Canada has found its brand-new lotto millionaires after Tavistock couple Chad and Christa Breyer has been fortunate enough to be drawn as winners of the grand Lotto Max jackpot. As reported by the Ontario Lottery Gaming Corporation the draw on March 16 has determined that the pair would have the substantial prize of CA$50,000,000 to their name.
Every year millions of hundreds of dollars are given away in lottery games in the country as Canadians are quite fond of the draw-based games. The Breyer household has joined the long list of lotto millionaires after having left the winning ticket in a cup holder in their car for a whole week, explained Mr. Breyer.
March 16 Draw
Upon receiving their Lotto Max check worth CA$50 million, Mr. Breyer shared that the ticket was in his car for a whole week without being locked as he bought it for the March 16 draw. 41-year-old father of two said that both he and his wife could not believe their luck after seeing the number 50,000,000 on the screen. The family plans to buy a new property and travel when it is safe to do so.
The Crown Corporation also informed that there has not been a winning ticket for Saturday’s Lotto 6/49 jackpot of CA$6.5 million. No winner this week means that the next draw on March 31 will have an even larger jackpot up for grabs amounting to CA$9 million. However, there was a winner from of the guaranteed one-million-dollar prizes who resides somewhere in Ontario.
Additionally, there has been a winner for the CA$15 million Lotto Max jackpot from Edmonton, the lucky winner’s numbers matched the numbers from Friday’s Lotto Max draw as he or she has a hefty prize to their name. Currently, the name of the fortunate lotto player is unknown but they will have up to 52 weeks to claim their jackpot prize.
The British Columbia Lottery Corporation reminded that the winner of the March 24 Lotto 6/49 guaranteed prize has still not claimed their winnings. The only thing we know for the winner is that he is from Sooke and is yet to contact the Crown agency about their CA$1 million prize. However, the number for the winning ticket was revealed to be 14891179-01.
Previous major winnings have been recorded not long ago as the Ontario Lottery Gaming Corporation announced that a Noelville couple was the winner of the CA$70 million Lotto Max jackpot. As consistent lottery players Marc and Dorothy-Ann Meilleur were more than happy to see their ticked being drawn as the winning one on the February 26, 2021, draw.
March 13 Lotto 6/49 draw
Lotto 6/49 has also been quite generous most recently as a Quebec resident has won the CA$27 million jackpot thanks to the March 13 Lotto 6/49 draw. The name of the winner has not yet been revealed but the Crown Corporation reminded the lucky player that he has plenty of time to claim his hefty prize thanks to the 52-week deadline.
Source: Nielsen, Kevin “Tavistock, Ont. couple left winning $50-million Lotto Max ticket in car cupholder“, Global News, March 26, 2021