One of the most well-known lotteries in the world, the Canadian Lotto 649 is considered to be a high winning odds lottery which provided and continues to introduce new Millionaires weekly!
This is why you too should try this ‘maple leaf lottery’ as well;
A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY
Launched on June 12, 1982, Lotto 6/49 was the first nationwide Canadian lottery game to allow players to choose their own numbers. Previous national games, such as the Olympic Lottery, Loto Canada and Superloto used pre-printed numbers on tickets.
As the name implies, six numbers are drawn from a set of 49. If a ticket matches all six numbers, the jackpot prize of at least $5,000,000 is won. A bonus number is also drawn, and if a player’s ticket matches five numbers and the bonus number, he or she wins the “second prize” which is usually between $100,000 and $500,000. Should more than one player win the top or second prize, it is split amongst them.
Winning numbers are drawn by the official lottery every Wednesday and Saturday in Toronto under tight security measures. Each draw is videotaped, witnessed and officially recorded by independent adjudicators.
Draw held on June 27th 2015:
SOME INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT LOTTO 649
Last year, $615.7 million was awarded to lottery winners!
Winners have 52 weeks from the draw date printed on their ticket to claim their prize and often winners are not even aware they hold a winning ticket until days or weeks after a draw.
According to the official lottery, all winners are presented to the media at the time of the official prize claim!
The publishing of winners is important in demonstrating the integrity of our lottery games.
The official Canadian Lottery reserves the right to publish the name, city and photograph of any winner. This is necessary for us to demonstrate that people do win. Winner information is released to the news media and may be used in Lottery’s advertising. For every prizewinner there are a number of other players who did not win but have a legitimate desire to know that someone won.
Canada Lotto 649 is considered to be a tax free lottery
Generally, Canadian tax authorities do not consider lottery winnings to be taxable for Canadian tax purposes. However, non-Canadian residents who win the lottery may be subjected to taxes in their country of residence. in case you are not sure about your own coutry’s taxation system, you can check with your local bank for more information.
SOME BIG WINNING STORIES
In May 2013, resident from Surrey CA won a combined $31.7 million with TWO winning tickets on the same Lotto 6/49 draw!
Harry Black, 66, had two of four winning tickets in the record-breaking Jackpot. Each of the four winning tickets in its $63.4-million Lotto 6/49 draw on April 13 were worth close to $15.8 million and Harry Black, 66, of Surrey,CA had two of them.
Black was presented with two cheques totaling more than $31.7 million at the Lottery headquarters in Vancouver on a Tuesday afternoon for having two tickets with the winning set of numbers: 02, 10, 17, 19, 44, and 47. This entitled him for the mega claim.
“I’ve been playing these winning numbers for about 35 years, ever since the lottery started,” Black said.
“I have this one set of numbers on every card that I make up, and I got about a dozen cards with the same winning numbers on them. I happened to play two cards that I never really won any money on, and bought a bunch of quick picks. I won twice on one card, a small prize and this”.
Black, who worked at a large construction sites over the past 30 to 40 years, said he is used to high-stress work, but winning the lottery was a lot to handle.
It took him more than a month to come forward to claim his prize.
“You have no idea how much stress there is when you win on the lotto, especially something like this. First thing, you’ve got to deal with yourself, and then make plans, It takes time to execute plans.”
The previous record 6/49 jackpot of $54.3 million, was won in an October 2005 draw by a group of 17 oil and gas workers in Camrose, Alta.
Won the lottery after being laid off
After 18 co-workers from Ottawa participated in a Lotto 649 group purchase, these workers in Canada discovered that they have won over CAD$ 7 Million in the 649 Lottery and in good timing too, just a day after they all lost their jobs at the company.
HIGHEST JACKPOTS EVER WON
The largest single jackpot record in Canadian lottery history was drawn on April 13, 2013 for a jackpot of $63.4 million. There were four winning tickets. Three of the tickets were purchased in British Columbia, and the fourth in Alberta.
Three of the tickets were purchased in British Columbia, and the fourth in Alberta. Each is worth almost $15.9-million.
The winning numbers for that draw were: 02, 10, 17, 19, 44, 47 and bonus ball 40.
The second largest jackpot was drawn on October 26, 2005. The single winning ticket, worth $54.3 million, was purchased in Alberta by a group of 17 oil and gas plant workers.
The third largest jackpot was worth $50.3 million, was drawn on February 21, 2009. There were four winning tickets: three in Ontario and one in Quebec.
LET’S TALK STATISTICS
If your numbers start with 24 or higher, your chances of winning the jackpot are extremely slim. The same goes for any numbers that end in 26 or less.
The highest frequently drawn number, 31, appears the most in the 4th position.
The Best 2 Numbers, 20 with 43, also show up quite frequently in the Overall Best 3 Numbers and seem to be drawn more with 1st position numbers, 9 and 2.
Since the beginning of Lotto 6/49, 6 out of 10 draws have had at least one repeating number from the immediate previous draw.
At least one Prime Number has been drawn in 90% of all draws.
The most popular drawn combination of Odd and Even numbers has been 3 Odd and 3 Even.
So there you have it, all you need to know about the Canadian Lotto 649.
The Upcoming Canada Lotto 649 draw will take place this Wednesday July 1st, offering CAD$ 13 Million to the lucky winner, but before we conclude, please remember, when playing world lotteries with icelotto.com, you never know who will be the next big winner… so make sure to be nice, especially now that so many high Jackpots are out there.