Canadian lottery numbers feel just as great when they come up as any other nation’s lottery numbers. Indeed the lotteries Canada offers its citizens are diverse and inventive. However, in Canada it is illegal to profit from administering a pool of players, so to enjoy the benefits of operating and/or being in a syndicate Canadian citizens are increasingly looking abroad for opportunities to win larger and/or more frequent amounts.
Unlike in the US, where current gambling laws prevent Americans from playing lotteries online, participating in foreign lotteries Canada certainly will allow. Triumphantly turning up Canadian lottery numbers as part of a syndicate is difficult as the country has some quite restrictive legislation regarding profit-making from managing groups of players. How some are getting round this legislation is to take a 5 to 10% cut of any subsequent winnings rather than charging up front. There are probably many lottery players in Canada who would love to join a syndicate but it can be tough to organise one.
The Canadian Lotteries are run by 5 corporations across Canada. National games such as the Lotto 649 (meaning 6 balls from 49) are run by the Interprovincial Lottery Corporation. The 649 draw runs every Wednesday and Saturday, with approximately 36% of ticket revenue being returned to the Provincial Governments to use mostly for fundraising. But even the 649, one of the richest lotteries Canada boasts, is statistically unlikely to deliver a big win to you for several hundred years.
The best way to play the lottery is to join a lottery syndicate and there is a huge advantage. But joining just any syndicate can be a fruitless pursuit. Syndicates that allow players to pick their own numbers are offering very little hope of beating the odds, and syndicates that just pick random lines of numbers give you no more chance than if you played on your own.
No – the key to this is to find a syndicate that has a proven track record of delivering well above average results to its participants. And because of some of the restrictions on syndicate management of lotteries Canada enforces, many Canadians have gone back to the ‘Old World’ to find a syndicate that really understands odds and numbers and can show a fantastic track record of results.
E-lottery, based in the UK, gives players the chance to play the lucrative UK and Euro lotteries with a ‘free’ ball on the former and two ‘free’ balls on the latter. This hugely increases the chances of winning and many Canadians have joined either or both lotteries, smug in the knowledge that their cousins from south of the border are currently barred from doing the same.