This month has been a rather generous one for the Lotto 6/49 enthusiasts that purchase lottery tickets on a regular basis and make sure to be prepared for the two weekly draws. The Wednesday draw came with a jackpot reaching CA$5 million and a single ticket sold in Mattawa is now eligible for the fortune.
Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation reminded that the winner has 52 weeks to claim their prize. Over the past few weeks, the Lotto 6/49 Main prize has been getting smaller and smaller with every draw, contrary to the popular belief that it should be growing.
This is because every other week there is a player snatching the prize, often times sharing it with several other Lotto 6/40 enthusiasts. This week’s jackpot came after three players managed to grab the CA$9 million jackpot at the beginning of this month.
Lotto 6/49 Benefits Ontario
Regardless of the frequency of Main prize winning, it is unlikely that Lotto 6/49’s treasure chest would run dry, as more and more players make potentially winning ticket purchases. The only thing that gives away the frequent jackpot claims is the minimum amount of CA$5 million and the fewer Guaranteed CA$1 Million Prizes.
September 11 came with a jackpot reaching CA$5 million and a single CA$1-million guaranteed cash pile. As it turned out, both of those hefty prizes were claimed, the first one by a player hailing from Mattawa.
The town in northern Ontario might be the home of Canada’s next lottery millionaire, if they claim it in a timely manner. The winning numbers drawn were 02, 04, 27, 36, 45, 49, plus the bonus one 41.
The fortunate piece of paper matched the first six numbers and could soon make its owner much richer. The Guaranteed CA$1 Million Prize could soon be claimed by a lucky Torontonian whose ticket had the numbers 57544963-06 printed on it. Both prizes would be up for grabs over the upcoming 12 months before they reach their expiry date.
More Prizes Claimed Recently
The past few days have been fortunate for more players across Ontario. A player from Hanover has the Instant Crossword Deluxe scratch game to thank for the recent unexpected money rain. Gregory Donaldson recently claimed his prize reaching CA$250,000 and he is still unable to comprehend the jackpot.
At first, he thought that the prize amounts to CA$250, but soon he realized that there were even more zeros to it. The 53-year-old Hanover resident purchased the lucky piece of paper at Hanover Foodland and paid some CA$10 for the scratch ticket. As a result of that, he would now be able to cover his debt, as well as possibly purchase a new home in the foreseeable future.
A couple from Chateauguay recently claimed another grand prize. Huguette Garceau and Denis Levac won CA$25,000 in the September 5 draw of La Poule aux Oeufs d’Or. However, at first the Mr. Levac would not believe Mrs. Garceau that they have in fact won the grand prize. The numbers on the screen have disappeared by the time she showed him, so her brother had to intervene and prove they are winners.