Friday's LOTTO MAX draw offers Ontarians lots of chances to become a millionaire: LOTTO MAX hits $50 million plus 10 $1 million MAXMILLIONS prizes

TORONTO, Feb. 2, 2012 /CNW/ - And the pot just keeps growing! For the fourth time this year, the LOTTO MAX jackpot has rolled over - and now totals an estimated $50 million with an estimated 10 additional and separate $1 million prizes up for grabs.  With just one ticket, lottery players have many chances to become a millionaire this Friday, February 3, 2012!

"The exciting thing about the game at this stage is that customers have multiple chances to win big prizes. It's not just a chance at a life changing $50 million jackpot, but there are also extra chances to win any of the additional $1 million MAXMILLIONS as well," says Wendy Montgomery, Vice President of Lottery Marketing & Sales at OLG.

How big is $50 million? To put it in perspective, by winning the jackpot you could:

  • Stay for a lifetime in a premier suite at any one of Ontario's luxury hotels
  • Buy a pair of top-notch snowshoes for 167,000 of your friends
  • Treat the entire population of Ontario to a hot chocolate and a donut

Since its launch in September 2009, Ontario LOTTO MAX players have won over $1.1 billion in prizes, including 19 jackpot wins and 114 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 9 p.m. Friday, February 3, 2012 for the draw that evening.

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 $34 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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