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FOR LOTTO MAX AND THE MAIN DRAW FOR LOTTO 6/49,

the winning numbers are drawn at random using a ball machine.  For Daily Grand, Keno Atlantic, Bucko, Salsa Bingo, Atlantic 49, TAG and MAXMILLIONS, an electronic draw machine (EDM) performs the draw using a random number generator (RNG).  For Lotto 6/49’s and Atlantic 49’s Guaranteed Prize Draws, EDMs are also used to generate a winner from all the selections that have been sold.

  • Effective May 15, 2019, a Random Number Generator (RNG) will generate Lotto 6/49 winning numbers.
  • Third-party experts have tested and certified the RNG software, which continues to ensure unbiased and unpredictable numbers
  • Effective May 14, 2019, RNG software will also determine the winning numbers for the LOTTO MAX main draw, in addition to the MAXMILLIONS™ draws.