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What is Megadice Lotto?


Megadice is a new lottery game taking Ontario by storm. And we get it! Each $2 Megadice lotto ticket is a two-game play, giving you the chance to win up to $7,500 in an instant game and up to $100,000 in a lottery draw.

Open to Ontario residents 19+, tickets can only be purchased across the province at official Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) retailers. As there’s an instant win component that plays out immediately, there’s no online opt-in.

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Two games per ticket means two sets of numbers, one for the instant play and one for the lottery. Instant wins are determined by the rolling of seven dice, while the lotto portion follows a more traditional six-number ball draw that takes place nightly. Dice can earn you up to $7,500 while the Megadice lotto jackpot is fixed at $100,000.

How to Play Megadice Lotto

Each ticket gives you a shot at an instant cash prize and the chance to match up six lotto numbers for $100,000. But, the real innovation that makes this game sing is the instant win play that slot players are sure to love.

The instant game plays out as soon as you purchase your Megadice lotto ticket. Seven dice roll out in crystal clear animation across the vendor’s screen, so you’ll instantly know if you’ve won a prize. Right off the bat!

Now, you can collect those winnings immediately, or if you feel lady luck loves your ticket, hold off until the nightly draw plays out. If you choose to grab your cash and go, don’t worry, you don’t forfeit your lotto numbers, your ticket is simply exchanged for one that indicates the instant win has been claimed.

If you’re an optimist, you can redeem your ticket the following day and winnings from both games will be paid together.

OLG offers a win tracker so you can check where the big bucks are being paid. Keep in mind that any instant prizes over $1K must be claimed at an OLG office. That’s likely why they’re only tracking wins over $1K.

The traditional lottery number on Megadice tickets is a six-number play. Unlike Canada’s other major games, Lotto 6/49 and Lotto Max, Megadice is quick pick only. That's right, there’s no debating between your Aunt’s birthday and your dog’s age anymore. Megadice dishes out your numbers as a quick pick, using six numbers between 1 and 39. Phew. No decisions necessary.

For the main lottery on a Megadice lotto ticket, you’ll be waiting for the nightly draw at 10:30 PM Eastern. Matching six of six from your quick pick grants you the big $100K top prize, but matching a mere 3 gets you $3 back. Think you won the big one? Check back in with a local OLG retailer for a ticket check.

How to win in Megadice Lotto

Let’s dive into the Instant Win first. Once a Megadice lotto ticket is purchased, the vendor’s screen lights up with animated action, initiating the dice game. Seven dice roll across the screen, revealing seven numbers. The goal here is to simply match up winning numbers combinations for the chance to win $3 to $7,500 instantly. It’s a nice instant gratification play that’s quite fun to watch roll out.

The lottery takes place nightly at 10:30 PM Eastern. Not a long wait, since this is a daily draw lotto, but it’s still a wait compared to the instant play! Not to worry, a $100K payday is worth the wait. Like most lotteries, matching six for six grants you the top prize, but three will still offer cashback. While there are no free plays in the prize mix, there are nine tiers of wins for the instant game and five for the lotto. Fair enough!


What are the winning odds and payouts of Megadice?

Megadice’s instant win offers 9 possible prizes. While they’re not as large as the main lottery jackpot, the top prize is $7,500 which still deserves a happy dance when hit.

  • 7 Ones = $7,500
  • 7 of a kind (2s - 6s) = $1,500
  • 6 of a kind = $100
  • 4 of a kind + 3 of a kind = $25
  • 5 of a kind = $10
  • 3 of a kind + 3 of a kind = $5
  • 3 of a kind + 2 pair = $4
  • Straight = $3
  • 4 of a kind = $2

Similar to Lotto Max and Lotto 6/49, the main Megadice lottery draw offers tiers of wins. For the biggest $100,000 jackpot you’re going to need to match all six. But, you can recoup your initial $2 by simply matching three.

  • Match 6 of 6 = $100,000
  • Match 5 of 6 + Bonus = $5,000
  • Match 5 of 6 = $250
  • Match 4 of 6 = $15
  • Match 3 of 6 = $3

The odds of a winner’s dance for the Megadice lotto jackpot are 1 in 3,262,623 but diminish to 1 in 279,936 for the instant win. But, in a win or lose situation, you’re looking at 1 in 3.7 for the lottery and 1 in 4.3 for the instant game.


What are the biggest jackpots in Megadice?

The main play of all Megadice lotto tickets is the nightly jackpot draw, which is a fixed $100,000. That means, it won’t soar from $10 Million to $50 Million like Lotto Max, but will remain a predictable $100K through and through. The instant win dice game, not to be downplayed, features a grand prize of $7,500.

What casino games are similar to Megadice?

Megadice lotto is attractive because of its dualling qualities. On one hand, you’ve got an instant play offering an animated fun game, and on the other, you’ve got a build-up to a nightly draw featuring a $100K jackpot. One of our burgeoning new genres here at LeoVegas is live game shows. They check all the Megadice lotto boxes, infused with instant wins, fun feature bonuses, and in some cases, whopper jackpots.

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Megadice FAQ

How to check Megadice winning numbers?

You can check the past results and the number of winners for both nightly draw and instant wins on the official OLG website.

How much can you win on Megadice lotto?

You can win $3 to $7,500 instantly and up to $100,000 in a nightly draw.

What happens if you match 2 numbers on Megadice lotto?

You need to match at least three numbers to win the minimum prize.

What time is the Megadice draw tonight?

The lottery takes place nightly at 10:30 PM Eastern.

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