Monday, March 1, 2021

$70-million Lotto Max jackpot ticket sold in Chatham-Kent

A single winning ticket for the $70-million Lotto Max jackpot from the Tuesday, April 14, 2020 draw was sold in Chatham-Kent.

“This is the third time that the maximum jackpot has been won in Canada,” OLG officials said in a press release.

OLG officials added last night’s draw produced some other big wins across the province:

– A MAXMILLIONS ticket, worth $1 million, was sold in Toronto.

– An ENCORE ticket, worth $100,000, was sold within Parry Sound and Nipissing Districts.

“OLG reminds players that they can check their tickets from home on OLG.ca, by using the OLG Lottery App on their mobile device, signing up on OLG.ca for winning number email alerts or by calling our WIN! Line at 416-870-8946 (Toronto area) or toll free at 1-866-891-8946 (outside Toronto area).”

The OLG Prize Centre is currently closed to the public, OLG officials say.

“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,” OLG officials say.

“Contact the OLG Support Centre at 1-800-387-0098 if you have additional questions.”

Since its launch in September 2009, Ontario Lotto MAX players have won over $5.3 billion, including 69 jackpot wins and 603 MAXMILLIONS prizes, right across the province.

Lotto Max draws are twice a week – on Tuesdays and Fridays.

For each $5 play, players receive three sets of seven numbers ranging from one to 50.

Players must match all seven numbers, in any one set, to win the jackpot or the MAXMILLIONS prizes.

The next Lotto Max jackpot is estimated at $39 million.

Players can purchase tickets at authorized OLG retailers or buy online at PlayOLG.ca until 10:30 p.m. Friday, April 17, 2020 for the draw that evening.

Watch for more on this story.

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