LOTTO 6/49 Reaches $40 Million

Could Be Largest Jackpot in 5 years!

TORONTO, Nov. 9, 2012 /CNW/ - It could be the largest LOTTO 6/49 jackpot in 5 years this Saturday, November 10, 2012 - an estimated $40 million. This is the highest LOTTO 6/49 jackpot amount since June 2007, when it was also $40 million.

This is a big week in lottery prizing with Saturday's estimated $40 million LOTTO 6/49 draw and the Friday, November 9, 2012 LOTTO MAX jackpot has an estimated $37 million up for grabs!

Players can purchase a LOTTO 6/49 ticket for this draw up until 9:00 pm on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at any authorized OLG retailer.

Since LOTTO 6/49 was launched in June 1982, Ontarians have won more than $9.9 billion in prizes and there have been 2,994 LOTTO 6/49 draws, including 1,249 winning jackpot tickets in Ontario. For more information visit your local OLG retailer or check online at www.olg.ca.

OLG is a provincial agency responsible for province-wide lottery games and gaming facilities. Since 1975, OLG lotteries, casinos, slots, and resort casinos have generated more than $36 billion for the benefit of the Province of Ontario. Gaming proceeds support Ontario's hospitals, amateur sport, recreational and cultural activities, communities, provincial priority programs such as health care and education, and local and provincial charities and non-profit organizations through the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

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SOURCE: OLG Winners

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