Lotto MAX was able to surpass the expectations of lottery enthusiasts once again with a grand windfall streak last week. Friday’s regular draw succeeded in matching the expectations and the numbers printed on two tickets that will have to split CA$19 million.
Said lucky pieces of paper were sold on the Prairies, as well as in Ontario and now the two winners will have to make their way to their local Prize Claim Offices and bag their money. Lottery gaming is more riveting than usually expected, as players are willing to explore the vast array of opportunities much more often.
Lotto MAX introduced a groundbreaking change this May, as a second regular weekly draw was added to the picture. This was a significant move since now players have twice as many opportunities of winning big. However, it is not only a positive impact on the overall situation, as players have said that the chances have diminished.
Lotto Jackpot Seeks Winners
Last week was a special one, bringing a windfall over players following weeks of draught and no main prizes claimed. The two tickets that matched all seven of the numbers drawn had been sold on the Prairies and in Ontario.
Those numbers were 4, 11, 20, 22, 37, 44, and 49 and for many of the players, they might have a special significance. Others might use them in every single draw. The important thing is that two tickets are now eligible for half of the CA$19-million jackpot.
Each of the winners will bag some CA$9,500,000 for matching all the numbers. In addition to that, one ticket managed to match six of the drawn numbers plus the bonus one 13 and this resulted in a cash prize of CA$208,632.80.
There were no MAXMILLION prizes available since Tuesday saw another stellar draw for Lotto MAX. The jackpot for this draw reached CA$65 million following weeks of no winners. Concerns were expressed, as the new cap of the Lotto MAX was placed at CA$70 million and the pace of growth was increasing exponentially.
More Prizes Coming Soon
Tuesday was the lucky day for the owner of a ticket purchased in Quebec who is now eligible for a grand windfall. This is a record lottery jackpot on a national level and all eyes were set on it. Up until last Tuesday, the largest lottery jackpot claimed reached CA$64 million and was part of the Lotto 6/49 game. An Ontario player bagged the fortune in October 2015 going down in history.
For the time being the Quebec player has not contacted Loto-Quebec for their prize and they have less than 52 weeks to make a move. The additional weekly draw seemingly makes the chances of winning a jackpot much bigger, but the reality is different at the moment.
This new era brought the additional number 50 to every draw, essentially worsening the odds of winning the main prize by matching all seven of the drawn numbers. Up until this point, the odds of winning were one in 28 million, whereas at the moment these odds are 1 in 33,294,800.