Look out Toronto: It's the running of the balls!

$100 million in draws this Friday

TORONTO, July 5, 2012 /CNW/ - OLG is celebrating Canada's largest ever prize pool in LOTTO MAX history this Friday by sending 7 "human" lottery balls to locations throughout Toronto to spread the news.

For the Friday, July 6th draw the jackpot will be $50 Million and for the first time ever, there will be 50 separate MAXMILLIONS draws for $1 Million each.  That's a top prize pool of $100 million.

"Our LOTTO MAX lottery balls are bringing good cheer wherever they roll," said Greg McKenzie, Senior Vice, President, Lottery. "We're reminding customers that for the first time ever, there will be $100 Million dollars up for grabs in Friday's LOTTO MAX draw".

Each ticket sold for Friday night's draw is eligible for the $50 Million Jackpot and for each of the 50 MAXMILLIONS draws. The LOTTO MAX main jackpot has subsidiary prizes available for matching as few as three numbers.  All seven numbers must be matched to win or share in MAXMILLIONS prizes - there are no subsidiary prizes.  Tickets cost $5 and can be purchased at your local lottery retailer.

LOTTO MAX has been very popular in Ontario—and for good reason—since the game's launch in September 2009, 22 LOTTO MAX jackpots have been won or shared by 126 Ontarians, and 69 MAXMILLIONS prizes have been won or shared by 291 Ontarians.  

This Friday night…$100 Million available to be won. Take it to the MAX!

Players can purchase tickets at authorized OLG retailers until 9 p.m. Friday, July 6, 2012, for the draw that evening.

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.

Know your limit, play within it!

THE ONTARIO PROBLEM GAMBLING HELPLINE 1-888-230-3505
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SOURCE OLG Winners

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For photos, more information and to speak with a spokesperson, contact:             
OLG Media Relations Line
1-888-946-6716


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