On Cloud 6/49: Winning $30 Million Lotto 6/49 Ticket in Hamilton

TORONTO, March 3, 2013 /CNW/ - For the second time in 2013, there is a winning ticket in Ontario for a LOTTO 6/49 jackpot prize. The winning ticket for the $30 million Saturday, March 2 jackpot draw was sold in Hamilton.

Players can check winning numbers on OLG.ca, by visiting a lottery retailer or by calling OLG's WIN! Line at 416-870-8946 (Toronto area) or toll free at 1-866-891-8946 (outside the Toronto area). Text LOTTO to 25852 to get winning numbers and jackpot alerts for LOTTO 6/49 sent right to your phone.

The most recent Ontario winner of a LOTTO 6/49 jackpot was a Collingwood resident who claimed a $3.5 million jackpot prize in the January 26, 2013 draw.

Since LOTTO 6/49 was launched in June 1982, Ontario players have won more than $10 billion in prizes, including 1,257 jackpot wins.

As of March 3, there have been 3,038 LOTTO 6/49 draws. For more information, please visit www.olg.ca and click on Lotteries.

The next LOTTO 6/49 jackpot draw on Wednesday, March 6 will be an estimated $3 million.

Ontario lottery players received $1.7 billion in prizes in the 2011/12 fiscal year.

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 $36 billion for the benefit of the Province of Ontario. Proceeds from OLG's operations help support Ontario's hospitals, amateur sport through the QUEST FOR GOLD program, recreational and cultural activities, communities, provincial priority programs such as health care and education, and local and provincial charities.

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