Lotto Max Prizes
There are nine chances to win in each standard Lotto Max draw. Prizes start as low as winning a free play for matching three balls, and reach as high as a multi-million dollar jackpot for matching all seven main numbers drawn.
The minimum Lotto Max jackpot is $10 million, and this jackpot will be carried over to the next draw if it is not won. That is how the jackpot can run into the tens of millions, and if it is not won before it reaches $50 million, the additional MaxMillions game will come into play, giving players even more chances of winning.
The table below shows the odds of winning and the percentage of the Pools Fund allocated to each prize category. The fixed $20 prizes are paid out first, using money from the fund, before the remaining money is split according to the percentages in the table.
|Matches||Prize Pool %||Odds of Winning|
|7/7||87.25%||1 in 33,294,800|
|6/7 + Bonus||2.50%||1 in 4,756,400|
|6/7||2.50%||1 in 113,248|
|5/7 + Bonus||1.50%||1 in 37,749|
|5/7||3.50%||1 in 1,841|
|4/7 + Bonus||2.75%||1 in 1,105|
|4/7||$20||1 in 82.9|
|3/7 + Bonus||$20||1 in 82.9|
|3/7||Free Play||1 in 8.5|
Overall, players have a 1 in 7 chance of winning a Lotto Max prize in every standard draw.
The prize pool on Lotto Max and MaxMillions is pari-mutuel, which means it changes depending on how many tickets are sold and how many winners there are in each tier. The number of MaxMillions prizes on offer also depends on the volume of ticket sales once the Lotto Max jackpot reaches the $50 million threshold.
The odds of winning a prize on MaxMillions are also 1 in 33,294,800, as the player is required to match all seven numbers from a pool of 50, just the same as if they were winning the Lotto Max jackpot. There are no further prizes available for matching fewer than all seven numbers. If more than one player matches all seven numbers, the $1 million prize will be shared amongst each of them.
The MaxMillions prize fund is pari-mutuel, and the number of prizes on offer will depend on ticket sales, and how far 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 of $1 million. 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 money will be carried over to the following draw.