Lotto Max FAQs
Find the answers to the most common questions about the Lotto Max lottery.
- 1. What time does the draw take place?
- 2. What time do ticket sales close?
- 3. How do I win a prize?
- 4. Can I play Lotto Max if I do not live in Canada?
- 5. If I win, how long do I have to claim a prize?
- 6. How old do I have to be to buy a ticket?
- 7. Are winnings taxable?
- 8. What are the odds of winning a prize?
- 9. Does Lotto Max have a minimum guaranteed jackpot?
- 10. Is there a rollover limit or jackpot cap?
- 11. What is the biggest Lotto Max jackpot ever won?
- 12. Why do draw times vary so much?
- 13. What happens to MaxMillions prizes which are not won?
1. What time does the draw take place?
Answer: The draw takes place at approximately 9.15pm Eastern Time every Tuesday and Friday evening.
2. What time do ticket sales close?
Answer: This varies from region to region, and players are advised to check locally for ticket sale closure times.
3. How do I win a prize?
Answer: To win a prize on Lotto Max, players must match the numbers they selected with those drawn in the lottery. Players will need to match a minimum of three numbers out of seven to win a prize.
4. Can I play Lotto Max if I do not live in Canada?
Answer: Yes, players can enter online and take part in Lotto Max from anywhere in the world.
5. If I win, how long do I have to claim a prize?
Answer: Canadian residents have 12 months from the date of the draw to claim their prize.
6. How old do I have to be to buy a ticket?
Answer: Players must be 18 or over.
7. Are winnings taxable?
Answer: There is usually no tax to pay on Lotto Max winnings, but players are advised to check with their local authority if playing from outside Canada.
8. What are the odds of winning a prize?
Answer: There is a 1 in 7 chance of winning a prize on Lotto Max, and the odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 33,294,800.
9. Does Lotto Max have a minimum guaranteed jackpot?
Answer: Yes, the minimum jackpot is $10 million.
10. Is there a rollover limit or jackpot cap?
Answer: Lotto Max has a jackpot cap of $70 million, but once a $50 million jackpot is reached, MaxMillions comes into play, so there are more jackpot prizes on offer.
11. What is the biggest Lotto Max jackpot ever won?
Answer: The maximum jackpot of $70 million has been won several times. It first happened on January 7 2020, when Adlin Lewis from Brampton in Ontario grabbed the top prize after 11 consecutive rollovers.
12. Why do draw times vary so much?
Answer: If the Lotto Max jackpot is under $50 million there will just be one draw, and the winning numbers will be available shortly afterwards. However, if the MaxMillions prizes are in play, each $1 million prize has a separate draw, which means the process can take some time. Often this can mean the full set of numbers will not be available until Saturday morning.
13. What happens to MaxMillions prizes which are not won?
Answer: If MaxMillions prizes are not won, they will roll over to the following draw. If the jackpot for the following draw is below $50 million, the MaxMillions prize money from the previous draw will be added to the Lotto Max jackpot. However, if the jackpot is still in excess of $50 million they will remain as MaxMillions prizes and will add to the total number of prizes awarded that week.
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Lotto Max draws take place every Tuesday and Friday evening at 10:30pm E.T., with jackpots of at least $10 million on offer. If not won, the Lotto Max jackpot could be carried over to a maximum of $70 million. The latest Lotto Max numbers are published on this site soon after each draw takes place, with additional details – such as the number of winners, and prize values won вЂ“ shown alongside.
Next estimated jackpot for Tuesday Feb 2
The winning numbers for the latest Lotto Max draw are posted below. For more information on the draw, use the Prize Breakdown button or select the Past Numbers button for older results.
How to Play
To play Lotto Max, you must choose a set of seven numbers between 1 and 50. You can either choose the numbers yourself, or opt for a Quick Pick to receive a selection of randomly generated numbers.
Once you have chosen your numbers, the ticket machine will automatically generate another two sets. This gives you a total of three sets of seven numbers, each with a chance of winning one of the prizes from the nine different categories.
Lotto Max has a minimum jackpot of $10 million and a jackpot cap of $70 million. However, when the jackpot reaches $50 million an extra game named MaxMillions comes into play, which sees players gain extra chances of winning a $1 million prize. MaxMillions prizes are won in exactly the same way as the Lotto Max jackpot вЂ“ by matching seven of 50 numbers вЂ“ and these extra prizes are generated by the surplus funds created by ticket sales for the Lotto Max draw. To read more about MaxMillions, visit the How to Play page.
There are nine different prize categories to play for in Lotto Max вЂ“ be sure to check the full results of each game, including the Bonus Ball, so you donвЂ™t miss out on a prize. Matching the Bonus Ball helps you to win secondary prizes, but you must match all seven main numbers to win the jackpot.
Lotto Max App
Stay up to date with the latest Lotto Max numbers on the go by downloading the Lotto Max app for iOS devices. The app is free to download and will provide you with the latest winning numbers as soon as the draw is completed. It will also give you a full run down of the prizes won, the ENCORE numbers and any additional MaxMillions draws that take place alongside the Lotto Max draw.
You can use the appвЂ™s number checker to directly check the numbers on your ticket and see if you have won a prize, or use the number generator if you need a new set of numbers when you go to buy your ticket.
Get the latest Lotto Max numbers and winner details straight after each draw! Plus information on prizes, stats and the latest MaxMillions numbers.