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Lotto 6/49 jackpot soars to historic $64 million

15/10/2015

While the leaves and temperature outside might be falling, jackpot fever for Lotto 6/49 is rising. This Saturday’s Lotto 6/49 jackpot is now estimated at $64 million after sales pushed the jackpot to record breaking levels.

The Lotto 6/49 top prize has been building since Wednesday, September 9. No one has matched 6/6 numbers for 11 consecutive draws.

The jackpot breaks the previous Lotto 6/49 record of $63.4 million on April 13, 2013. From that draw, there were four winning tickets sharing the top prize. Three out of the four winning tickets were from B.C., each winning $15,853,471.30.

Lotto 6/49 can be played at all Lotto retailers and Lotto Express locations or online at PlayNow.com, with tickets available until 7:30 p.m. (PT) on draw days (Wednesday and Saturday). 

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Kevin Gass, BCLC Vice President of Lottery Gaming
“The higher jackpots create a buzz amongst our players as they get in on the excitement and dream big. The jackpot for Lotto 6/49 has never been this big, so we are anticipating there will be a lot of people lining up to buy tickets for their chance to win. You never know who might be the next big winner.”

Quick Facts

  • 74 per cent of Lotto 6/49 tickets are sold via Quick Pick.
  • Odds of winning a Lotto 6/49 jackpot are 1:13,983,816.
  • To win the jackpot, players must match 6/6 numbers. 
  • Largest Lotto 6/49 jackpot claimed in B.C.: a group of six from Surrey shared a $22 million Lotto 6/49 win in 2005.

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