TORONTO, May 24, 2018 /CNW/ - LOTTO MAX has soared to new heights and officially reached its HIGHEST JACKPOT EVER! This Friday's LOTTO MAX record-breaking jackpot is an estimated $60 million plus an estimated 46 additional and separate MAXMILLIONS prizes worth $1 million each.
Check out some record-breaking MAX facts!
- Before this Friday's draw, the largest total prize pool offered was $102 million, including a $60 million jackpot and 42 MAXMILLIONS for draws in August 2016 and January 2017.
- A whopping $60 million jackpot has been offered 23 times, totaling over $1.3 billion in prizing. A $60 million jackpot has been won 12 times, with 14 winning tickets in total.
- The last $60 million jackpot was won on February 23, 2018 in Newfoundland.
- Ontarians have had the luck of the draw, winning the $60 million jackpot five times.
- Ontario players started off on the right foot! The winning ticket for the first ever LOTTO MAX $60 million jackpot offered in September 2015 was sold in Brampton, Ontario.
- Ontarians continued to win with a December 25, 2015 jackpot, and finally three more $60 million jackpots in 2016.
- A LOTTO MAX jackpot has been won in Ontario 57 times – that's like winning a jackpot every week for a year!
Since its launch in September 2009, Ontario LOTTO MAX players have won over $4.2 billion, including 57 jackpot wins and 401 MAXMILLIONS prizes, right 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 or the MAXMILLIONS prizes.
Players can purchase tickets at authorized OLG retailers or buy online at PlayOLG.ca until 10:30 p.m. ET on Friday, May 25, 2018 for the draw that evening.
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