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wilson_wu
Jul 20th, 2012, 03:29 PM
I bought a Quick Pick Lotto Max+Encore for \$6.

There's 3 lines. 1 line, then its separated by a line, and then 2 lines of numbers below that.

I'm assuming the first line are the numbers being played. Then wtf is the second and third line of numbers? (They have nothing to do with the encore)

Pete_Coach
Jul 20th, 2012, 03:44 PM
http://www.olg.ca/lotteries/games/howtoplay.do?game=lottomax :facepalm:

iEyeCaptain
Jul 20th, 2012, 03:45 PM
The lottery is a tax on stupid people.

wilson_wu
Jul 20th, 2012, 03:55 PM
http://www.olg.ca/lotteries/games/howtoplay.do?game=lottomax :facepalm:

Before you facepalm yourself, the website states:

Quick Pick box and the numbers will be randomly chosen by the lottery terminal. For each set of numbers played, the lottery terminal will generate two additional sets of numbers.

But it doesn't mention what those two sets of numbers are for!? :facepalm:

Shaner
Jul 20th, 2012, 03:58 PM
The lottery is a tax on stupid people.

People that don't understand what a lottery is truly are stupid. A lottery is a form of entertainment. To me, the entertainment of knowing I could possibly (very unlikely, but still possibly) win a huge sum of money, is worth the cost of a lottery ticket. After all, I make a decent living and have enough money that I can afford a lottery ticket every now and then.

I know the odds and I choose to play on occasion. You can't seem to understand that reasoning, so who is the dumb one?

confuzed
Jul 20th, 2012, 03:58 PM
Bonus lines -- you get three lines regardless if you pick your numbers or get a quick pick.

Shaner
Jul 20th, 2012, 03:58 PM
Before you facepalm yourself, the website states:

But it doesn't mention what those two sets of numbers are for!? :facepalm:

They are for the jackpot. With Lotto Max, you can't pick those last two sets of numbers, they have to be quickpick. You can only pick the first set of numbers. If any of those numbers win, you win.

iEyeCaptain
Jul 20th, 2012, 04:02 PM
They are for the jackpot. With Lotto Max, you can't pick those last two sets of numbers, they have to be quickpick. You can only pick the first set of numbers. If any of those numbers win, you win.

Nah

Those extra sets of numbers are used to match towards any "MaxMillions" that Lotto Max may have during that week.

MaxMillions only appear on weeks where the jackpot is \$50 million.

You must match all numbers in any of those extra lines to the draw sets of MaxMillions numbers to win \$1 million.

Hairball
Jul 20th, 2012, 04:09 PM
Nah

Those extra sets of numbers are used to match towards any "MaxMillions" that Lotto Max may have during that week.

MaxMillions only appear on weeks where the jackpot is \$50 million.

You must match all numbers in any of those extra lines to the draw sets of MaxMillions numbers to win \$1 million.

It isn't that complicated, one Lotto Max play for \$5 happens to have 3 lines.

When the numbers are drawn, match each line to the drawn numbers of the main draw to see if you win. If there are MaxMillion draws, any line that matches all 7 numbers for the MaxMillion draw will win \$1 million.

TheRequiem
Jul 20th, 2012, 04:45 PM
There is no difference between the first line and the 2nd/3rd. All are equally eligible for all prizes.

One "play" (\$5) for LottoMax is always 3 sets of numbers. You can select your numbers for the first set, or you can go quickpick (random). The 2nd and 3rd set are always quickpick. Any of the 3 numbers can win the jackpot or maxmillions (if any).

appleb
Jul 20th, 2012, 05:04 PM
Nah

Those extra sets of numbers are used to match towards any "MaxMillions" that Lotto Max may have during that week.

MaxMillions only appear on weeks where the jackpot is \$50 million.

You must match all numbers in any of those extra lines to the draw sets of MaxMillions numbers to win \$1 million.

Maxmillions has nothing to do with those extra two lines.

All three lines on your tickets are for the same prizes. You get 3 plays for \$5, two of which are picked automatically for you.

Your actual odds of winning with a single line is 1 in 85,900,584, but on their website they claim your odds of winning per \$5 play is 1 in 28,633,528. This is because you get three distinct numbers per \$5.

45ED
Jul 20th, 2012, 05:52 PM
Maxmillions has nothing to do with those extra two lines.

All three lines on your tickets are for the same prizes. You get 3 plays for \$5, two of which are picked automatically for you.

Your actual odds of winning with a single line is 1 in 85,900,584, but on their website they claim your odds of winning per \$5 play is 1 in 28,633,528. This is because you get three distinct numbers per \$5.

I like to think he's actually trolling with that post.