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Lotto Super 7

Lotto Super 7 is one of Canada's national lottery games, along with Lotto 6/49. Drawn every Friday night, it has become a staple with Canadian lottery players. Jackpots start at a guaranteed $2.5 million, and is carried over if no ticket matches all 7 numbers. The largest jackpot awarded was in 2003, in which 4 winners shared an approximate $38 million jackpot.

Prize Structure

As the name implies, Lotto Super 7 involves seven numbers being picked from a field from one to forty-seven. The prizes range from a free play up to the jackpot. Prizes are awarded as follows:

Match Prize Odds of Winning
7/7 Jackpot (Share of 73% of Pools Fund) 1 in 62,891,499
6/7+ Share of 5% of Pools Fund 1 in 8,984,649
6/7 Share of 5% of Pools Fund 1 in 230,373
5/7 Share of 17% of Pools Fund 1 in 3,840
4/7 $10.00 1 in 181.8
3/7+ $10.00 1 in 196.5
3/7 Free Play 1 in 21.9

Note: The fixed prizes for 3 of 7, 3 of 7+ Bonus and 4 of 7 are payable from the Prize Fund (45% of sales). The balance remaining is the Pools Fund, from which all other pari-mutuel shares of prizes are paid. The "+" symbol denotes matching the bonus number.

Purchasing Tickets

Tickets for Super 7 are sold all across Canada in each of the five lottery jurisdictions (British Columbia Lottery Corporation, Western Canada Lottery Corporation, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, Loto-Québec, and Atlantic Lottery Corporation). Tickets can be purchased until the cutoff time of 9:00 p.m. ET on Friday nights. For every $2 spent, three selections of seven numbers will be given. In addition, each jurisdiction has an add-on regional game which can be bought for $1.