Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Goodbye Super 7, Hello LOTTO MAX

Beginning Saturday, September 19 2009, tickets for the new Canadian multi-provincial game LOTTO MAX will go on sale. The first drawing for this new weekly game will be on Friday, September 25th. And, the minimum jackpot prize is C$10 million, but is capped at C$50 million. Above C$50M, seperate drawings for a single C$1 million prize will be conducted. This feature is called MAXMILLONS, and for every C$1M over C$50M, a seperate drawing will be held. That could be a lot of drawings!

This new game replaces the existing Super 7 game held every Friday night, and it promises to payout bigger prizes.

LOTTO MAX is very similar to Super 7 in that a player must correctly pick 7 white balls to win the jackpot. An eighth bonus ball is also drawn, and used for awarding 2nd (6 white+bonus) and 6th place (3 white+bonus) prizes.

However, bigger prizes come with a price. In LOTTO MAX's case, its C$5 minimum per play. Yes, each player must purchase 3 combinations for C$5 each (which is 2 1/2 times the cost of the Super 7 tickets).

Also, the number of white balls increases from 47 to 49, thus making it a bit harder to win.

As for us, we are busy creating our statistical pages for this new lottery, and beginning to construct histories of the smaller and more affordable individual provincial lotteries (BC 49, Atlantic 49, etc)

Since it is nearly identical to Super 7, we are simply considering it to be a Super 7 format and name changes for analytical purposes.


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