Kamloops This Week Photograph By BCLCFor the second time this week, lottery players will be shelling out money in a bid to win money from the largest pool of cash ever in the Lotto Max lottery. The Lotto Max draw on Friday, June 11, will have an estimated $120 million up for grabs — the $70-million jackpot and 50 $1-million prizes.article continues below Those prizes will go to ticketholders matching all seven numbers between 1 and 50. The $120 million in prizes exceeds the record $117 million in prizes that were part of the June 8 Lotto Max draw

The $70-million jackpot was not won on that day, with no ticket matching the winning numbers of 1, 9, 14, 24, 26, 37, 42. However, 28 of the 50 prizes of $1 million were won as those tickets matched all seven numbers in those secondary draws. Two of those $1-million prizes were won in B. C. About Lotto Max:• Draws are held on Tuesdays and Fridays at 7:30 p.m. • Jackpots are between $10 million and $70 million. • Cost is $5 for three selections of seven numbers• $1 million Maxmillions prizes are offered when the main jackpot reaches and exceeds $50 million. • Numbers are selected from 1 to 50. • Odds of winning the main jackpot: 1 in 33,294,800 per $5 play. • Overall odds to win a prize: 1 in 7 per $5 play. © Kamloops This Week Help Us Help Kamloops

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Do you fancy your chances of winning Canada lotteries? If so, have you selected your favorite numbers? Or do you need a bit of help deciding which numbers to choose? Note: At the outset of this article, it is imperative to note that all numbers have an equal chance of being selected. This is the nature of the random number selection process that uses computerized Random Number Generators to choose the winning numbers during each draw. Before we look at several winning tips for the next Lotto Max draw, let’s consider a brief history of the lottery game and its origins. The Lotto Max: A brief history of the game and its origins According to Wikipedia.com, the Canadian Lotto Max is one of Canada’s three national lottery games. It was first introduced on 19 September 2009, and the first draw was held on 25 September 2009

It replaced the Lotto Super 7 game, launched on 10 June 1994 with its last draw on 18 September 2009. The Lotto Super 7 draw took place every Friday night with a guaranteed minimum jackpot of $2.5 million (USD), carried forward to the next draw if there was no winner. The largest jackpot ever won was in May 2002 when $37.8 million was shared between four ticket holders. (Source: Wikipedia.com)In order to take a Lotto Super 7 ticket, players needed to select seven numbers from between 1 and 50. When the game was first launched, players were only required to choose 7 numbers from 1 to 49

How to play the Lotto Max lottery game The Lotto Max is now known as Canada’s biggest lottery game. Its jackpot starts at $10 million (CAD) and can roll over until it reaches $70 million (CAD). Additionally, when the jackpot exceeds $50 million (CAD), a feature known as MAXMILLIONS draws kicks in. In other words, additional draws occurred of $1 million (CAD) each. There are two options when taking a ticket

You can select the seven main numbers and one bonus number yourself. Or you can rely on the Quick Pick feature, a random number generator, to randomly decide the numbers on your behalf. Finally, draws are held twice a week, on a Tuesday and a Friday evening. Winning tips to increase your odds of winning the Lotto Max jackpot Even though each lotto draw uses a random number generator algorithm to select the numbers, and there is theoretically no chance of predicting which numbers will be drawn, these randomly drawn numbers form patterns. Therefore, let’s look at what is commonly said about finding patterns in the numbers selected during a lottery draw. 1. Avoid betting 7 consecutive numbers It is extremely rare for consecutive numbers to be selected as the jackpot winning number combination. In fact, experts like Gail Howard, one of America’s top lottery strategy experts, note that seven or even six consecutive numbers have never been drawn before in the last 50 years

However, there is the curious case of the South African Lottery Powerball draw that took place on 1 December 2020, where the numbers 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10, the bonus ball, were drawn. Apparently, there are rare instances when five ensuing numbers have been drawn. But it is not a wise lottery playing strategy to choose any combination of consecutive numbers. 2. Play a mix of 4/3 or 3/4 odd to even numbers When selecting your lottery numbers, it is a good idea to have an even mix of odd and even numbers

Number combinations that feature either all odd numbers or all even numbers are very seldom drawn. The best mix of odd and even numbers is 3/4 or 4/3. This translates into either 3 odd and 4 even numbers or 4 odd and 3 even numbers. One of these two number combinations occurs in about 60% of all Canadian Lotto Max draws. 3

Play 7 numbers that add up to 141 and 240 After choosing your seven numbers, make sure they add up to a figure between 141 and 240. Over 70% of all lottery jackpot winning number combinations, when added up, fall between this number range. 4. Play no more than 1 number from the last draw It is almost human nature to select most if not all of the winning number sets drawn during the last draw. However, statistically speaking, this isn’t a good idea. Statistics from the Lotto Max draw show that only one number is drawn in the winning number combination set during the next draw

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For instance, if the set of numbers drawn is 6, 50, 24, 10, 5, 1, 45, and the numbers you chose were 2, 5, 19, 23, 32, 50, 48, it is reasonable to want to copy all or most of the winning numbers when you buy a ticket for successive draws. Statistics show that it is not a good idea to select any more than 1 of the winning number set. 5. Avoid selecting 7 numbers in a single number group The essential number groups relevant to the Canadian Lotto Max are: Single digits (0-9) Teens (10-19) The twenties (20-29) The thirties (30-39) The forties (40-49) Selecting all seven numbers from a single number group like the thirties is not a good idea

Statistics show that it is implausible for a winning number combination to be drawn from one number group. It is preferable to select a balanced set of numbers or numbers from a few of these number groups. 6. Avoid pattern betting and number multiples Pattern betting is when players select numbers that make a straight or diagonal line on the lottery ticket

These numbers are often selected, meaning that if you choose the winning set of numbers in this manner, you will probably have to share your winnings with others because they get heavy play. Another betting strategy that gets heavy play is selecting numbers using multiplication strategies, such as 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 or 7, 14, 21, 28, 35, 42, 49. Thus, you will more than likely have to share your prize with several other people if you win a prize. 7

Avoid playing all the same last number digits This is another popular number selection strategy. Many people like to select a set of numbers like 4, 14, 24, 34, and 44. Research shows that even four numbers with the same last digit have less than two-tenths of a percent chance of being drawn as the jackpot winning number combination. Conclusion It cannot be reiterated enough that these tips are not the be-all-end-all of selecting a winning number combination every time you take a lottery ticket. However, they have been derived by studying years of lottery winning number combinations. Thus, it is wise to take them into account when choosing your potential winning combination, but there is no guarantee that they will be the winning number combination

After all, there is enough randomness in the random number generating algorithms to prevent any assurance of knowing that you have selected the jackpot winning number combination before the draw takes place.. 3% or about 1 in 33. ADVERTISEMENTLotto Max, in Canada, doesn’t have the same mega jackpots that Powerball in the US and other lotteries around the world. The jackpot is regularly in the $50 million dollar range

A $5 ticket allows the player to select 7 numbers between 1 and 50 and each ticket contains two additional entries containing 7 numbers each. The odds of one set of numbers winning the Jackpot is 1 in about 99 million. The math goes like this. The number of possible combinations of numbers is 50x 49x 48x 47x 46x 45x 44 divided by 7x 6x 5x 4x 3x 2x 1 (the second part is to account for the fact that the numbers can be selected in any order)

Since there are three entries per ticket, the odds are 1 in 33,294,800. To answer the question posed, we’re going to make two assumptions. We assume that it’s possible to purchase and print one million tickets in the time available between draws. We assume for these calculations that all of the number combinations are unique

So, the simple math is you have 1,000,000 tickets which each have a 1 in 33,294,800 chance of winning. Your overall odds are about 1 in 33 or 0.03003 to one. So after spending a whopping $5 million dollars you only have a 3% chance of winning the jackpot. In fairness there are much better odds for winning some of the lesser prizes, so you almost certainly would get back some of your money when you don’t win the jackpot, but I wouldn’t want to be the one to have to check all those tickets

What are some of the things are more likely than winning the lottery jackpot?Being ambidextrous (33,000 times more likely 1 in 100) Getting hit by lightning in your lifetime. (4,700 times more likely – 1 in 7,000) Being killed in an animal attack (1700 times more likely 1 in 19,000) Giving birth to quadruplets. (41 times more likely 1 in 800,000) Getting killed by a shark (9 times more likely 1 in 3,700,000) Dying (33 million times more likely) For what it’s worth, these odds are averaged across the population. If you never go in the ocean, your odds of getting killed by a shark are very nearly zero. As a male human, my own odds of giving birth to quadruplets would be even closer to zero. And… if I don’t spend $5 on a lottery ticket, I have a nearly zero chance of winning the jackpot. My spouse buying a lottery ticket makes the chance very slightly greater than zero.

This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. Lotto Max sign Photo by Arlen Redekop /Postmedia Beginning May 11, Interprovincial Lottery Corp. will be changing the popular Lotto Max lottery to add a second day and increase the jackpot to a maximum of $70 million. Story continues below This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. The lottery will be run on Tuesday as well as Friday. Lotto Max is a national lottery

The regulator of lotteries, which is owned jointly by five provincial lottery corporations, will still require players to match seven numbers, however numbers available to be chosen in the lottery will now included those between 1 and 50. Lotto Max has used the numbers 1 to 49 until now. The addition of the extra number decreases the odds of winning the jackpot to 1 in 33,294,800. Without the extra number, odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 28 million

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