Single Winning Ticket Bought In Toronto Area

TORONTO, Jan. 29 /CNW/ - For the second time in the past month, the single winning ticket to last night's $50 million LOTTO MAX jackpot was purchased in the Toronto area.

"What an incredible month, having another single winning ticket in Ontario on a big jackpot." said Wendy Montgomery, Vice President of Lottery Marketing and Sales at OLG.  "Make sure to check your ticket at your local retailer, check your numbers on OLG.ca or call our Win! Line at 416.870.8946."

The previous single winning ticket for a $50 million LOTTO MAX jackpot was won in the December 31, 2010 draw.

In addition to the jackpot, Ontario players are also holding winning tickets for other major prizes including two $1 million MAXMILLIONS. The winning tickets were purchased in Toronto and Hamilton.

There are two winning tickets in Barrie and Brockville that will split the second prize of $1,547,749 with two other tickets outside of Ontario for a prize of $386,937 each.

MAXMILLIONS are added to the game when the jackpot reaches an estimated $50 million. MAXMILLIONS prizes are drawn separately from the LOTTO MAX jackpot draw, which means that a LOTTO MAX ticket not only gives players a chance at $50 million but also the chance to win any of the $1 million MAXMILLIONS draws on the same date.

Since its launch in September 2009, Ontario LOTTO MAX players have won more than $365.6 million in prizes, including 6 jackpot wins and 84 winning MAXMILLIONS tickets from all across the province.

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.

Know your limit, play within it!

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