It is possible to buy Lotto 6/49 tickets as a group and share the money between the participants. There are online groups as well as a group formula and a group convention. Online, there can be from 2 to 100 participants! The formula is from 2 to 20 participants and the convention is for more than 20 participants.
Every region has an add-on game that costs $1 and that can be combined to the Lotto 6/49 ticket. This game has 3 different names depending on the region: Tag, Extra or Encore. 4 digits in BC, 6 digits in the Atlantic region or 7 digits elsewhere are added to the Lotto 6/49 ticket.
If 4 out of the 4 digits match, the jackpot is of $500,000. If 6 out of the 6 digits match, the jackpot is of $100,000 and if 7 out of the 7 digits match, the jackpot is of $250,000 (in the Western region) or 1 M$ (in Ontario and in Québec). There are other small prices for fewer matching numbers.
In addition to the main Lotto 6/49 drawing, there are regional drawings: Québec 49, Atlantic 49, BC 49, Ontario 6/49, and Western 49. These drawings occur at the same time as the Lotto 6/49 drawings and offer comparable prize. These local drawings give the possibility for the player to choose between buying a Lotto 6/49 ticket, buying a regional ticket, or playing both with the same numbers on one single ticket.