Top prize second-largest ever for a Canadian lottery
TORONTO, Aug. 7 /CNW/ - A LOTTO 6/49 ticket sold in northern Ontario won
half of Wednesday's $45,145,712 jackpot, the second-largest lottery jackpot
ever offered in Canada. A total of two winning tickets were sold across
Canada, with each share worth $22,572,856.
The winning numbers for the LOTTO 6/49 draw held August 6, 2008 are:
10 18 22 26 34 38 and Bonus: 39
OLG encourages anyone with the winning ticket to contact us by using the
toll-free number printed on the back of the ticket (1-800-387-0098). In
addition to the jackpot share, Ontario players won seven of a national total
of 17 shares of the second prize; each share worth $220,055. Ontario ticket
sales for Wednesday's big draw totalled $27.79 million.
The jackpot is the second-largest ever in Canadian lottery history. The
largest jackpot ever was a LOTTO 6/49 jackpot of $54.3 million from October
2005 which was won with a single winning ticket that was sold in western
Canada. Since LOTTO 6/49 was launched in June 1982, Ontario players have won
more than $8.3 billion in LOTTO 6/49 prizes, including 1,129 jackpot wins.
Consumers are reminded that lottery retailers are not allowed to validate
a ticket unless the customer has signed it. Signature boxes located on the
front of all on-line lottery tickets, such as LOTTO 6/49, make it easier for
customers to remember to sign their tickets at the time of purchase.
Convenient signature boxes are now also being added to OLG INSTANT tickets.
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 $23 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.
Know your limit, play within it!
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