Lotto 6/49 is one of the quite popular draw-based lottery offerings in Canada, with thousands of individuals purchasing tickets on a regular basis. An individual hailing from Ontario is Canada’s latest lottery millionaire thanks to their winning Lotto 6/49 ticket. Whoever is in possession of it is now eligible for a cash payout of CA$8.7 million.
Whoever is in possession of the winning ticket usually has a total of 52 weeks to claim their prize. This applies to the prize coming with any lottery ticket – both draw-based and instant lottery ones. Projections are that the winner would contact Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation in the upcoming weeks to claim their prize and see their life change for good.
Many players purchase the tickets spontaneously while they are running errands, whereas others buy these tickets on a regular basis ahead of every weekly draw. The number printed on the winning ticket might even have a special significance to the player eligible for CA$8,730,601 coming with it. Those are 4, 8, 18, 24, 31, 32, as well as the bonus 40.
In order to become eligible for the Main prize, the ticket had to match only the main numbers drawn on January 9. Once the winner contacts the Crown corporation, we might find out whether that was the case or not. Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation reminded lottery enthusiasts to check their pockets, purses, and drawers at home for any misplaced tickets they have forgotten about, as they could be the winning one.
Along with the main prize coming with this recent draw, there was also a second-best one for the individuals matching five of the main numbers and the bonus one. Two tickets became eligible for CA$107,352.20 each. They also have 12 months to bag their prizes before they expire. Lotto 6/49 also comes with other additional prizes, such as the Guaranteed CA$1-million one.
Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation made it clear that the lottery enthusiast eligible for the additional CA$1,000,000 prize has also purchased their ticket in the province of Ontario. They also have 52 weeks to claim their prize in a timely manner. January 13 is projected to bring the next Lotto 6/49 draw potentially changing people’s lives. It is projected to come with a Main prize of CA$5 million.
This is the minimal jackpot that could be given away, but the increased levels of ticket purchasing will quickly swell it. Another Ontario resident became a millionaire with the help of a lucky Lotto MAX ticket. Yvon Jean hailing from Hearst recently bagged his prize amounting to CA$1,000,000. It came as the ENCORE prize of the traditional Lotto MAX draw, one of the additional ways in which a player could win big.
The 59-year-old lottery fan is the owner of a repair shop in Hearst and he was given the lottery ticket as a gift. He had been purchasing lottery tickets for three decades before winning the ENCORE prize. For the time being, he has no plans other than the purchase of a boat.