Offering a new Guaranteed $1 Million Prize Draw - Now 104 more
opportunities to be a millionaire every year!
TORONTO, Sept. 12, 2013 /CNW/ - It's time to get the balls rolling -
LOTTO 6/49 balls of course! The first draw for The New LOTTO 6/49 will be held on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 with a new Guaranteed $1 Million Prize Draw in addition to the larger multi-million dollar jackpot. Sales start on
Sunday, September 15, 2013. This change means more millionaires across
Canada each and every year.
"We are pleased to keep LOTTO 6/49 exciting for our players with
enhancements like our new Guaranteed $1 Million Prize Draw," said Greg
McKenzie, Senior Vice President, Lottery, Ontario Lottery and Gaming
Corporation (OLG) and current President of the Interprovincial Lottery
Corporation. "With two LOTTO 6/49 draws a week, there is an
opportunity for us to create 104 more millionaires across the country
every year - in addition to the main LOTTO 6/49 jackpot winners.
Somebody is going to win. It could be you!"
The Million Dollar Question - How it Works
Starting on Sunday, with every LOTTO 6/49 play, customers will also
receive a unique selection exclusively for the new Guaranteed $1 Million Prize Draw. The additional $1 million prize is drawn only from tickets issued -
and that means up to two guaranteed $1 million wins every week across
Canada. That's 104 more million-dollar draws each year than with the
A Whole New Ball Game
In addition to the new Guaranteed $1 Million Prize Draw to be won every draw, The New LOTTO 6/49 offers other great enhancements!
Higher Jackpots: Jackpots starting at $5 million instead of $3 million.
New Free Play: There's a new Free Play prize for matching 2 of 6 numbers.
Better Odds: The overall odds of winning any prize improve from 1 in 32.3 to just 1
in 6.6 which means nearly five times more winning overall.
To support these offerings, The New LOTTO 6/49 will be priced at $3 per play. For the one additional
dollar, players will have more ways to win and better value overall
than the current game structure offers.
"For over 30 years, the iconic LOTTO 6/49 lottery game has been making
dreams come true for winners, paying out more than $25 billion in
prizes in its lifetime," said McKenzie "The New LOTTO 6/49 is the same game that Canadians love to play, but better -
with new million dollar prizes, bigger jackpots and more ways to win!"
Sales for The New LOTTO 6/49 will start on Sunday, September 15, 2013 with the draw for
the multi-million dollar LOTTO 6/49 jackpot and the first Guaranteed $1
Million Prize Draw to be held on Wednesday, September 18, 2013.
Somebody is going to win. It could be you.
Click here for more information about The New LOTTO 6/49.
Ontario lottery players won $1.7 billion in prizes in the 2011/12 fiscal
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 $36 billion for the benefit of
the Province of Ontario. Proceeds from OLG's operations help support
Ontario's hospitals, amateur sport through the QUEST FOR GOLD program,
recreational and cultural activities, communities, provincial priority
programs such as health care and education, and local and provincial
OLG is modernizing Lottery and Gaming for a better Ontario
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Image with caption: ""The New LOTTO 6/49 is the same game that Canadians love to play, but better - with new million dollar prizes, bigger jackpots and more ways to win!" said Greg McKenzie, Senior Vice President, Lottery, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) and current President of the Interprovincial Lottery Corporation. The first draw for The New LOTTO 6/49 will be held on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 (CNW Group/OLG)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130912_C6492_PHOTO_EN_30731.jpg
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