The pot keeps growing: Estimated $50 million LOTTO MAX jackpot plus an estimated seven MAXMILLIONS up for grabs

TORONTO, Aug. 30, 2014 /CNW/ - The pot just keeps on growing! The LOTTO MAX draw on Friday, September 5, 2014 will offer an estimated $50 million jackpot plus an estimated SEVEN MAXMILLIONS prizes of $1 million each.

While there was no winning jackpot ticket sold for the August 29, 2014 draw, there was one winning MAXMILLIONS ticket sold in Ontario. The ticket, sold in St. Thomas, is worth $1 million. Also, one ENCORE ticket, worth $100,000, was sold in Toronto.

Since its launch in September 2009, Ontario LOTTO MAX players have won over $2 billion in prizes, including 36 jackpot wins and 205 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, September 5, 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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