LOTTO MAX heats up: Estimated $50 million jackpot plus an estimated 6 MAXMILLIONS up for grabs

TORONTO, Jan. 9, 2016 /CNW/ - The temperature is dropping but the LOTTO MAX jackpot is rising! The LOTTO MAX draw on Friday, January 15, 2016 will offer an estimated $50 million jackpot plus an estimated 6 MAXMILLIONS prizes of $1 million each.

There was one winning ENCORE ticket sold in Ontario for last night's draw; one ticket, worth $1 million, was sold in Thunder Bay.

Since its launch in September 2009, Ontario LOTTO MAX players have won over $2.8 billion in prizes, including 43 jackpot wins and 286 winning MAXMILLIONS tickets from all across the province.

For each $5 play, LOTTO MAX players receive three sets of seven numbers ranging from one to forty-nine. Players must match all seven numbers, in any one set, to win the jackpot and the MAXMILLIONS prizes.

Players can purchase tickets at authorized OLG retailers until 10.30 p.m. Friday, January 15, 2016 for the draw that evening.

Players can purchase a ticket for Friday's LOTTO MAX 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 gaming facilities, the sale of province-wide lottery games, the PlayOLG Internet gaming website and the delivery of bingo and other electronic gaming products at Charitable Gaming Centres across the province. Since 1975, OLG has provided nearly $42 billion to the Province and the people of Ontario. OLG's annual payments to the province have helped support the operation of hospitals; prevention, treatment and research of problem gambling; amateur sport through the Quest for Gold program; and local and provincial charities. OLG was a Premier Sponsor of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am / Parapan Am Games.

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