More than 50 million reasons to smile: Estimated $50 million jackpot plus an estimated 10 MAXMILLIONS up for grabs

TORONTO, Oct. 19, 2013 /CNW/ - The upcoming LOTTO MAX draw will have Ontario lottery players smiling. The draw on Friday, October 26, 2013 will offer an estimated $50 million jackpot plus an estimated 10 MAXMILLIONS prizes of $1 million each.

While there were no winning MAXMILLIONS tickets from last night's draw, tickets sold in Richmond Hill and Brampton are sharing part of the second prize pool with one other ticket sold in British Columbia. These tickets are each worth $173,369.10. Also, an ENCORE ticket, worth $1,000,000, was sold in Toronto.

Since its launch in September 2009, Ontario LOTTO MAX players have won over $1.9 billion in prizes, including 31 jackpot wins and 169 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, October 26, 2013 for the draw that evening.

OLG is a provincial agency responsible for province-wide lottery games and gaming facilities. Since 1975, OLG has provided nearly $38 billion to the Province and the people of Ontario. OLG's annual payments to the Province have helped support health care; education, research, prevention and treatment of problem gambling; amateur sport through the QUEST FOR GOLD program; and local and provincial charities.
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