Canada is looking forward to meeting its latest lottery jackpot winner that would go down in history as one of the luckiest enthusiasts to bag a cash prize. Lotto MAX is among the two most popular draw-based lottery offerings but its Main prize has remained untouched over the past few weeks. The most recent draw on January 3 came and went without a grand winner to bag the CA$70-million prize.
There are times in history when things appear to happen in their own way and at their own pace, such as the Main prize growth and development that has been going on over the past few months. There has not been a single lottery ticket able to match all the numbers needed for becoming eligible for it.
Lottery Jackpot Awaits Winner
All eyes have been set on this particular lottery offering, as it is among the most popular ones on a national level. Growing Main prize meant hat more individuals felt drawn to purchasing a Lotto MAX ticket and prefer it over the other popular draw-based offering – Lotto 6/49. With a slow but steady pace, the grand prize managed to reach the CA$70-million cap and survive yet another week.
This is a record sum that has never been reached or given away in Canada, as the Main prize had its cap increased back in May 2019. All eyes were set on the showstopper, but there were also 26 Maxmillion prizes up for grabs. Each of them amounts to CA$1 million, offering a second chance for those who have not been able to make it to the Main prize.
As many as 13 individuals would remember the special draw for they have become lotto millionaires. Eight of the CA$1-million prizes are going to be split among them, essentially distributing them across the provinces. Players of Quebec, the Prairies, Atlantic Canada, Ontario, as well as British Columbia are now eligible for the cash prizes.
Jan. 7 Brings Another Draw
Now that the Main prize has remained untouched, it would not be able to swell further than the cap set at CA$70 million. Instead, the additional prizes are about to increase in number, as time goes by. January 7 is about to bring the upcoming Lotto MAX draw bringing as many as 25 Maxmillion prizes as a second chance of winning big with the same lottery ticket.
The online space was also flooded with the conversation, as #lottomax was trending al throughout January 3. People felt the need to share their thoughts, dreams, and hypothetical situations inspired by the great Main prize. In the meantime, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation issued a notice that a Lotto 6/49 ticket is set to reach its expiry date very soon. January 19 is about to see the expiration of a CA$10,000 ticket.
The winning ticket has been sold in North York ahead of the January 19, 2019 Lotto 6/49 draw. Just like every other draw, this one has a 52-week claim period with only a couple of weeks remaining. Lottery enthusiasts are advised to check their bags, pockets, and drawers in order to find any misplaced lottery tickets in their possession. They might be their golden tickets to the hassle-free life. The winner could contact OLG Support Centre at 1-800-387-0098.