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Winning $70M Lotto Max jackpot ticket was sold in Brampton, Ont.

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If claimed, this would be biggest lottery prize awarded in Canadian history

The winning ticket for the whopping $70-million Lotto Max jackpot was sold in Brampton, Ontario’s gaming authority announced Wednesday morning.

If the lucky ticket-holder claims the cash, it would be the largest lottery jackpot prize awarded in Canadian history according to Ontario Lottery and Gaming (OLG).

The buzz-worthy draw Tuesday had spawned lineups at retailers across the country since Friday.

Though far less than $70 million, the draw also produced some other big wins across the province, including:

  • Six tickets worth $1 million each sold in Brampton, Hamilton, the Niagara Region, Oshawa, Ottawa and Pickering.
  • Two tickets worth $500,000 each sold in Niagara Falls and Perth County.
  • Two tickets worth $333,333.40 sold in Richmond Hill, Toronto and Sudbury.

Lottery players can check their numbers on the OLG lottery app or website.

Ontario's gaming authority says one winning ticket for the whopping $70-million Lotto Max prize — the largest lottery jackpot in Canadian history — was sold in Brampton.

Record LOTTO MAX jackpot of $70M up for grabs

A sign outside a Toronto convenience store advertises a Lotto Max draw. (Chris Kitching)

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EDMONTON — Friday’s LOTTO MAX jackpot is the biggest Canadian lottery prize ever: $70 million plus an estimated 10 MAXMILLIONS draws.

The giant jackpot comes after a change in May allowing prizes to grow beyond the former maximum of $60 million.

According to the Western Canada Lottery Corporation, jackpots of $65 million were offered in June, October and Dec. 31, 2019.

Tickets for the record-breaking lottery can be purchased until 8:30 p.m. MT on Friday, January 3.

Results will be available online after the draw and in retail locations beginning Saturday morning.

Friday’s LOTTO MAX jackpot is the biggest Canadian lottery prize ever: $70 million plus an estimated 10 MAXMILLIONS draws. ]]>