Someone Just Won $70 Million In Ontario, So Check Your Tickets
It looks like one lucky Ontarian will finally get the chance to start living their dream life. Tuesday's draw revealed that a winning $70 million Lotto Max ticket was sold in Ontario, and OLG is looking for the winner. This is the third time the maximum jackpot has been won in Canada.
According to a press release from OLG, the winning ticket was sold in the Chatham-Kent area on April 14.
So if you think the winner might be you, it's time to start checking your numbers, you might be carrying $70 million around in your pocket!
However, if you aren't the lucky winner, it's not time to throw out your tickets just yet.
Last night's draw also produced two other substantial wins in Ontario, including a $1 million Maxmillion ticket, which was sold in Toronto and a $100,000 Encore ticket, which was sold in the Parry Sound and Nipissing Districts.
OLG sent out a reminder to players on Wednesday asking them to check their tickets, which they can do online at OLG.ca or on the OLG Lottery App. So, if you're one of those constant procrastinators that never check their tickets, you might want to give it a look.
It's also worth noting that the OLG Prize Centre is closed to the public as part of the current province lockdown.
"OLG recommends that anyone who believes they have the winning ticket sign it if they have not already, validate it at an authorized OLG retail location and keep safe the signed ticket and the validation slip received from the retailer," read a statement from the corporation.
Lotto Max draws every Tuesday and Friday. The next draw will take place this Friday, with an estimated win of $39 million.
This isn't the first time an Ontarian has won the $70 million draw.
Back in January, a Brampton man first found out he became a millionaire after checking his ticket while waiting for his car to warm up for work.
The winner, Adlin Lewis, went to work and spent the entire day trying to figure out how to tell his wife about the winnings.