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CA$55M Lotto Max Jackpot Goes to Toronto, Confirms OLG

Someone from Ontario has won a major Lotto Max jackpot, said the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation. The lucky winner resides somewhere in Toronto and they will soon have the chance of spending the amazing CA$55 million windfall. However, the ticket holder must first contact the Crown agency and cash out their enormous prize money.

Lotto Max is one of Canada’s most popular lottery options and it is drawn twice per week. Once on Tuesday and once on Friday. The game’s jackpot can reach the whooping CA$70,000,000 and once the main prize’s threshold reaches CA$50 million, each drawing comes with several Maxmillion prizes. As the name suggests each is worth a hefty CA$1 million.

Seeking the Toronto Winner

Shortly after the Friday, August 5, 2022, draws the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation issued a statement that the mega jackpot of CA$55 million has been finally claimed. After several weeks of accumulation, the main prize has gone to a Toronto resident. The winner has now up to 52 weeks from the date of the draw to claim the windfall.

According to the Crown corporation, the winning numbers for Friday’s draw of Lotto Max are 07, 16, 19, 33, 36, 48, 49, and Bonus 05. The OLG urges everyone who has purchased a ticket for the said draw and is located in Toronto to double-check their tickets. This can be done online, via the OLG App, at a retailer, or by signing up for the Crown’s winning number email alerts.

In addition to that, the draw determined that an Encore ticket worth CA$100,000 was also claimed by a ticket holder from Chatham-Kent. In its statement, the OLG has also reminded lottery players that someone from Toronto has also won a jackpot amassing CA$70 million in Lotto Max on June 28, 2022. But the winner has not emerged yet.

However, that is not all winnings in Toronto, as the OLG has also reported that a local resident has won the impressive CA$6 million in a Lotto 6/49 draw. The round took place on Saturday, August 6, 2022, and it also found a second-place winner from the province, who won the cool CA$100,000 and it resides somewhere in Etobicoke.

More Local Winners

Over the last couple of months, Ontarians have claimed some hefty prizes via the fan-favourite Lotto Max and Lotto 6/49. For instance, in May this year, Leah Murdoch-Gerics from Hamilton claimed the life-changing CA$60 million from a Lotto Max draw that took place on April 19, 2022. She purchased the ticket online on thus making it the largest online lotto win in the province.

The 58-year-old Ms. Murdoch-Gerics shared with the OLG that she has been playing the lottery casually since last year. Now, with the hefty windfall, she plans on spending the money wisely in the long term but also intends to take her loved ones on a vacation soon. She said that she is humbled and honoured to be able to win the prize and be in that situation.

Source: Anderson, Sarah “Winning $55 million Lotto Max jackpot ticket sold in Toronto”, DH News, August 6, 2022