In 1978, the family of OLG enriched itself by an amazing lottery – Lottario. The game instantly won the hearts of fans of lottery games, and over time has evolved and changed for the better, modifying the rules of the game a bit. Although today there are many its counterparts on the market Lottario is still considered one of the most iconic and popular.

How to play Lottario?

In order to play Lottario, a player must choose six numbers from the pool from 1 to 45. He/she may also decide to use the Quick Pick option. It is an excellent solution for those who have little time or begin their experience in this field and don’t know what numbers to choose. Along with each combination a player gets a free of charge set of six random numbers. These numbers also take part in the game.

What is characteristic for the  Lottario lottery is the Early Bird draw. To take part in it a player has to buy a ticket before 12:00 p.m. Eastern time. The pool of prizes in this draw amounts to $50 000, and to win a player must match all the four Early Bird numbers. All those who manage to do that get equal parts of the prize pool.

The lottery takes place once a week – on Saturday.

What can I win in Lottario?

Lottario has a guaranteed jackpot, which equals $250 000. If nobody wins it the pool is transferred to the next draw. In order to win, a player has to get all the six numbers right. If he/she gets 3 of 6 numbers, he/she receives $5. In case of matching 4 of 6 numbers, he/she wins $25.

If a player is lucky and gets 5 of the 6 numbers right, he/she will win $100. Also a bonus number is important because this is the bonus number that increases the prize. Each amount of prizes not used from the categories: 6/6, 5/6, 5/6 + Bonus and 4/6 goes to the pool of Jackpot prizes in the upcoming draw.

What do I have to do if I win?

If a player is lucky enough and wins a prize he/she has 12 months to report that.  If he/she doesn’t do that on time, the prizes are transferred to Ontario province and there the funds are used as part of social projects. 

What are my chances to win?

In comparison with other lotteries, Lottario provides quite high chances to win. The probability that a player matches all six of his chosen numbers to those drawn is 1: 4,072,530. The chance to win the second prize is 1: 678 755. On the other hand, the chance to win the third and the prize on Thursday is 1:17, 861 and 1: 366,4.

Numbers MatchedOdds of Winning Per $1 Play (approximate)
6 Numbers1 in 4,072,530
5 Numbers + Bonus1 in 678,755
5 Numbers1 in 17,861
4 Numbers1 in 366.4
3 Numbers1 in 22.28
Early Bird1 in 4,966.5
Any Prize1 in 20.89

Bonus levels at Lottario

We also present bonus levels in Lottario and the estimated prize that can be won. Its amount depends on the number of the draws, i.e., on the ticket sales and on the number of winners. This data is presented in the table below: 

Numbers MatchedWin
6 Numbers44 % of the total prize pool
5 Numbers + Bonus5.4 % of the total prize pool
5 Numbers19 % of the total prize pool
4 Numbers31.6 % of the total prize pool
3 Numbers$5
Early Bird$50,000 (shared equally)


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