Largest Prize Amount In Canadian History
TORONTO, June 5 /CNW/ - Lottery fever hit Canadians last week, but there was no winning ticket for the $50 million LOTTO MAX jackpot last night. The upcoming LOTTO MAX draw for Friday, June 11 will set a record as the largest in Canadian history: the jackpot will remain at $50 million with an additional twenty $1 million MAXMILLIONS prizes, bringing the total prize amount to $70 million.
"This is what Canadians have been asking for - big jackpots as well as more million dollar prizes. The addition of twenty MAXMILLIONS in this week's draw makes the big LOTTO MAX jackpot even more exciting," said Wendy Montgomery, VP of Lottery Marketing at OLG.
MAXMILLIONS are additional $1 million prizes added to the game when the jackpot reaches $50 million. MAXMILLIONS prizes are drawn separately from the LOTTO MAX jackpot draw, which means that a LOTTO MAX ticket not only gives players a chance at $50 million but also the chance to win any of the $1 million MAXMILLIONS draws on the same date.
Since the game launched in September 2009, there have been eleven MAXMILLIONS winners in total, two of them from Ontario.
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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