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Jackpot Alert - Lotto Max and 6/49

Jackpot Alert: An estimated $90 Million in prizes available to be won

07/03/2014

Friday’s LOTTO MAX jackpot is AN ESTIMATED $50 Million + 30 MAXMILLIONS (est.) and lotto 6/49 has reached an estimated $5 million plus the 5 guaranteed $1 MILLION super draw

It’s a big weekend for lottery! This Friday, March 7, the estimated $50 million LOTTO MAX jackpot will be accompanied by an estimated 30 MAXMILLIONS draws of $1 million, resulting in a total top prize pool of $80 million. This combined with the Saturday, March 8 Lotto 6/49 jackpot draw of an estimated $5 million plus five Guaranteed $1 Million Prize draws makes for an estimated $90 million dollar weekend.

“With an estimated $90 million up for grabs between Friday and Saturday’s draws this week it’s a huge week for lottery players. We hope to be celebrating some big wins with our players,” says Kevin Gass, Vice President of Lottery Gaming at BCLC.

LOTTO MAX:

  • 23 $50 million LOTTO MAX jackpots have been won in Canada since the game launched in 2009.
  • The most recent LOTTO MAX jackpot won in B.C. was half of the $50 million jackpot on November 1, 2013 ($25 million in Victoria).
  • The number ‘18’ has been drawn the most times of all LOTTO MAX draws.
  • Odds of winning a jackpot or MAXMILLION prize are 1:28,633,528.

MAXILLIONS:

  • Launched in 2009
  • When the LOTTO MAX jackpot reaches $50 million, prizes of $1 million MAXMILLIONS are added.
  • Players must match 7/7 numbers to win the corresponding MAXMILLION prize.
  • 63 MAXMILLIONS have been won in B.C. to date.

Lotto 6/49 facts:

  • Lotto 6/49 launched on June 12, 1982.
  • 64 percent of Lotto 6/49 tickets are sold via Quick Pick.
  • Odds of winning a Lotto 6/49 jackpot are 1:13,983,816.
  • In September 2013 Lotto 6/49 added a Guaranteed $1 Million Prize draw every draw.
  • Six Guaranteed $1 Million Prizes have been won in B.C. to date.

LOTTO MAX and Lotto 6/49 can be played at all Lotto retailers and Lotto Express locations or online at PlayNow.com, with tickets available until 6 p.m. (PT) on draw days. Winning numbers and group release forms can be found online at bclc.com.

 

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