The countdown is on: 1 in 2 chance Gold Ball worth $66M will be drawn during next Lotto 6/49 draw

Have you heard? There is a fifty per cent chance the Gold Ball will be drawn on the June 15 Lotto 6/49 draw!

Lotto 6/49 was relaunched in 2022 with exciting changes, and now the growing Gold Ball jackpot has climbed for what is now just the second time ever, all the way to $66 million!

The Gold Ball draw guarantees a winning ticket on every Lotto 6/49 draw night, with the winner either taking home $1 million if a white ball is drawn or the growing Gold Ball jackpot if the gold ball is drawn.

So, even if the gold ball isn’t drawn this Saturday, someone will still take home a $1-million prize, and the jackpot will grow to $68 million, guaranteeing a $68-million winner for Wednesday, June 19 draw as no white balls will remain in play.

The game also still offers the Classic Jackpot worth $5 million on every play in addition to the Gold Ball draw.

With this exciting Lotto 6/49 draw taking place this Saturday, June 15 at 11:29:59 p.m. (AT), the Atlantic Lottery team is excited about the possibility of meeting a $66-million winner.

Starting on Sunday morning, players can check their tickets in the following ways:

  • Check your numbers online at
  • Scan your ticket with the ticket checker on the AL mobile app, available for iOS and Android
  • Check your ticket at lottery retail locations

The team just recently celebrated Atlantic Canada’s largest lottery win ever thanks to a Lotto 6/49 Gold Ball Jackpot worth $64 million. Merel Chaisson of Bas-Caraquet, N.B. had the $64-million winning ticket on his dresser for 347 days following the draw on April 16, 2023 and claimed his massive prize just weeks before it was set to expire in April 2024. Read Merel’s story here.

Could Saturday night’s Lotto 6/49 draw result in another Atlantic Canadian taking home the growing Gold Ball Jackpot and break the record for largest lottery prize ever won in the region? You never know, but whether our next big winner takes home the growing Gold Ball Jackpot or the $1 million prize, the Atlantic Lottery team simply cannot wait to help another winner celebrate.