TORONTO, Jan. 31, 2016 /CNW/ - This weekend is a winning weekend for lottery players in Ontario! The winning ticket worth $18,308,199.90 for the LOTTO 6/49 draw on Saturday, January 30, 2016 was sold in the Orangeville area.
There was a second prize winning ticket, worth $158,542.90, sold in the Peterborough area. Also, two ENCORE tickets, worth $100,000 each, were sold in Windsor and the North Bay area.
Since LOTTO 6/49 was launched in June 1982, there has been a total of 3,342 LOTTO 6/49 draws with Ontario players having won more than $11 billion in prizes, including 1,318 jackpot wins. There have been 282 Guaranteed $1 Million Prize draws to date. One hundred and twenty of the winning tickets have been sold in Ontario. For more information, please visit olg.ca and click on Lotteries.
The next LOTTO 6/49 draw is on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 for an estimated $5 million jackpot and the Guaranteed $1 Million Prize draw. Players can purchase a ticket at authorized OLG retailers or buy online at PlayOLG.ca until 10:30 p.m. 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 $40 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. OLG was a Premier Sponsor of the TORONTO2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games.
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