Lotto Max is a Canadian lottery game coordinated by the Interprovincial Lottery Corporation, as one of the country's three national lottery games. Launched on September 25, 2009, Lotto Max replaced the Lotto Super 7. The game is widely recognized for offering large jackpots, starting at CAD $10 million and can reach up to CAD $70 million.
In Lotto Max, players choose seven numbers from 1 to 50. A single play is comprised of three sets of seven numbers, giving players three chances to win. Draws take place twice a week, on Tuesdays and Fridays, with each draw including a set of randomly drawn numbers along with a bonus number. Players win by matching the drawn numbers with the numbers on their tickets, with various prize tiers based on the number of matches.
History of Lotto Max Lottery
Since its inception in 2009, Lotto Max quickly gained popularity among Canadian lottery players. Its format was an innovation in the lottery industry, offering bigger jackpots and more chances to win compared to its predecessor, Lotto Super 7. Over the years, the game has undergone several changes to keep it exciting and to offer more substantial prizes. In May 2019, the maximum jackpot was increased to CAD $70 million, and the number pool expanded from 49 to 50. These changes have resulted in more frequent large jackpots, making Lotto Max a major player in the Canadian lottery scene.
Lotto Max operates under the governance of the Interprovincial Lottery Corporation, which ensures it adheres to the Canadian legal framework for lotteries. This legal structure mandates compliance with national and regional laws, ensuring fair play, transparency, and responsible gaming practices. Players must be of legal age to purchase tickets, which varies by province. The lottery's operation is closely monitored for compliance with legal standards, ensuring the integrity and trustworthiness of the game.