UPDATE: $50 MILLION LOTTO MAX CLAIM FROM DECEMBER 31, 2010 DRAW

TORONTO, Jan. 4 /CNW/ - The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) would like to advise there will be a delay in paying out the $50 million prize from the December 31, 2010 LOTTO MAX draw due to additional claimants coming forward and claiming an interest in a portion of the prize.

There has been plenty of media attention on the potential jackpot winners from this draw, but a rigourous prize claim review process needs to be completed before any prize is paid out. OLG's commitment is to ensure all lottery players are protected and the right prize is paid to the right person every time.

OLG can confirm, at this time, there is one ticket with the winning numbers for the $50 million jackpot prize from the December 31, 2010 LOTTO MAX draw. That ticket was validated at a retail location in Toronto on January 2, 2011 and a large group is making the claim on the prize.

This prize claim review process is now underway and OLG will advise the media and post on our website www.OLG.ca when this review has been completed.

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

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