LOTTO MAX Jackpot An Estimated $43 Million

TORONTO, July 9 /CNW/ - Here we go again! Lottery players in Ontario have the chance to once again win big, as the estimated jackpot for tonight's LOTTO MAX draw is $43 million.

"LOTTO MAX is all about bigger jackpots happening more frequently, and we are excited when the jackpot grows this quickly, especially now at an estimated $43 million," said Wendy Montgomery, Vice-President of Lottery Marketing at Ontario Lottery and Gaming.

On June 25, a winning ticket in Saskatchewan and a winning ticket in Newfoundland shared the $50 million LOTTO MAX jackpot. In addition, there were 17 winning MAXMILLIONS tickets in Ontario, from a total of 49 draws.

Since the game launched in September 2009, LOTTO MAX players in Ontario have won just under $154 million in prizes, including three jackpot wins and 45 MAXMILLIONS prizes.

Players can purchase tickets at authorized OLG retailers until 9 p.m. on Friday, July 9, 2010.

For each $5 play, LOTTO MAX players receive three sets of seven numbers ranging from one to forty-nine. ENCORE is also available on LOTTO MAX for $1.

Group players should always identify each group member with a signature on group play forms to confirm their contribution. Helpful Group Play forms are available at www.OLG.ca.

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: Tony Bitonti, Media Relations Manager, Ontario Lottery and Gaming, 416.224.4973


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