The largest Canadian lottery, the Canada 649 offers the option of picking 6 numbers out of a set of 49. If a ticket matches all six numbers, the jackpot prize of at least CAD$5,000,000 is won. Canada 649 is drawn twice a week, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 21:00 Local time.
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Created in 1982 by the Interprovincial Lottery Corporation, The lottery began with single draws on Saturdays, However in 1985, the lottery game began draws twice a week. In 2004, the price of the lottery tickets was increased together with the starting jackpot, raising the starting amount of the big first prize from CAD$ 2 million to CAD$ 3 million, which was increased once more in September 2013 to 5 million CAN$! Canada Lotto 649 was the first Canadian lottery to offer players the option to select their own numbers as opposed to receiving pre-selected numbers.
CAD$ 64 million were won by a single ticket on 17 October 2015. This was the largest Jackpot win in Canadian lottery history since the Canadian Lotto 649 has altered its starting jackpot to 5 CAD$ million.