It could be your lucky day – depending on which province you live in.
Online Casino Expert Data slots examined lottery winnings of $10,000 or more in the last 12 months across Canada’s three national draws: Lotto Max, Lotto 6/49 and Daily Grand.
The total winnings, distributed across 1,000 residents, showed that Nunavut is the luckiest place in Canada – when it comes to playing the lottery.
Players in Nunavut have the highest odds of winning a large amount of money in the lottery than any other province or territory in Canada, with an average winnings of $172,473 per 1,000 residents.
A man who took Nunavut to the top claimed a $7 million Daily Grand jackpot in the October 13, 2022 draw.
Alberta came in second with an average winnings of $67,566 per 1,000 players.
A total of $310,892,575 was won across the province, including a Calgary man who took home a whopping $70 million in the October 21, 2022 Lotto Max draw.
Manitoba ranked third with an average profit of $53,959 per 1,000 residents.
The province’s biggest jackpot win was scored in Winnipeg when a lucky couple learned they had the $60 million winning ticket in a Lotto Max drawing last March.
The study grouped the Atlantic provinces together, ranking them fourth with an average of $45,688 per 1,000 residents.
Last year, a total of $116,652,647 was won in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, but it could be higher.
A lucky player who appears to be in New Brunswick has yet to win his $64 million Lotto 6/49 Gold Ball prize after an April 2023 drawing.
In fifth place was Ontario, where residents claimed $646,485,815 in the last 12 months – more than twice as much as any other region.
Two women – one from Vankleek Hill, Ontario, a town of just under 2,000 people, and the other from Richmond Hill – each won a $60 million jackpot on Lotto Max.
It sounds huge, but given the population, the average profit was $42,357 per 1,000 people.
British Columbia, Quebec, Yukon, Saskatchewan and Northwest Territories rounded out the top 10 with average winnings of $38,547, $24,276, $22,746, $17,360 and $11,438 per 1,000 players, respectively.
NWT had the lowest profits of any part of Canada. However, a ticket sold in Yellowknife last July is worth $250,000 – although it’s unclear whether the jackpot has yet been claimed.