LOTTO 6/49 game is going to change from September 18, 2013. New Game will offer guaranteed $1 million prize that’s to be won with each and every draw and the jackpots start at $5 million. New free play prizes that can be won by matching just 2 numbers.
Greg McKenzie, Senior Vice President Lottery, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) and current President of the Interprovincial Lottery Corporation said that “With the new $1 million prize that’s guaranteed to be won with every draw, LOTTO 6/49 will be creating more millionaires every week.”
LOTTO 6/49 will still be the same game that players know and love, only better. Players will still look to match up 6 numbers from 1 to 49 to win big jackpots or other great cash prizes, plus the new free plays for matching just 2 of 6 numbers. And with each $3 play, they will also receive a new unique number exclusively for the new $1 million prize that is guaranteed to be won with every draw. With the new free play prize category, the overall odds of winning any prize improve from 1 in 32.3 to just 1 in 6.6 which means nearly 5 times more winning overall.
Sales for the new LOTTO 6/49 will start on Sunday, September 15, 2013 with the first draw to be held on Wednesday, September 18, 2013. More details about the changes will be released closer to the start of ticket sales.