TORONTO, June 14, 2012 /CNW/ - Here we go again! For the fifth time this year, the LOTTO MAX jackpot has hit $50 MILLION - with an estimated seven MAXMILLION prizes. MAXMILLIONS are additional and separate $1 million prizes that are up for grabs. With just one ticket, lottery players have many chances to become a millionaire this Friday, June 15, 2012!
How big is $50 million? To put it in perspective, by winning the jackpot you could:
- Travel for a lifetime and swim in all the oceans of the world
- Buy a pair of top-notch water skis for 200,000 of your friends
- Treat the entire population of Ontario to a refreshing ice cream sundae on a hot summer day
Since its launch in September 2009, Ontario LOTTO MAX players have won over $1.3 billion in prizes, including 21 jackpot wins and 115 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, June 15, 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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