The Lotto Max Jackpot Just Hit $70 Million For The Second Time In History
Most of us are out there every day, on our hustle, getting that bread. Of course, we wouldn't have to be if we won the lottery. With the Lotto Max Jackpot now sitting at $70 million for only the second time ever you might want to buy a ticket.
The prize amount previously hit the $70 million mark in January. It was claimed by Adlin Lewis, a 49-year-old credit risk manager from Brampton. At the time, it was the largest lottery prize in Canadian history.
Now that amount has been matched again, and is up for grabs in the February 25 draw. With that much money, you could almost buy a house in Vancouver or Toronto (just kidding. Maybe like 20 houses).
To go along with this massive jackpot, there are also 20 Maxmillions prizes of $1 million each for the taking.
This big number means no one took home the biggest amount of cash in last night's draw. However, there were some otherwise impressive wins across Ontario.
Four winning tickets worth a million bucks each were sold in Burlington, Niagara Falls, Ottawa, and Toronto.
Two tickets worth slightly less at $500,000 each were picked up by some lucky people in St. Catharines and Haliburton County/Muskoka District.
A couple of second-place tickets, each paying out at the not-insignificant amount of $114,829.50 were sold in Brampton and Newmarket.
Finally, a couple of $100,000 Encore wins were sold both on the OLG website and in Toronto.
If you live in these cities and have bought a Lotto Max ticket recently, make sure to get it checked.
It could be a major winner, and you might be richer than you were yesterday.
Since September 2009, Lotto Max winners have racked up an impressive $5.2 billion worth of prizes, distributed over 68 jackpot and 590 Maxmillions wins.
To get in on the next draw, buy a ticket before 10:30 PM on February 25.