Canadian Lotto Super 7

Complete Odds
Return to Players


The purpose of this page is to provide Lotto Super 7 players with the supplemental information that is not readily available on the sponsored lottery site.

Lotto Super 7
Mid-size 5.66% 94.34% 17.66 C$0.42 $0.0239 C$7.38
Class Winners Losers Overall Odds Overall Return Return Sensitivity Payout per C$

We believe this is important because most lotteries only provide players with minimal amount of information: the odds of each winning combination occurring; the overall probability of having a winning ticket; the price of each ticket; the game format; the total number of combinations; and a few other items.

However, this page fills in the missing blanks. Included here are the complete odds and probabilities of every winning and losing occurring. It provides you with a comparison of winners to losers, the monies collected, the monies distributed back to players, and more.

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About The Lotto Super 7 is a Canadian National lottery. It is governed by the Interprovincial Lottery Corporation.

Format Lotto Super 7 requires a player to make 1 choice: (1) Pick 7 numbers out of a set of 47 white balls. If the player picks the same numbers as those that are drawn in the next drawing, the player wins the Jackpot prize. Smaller prizes are awarded for other combinations. A bonus ball is also selected. This is used for awarding alternate prizes.

Class Lotto Super 7 is a Mid-size Lottery. We classify it as such because its Jackpot Parity is approximately C$27 million, which is over C$10 million and less than C$100 million

Prizes The minimum Lotto Super 7 jackpot prize is a C$2,500,000; and, all other cash prizes are predefined as well. These are summarized in the table below. If no one wins the jackpot amount, a portion of the proceeds is rolled forward to the next drawing, allowing the jackpot to grow. All other prizes are established as a fixed amount, or as a pari-mutuel amount of an allocated percentage prize pool.

Combinations In the Lotto Super 7, there are a total of 62,891,499 combinations.

Winners Of these, there are 3,561,111 winning combinations. This represents 5.66% of the combinations. The overall odds of having a winning combination is 17.66 to 1 (the lower the better).

Losers There are 59,330,388 losing Lotto Super 7 combinations. This is 94.34% of the combinations. The overall odds of having a losing combination is 1.06 to 1 (the higher the better; because as this number gets closer to 1, nearly every ticket is a loser.

Price Each Lotto Super 7 player is required to pay C$2.0 for 3 tickets. Thus, each Lotto Super 7 ticket costs C$0.67

Money Raised Assuming all tickets are sold and there are no duplicates, a total of C$41,927,666 will be raised.

Table S7-4: Canadian Lotto Super 7 Summary
Format 7/47+Bonus
Class Mini
Min Jackpot C$2.5M
Jackpot Type Cash
Combos 62,891,499
Total Winners 3,561,111
Total Losers 59,330,388
Overall Winners 17.66
Overall Losers 1.06
Pct Winners 5.66%
Pct Losers 94.34%
Price C$2.00/3 (C$0.67 ea)
Amount Raised C$41,927,666
Tot Payout C$17,510,937
Avg Ticket Payout C$4.92
Normalized Payout/C$ C$7.38
ReturnOnC$ C$0.42
Jackpot/Odds C$141,558
Return Sensitivity C$0.0239
Jackpot Parity C$26,916,729

Prize Pool Of this, C$17,510,937 will be allocated to the prize pool to be paid back to the players when the jackpot is set to C$2.5 million. This is determined in two ways. First, 45% of the money raised is determined. This amount is allocated to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place winning combinations. In addition to this, outright predetermined cash prizes for th26,916,728.80e 5th and 6th place winning combinations are added. A 7th place prize of 1 free play (3 tickets) is awarded. Note that while 73.00% is allocated to the jackpot prize pool, the actual jackpot may be substantially less than this calculate amount. AllocatedToPool 45.00%

Average Winning Ticket Payout On the average, each winning ticket will pay C$4.92 to the players. Since a ticket costs C$0.67, the normalized payout per C$ spent is C$7.38

Income Returned to Players Based on this information, C$0.42 of each C$ raised will be returned to the players.

Return Sensitivity (dR) If the Lotto Super 7 Jackpot changes by C$1 million, the above Income Returned to Players will change by C$0.0239 (up or down).

Jackpot Parity In order for Lotto Super 7 to return C$1.00 for each $C raised, the Jackpot must be equal to C$26,916,728.80


The following Table summarizes the odds, occurances, probability, number of winning combinations,
percent of prize pool, prize payout per combination, and the total cash payout of the combination pool.
Table S7-5: Canadian Lotto Super 7 Expanded Odds Calculations
321.852,878,7854.577383%2,878,785Free (2.00)5,757,570

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