Five B.C. Tickets Hit the MAXMILLIONS Jackpot - $50 Million Still Up for Grabs
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 27, 2012) - Five tickets sold in B.C. were among the total of 24 MAXMILLION prizes won across the country in last night's LOTTO MAX draw. There was no winner for the LOTTO MAX jackpot, so Canadians will have another chance at $50 million next week.
Tickets sold in Fort St. John and Aldergrove won a MAXMILLION prize of $1 million each while tickets sold in Kamloops and the Kootenays each split a MAXMILLION. A fifth winning ticket, also sold in the Kootenays, is worth $333,333, with the MAXMILLION being split three ways.
Lottery prize winners have 52 weeks from the draw date printed on their ticket to come forward to claim their prize.
The specific retail locations where a winning lottery ticket was purchased will be announced after the winner has come forward to claim their prize.
We cannot release the name of the lottery winner before they have come forward to claim their prize.
This is the fourth consecutive week that a winning MAXMILLION ticket was sold in B.C. Next Friday's jackpot will be $50 million plus 50 MAXMILLIONS - just the third time in Canadian lottery history that this amount has been offered.
LOTTO MAX FACTS:
-- Fifteen $50 million LOTTO MAX jackpots won in Canada since the game
launched in 2009.
-- Most recent LOTTO MAX jackpot won in B.C. was for $25 million in July
-- Odds of winning a jackpot or MAXMILLION prize are 1:28,633,528.
-- Draws held every Friday night.
-- A $5 ticket features three chances to win.
-- Tickets can be purchased until 6 p.m. (PT) on the day of the draw.
-- To win the jackpot, players must match 7/7 numbers.
-- Odds of winning any prize are one in 6.6 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
-- The number of MAXMILLION winners in B.C. to date: 50
LOTTO MAX can be played at any Lotto or Lotto Express retailer or at PlayNow.com. Winning numbers can be found at bclc.com following each draw.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
BCLC Media Relations