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Lotto 6/49 Gold Ball Jackpot Rolls to Record Amount

September 22, 2023


It’s an exciting time for lottery players across Canada, in advance of Saturday’s Lotto 6/49 draw for the largest jackpot prize in the game’s history: an astounding $66 million. 

With the $66-million Gold Ball Jackpot and the $5-million Classic Jackpot, players are getting ready for the chance to win these life-changing prize amounts. Players can purchase Lotto 6/49 tickets at any of the 3,400 lottery retailers in British Columbia, as well as online at PlayNow.com or on the BCLC Lotto! App

With only two balls left in the draw, there is a 1 in 2 chance that the gold ball will be drawn Saturday night — if the gold ball is drawn, someone will walk away with the $66 million Gold Ball Jackpot. In addition, the $5-million Classic Jackpot is also up for grabs.  

Saturday’s jackpot marks the first time that the Lotto 6/49 Gold Ball jackpot has grown to this amount, following game enhancements launched in September 2022 to enable larger jackpot prizes. If the Gold Ball Jackpot is not won on Saturday, the jackpot will roll to the maximum amount of $68 million for the Wednesday, September 27 draw — meaning someone in Canada WILL win the Gold Ball Jackpot. 

All lottery prize winners have 52 weeks from the draw date printed on their ticket to come forward to claim their prize. The specific retail location where the winning lottery ticket was purchased, and the lottery winners’ name(s) will be announced after the winner has come forward to claim their prize.

So far in 2023, B.C. lottery players redeemed more than $82 million in winnings from Lotto 6/49.

Feeling Golden Promotion

To celebrate the record-breaking Lotto 6/49 Gold Ball Jackpot, BCLC is inviting players to wear a visibly gold clothing or accessory item and visit one of 68 participating mall lottery kiosks. Every day jewelry doesn’t apply here! Starting at 12 noon on Saturday, September 23, 2023, BCLC will give away 6,600 free Lotto 6/49 tickets (while supplies last). For further information, please visit our website: https://www.playnow.com/lottery/promotions/feeling-golden/