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