Lotto Max fever hits Canada with record jackpot up for grabs
OTTOWA – Record numbers of people all over Canada are expected to purchase Lotto Max tickets for the next drawing as the numbers drawn on Friday again proved to be elusive, resulting in a rollover to CA$95million for the next draw!
It was the second week in a row that the CA$50m prize went begging and the next main jackpot will still be the same with an additional 45 Maxmillions CA$1m prizes up for grabs. With 20 of these additional prizes up for grabs last week the total jackpot amount was CA$70million.
Despite incredibly high ticket sales for the previous draw no-one was able to match the numbers drawn, which were 2, 7, 12, 25, 29, 32 and 35. The bonus number was 26.
A spokesperson for British Columbia Lottery Corporation described the excitement building at the monstrous jackpot by saying that “we call them jackpot chasers” and “when the jackpot gets large, you see more people start buying lottery tickets.”
Lotto Max tickets cost CA$5 and you get three plays for your money. Having to match seven numbers make the odds of winning the jackpot one in 28million.
Fifteen Maxmillions prizes were won last Friday with nine players becoming millionaires after being the only people to match the specific set of balls. Six people shared three Maxmillions CA$1m prizes to take home CA$500,000, another six shared two prizes between them to win $333,333.33 and the final Maxmillion was shared between four winners, each taking home CA$250,000.
Published: June 14, 2010