Should I Switch To Canada Lotto Max Or Stick To Lotto 649?
The newest lottery game from Canada certainly provides a unique twist not seen before in the lottery world.
But is Lotto Max just a novelty or is it time to change the game you play?
Let's Talk About Your Chances Of Winning First
Lotto 649 is obviously a 6 balls from 49 game. That gives pretty standard chances of 1 in nearly 14 million per ticket.
The Lotto Max game however is a 7 balls from 49 draw. Which means you have to match 7 balls now to win the jackpot. This is countered slightly because you can't actually buy just 1 ticket. You have to buy 3 picks which costs $5. Your chances would be just 1 in 86 million, but for 3 picks that comes down to 1 in 28.6 million.
So Lotto Max is harder to win. Twice as hard in fact.
But that's not the end of the story.
More Jackpot Winners Promised
The idea behind this game was to create more big prize winners. And the unique feature of this game that aims to do that is called MaxMillions.
The jackpot will start at $10 million. But if nobody wins that week, then the jackpot rolls over to next week. Just like most lottery games. But, if the jackpot rolls over again and again and gets bigger than $50 million, then the new feature comes into action.
Somebody can still win $50 million. But every $1 million more than that becomes another jackpot prize. If the jackpot is $60 million there will be 10 extra $1 million prizes, and more balls drawn to pick out each of the 10 extra jackpot winners.
So you get a better chance of winning when the jackpot is over $50 million.
Your chances of winning are better with Lotto 649. But keep an eye on the Lotto Max jackpot. Because when it gets large enough and MaxMillions comes into play, you may find your overall chances of winning become better if you switch games for those draws.
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