$100 million up for grabs this Friday: LOTTO MAX offers a $50 million jackpot plus 50 MAXMILLIONS!

MAX Capades - Seven LOTTO MAX lottery balls were spinning on the ice rink at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto ahead of Friday night's big draw. They are reminding players that this Friday's LOTTO MAX draw offers $100 Million in top prizing, including an estimated $50 Million jackpot and an estimated 50 MAXMILLIONS prizes of $1 Million each. (CNW Group/OLG)

TORONTO, March 13, 2014 /CNW/ - LOTTO MAX hits triple digits this week with $100 Million in top prizes up for grabs this Friday! The LOTTO MAX jackpot for Friday, March 14, 2014 is an estimated $50 Million plus there are an estimated 50 MAXMILLIONS prizes worth $1 Million each.

"With a $50 Million jackpot and 50 MAXMILLIONS for the taking, LOTTO MAX is offering an epic amount of prizing this Friday," says Wendy Montgomery, OLG Vice President, Lottery Marketing & Sales. "With 51 chances to win $1 Million or more with one ticket, any adult could be Canada's newest millionaire - as long as they purchase a ticket."

Five $50 Million LOTTO MAX Facts:

  • This is only the fifth time ever that LOTTO MAX has offered a $50 Million jackpot plus 50 MAXMILLIONS. The last time was late last year, for the December 20, 2013 draw.

  • The $50 Million LOTTO MAX jackpot was most recently won in Ontario last summer for the July 5, 2013 draw by a group of six from Peterborough.

  • This is the 17th time in the past year that LOTTO MAX is offering a $50 Million jackpot plus MAXMILLIONS prizes.

  • The $50 Million LOTTO MAX jackpot has been won 11 times by a single winning ticket sold in Ontario.

  • There have been three times that winners in Ontario have shared a $50 Million LOTTO MAX jackpot with a winning ticket sold in another province.

Since its launch in September 2009, Ontario LOTTO MAX players have won over $2 billion in prizes, including 32 jackpot wins and 196 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. Players must match all seven numbers, in any one set, to win the jackpot and the MAXMILLIONS prizes.

Players can purchase tickets at authorized OLG retailers until 9 p.m. Friday, March 14, 2014 for the draw that evening.

OLG is a provincial agency responsible for province-wide lottery games and gaming facilities. Since 1975, OLG has provided nearly $38 billion to the Province and the people of Ontario. OLG's annual payments to the Province have helped support health care; education, research, prevention and treatment of problem gambling; amateur sport through the QUEST FOR GOLD program; and local and provincial charities.

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