cannot find a retailer willing to pay out prizes exceeding CAD 100, these must be claimed via mail-in.
All prizes exceeding CAD 1,000 can be claimed via mail-in or via appointment at one of the operator’s prize payout offices. Players are advised to contact the operator before mailing in claims for wins over CAD 1,000.
All mail-in prize claims must include the winning ticket, a completed claim form and a copy of approved photo identification.
Players can find the relevant claim form for the province they live in right here .
While scratch-off jackpots depend on the tickets on-sale at any given time, the biggest are typically around CAD 3 million.
Yes, tickets are available from the operator’s website or from PlayNow.com, but only to Canadian residents. Players should note that not all games are available online.
Lotto Max and Lotto 6/49 are available to overseas players via lottery agent websites.
None. Lottery prizes are not taxed in Canada.
Daily Grand jackpot and second-prize winners can be paid in regular installments or receive lump sums.
All other prizes are paid out as lump sums only.
Prizes of up to CAD 100 can be received immediately at an authorized lottery retailer.
Prizes exceeding CAD 100, but below CAD 1,000, can be received immediately at authorized lottery retailers. The operator permits individual retailers to decide how much they wish to pay out, with players being advised to contact their local retailer to check if prizes exceeding CAD 100 are eligible.
If the retailer caps payouts at CAD 100, all prizes over CAD 1,001, including those between CAD 100 and CAD 1,000 ,must be claimed via mail-in or by making an appointment at a prize office.
As of July 2021, the operator no longer specifies time frames for paying out prizes claimed through mail-in claim forms. The operator does, however, state that larger prizes will not be paid out during in-person appointments, with players needing to attend in order to verify their ticket and identification, with prizes then being paid via an agreed method such as check or bank transfer at a later date.
Daily Grand winners can receive their prize in regular instalments, as agreed with the operator, or be paid a CAD 7 million-dollar lump sum.
In the event of multiple winners, a CAD 7 million lump sum is split between all winners.