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About BC/49

BC/49 is the B.C. only lottery with guaranteed jackpots of $2 million. Don't forget to say “Yes” to the Extra for a chance to win $500,000.

BC/49 and Extra are available wherever lottery products are sold, at lottery retailers, bars and pubs, and online at PlayNow.com. Draws are held every Wednesday and Saturday. Get your tickets before 6 p.m. for your chance to win.

 


How to Play BC/49

Playing is easy. Choose your favourite 6 numbers from 1 - 49 or ask for a Quick Pick to have random numbers chosen for you. Each selection of six numbers costs $1 and you can play up to 10 selections per ticket.

When you play Double Play, your selections are eligible for both BC/49 and Lotto 6/49. Each Double Play selection costs $4.

If you'd like to purchase tickets for more than one draw, play Advance Buy. Choose how many consecutive draws you want to play, up to a maximum of 26 draws.

Say “Yes” to the Extra for the chance to win $500,000. Each selection costs $1 and you can play up to 10 selections of Extra per ticket.

For an even easier way to play, ask for one of our BC/49 Packages.

BC/49 and Extra are drawn every Wednesday and Saturday. Check your tickets after the draw to see if you're a winner.


Draw Info

BC/49

  • Every Wednesday and Saturday, six numbers are drawn from 1 - 49, plus a Bonus number, used for two prize categories.
  • To win or share the BC/49 jackpot, you need to match all six of your BC/49 numbers to the six numbers drawn.

Learn more about all the prizes you could win with BC/49 »

Extra

  • Every Wednesday and Saturday, four numbers are drawn from 1 - 99.
  • If you have said “Yes” to the Extra, the word “YES” appears beside the Extra numbers on your ticket and your numbers qualify for the draw.
  • If you have said “No” to the Extra, the word “NO” appears beside the Extra numbers on your ticket and your numbers do not qualify for the draw.
  • To win the Extra $500,000 top prize, your numbers need to qualify for the draw and you need to match all 4 of your Extra numbers to the numbers drawn.

Check out the other prizes you could win with Extra »


Package Play

Check out our new selection of BC/49 packages, to make playing even easier.

Packages are a great way to play different combinations of BC/49, Lotto 6/49, and the Extra in one quick, easy transaction. We now have weekly packages to make your play even more convenient and some packages will be available for purchase online.

$5 Mini Dip
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A Quick Pick ticket consisting of one Lotto 6/49 play and one BC/49 selection (same six numbers as Lotto 6/49's regular selection), plus one Lotto 6/49 Extra. 

Advance Buy is available upt to a maximum of 26 consecutive draws. 

Additional Extras are available at a cost of $1 per selection, up to a maximum of 10 per ticket.

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$10 Weekly Mini Dip
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A Quick Pick ticket consisting of one Lotto 6/49 play, one BC/49 selection (same six numbers as the Lotto 6/49 regular selection), plus one selection of Extra. Each valid for two consecutive draws.

Advance Buy is available, up to a maximum of 26 consecutive draws.

Additional Extras are available at a cost of $1 per selection, up to a maximum of 10 per ticket.

$13 Double Dip
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A Quick Pick ticket consisting of three Lotto 6/49 plays, three BC/49 selections (same six numbers as the Lotto 6/49 regular selections), plus one selection of Extra.

Advance Buy is available, up to a maximum of 26 consecutive draws.

Additional Extras are available at a cost of $1 per selection, up to a maximum of 10 per ticket.

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Combo Play

Combo Play is the easy way to play multiple selections of BC/49, or both BC/49 and Lotto 6/49. Choose from a 5, 7, 8 or 9 number Combo.

With Combo Play, you can choose your own numbers or ask for a Quick Pick to have random numbers chosen for you. Be sure to say “Yes” to the Extra for a chance to win $500,000. You can play up to 10 Extra on your Combo Play ticket.

Here are some examples to help you play BC/49 Combo Play:

Combo 5

When you choose Combo 5, you pick five numbers, and every other number from 1 - 49 is added to create every possible six-number selection. Here's an example of the 44 selections created when you choose the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 on a Combo 5.

1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 12. 1 2 3 4 5 17 23. 1 2 3 4 5 28 34. 1 2 3 4 5 39
2. 1 2 3 4 5 7 13. 1 2 3 4 5 18 24. 1 2 3 4 5 29 35. 1 2 3 4 5 40
3. 1 2 3 4 5 8 14. 1 2 3 4 5 19 25. 1 2 3 4 5 30 36. 1 2 3 4 5 41
4. 1 2 3 4 5 9 15. 1 2 3 4 5 20 26. 1 2 3 4 5 31 37. 1 2 3 4 5 42
5. 1 2 3 4 5 10 16. 1 2 3 4 5 21 27. 1 2 3 4 5 32 38. 1 2 3 4 5 43
6. 1 2 3 4 5 11 17. 1 2 3 4 5 22 28. 1 2 3 4 5 33 39. 1 2 3 4 5 44
7. 1 2 3 4 5 12 18. 1 2 3 4 5 23 29. 1 2 3 4 5 34 40. 1 2 3 4 5 45
8. 1 2 3 4 5 13 19. 1 2 3 4 5 24 30. 1 2 3 4 5 35 41. 1 2 3 4 5 46
9. 1 2 3 4 5 14 20. 1 2 3 4 5 25 31. 1 2 3 4 5 36 42. 1 2 3 4 5 47
10. 1 2 3 4 5 15 21. 1 2 3 4 5 26 32. 1 2 3 4 5 37 43. 1 2 3 4 5 48
11. 1 2 3 4 5 16 22. 1 2 3 4 5 27 33. 1 2 3 4 5 38 44. 1 2 3 4 5 49

Combo 7, 8 and 9

When you choose Combo 7, 8 or 9, your numbers are combined into every possible selection of six numbers. Here's an example of the seven six-number selections created when you choose the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 on a Combo 7.

1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 3. 1 2 3 4 6 7 5. 1 2 4 5 6 7 7. 2 3 4 5 6 7
2. 1 2 3 4 5 7 4. 1 2 3 5 6 7 6. 1 3 4 5 6 7  

Combos 8 and 9 are created in the same way as Combo 7. Although your Combo Play ticket will only show your numbers, your ticket is eligible for all possible six-number selections.

Price

Combo BC/49 Lotto 6/49 Both Lotto 6/49 & BC/49
Selections Cost Selections Cost Selections Cost
5 44 $44 44 $132 44 $176
7 7 $7 7 $21 7 $28
8 28 $28 28 $84 28 $112
9 84 $84 84 $252 84 $336

Combo Play Prizes

Learn about all the prizes you could win with BC/49 Combo Play »


Group Play

Whether you play with family, friends or co-workers, playing as a group lets you pool your money together for more chances to win!

The way you choose to manage your lottery purchases and potential winnings is up to the group members involved. Visit our Group Play page for some tips to keep in mind when playing as a group and some steps that may help avoid any misunderstandings.

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Playing Responsibly

Know how the game works and what the odds are before playing.

The more you know about the games, the better equipped you are to make informed decisions when you play.

Learn More About the Odds at GameSense.ca

DISCLAIMER: In the event of a discrepancy between these how to play instructions and the Game Conditions, the Game Conditions shall prevail.

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