Canadian lotteries

As of 2024, Canada participates in a variety of national and provincial lottery games, which are organized by different companies that specialize in lottery across the country. These lotteries have a variety of games in their portfolio, including drawables, scratchcards, and sports betting. Here is a comprehensive description of the main lotteries in Canada, the organizations that they’re organized under, and some of the popular games they participate in 

Interprovincial Lottery Corporation (ILC) 

The ILC is in charge of overseeing the major national lottery games in Canada, the corporation is composed of the five regional lottery organizations. The ILC promotes some of the most celebrated and commonly played lotteries in the country. 

The main lotteries organised in North America Lotto 6/49 is the most popular lottery in Canada

Lotto 6/49 is one of the most popular lotteries in Canada. Players choose 6 numbers from a set of 49.
Draws take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Prizes vary depending on the number of matching numbers.

Lotto Max

Lotto Max is another popular lottery in Canada. Players select 7 numbers from a range of 50 and draws take place on Tuesdays and Fridays. Lotto Max has bigger jackpots and secondary prizes.

Daily Grand

Daily Grand is a lottery where players have a chance to win a daily top prize of $1,000 a day for life.
Players choose 5 numbers from a set of 49 and a “Grand Number” from a set of 7.Western 6/49:

  • Western 6/49 is similar to Lotto 6/49, but is only played in the western provinces of Canada.Ontario 49
  • Ontario 49 is similar to Lotto 6/49 and is only offered in the province of Ontario
  • Atlantic 49 is similar to Lotto 6/49 and is played in the Atlantic provinces of Canada.

Who is regulator in Canada of these lotteries?

In Canada, lotteries and gambling requirements exist at various provincial and federal levels and are administered and regulated under provincial governance.

Interprovincial Loterijecollectiv (ILC)

The ILC is a joint working group of Canadian provincial lottery organizations responsible for national lotteries such as the Canadian Lottery. B. Lotto 6/49 and Lotto Max.
The ILC coordinates and administers these lotteries at the national level.

provincial lottery organization

Canadian provinces have their own laws to regulate and regulate lotteries and gambling within the province.

Canadian Gaming Association (CGA)

CGA is an industry organization established before the establishment of the Canadian legal and regulatory industry.

Kanawake Gaming Commission

The Kanawak Gaming Commission is responsible for online gambling and gaming. It is native to the Mohawk reservation in Quebec, which is subject to an online purchase agreement.
Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), The CRTC regulates telecommunications in Canada, including online sales.

Other lotteries in 2024

  • Daily Grand
  • Atlantic 49
  • Atlantic Keno
  • Western 649
  • Western Max
  • Bc/49
  • Daily Keno Midday
  • Daily Keno Evening
  • Lottario
  • Ontario 49
  • Banco
  • Triplex
  • Wclc Pick 2
  • La Quotidienne 2, 3 and 4
  • Pick 2, 3 and 4
  • Wclc Pick 3
  • Wclc Pick 4
  • Megadice Lotto
  • Atlantic Lotto 4
  • Québec 49
  • Québec Max
  • Lotto 6/49
  • Lotto Max
  • Bucko
  • Hit or Miss
  • Ontario Lottario Early Bird
  • Ontario Lightning Lotto