British Columbia Lottery Corporation

British Columbia Lottery Corporation

February 24, 2010 14:30 ET

Canada's Second Largest Lottery Draw This Friday

LOTTO MAX Jackpot hits $50 Million + 9 MAXMILLIONS - additional prizes of $1 Million each

RICHMOND, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 24, 2010) - With a whopping $59 Million in total top prize money to be won, this Friday's LOTTO MAX draw will go into the record books as the second largest in Canadian history.

Growing steadily since January 9, 2010 the LOTTO MAX jackpot this week reached its cap of $50 Million. Once the cap is reached the game enters "MAXMILLIONS mode", and players have the chance to win the $50 Million jackpot as well as additional $1 Million MAXMILLIONS prizes.

This Friday, February 26, the draw will include an estimated nine separate prizes of $1 Million each, giving players nine more opportunities to win a large prize with each ticket. Winning a MAXMILLIONS prize is similar to winning the main jackpot – a player must match all seven winning numbers drawn for that prize.

Should there be no jackpot winner this week, next week's draw could set a new record for prize money offered by exceeding $60 Million.

The previous top $50 Million LOTTO MAX jackpot (which featured 10 MAXMILLIONS) was won in November 2009 by Kirby and Marie Fontaine of Sagkeeng First Nation, northeast of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

More LOTTO MAX info:

  • LOTTO MAX draws held each Friday night
  • Each $5 ticket features 3 chances to win (7 numbers each)
  • To win a jackpot players must match 7/7 numbers (from 1-49)
  • Odds of winning a jackpot are one in 28.6 million per play
  • Odds of winning any prize are one in 6.6 per play
  • Jackpots, which start at $10 million, "roll" to the next draw date if they are not won, with additional $1 million MAXMILLIONS prizes created after the $50 million mark is reached

LOTTO MAX can be played at all BCLC retail locations and online at PlayNow.com.

Winning numbers can be found online at bclc.com following each draw.

BCLC is a provincial Crown Corporation that offers socially responsible gaming entertainment while generating income that benefits all British Columbians. BCLC is an Official Supporter of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

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