Record Lotto Max Jackpot Win in Ontario

The hunt has begun for a Lotto Max player from Ontario who won a record-equalling CA$70 million in the latest draw on Tuesday. On a special night in Canadian lottery history, there were also 31 extra MaxMillions draws.

Record Lotto Max Jackpot Win in Ontario

The winning Lotto Max numbers on 14th April were 3, 6, 9, 22, 29, 38 and 39, plus a Bonus Ball of 18. There were more than 880,000 winning tickets sold across all nine prize categories, but only one entry matched all seven main numbers.

It has been announced that the winning ticket was sold in Chatham-Kent, instantly making the lucky participant the joint-largest winner in the history of the game.

There has been no news yet about the winner’s identity, and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) prize centre is currently closed to the public due to the coronavirus pandemic.  The winner has been advised to get their ticket validated by a retailer and keep it safe, while also contacting the OLG Support Centre at 1-800-387-0098.

Prizes in Canada remain valid for 12 months after a draw has taken place. The OLG has also extended by six months its deadline for prizes that would have expired between 17th March and 17th September 2020.

MaxMillions

As well as the Lotto Max jackpot, there were 31 MaxMillions draws on Tuesday night. MaxMillions uses the extra money from ticket sales that would normally boost the jackpot, with each draw offering a separate prize of CA$1 million.

These MaxMillions draws work in the same way as the main Lotto Max draw – with seven main numbers randomly selected from 1 to 50 – and you are automatically entered into every one at no extra cost if you have a ticket for the main game.

You need to match all the numbers to win the CA$1 million prize, and there were two lucky winners on Tuesday night out of the 31 draws. One of these tickets was sold in Toronto, Ontario, and the other in Western Canada.

Big Lotto Max Winners

The Lotto Max jackpot had been at its CA$70 million cap for five consecutive draws before it was won on Tuesday night.

The maximum jackpot was only increased to CA$70 million last May, and it has now reached its cap three times already since the start of 2020. Adlin Lewis from Brampton in Ontario became the first CA$70 million winner on 7th January, before 22-year-old grocery worker Gregory Mathieu from Quebec equalled the record on 25th February.

While lottery fans wait to find out more about the winner who has followed in the footsteps of the previous record holders, the jackpot for the next draw will be worth CA$39 million.

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Article Last Modified: Friday, 17 April 2020 14:06:16+01:00
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