Lotto Max is a Canadian lottery game. Lotto Max draws occur on Tuesday and Friday nights at approximately 9.15 pm Eastern Time and costs $5 to enter. Each Lotto Max ticket costs $5 for the three sets of numbers entered into each draw.
If you chose to play the other ENCORE game, this would add a further $1 onto your ticket price.
The Lotto Max game is administered by the Interprovincial Lottery Corporation, a consortium of the five regional lottery corporations in Canada. Each of these corporations operates local add-on games that, for an extra $1 each, can be added to a Lotto Max ticket. This "spiel" game (named "Tag," "Encore" or "Extra" depending on the region) adds a 6- or 7-digit number to the ticket with a top prize of $100,000 if all six digits are matched or $250,000 to $1,000,000 depending on the region for a seven-number match ($1,000,000 in Ontario and Quebec; $250,000 in the Western Canada region of Alberta.
The launch of Lotto Max was successful, attracting higher revenue in its first ten months of operation than Super 7 did in its best year of sales. A representative of OLG attributed Lotto Max's popularity to the size of its total prize pools (which approach the more massive jackpots seen in U.S. lotteries) and consumers' perception that the Max Millions system increased the probability that they could win a significant prize. In May 2019, the game introduced substantial changes, including adding a Tuesday drawing, a larger jackpot cap, a 50-number field, and two additional prize tiers.