New record for the biggest single Canadian lottery prize ever won
TORONTO, Oct. 18, 2015 /CNW/ - Lottery players check your tickets! A winning ticket, worth a record-breaking $64 Million, was sold in Mississauga from the Saturday, October 17, 2015 LOTTO 6/49 draw.
This win sets a new record for the biggest single Canadian lottery prize ever won. The previous record for a single prize was set just a few weeks ago, when a ticket purchased in Ontario won $60 million in the September 25 LOTTO MAX draw.
The province saw plenty of other big winners from last night's draw:
- There were four secondary prize winning tickets worth $116,915.80 sold in Ontario – two in Toronto, one in Kitchener and one in the Barrie area.
- Plus, two ENCORE tickets worth $100,000 each were sold in Hamilton and the Peterborough area.
Since LOTTO 6/49 was launched in June 1982, Ontario players have won more than $10.9 billion in prize money, including 1,313 jackpot wins. As of October 10, 2015 there have been 3,310 LOTTO 6/49 draws. For more information, please visit olg.ca and click on Lotteries.
The next LOTTO 6/49 draw is on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 for an estimated $5 million jackpot and the Guaranteed $1 Million Prize draw.
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