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Lotto Max Fever Grips B.C. with $100 Million in Prizes!


LOTTO MAX fever continues to spread across Canada. Players have until 6 p.m. Friday, December 20, for a chance to win the $50 million LOTTO MAX jackpot as well as 50 MAXMILLION prizes of $1 million each.

“The excitement is really building across Canada,” said Kevin Gass, VP of Lottery Gaming at BCLC. “We find more players tend to get in on the action when jackpots reach this size. This is one of the largest prize pools ever and it’s an exceptional opportunity for lottery players.”

The December 20 LOTTO MAX draw last before Christmas and the second-to-last of 2013.

“I would imagine holiday gift giving would be a whole lot easier after winning a $50 million jackpot,” added Gass.

It’s anticipated 40 per cent of all LOTTO MAX sales take place on Friday, with the biggest peaks during the lunch hour and afternoon, when lottery retailers in B.C. are expected to process up to 1000 transactions per minute.

This is the third time in Canadian history that a lottery prize pool has reached this level, tipping the scales at $100 million.


  • Players in B.C. have won more than $515 million since LOTTO MAX launched in 2009.
  • 61 MAXMILLIONS have been won in B.C.
  • Largest ever LOTTO MAX prize won in B.C. was a $50 million jackpot, October 2010.
  • Draws are held every Friday night.
  • A $5 ticket gives players three chances to win.
  • In November 2013, a Victoria man won $25 million on LOTTO MAX. What was his first purchase after cashing the cheque? A new couch.
  • Players must match 7/7 numbers (from 1-49) to win the jackpot.
  • Odds of winning any prize are one in 6.6 per play.
  • The number ‘18’ has been drawn the most times of all LOTTO MAX draws.
  • Odds of winning a LOTTO MAX jackpot or MAXMILLION prize are one in 28.6 million per play.


  • 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.

LOTTO MAX can be played at any Lotto and Lotto Express retailer or at Winning numbers can be found at following each draw.

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