Lotto MAX and Lotto 6/49 are the two most popular traditional lottery games in Canada thanks to their generous main prizes and the high caps they both feature. Last week was an especially generous one, as a Quebec ticket purchased by four Montreal family members became eligible for the CA$65-million jackpot.
Giuseppa Lanteri and Nunzio Lanteri bagged their fortune this Monday, but this is not their first lottery rodeo. For several weeks the Lotto MAX jackpot had been swelling and reaching entirely new heights. This guaranteed a substantial payout for whoever manages to match the seven numbers drawn in the next regular weekly draw.
The news about a Quebec ticket eligible for the grand jackpot was quick to spread and Loto-Quebec recommended that all players search their pockets, purses, and houses for any forgotten lottery tickets that might be the winning one.
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A Montreal family quickly became aware that the golden ticket is in their possession, but nevertheless waited for an entire week to claim their prize at the Prize Claim Center. Giuseppa Lanteri and Nunzio Lanteri purchased the ticket ahead of the draw at the Ville Émard convenience store that is also going to benefit from the lottery jackpot.
Martine Guerin, the owner is going to receive a percent of it equating to CA$650,000. Even though the family has two children, they will not be the only one to benefit from the substantial cash prize. Jane and Salvatore Lanteri are their two kids that will get a share of the Lotto MAX main prize. In addition to the four of them, another four members of the extended family would also share the experience and benefit from the unexpected windfall.
Among their plans for the future are holiday trips to Mauritius and Italy that would offer quality time with the entire family. The year 2017 was another successful one for the Lanteri family, as they won CA$1 million thanks to the Extra draw, but that smaller fortune was shared solely among the four family members.
Last Week Went Down in History as a Generous One
Last Friday was a special, as the Lotto MAX saw its CA$19-million jackpot split between two tickets on the Prairies and in Ontario, but Saturday went above and beyond with a third lottery jackpot claimed during the week. Lotto 6/49 is also a preferred lottery offering, as it also features grand main prizes on the regular. Saturday came with a CA$30-million jackpot that was split by two tickets.
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According to the information issued by Western Canada Lottery Corporation, one of them was sold in Edmonton, while the other remains undisclosed for the time being. However, it was clarified that the purchase took place neither in Calgary nor in Edmonton. Both tickets will remain eligible for their 15-million share of the jackpot for the upcoming 52 weeks. The special numbers drawn on Saturday were 10, 19, 24, 30, 35, and 49.
The 58-year-old Vito Halasan, a Surrey janitor who became eligible for a CA$7-million windfall, claimed the last Lotto 6/49 jackpot. Upon bagging his prize he stated that for the time being he is planning to remain at his job and continue working. The fortune came as a birthday present for him, as the winning draw took place on April 27, soon after his 58th birthday.