Recent news surrounding the Canadian lottery industry coming along is that the country has found its brand-new lottery millionaire. The Ontario Lottery Gaming corporation revealed on March 17, 2021, that there has been drawn a winning ticket for the sizeable Lotto Max jackpot worth CA$50 million. The Crown urges every Lotto Max ticket holder to check or even double-check their tickets.
Canada prides itself with its huge lottery player base, despite the currently growing online gambling market, the industry does not fall behind in terms of interest. Fans of the draw-based game are enjoying both physical tickets and online offerings. Every year hundreds of millions of rewards are being won by players across the country.
Next Canadian Millionaire
The Ontario Lottery Gaming has come out with an announcement that there was a winning ticket sold for March 16, 2021, Lotto Max draw. According to the Crown agency the ticket was bought somewhere in the Perth County area, and the lottery urges every player to check their tickets since any one of them may be the winning one of the immense CA$50 million jackpot prize.
Besides, the winning of the Lotto Max jackpot, the Crown corporation also informs that there have been several other worth mentioning prizes claimed. A Hamilton ticket holder was drawn as the second prize winner, he or she will have CA$279,418.40 to their name. Additionally, a Pickering resident has also won CA$100,000 from an Encore ticket.
Expiring CA$1 Million Ticket
The search for the winner of the CA$ 1million ticket continues, as informed by the British Columbia Lottery Corporation. The Crown agency for the provinces reminds all Lotto 6/49 players that the winner from Qualicum Beach north has still not claimed their prize. Time is running out for the winner since the ticket will expire at 11:59 p.m. on March 18, 2021.
However, there are raising concerns that the winning Lotto 6/49 ticket might have been lost or thrown out, otherwise, the holder of the ticket should have probably cashed in on it by now. There are a few more hours until the deadline, and the Crown revealed that the ticket could have been sold at any of the 117 lottery vendors from Qualicum up.
Previous Lotto Millionaires
Prior to the recent winning of the CA$50 million Lotto Max jackpot, only a few days ago the Ontario Lottery Gaming corporation revealed the names of the previous fortunate ticket holder. Noelville couple Marc and Dorothy-Ann Meilleur were drawn as winners of the CA$70 million Lotto Max jackpot for the February 26 draw. The pair just recently claimed their cheque for the major prize.
Another substantial currently claimed lottery reward was won in Quebec. But this time in the Lotto 6/49 game. The name of the lucky ticket holder is still unclear but he has up to 52 weeks to claim his major prize of CA$27 million. This was determined by the Lotto 6/49 draw that was held on March 13, 2021
Source: “$50M Lotto Max jackpot ticket sold in Perth County area” CTV News, March 17, 2021