This Saturday was especially lucky for two lottery enthusiasts from Ontario, British Columbia, Manitoba, and Alberta, as some generous cash payouts were won by WCLC Lotto 6/49 tickets purchased in those provinces. Two players, one in Ontario and one in Alberta, also known as the Canadian Prairies are now eligible for a fair share of the 15,871,973.40 jackpot, whereas five people across four provinces just became CA$54,309.30 richer thanks to the most recent draw on Saturday.
Western Canada Lottery Corporation is well-known for its generous cash payouts for those willing to participate in its lottery games. Bagging cash might not happen that often, as this is a game of chance after all, but when it does winners are usually granted considerable prizes. This Saturday saw the most recent lottery draw highlighting the numbers 11-12-22-36-46-47 and the bonus number 7.
Each Winner Will Bag CA$7,935,986.70
Even though this number combination might appear rather odd, there were two players with corresponding tickets that probably had quite the memorable Saturday evening once they found out about the windfall. Matching all six of the numbers drawn guarantees one player the nearly CA$16-million jackpot, but in this case, the players were two. This prompted the small fortune to be divided between the two tickets, halving the jackpot.
Each of the lucky players will now have the legal right to bag some CA$7,935,986.70 which could happen in the foreseeable future. For the time being their identity remains unknown, as neither of them has contacted the lottery corporation. When it comes to cash prizes surpassing the CA$10,000 mark, players have to contact one of the hotlines specifically dedicated to working with recent winners seeking to claim their prize.
The two winners will have to call 1-800-665-3313 and receive further guidance as to how they could acquire their fortune. This is a mandatory step, as this amount of cash requires a special appointment.
Lotto 6/49 Jackpot Returns This Wednesday
In addition to these two lucky players, there are also five more who purchased winning tickets and are now much richer as a result. They have five of the winning numbers plus the bonus one printed on their Lotto 6/49 tickets. Two players have purchased the winning ticket in British Columbia, whereas the provinces of Ontario, Alberta, and Manitoba each have one winner.
Said winners will have the chance to claim the second-best cash prize of this draw reaching CA$54,309.30. The steps they have to follow are the same, as all cash prizes over CA$1,001 must be claimed via a phone call Monday to Friday. Just like in every regular draw of the Lotto 6/49, this time there was a guaranteed CA$1-million draw which has the potential to make someone an overnight millionaire.
This Saturday managed to make someone in Ontario richer and they are in possession of a ticket with the number 44524647-10. The guaranteed prize draw requires an exact match. All in all, this draw ended up being successful for the Ontario province, with a total of three winners. Prize Payout Offices where players could claim the prize could be found in Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon, Regina, and Winnipeg. December 19 will see the next draw which will feature a jackpot of CA$5 million.