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Need some lottery luck? Then move to Nunavut… or Alberta!

November 15, 2023 | By Anthony Capkun

Analysis shows the luckiest places to play the lottery in Canada

November 15, 2023 – Nunavut has been named the luckiest lottery region in Canada, according to an analysis* by Datslots—a self-proclaimed “online casino expert”.

Datslots says it analyzed lottery winnings of $10,000 or more over the last 12 months in Canada’s three national draws—Lotto Max, Lotto 6/49, Daily Grand—and discovered that residents of Nunavut have the highest chance of winning a large sum of money in the lottery than any other place in Canada, averaging winnings of $172,473 per 1000 people.

Alberta came second in the analysis of Canada’s luckiest lottery regions. Residents there are among the most fortunate lottery players in the country, says Datslots, averaging winnings of $67,566 per 1000 people. Over the last 12 months, a total of $310,892,575 has been won in the region.

Manitoba was named third luckiest lottery region, with average winnings of $53,959 per 1000 residents.

The Atlantic Provinces placed fourth, averaging lottery winnings of $45,688 per 1000 residents. Over the past year, a total of $116,652,647 has been won across New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island.

Despite having the largest amount of total lottery winnings over the past year, Ontario placed fifth in the study. Over the last 12 months, Ontario residents have won $646,485,815—more than double the sum of any other region—yet it comes in fifth place because the average winnings per 1000 residents is $42,357.

British Columbia, Quebec, and Yukon took sixth, seventh, and eighth places, averaging winnings of $38,547, $24,276, and $22,746 per 1000 people, respectively.

Saskatchewan ranks as the unluckiest province, averaging winnings of $17,360 per 1000 residents.

But the truly unluckiest region in the entire country—with average winnings of $11,438 per 1000 people—is Northwest Territories.

* For its analysis, Datslots used figures from Lotto Max, Lotto 6/49, and Daily Grand. It totalled the winning amounts ($10K or higher) and divided them per 1000 residents to come up with Canada’s luckiest lottery region.

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