PayDay (lottery)

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PayDay is a lottery game administered by several regions of Canada. The game draws four numbers from 1 through 77. Each ticket contains 15 sets of numbers. Their distribution is located in the table below.[1]

The last PayDay draw in Ontario was held on June 10, 2010,[2] and the last draw in the WCLC was held on January 17, 2013.[3]

Prize category sets of numbers
$1,000 A Week For 1
$50,000 2
$20,000 4
$1,000 8

Payout table

Source:[4]

Number of Matches Prize Category Prize Odds of Winning per $2 play.
4/4 $1,000 A Week For Life $1,000 A Week For Life annuity or single cash payment of $675,000 1: 1,353,275
4/4 $50,000 $50,000 1: 676,638
4/4 $20,000 $20,000 1: 338,319
4/4 $1,000 $1,000 1: 169,159
3/6 Any Prize Category $25 1 in 309
2/6 Any Prize Category $2 1 in 6.2
Any Prize 1 in 6.1

It should be noted that a cash option is standard practice in Canadian lotteries for annuity prizes, while in the United States a cash option for a "lifetime" prize, originally nonexistent, has become commonplace.

References

  1. "PayDay lotto". WCLC. Archived from the original on 2010-07-22. Retrieved 2010-03-18.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "PayDay Frequently Asked Questions". OLG. Retrieved 2010-06-02.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "PAYDAY Retires January 17, 2013 - Advance Draws Start Rolling Down". August 2012. Retrieved 2013-08-02.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "PayDay Ont". OLG. Retrieved 2010-03-18.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>