Originally started on October 1, 1997, the Quebec 49 lottery was overhauled on October 29, 2007. Tickets are available for only $1 with a grand prize worth $2 million per draw.
Drawings are done twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The deadline for purchasing tickets is 9:00 on the day of drawings. The odds of winning any prize are 1 in 32.3 with the odds of winning the grand prize, 1 in about 13,000,000.
To play Loto QUÉBEC 49, participants can either pick their own six numbers ranging from 1 to 49 or have the computer pick them. When playing Loto Québec 49, participants can also add Extra to a ticket and play Lotto 6/49 on the same numbers.