# Encore Question

#### Clarity

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I'm new to this forum so my apologies if this has already been answered somewhere before. Is the Encore a good thing to play? How about odds in winning? Thanks.

#### Maggie

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odds of winning encore

Welcome Clarity,

Here is info taken from lottery site:
What is Encore?
Encore is an extra game that you can get for \$1 in Lotto 6/49 or Super 7. The computer picks your numbers randomly when you go to register your Lotto 6/49 at a participating store and you have the "yes to encore" square checked on your ticket. Then the winning numbers are drawn beside the Lotto 6/49 winning numbers. You can win a prize of up to \$250,000 and the overall odds of winning is 1 in 5.26.

I think for an extra dollar, it is well worth playing the encore.

#### Florie

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I have tried and played all kinds of lotteries but never played the encore. I don't know why I can't spend that extra dollar for it.
Oh, well.

#### Beaker

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Florie said:
I have tried and played all kinds of lotteries but never played the encore. I don't know why I can't spend that extra dollar for it.
Oh, well.
I don;t either Florie I like to pick my numbers and I think if I were to spend an extra \$ I'd get a quickpik.
I didn't realize the odds were so good with the encore.

#### dwoods99

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Re: odds of winning encore

...snip... You can win a prize of up to \$250,000 and the overall odds of winning is 1 in 5.26.
Personally, Encore/Extra/'The Plus' or whatever it is called inyour local area, I think it's a waste of money. The odds quoted are very deceiving, check the back of your 6/49 playslips next time you fill out your numbers. I quote from Western Canada Lottery ...

All six digits -- \$100,000 --- 1 in 1,000,000
Last 5 digits ----- \$1,000 --- 1 in . 111,111
Last 4 digits ------- \$100 --- 1 in .. 11,111
Last 3 digits -------- \$50 --- 1 in ... 1,111
First 2 digits or last 2 digits -- \$10 --- 1 in 52.9
First digit or last digit -------- Free Play --- 1 in 5.8

Odds of winning any prize are approximately one in 5.3 . All odds are approximate.

Free play means one 6/49 quick pick and the Plus/Encore/Extra entered - a \$2 value.

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BC Extra - must match 4/99 nrs for the Jackpot

the odds are as follows:

4/4.....\$500,000...1:3,764,376
3/4.....\$1,000..............1:9,906
2/4.....\$10......................1:141
1/4.....\$1.........................1:6.8
Any prize.........................1:6.5

Can't select your own, all tickets are \$1 ran. gen., I'd rather play my own nrs - 2 chances for a buck for BC49 where Any prize has 1:27 odds/dollar.

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#### Dennis Bassboss

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If I can't pick my own numbers.... I simply do not play...I hope lotto-Cheatah will read this...