There's A 1-In-4 Chance Of A $62 Million Jackpot In Lotto 6/49 & It Could Break Records Soon

There's also an extra $5 million available to be won. 💰

A Lotto 6/49 sign.

A Lotto 6/49 sign.

If you like to try your luck with the lottery, you'll definitely want to check out the Lotto 6/49 draw for Wednesday, April 12.

According to Loto-Quebec, the draw machine currently has one gold ball in it worth $62 million as well as only three white balls, which are each with $1 million.

That means that there's a 1-in-4 chance of winning the gold ball prize as one ball from the machine must be drawn on April 12!

As well as that prize, there's also the $5 million Classic Jackpot that will be available to be won.

In September of 2022, Lotto 6/49 got revamped to include the Gold Ball Draw, which can go as high as $68 million.

Under the revamp, the highest jackpot ever won was a $48 million jackpot scored by an 18-year-old from Ontario on January 7, 2023.

That means the $62 million up for grabs in this draw is the highest it's been since the introduction of the Gold Ball, but prior to the change-up, the largest amount ever won was $64 million on October 17, 2015 by a woman in Mississagua, according to Global News.

The gold ball increases by $2 million each time it isn't won, so if a white ball is drawn on April 12, that means on April 15, there will be a gold ball worth $64 million up for grabs, tying the record win from 2015.

Exciting stuff!

If you want to try your luck with the potential $62 million Lotto 6/49 jackpot, tickets are available for purchase until 10:30 pm ET on Wednesday, April 12.

If you or someone you know is struggling with problem gambling, refer to these helplines across Canada. Support is available.

This article's cover image was used for illustrative purposes only.

Sarah Rohoman
Sarah Rohoman is an Editor for Narcity Media focused on Canadian celebrities and is based in Toronto, Ontario.