Lotto 6/49 Gold Ball Jackpot

Updates are being introduced to the Lotto 6/49 game in fall 2022. Starting in September, the game will offer two jackpots: a Gold Ball Draw that offers a guaranteed prize - either $1 million, or the Gold Ball Jackpot that ranges from $10 million to over $60 million, as well a $5 million top prize to be won in the Classic Draw (currently main draw). Read on for details of the OLG's enhancements to the player favourite game and what you can look forward to.

Tickets for the updated Lotto 6/49 will go on sale on Sunday, September 11, 2022, and the first draw that includes the updates will take place on Wednesday, September 14, 2022.

Current Lotto 6/49 Guaranteed Prize Draw

Right now, each Lotto 6/49 draw, held every Wednesday and Saturday night, features a main draw with six numbers plus a bonus number for a jackpot that starts at $5 million, as well as a guaranteed prize draw for $1 million.

The guaranteed prize draw has a 10-digit raffle code randomly generated by the lottery computer. The number set is made up of eight digits, a dash, and two final digits, in the format 12345678-01.

Changes to Lotto 6/49: Gold Ball Jackpot

In September, the main draw will be renamed the Classic Draw and the jackpot will become a fixed $5 million, rather than a rolling prize.

The guaranteed prize draw will become the Gold Ball Draw. There are some awesome new features of this draw, so let's explore how it will work.

The Gold Ball Draw offers two ways to win. In each draw, players could hit either a $1 million guaranteed prize or a rolling Gold Ball Jackpot that ranges from $10 million to over $60 million.

The jackpot will have a starting value of $10 million, and for each draw in which it's not won, it will roll over and grow by $2 million until someone takes it home.

The Gold Ball Draw is held in two parts. The first is for the Gold Ball numbers and guaranteed $1 million prize, and the second is for the Gold Ball Jackpot.

In the first draw for the Gold Ball numbers, a 10-digit number set is randomly selected. If your 10-digit code matches the numbers drawn by the OLG, then at a minimum, you'll win the $1 million guaranteed prize.

The player with the matching 10 numbers also has the chance to win the larger Gold Ball Jackpot with a minimum value of $10 million. A separate Gold Ball Jackpot draw takes place with 30 balls, one of which is the Gold Ball.

If the Gold Ball is not drawn, the player wins $1 million.

The chances of winning the Gold Ball Jackpot increase with every draw until the Gold Ball is selected. Every time that the Gold Ball is not drawn, the next draw has one less ball in the ball pool and $2 million is added to the Gold Ball Jackpot.

If the Gold Ball is drawn, the player wins the Gold Ball Jackpot!

If any further exciting new information is released by the OLG prior to the game's relaunch this fall, all the details will be available right here.