Jackpot odds: 1 in 2,442,500

An alternative to the conventional "pick six" lottery systems is the Cash For Life game, which offers players a shot at an entirely different kind of prize. That payout, of course, is what the game's name suggests — $1,000, in most cases, per week for the rest of your life. Such a jackpot doesn't pack quite the same punch as, say, a $50 million treasure, but the odds show winning a thousand dollars every week on a scratch ticket is much more likely to happen for Canadian lotto gamers.

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