Learn how to play LOTTO MAX with PlaySmart

Learn how to play LOTTO MAX with PlaySmart


(Music) Hey, hi, hello. PlaySmart presents:
Get Your Game On. Where we learn how to play
LOTTO MAX with confidence so that you can have
more fun playing. Welcome, Abby. Are you ready
to get your game on? I was born ready, Nigel. Alright, I like
the enthusiasm. So, tell me what you
know about LOTTO MAX. I know it’s a lottery game,
but that’s about it. Well, lotteries are essentially
a number matching game. You try to match your
selected numbers against a random number draw. Let’s start by looking
at a LOTTO MAX ticket. Each $5 play in LOTTO MAX
gives you 3 lines of numbers, meaning 3 chances
at the jackpot. The more numbers on each
line you match to the draw, the more you could win. – And, I get to pick my numbers?
– Yeah, that’s right. And you can choose
7 numbers between 1 and 50 for your first line,
or ask for a Quick Pick. However you pick
your first line, the next two are
randomly generated. No matter what
numbers are chosen they all have an equal
chance of winning. Okay. Good to know. So, do I have to go to
the store to make my choice? Well, you can play LOTTO MAX
at any local Lottery retailer, even check-out lanes
at select grocery stores. And you can also buy your
tickets online at PlayOLG.ca. Are they all the same?
Like, for my chances to win? Absolutely.
No matter how you buy, the chances of winning
are the same. But what it takes to win
depends on the type of prize. To win a free play, you just need to match
3 numbers on a line. But if you want to
take home that jackpot of up to $70 million…
– Now we’re talkin’! Then you need to match
all 7 numbers in a line. Got it! I’ve heard
some people using birthdays
and anniversaries. Do certain numbers win more? No, Abby. Playing birthdays
and special dates can definitely add some fun, but they have the same chances
of winning as any other numbers, because the draws
are always random. Now, let’s talk odds. The odds of winning
the main jackpot are 1 in 33,294,800. Whoa, that’s a huge number! Yeah, it sure is! That’s why it’s so exciting
when someone wins. And we all want
to hit that jackpot, but there are lots
of other prizes too. The overall odds
of winning any prize are 1 in 7 per $5 play. I like how that sounds. Do my odds get better
the more tickets I buy? You know, I wish that
was the case, Abby. Although it may be tempting
to buy multiple tickets, it doesn’t change the odds
of one of them being a winner. Okay. My sister Jen told me that the odds are
better in big cities, like where she lives.
Is that true? Well, I thought this was the
case too, Abby, but while it’s true that
there are more big-city winners, it’s simply because
there are more people in big cities buying tickets. The more tickets sold, the higher the chances that a
winning ticket is in the batch. But no matter how many
tickets are sold, or where, the odds of each ticket
winning are exactly the same. That’s why you see winners
all across Canada. I’m calling Jen. W-Woah! before you do, you want to hear about
another way you can win? Is that a trick question?
Of course! Well, that’s what I thought. Whenever the LOTTO MAX jackpot reaches or exceeds
50 million dollars, MAXMILLIONS
automatically kicks in, giving each line of
play additional chances to win a 1 million dollar prize. If one of your lines
matches all 7 numbers drawn for each MAXMILLIONS, you could win a million bucks. – That’s awesome!
– Oh, it doesn’t stop there. There are also prizes for matching the LOTTO MAX
bonus number, depending on how many of the
main draw numbers you match. And, there’s always ENCORE. ENCORE? That’s a thing? Oh yeah, it’s a thing, Abby! ENCORE is a bonus game available
for 1 more dollar per play. It’s an extra chance
to win 1 million dollars on your LOTTO MAX ticket. – You ready for a fun fact?
– I like fun facts! Great. There are
22 ways to win ENCORE, and prizes start at $2. Cool! So how do I know if
I’ve got a winning ticket? Ah, there are 4 ways
to check your ticket. You could scan it yourself
at a participating retailer, ask the retailer
to scan it for you, use the OLG Lottery App,
or visit OLG.ca. And don’t forget to always
sign your ticket. So, when’s the next draw? Just check the top of the
ticket to see the date. For LOTTO MAX, there
are two draws a week: Tuesday and Friday. My new favourite
days of the week! Mine too! So, Abby, are you ready to have fun
and play smart? I am! Is this a real ticket? Can we scan it to see if it won? You know what? I can scan
it with my OLG Lottery App. – Did I win?
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