Lottery games are played all over the world. There are various games played in various countries of the globe. The rules and regulations are different. The major factor which is common all over the world is that the player who had got the numbers right as in the draw wins the jackpot. The games played in various countries are named differently. For instance, you play powerball when you are in US, euro millions when you are in UK, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, Portugal and Ireland. The same way you play lotto 649 when you are in Canada. The game was launched in 1982. This is first game to be played nationwide in Canada. This is the first game in Canada, which let the players to choose the numbers on their own. Before the launch of this game, the players used to buy tickets, which had numbers printed on them.
The lotto 649 tickets can be got from the retail lottery shops or even from the online sites. The same is applicable to all the lottery games played in various parts of the world. The Canadians are much attached to this lottery game. This is evident from the fact that at least 15 million Canadians buy lottery ticket to play this 649 lotto games. This number is regular. The format that is used to play this game is 6/49 matrix. This means that 6 numbers are to be chosen from the pool of the 49 numbers. The player has to choose all the 6 numbers right if he or she has to win the jackpot. There is also a chance to win the top prize and the second prize. The top prize is $250,000 million and the second prize is $100,100 million.
However, you cannot get this each day. The top prize and the second prize are available on Wednesdays and Saturdays only. To win these prizes, the players should choose the extra option. There are also options like advance play and quick play. Like any other lottery game, like the euro millions or the powerball games, the jackpot is rolled over the next draw when the jackpot is not won by any of the players. The record of winning is $54.3 million jackpot, which was won by the group oil company employees. 7 employees won this stunning jackpot in 2005 October. This lead to the increase in purchase of the tickets, which was as higher as, hundred tickets every minute.
In June 2004, the lotto tickets’ price was increased to 2 dollars. Previously it was 1 dollar. The increase in price was the reason for the increase in the jackpot amount. You can play this game from any part of the world, thanks to the online casinos. Only the Canadians were allowed to play this game in the beginning. But, later, the online lottery game fever has resulted in playing of this game any individual from any part of the world. To play this Canadian lotto, the bettor has to be over 18 years of age.