MONTRÉAL, Jan. 15, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Loto-Québec, in cooperation with other members of the Interprovincial Lottery corporation (ILC), announces upcoming changes to the maximum jackpot and prize structure for Lotto Max, the popular pan-Canadian lottery.
Starting with the July 17, 2015, draw, a new prize structure will allow for the jackpot to first grow from $50 to $55 million and then to $60 million, a development sure to draw the interest of many Lotto Max players!
Maxmillions ($1 million prizes) will continue to be offered once the jackpot reaches $50 million and will also increase when the jackpot is not won.
The cost of a play will remain at $5 for three selections. For more information, go to lotoquebec.com.
At Loto-Québec, Lotto Max has generated sales of $274.7 million during fiscal year 2013‑2014.
Winners in Québec thanks to Lotto Max
Thanks to Lotto Max, good fortune has smiled on many Quebecers. A $25 million jackpot was won in the November 28, 2014, draw. Since this lottery option was launched in September 2009, 11 jackpots have been won in Québec, 2 of which were worth $50,000,000, i.e. in the draws on July 6, 2012, and on May 31, 2013. Those are the largest Lotto Max prizes ever won in Québec.
Other than those two jackpots, several prizes worth $1 million or more were won, specifically Maxmillions and two 6/7+B category prizes. In addition, there were 40 shares in Maxmillions. Thanks to Lotto Max, more than $856 million have been awarded to Quebec residents!
For further information: Jean-Pierre Roy, Director of Communications and Press Relations, Loto-Québec, 514-499?5151