On this page, you can find the history of Banco, a guide on how to play it, and information on the latest results of Banco. We will also provide some tips on how to improve your chances of winning!
Banco has been around since the late 80's and the reason it's so popular is the odds of winning are good and prizes very attractive.
There are tickets of varying value to choose from between CAD 1 and CAD 10 which will influence the prize you can win and additionally you can decide how many numbers you want to match.
The draws take place every day at 10:30 p.m. Sales of tickets close just before it. The Banco winning numbers are published online soon after the draw.
To get started, you'll need to buy a ticket either from an authorised retailer, the Official website or via mobile app. If you decide to play online you need to register an account first.
The three main factors to consider when playing are the ticket price and how many numbers you want to bet on.
Firstly, tickets vary in value from between CAD 1 and CAD 10 and this cost acts as a multiplier for the prizes on offer. For example, a CAD 10 ticket will win you ten times as much as a CAD 1 one.
Secondly, you have the choice of picking between 2 and 10 numbers (ranging from 1 to 70) with the aim of matching them to those that are drawn in the lottery. But if you prefer, you can use the Quick Pick option to make life easier.
Lastly, there is a Turbo option which, if you select it, doubles your wager and multiplies your winnings. There is an additional draw alongside the main draw to decide the Turbo factor for that day which can multiply your jackpot by 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 10 times.
If that wasn't enough, you have Extra to consider. This is an add-on game which involves an additional draw with the chance to win a cool Million Dollars ! To do that, the 7 digits that you're allocated must match the 7 drawn in the corresponding draw. If you want to join in for CAD 1 per play, just check the Extra box.
Trying to hit the jackpot by picking random numbers is like trying to find a needle in a haystack. However, if you're determined to choose your own numbers, there are a few things you can do to improve your chances.
The odds of winning the Banco jackpot if you choose 10 numbers are 1 in 2,147,181. Other odds are:
If you decide to choose 2 numbers, the odds of winning are 1 in 13.
The maximum jackpot is CAD 5 million and you can win it by placing a CAD 10 wager plus the Turbo option and match 9 numbers with the maximum 10x turbo coming up in the draw. There are also smaller prizes.
You must be 18 years of age or older to play Banco. However, you don't need to be a citizen of Canada, although Canadian residence is required.
Banco is operated by Loto Quebec Corporation. The first draw was made on September 15, 1989.
Playing casino games should be solely for entertainment purposes. So you don't end up spending more than you can afford to lose, setting a budget before playing is highly advisable. It's also important to note that gambling can be addictive, therefore you should keep in mind that the odds are always in favour of the casino. With that being said, here are some tips on how to play Banco responsibly:
If you think you might have a gambling problem, there are a few things you can do to get help:
The minimum wager is CAD 1. The maximum wager is CAD 10.00.
No, lottery winnings in Canada are paid out tax-free.
Prizes must be claimed within one year of the draw date. After that, they expire and are considered unclaimed.
Yes, you can purchase tickets for Banco online through the Loto Quebec website.