One Ticket, Three Ways to Get to Cloud 6/49: Lotto 6/49 Offers Players Two Bonus Draws for Every Regular Draw in March

TORONTO, March 1, 2012 /CNW/ - Just one ticket will offer lottery players three ways to get to cloud 6/49 this March. For every regular draw during the month, players of Canada's favourite lottery game, LOTTO 6/49, will have two BONUS chances to win a prize of $649,000, in addition to playing for a jackpot prize in the millions.

"As we're always looking for ways to improve our games and enhance the player experience, we're introducing a special LOTTO 6/49 bonus this March. Players will not only have the chance to win the jackpot prize, but also one of two bonus prizes of $649,000 for each draw night in March!" said Wendy Montgomery, Vice President of Lottery Marketing & Sales at Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation.

For each of the nine regular LOTTO 6/49 draws in March, two separate sets of six bonus numbers will be drawn. Winners of a bonus draw will receive a one-time cash lump-sum payment of $649,000. Players must match all six bonus prize numbers to win the bonus prize(s).

Since LOTTO 6/49 was launched in June 1982, Ontario players have won more than $9.6 billion in prizes, including 1,224 jackpot wins. As of January 31, 2012, there have been 2,924 LOTTO 6/49 draws. For more information, please visit your local retailer or check online at www.olg.ca and click on Lotteries.

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 $34 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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