Winning Ticket for Last Night's $50 Million Jackpot Sold in Toronto

Second $50 Million LOTTO MAX Jackpot Still Unclaimed

TORONTO, Dec. 22, 2012 /CNW/ - Toronto LOTTO MAX players have 50 million plus three reasons to celebrate the holiday season. The winning ticket for the $50 million jackpot from last night's December 21, 2012 LOTTO MAX draw was purchased in the TORONTO-AREA.

There are also three second prize tickets in Ontario worth $149,887, all purchased in the Toronto-area.

This is the second $50 million LOTTO MAX jackpot win in Ontario in December. The winning ticket for $50 million from the November 30, 2012 draw has still been unclaimed. That winning ticket was sold in Cambridge, Ontario.

Ontario residents have now won all or part of six $50 million LOTTO MAX jackpots in 2012.

Players can check winning numbers on OLG.ca, by visiting a lottery retailer or by calling OLG's WIN! Line at 416-870-8946 (Toronto area) or toll free at 1-866-891-8946 (outside the Toronto area). Text LOTTO to 25852 to get winning numbers and jackpot alerts for LOTTO MAX sent right to your phone.

Since its launch in September 2009, Ontario LOTTO MAX players have won over $1.5 billion in prizes, including 25 jackpot wins and 155 winning MAXMILLIONS tickets from all across the province.

For each $5 play, LOTTO MAX players receive three sets of seven numbers ranging from one to forty-nine. ENCORE is also available on LOTTO MAX for $1.

Next week's LOTTO MAX jackpot will be an estimated $12 million.

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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