55 $1 Million MAXMILLIONS Prizes Added to LOTTO MAX Draw

Prize Amount Reaches $105 Million

TORONTO, June 24 /CNW/ - Lottery players in Ontario have an estimated 55 more chances to become a millionaire this Friday. The LOTTO MAX draw for June 25, 2010 will add an estimated additional 55 $1 million MAXMILLIONS prizes to the $50 million jackpot, bringing the total prize amount to $105 million.

"Last week we had 16 prize winning MAXMILLIONS tickets in Ontario. We anticipate that there will be a lot more this week, with approximately 55 more $1 million prizes up for grabs," said Wendy Montgomery, Vice-President of Lottery Marketing at Ontario Lottery and Gaming.

Lotto Max Game Facts:

    
    -   One LOTTO MAX ticket is $5 and there are three sets of numbers on
        each ticket
    -   Each ticket gives players a chance at the $50 million jackpot, but
        also the chance to win any of the estimated 55 x $1 million
        MAXMILLIONS draws for this Friday's draw.
    -   MAXMILLIONS prizes are drawn separately from the LOTTO MAX jackpot
        draw; there will be an estimated 56 draws on Friday night - one for
        the jackpot and fifty-five additional draws for the MAXMILLIONS
        prizes.
    -   In order to win the Lotto Max jackpot or a MAXMILLIONS prize, players
        must match 7/7 numbers (from one to 49).
    -   Odds of winning the LOTTO MAX jackpot are one in 28.6 million per $5
        play.
    

Due to the additional volume of the estimated 55 MAXMILLIONS prizes, it will take extra time to conduct the evening's draws, which may result in delays in the publishing of winning numbers and ticket validations at your retailer on Saturday morning. Unofficial winning numbers will be published as quickly as possible on Saturday. Unofficial winning numbers can be found at OLG.ca or by calling the OLG Win! Line at 1-866-891-8946.

This is the sixth time since LOTTO MAX launched in September 2009 that the jackpot has been at $50 million plus MAXMILLIONS.

Since the game launched in September 2009, there have been 86 MAXMILLIONS winners in total, 28 of them from Ontario. LOTTO MAX players in Ontario have won $147 million in prizes, including three jackpot wins.

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 $32 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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SOURCE OLG Winners

For further information: For further information: Sarah Kiriliuk, Media Relations Manager, Ontario Lottery and Gaming, 416.726.3641


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