This week is one of plenty of excitement for lottery players across Canada, as Lotto Max will hold a major draw on Friday, March 31, 2023. Loto-Québec and the other provincial lotteries remind that the main prize for the drawing will stand at a staggering CA$60 million. On top of that, there will be even more windfalls up for grabs for a total of CA$66 million in rewards.
Lotto Max is a major lottery offering across the Great White North with its hefty money prizes and two draws per week. Its main prize can reach a whopping CA$70 million, meanwhile, once it crosses the CA$50 million mark, it can also offer several Maxmillion rewards. Each of those is worth the cool CA$1 million.
Big Week for Lottery Players
Since the last draw for Lotto Max failed to find a winner for the major prize, the jackpot will now grow to the amazing CA$60 million for the Friday, March 31, 2023 draw. But in addition to the mega jackpot, players with tickets for the draw will also have a chance at one of the six Maxmillion windfalls. Tickets can be bought at retailers or online depending on one’s location.
Loto-Québec reminds that Quebecers have already cashed out on some amazing prizes in the game since its launch in 2009. In total local players have won over CA$3.343 billion in cash prizes, and there have been a total of 40 jackpot wins in the province. This includes three instances of CA$70 million, which are the three largest lottery wins in the history of the jurisdiction.
One of those CA$70,000,000 wins belongs to Marcel Lussier who on June 7, 2022, saw his Lotto Max ticket get drawn as the sole winner of the main prize. Mr. Lussier comes from Brossard and was previously employed by Hydro-Québec. With the money, he said he wanted to help rebuild Ukraine, as well as take his loved ones on a well-deserved cruise.
In addition to the three CA$70 million jackpots in the province, Quebecers have also won one CA$65 million, four CA$60 million, four CA$55 million, and seven CA$50 million in the game. However, that is not all, as local players have also claimed a grand total of 211 Maxmillion windfalls, each worth CA$1 million, as well as 139 shares of a such prize.
Lotto 6/49 Promises Big Prizes Too
Besides, the massive Lotto Max jackpot, lottery players also have an equally exciting Lotto 6/49 draw to look forward to. The next round for the game will be on Saturday, April 1, 2023, and will feature a CA$56 million Gold Ball Jackpot. Its winner is guaranteed to take home either a $1 million prize or a prize of up to CA$68 million. There will also be a Classic CA$5 million one.
The new version of Lotto 6/49 debuted across Canada in the middle of September 2022, and its first major win belonged to a Quebecer. A provincial ticket holder entered the history books, as they won a CA$36 million Gold Ball Draw in the October 29, 2022 draw of the game. The player became the first Canadian to win the newly introduced jackpot.
Source: “This Friday – Lotto Max will be offering a $60 million jackpot and an estimated 6 Maxmillion”, PR Newswire, March 29, 2023