Nunavut is the Luckiest Lottery Region in Canada, Northwest Territories Unluckiest — New Study  

A recent report examined lottery winnings across Canada’s provinces and territories to determine which region had the highest average winnings over the past year.

The study focused on lottery prizes of $10,000 or more from the national draws of Lotto Max, Lotto 6/49, and Daily Grand.

Nunavut emerged as the luckiest lottery region in Canada, with an average of $172,473 in winnings per 1,000 residents. However, the results may have been skewed by a single massive Daily Grand jackpot win of $7 million in October 2022.

Alberta secured the second spot in the study, boasting winnings of $67,566 per 1,000 individuals. In the past year, residents collected a total of $310,892,575 in prizes, including a remarkable $70 million Lotto Max jackpot won by a Calgarian in October 2022.

Manitoba ranked as the country’s third luckiest lottery region, with an average of $53,959 in winnings per 1,000 residents. The region’s largest jackpot in the last year was a staggering $60 million Lotto Max prize claimed by a Winnipeg resident in March 2023.

The Atlantic Provinces collectively secured fourth place, averaging lottery winnings of $45,688 per 1,000 residents. This region comprises New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island, with the largest jackpot being a $64 million Lotto 6/49 win in April 2023.

Despite having the highest total lottery winnings over the past year, Ontario ranked fifth in the study. Residents of Ontario collectively won $646,485,815, but the province’s large population contributed to an average winnings per 1,000 people of $42,357. Notably, two Ontario residents each claimed a $60 million Lotto Max jackpot in November 2022.

British Columbia, Quebec, and the Yukon took sixth, seventh, and eighth positions, with average winnings of $38,547, $24,276, and $22,746 per 1,000 residents, respectively.

Saskatchewan was deemed the unluckiest province in the study, with an average of $17,360 in winnings per 1,000 residents. The largest lottery win in the province in the past year was $5 million, won by an individual in Saskatoon playing Lotto 6/49 in May 2023.

Northwest Territories ranked as the unluckiest of all provinces and territories, with the lowest winnings at $521,581. The region was considered the least fortunate place to play the lottery in Canada, with average winnings of $11,438 per 1,000 residents.

Source: Insauga

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