Lotto Max FAQs

Got a burning question about Lotto Max? You can find the answers to the most frequently asked questions below. These questions cover a range of topics including how to play, claiming queries, jackpot information and more.

Is your question about Max Millions? Head over to the Max Millions page to find out how it works and view the latest winnning numbers.

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  • Draw Details
  • Prize Details
  • Playing Lotto Max
  • Winning Lotto Max
  • Lotto Max Jackpot
Draw Details

What is the Lotto Max draw time?

Lotto Max draw days are Tuesday and Friday. The draw takes place at approximately 10:30pm Eastern Time both days. More information on the draw times based on each province can be found on the How to Play page.

What time do Lotto Max ticket sales close?

The cut-off time for ticket sales varies from region to region so you should check locally if you are wondering how late you can buy tickets, but the deadline is typically at 10:30pm Eastern Time just before the draw takes place.

How long does the draw take?

The actual process of selecting the winning numbers only lasts a matter of seconds. However, the draw time can vary when Max Millions prizes are in play. As each $1 million Max Millions prize has a separate draw, and the number of draws required cannot be known for certain until all the entries have been submitted, the process can take longer. The winning numbers will get posted as soon as they are available.

What time is the Max Millions draw?

Max Millions draws, when they take place, are also scheduled to happen at approximately 10:30pm on Tuesdays and Fridays alongside the main Lotto Max game. However, there can sometimes be a delay to ensure the accuracy of results across all regions, with numbers sometimes not appearing until the following morning.

Can I watch Lotto Max draws live?

The results are produced in Toronto using a software known as a Random Number Generator (RNG), so you cannot watch the draws live. However, the various lottery operators do carry animations showing virtual representations of the draws and these are available to see on YouTube shortly afterwards.

Prize Details

How do I win a prize?

To win a prize on Lotto Max, you must match the numbers you selected with those drawn in the lottery. You will need to match a minimum of three numbers out of seven to win a prize. More information and a list of all the prizes and odds can be found here.

If I win, how do I claim my prize?

You can either visit a local lottery retailer, mail in your winning ticket or contact the lottery corporation directly. If you have played online then your winnings will be paid directly into your account. The precise method depends on where and how you have played and how much you have won. Go to the How to Claim page for more information.

What are the odds of winning a prize?

The odds of winning the jackpot aee 1 in 33,294,800, however the odds of winning any prize are 1 in 7.

What happens to Max Millions prizes which are not won?

If Max Millions prizes are not won, they roll over to the following draw. If the jackpot for the following draw is below $50 million, the Max Millions prize money from the previous draw is added to the Lotto Max jackpot. However, if the jackpot is still in excess of $50 million they remain as Max Millions prizes and add to the total number of prizes awarded that week.

Playing Lotto Max

Can I play Lotto Max if I do not live in Canada?

Yes, you can enter online and take part in Lotto Max from locations around the world.

How old do I have to be to buy a ticket?

You must be 18 or over to buy a Lotto Max ticket in Ontario, Quebec or Western Canada. In British Columbia or Atlantic Canada, you must be at least 19. If you are playing online you will need to be 18 years old if you are playing outside Canada.

Winning Lotto Max

How long does it take to get Lotto Max winnings?

You will receive your winnings instantly if you claim them in person from a shop, but claiming through the lottery corporation via mail can take a few business days for the application to be checked and processed. Playing online means you will be paid your winnings instantly following the confirmation of the results. If you are claiming in person or via mail you have 12 months from the date of the draw to claim your prize.

Are winnings taxable?

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.

Lotto Max Jackpot

Does Lotto Max have a minimum guaranteed jackpot?

Yes, the minimum jackpot is $10 million.

Is there a rollover limit or jackpot cap?

Lotto Max has a jackpot cap of $70 million, but once a $50 million jackpot is reached, the Max Millions prizes come into play, so there are more jackpot prizes on offer.

What is the biggest jackpot ever won?

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.