Winning Ticket for Last Night's $20 Million Jackpot Sold in Toronto

Third Jackpot Win in Three Weeks in Ontario

TORONTO, Jan. 5, 2013 /CNW/ - On the heels of two other large jackpot wins in the Toronto area, last night's (January 4, 2012) draw for the $20 million LOTTO MAX jackpot revealed there is another winning ticket in Toronto for the first jackpot win of the new year.

The most recent Toronto-area winner was Susan Flam of Thornhill, who claimed a $50 million LOTTO MAX jackpot on December 24. The Cassidy family from Vaughan claimed a $21 million jackpot prize on December 12.

Ontario residents had winning tickets for six $50 million LOTTO MAX jackpots in 2012.

The winning ticket for $50 million from the November 30, 2012 draw has still been unclaimed. That winning ticket was sold in Cambridge, Ontario.

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 26 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 $10 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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