Lotto Max Prizes
There are seven chances to win on each standard Lotto Max draw, which provides players with a variety of ways to win. These prizes start as low as winning a free play for matching three balls to a multi-million dollar jackpot for matching all seven main numbers drawn.
The minimum jackpot for the Lotto Max is $10 million, and this jackpot will roll over to the next draw if it is not won. That is how the jackpots can run into the tens of millions, and if it is not won before it reaches $50 million, that is when the additional MaxMillions game will come into play and give players even more chances of winning!
The table below shows the odds of winning and the percentage of the prize pool allocated to each prize category.
|Matches||Win||Odds of Winning|
|7/7||89.25% of the Pools Fund||1 in 28,633,528|
|6/7 + Bonus||3.15% of the Pools Fund||1 in 4,090,504|
|6/7||3.35% of the Pools Fund||1 in 99,768|
|5/7||4.25% of the Pools Fund||1 in 1,584|
|4/7||$20||1 in 71.3|
|3/7 + Bonus||$20||1 in 76.7|
|3/7||Free Play||1 in 8.1|
Overall, players have a 1 in 6.6 chance of winning a prize on the Lotto Max. The prize pool on the Lotto Max and the MaxMillion is pari-mutuel, which means it is derived from a proportion of ticket sales. This means the number of MaxMillions prizes on offer from week to week will vary depending on ticket sales, once the Lotto Max has reached its cap.
The MaxMillions game only comes into play if the Lotto Max jackpot has hit $50 million.
The odds of winning a prize on the MaxMillions are also 1 in 28,633,528, as the player is required to match all 7/49 numbers, just the same as if they were winning the Lotto Max jackpot. There are no further prize tiers available for matching fewer than all seven numbers. If there is more than one player to match all seven numbers, the $1 million prize will be shared amongst those players.
The MaxMillions prize fund is pari-mutuel, and the number of prizes on offer will depend on the ticket sales, and how much above $50 million the total jackpot prize pool is. For example, if the normal Lotto Max prize pool is $60 million, there will be a $50 million Lotto Max jackpot and ten individual MaxMillions prizes. In cases where the prize pool is not rounded up to a million, the additional funds will be added to the secondary prize tier instead.
If MaxMillions prizes are not won, the value of this prize fund will roll over to the following week’s draw.