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Lotto Max

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Detailed results for the main draw
Category Winners Prizes
7/7 0 $15,000,000.00
6/7+B 2 $77,946.80
6/7 31 $5,028.80
5/7+B 91 $1,027.90
5/7 1,915 $114.00
4/7+B 3,247 $52.80
4/7 42,954 $20.00
3/7+B 43,403 $20.00
3/7 421,242 Free Play
TOTAL 512,885
Origin of winning tickets
Detailed results for the Extra draw
Category Winners Prizes
Complete number (7 digits) 0 $1,000,000 *
Last 6 digits 0 $25,000
Last 5 digits 3 $500
Last 4 digits 41 $50
Last 3 digits 428 $20
Last 2 digits 4,215 $5
Last digit 42,259 $2
First 6 digits 1 $10,000
First 5 digits 5 $500
First 4 digits 51 $50
First 3 digits 435 $20
First 2 digits 4,193 $5
TOTAL 51,631
Detailed results for the main draw
Category Winners Prizes
7/7 0 $2,000,000.00 *
6/7+B 0 $100,000.00 **
6/7 5 $1,000.00
5/7+B 10 $200.00
5/7 161 $100.00
4/7+B 247 $20.00
4/7 3,417 $10.00
3/7+B 3,350 $10.00
3/7 33,372 Free Play
TOTAL 40,562
Detailed results for the draw of additional selections 14 x $1 million ( divisible )

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Winner of the Lotto Max jackpot

Linda ended 2020 on a high note with a $55 million win!

Winner of a Maxmillions prize

He won $1 million with a ticket he purchased online!
“I just kept seeing zero after zero after zero!”

Just in time for Christmas

He decided to retire after he won $50 million on Christmas Eve.

Lotto Max – Summary

  • Cost : $5 for 1 play (comprised of 3 selections)
  • Minimum jackpot: $10,000,000, growing from draw to draw up to $70,000,000 if it is not won
  • DRAW FREQUENCY: Bi-weekly, every Tuesday and Friday
  • DEADLINE FOR WAGERS: Tuesdays and Fridays at 10:30 p.m.
  • APPROXIMATE ODDS OF WINNING A PRIZE: 1 in 7.0 with 1 play
  • APPROXIMATE ODDS OF WINNING THE jackpot : 1 in 33,294,800 with 1 play
  • Theoretical PAYOFF RATE: 48%
  • First draw: September 25, 2009
  • CANADA-WIDE LOTTERY

Jackpot and Maxmillions

The jackpot starts at $10,000,000 and, if not won, increases at each draw for a maximum jackpot of $70,000,000.

Maxmillions (prizes of $1,000,000) are offered when the jackpot reaches $50,000,000. Notably, when the amount of the 7/7 pool for any given draw exceeds $50,000,000, it shall be capped at an amount set between $50,000,000 and $70,000,000 inclusive (the “7/7 pool cap”), and the excess is divided into additional prizes of $1,000,000 (Maxmillions). The difference is added to the 6/7+B pool.

For example: The advertised jackpot (the 7/7 pool cap) is set at $50,000,000. If the 7/7 pool reaches $52,214,000, on top of the $50,000,000 jackpot, two Maxmillions will be drawn. The remaining amount of $214,000 would be added to the 6/7+B pool.

If the $50M jackpot is not won, the Maxmillions that were not won are added to those of the next draw. Thus, if the 2 Maxmillions are not won, the offering could increase, for example, to $55M + 4 Maxmillions, then to $60M + 6 Maxmillions, then to $65M + 8 Maxmillions, and finally, to $70M + 10 Maxmillions. If the $50M jackpot is won, the Maxmillions that were not won are added to the jackpot pool for the next draw. The jackpot for that draw will then be $10,000,000 + the Maxmillions that were not won.

Additional selections drawn for Maxmillions prizes are not decomposable and each prize is shared amongst the winners.

Lotto Max – Play this Loto-Québec draw game online and at retailers. Announced jackpot starting at minimum $10,000,000. Draw each Tuesday and Friday. View draw results here.

If you buy lottery tickets online, you could be a double loser

Peggy Staruch got a surprise this month when she discovered that instead of paying $3 for a lottery ticket, playing her lucky numbers has been costing her $6.50 a pop.

“It’s a nasty surprise to see that extra $3.50 charged every time you buy a ticket. You’re paying double . . . you’re better off buying it in the store,” Staruch told the Star.

Staruch bought three lottery tickets online in March and early April, using the new Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation website, PlayOLG.ca, which was launched in January.

She said she paid $3 per Lotto 6/49 ticket, using her Royal Bank of Canada VISA credit card. But when she looked at her credit card statement, she saw repeated $3.50 “cash advance fee” charges added on to the original cost of the tickets.

A cash advance typically refers to a person withdrawing cash from an ATM machine on a credit card. Banks usually charge a fee for the service, which can range from $3.50 to $10.

Staruch said she contacted OLG about the $3.50 surcharge, and a customer service representative said it was imposed by her bank. She said an RBC representative then told her OLG was responsible for the fee because the company had set up billing as a cash advance.

She added that when you buy lottery tickets in stores, it’s not billed that way. “(The bank) said that’s how the OLG site has set up its transactions . . . and then OLG of course points it back at the banks,” Staruch said.

“I just would hate to see all these people being surprised. Some people don’t even look at their credit card statements. It’s ridiculous that you’re paying $6.50 for a $3 lottery ticket.”

OLG spokesperson Ryan Bissonnette told the Star that the company does not charge any fees when people buy lottery tickets online, or deposit funds into their online player accounts.

“We clearly state that additional fees could be applied by their financial institutions. That’s something that you can’t miss,” Bissonnette said.

He explained that online customers can use debit cards, Visa or Mastercard credit cards, or Visa debit cards on the PlayOLG website. When someone deposits money into an online account using a credit card, the website includes a warning that “cash advance fees may apply,” he said.

The PlayOLG.ca Terms and Conditions, which players must agree to in order to create an account, also state that “some credit card issuers may treat the funding of a Player Account as a cash advance and charge a fee for each such credit card transaction. Any cash advance fee or other fees relating to the use of a credit card are the Player’s sole responsibility.”

“This is not in the fine print. It’s very prominently displayed on our page,” Bissonnette added.

Lena Wan, an RBC communications representative, told the Star that gaming transactions, “such as the purchase of lottery tickets, betting and casino gaming chips,” are considered cash-like transactions.

“As such, these types of transactions are treated as cash advances by some credit card issuers,” she said in an e-mail, urging RBC clients to check with the bank if they are unsure about the status of a purchase.

Caroline Van Hasselt, director of media relations at CIBC, said the bank considers using a credit card for gaming purposes “cash like,” and therefore also bills it as a cash advance.

“If the merchant is classified as a ‘quasi-cash merchant’ like a lottery kiosk and you’re paying with your credit card, it’ll appear as a cash advance on your statement,” she said. “If our client has encountered it for the first time and was surprised, we can reverse the charge.”

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A Toronto Dominion representative also told the Star that the bank classifies transactions at gaming retail merchants as “quasi-cash or cash-like,” which fall under the cash advance category.

Staruch, meanwhile, said she hoped her experience would prevent other online lottery players from being surprised by unexpected charges. “I just want people to know that this exists. I don’t want them to be as surprised as I was.”

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