October 25, 2012 19:01 ET
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 25, 2012) - LOTTO MAX fever has spread across the province and country. Lottery players have until 6 p.m. Friday, October 26 to buy their tickets for the chance to win the $50 million LOTTO MAX jackpot as well as 50 MAXMILLION prizes of $1 million each.
"You can feel the excitement among lottery players," said Kevin Gass, VP of Lottery Gaming at BCLC. "For instance yesterday (Wednesday) we sold 50 percent more Lotto Max tickets than last Wednesday."
Only once before has a Canadian lottery game come close to a prize amount of this size. In July this year, LOTTO MAX grew to a $50 million jackpot and 50 MAXMILLIONS before the jackpot was won.
"We anticipate more than half of all LOTTO MAX sales in the final two days leading up to Friday's draw," added Gass.
B.C. is the only province to have a MAXMILLION winner on each of the last three LOTTO MAX draws.
LOTTO MAX FACTS:
LOTTO MAX can be played at any Lotto or Lotto Express retailer or at www.PlayNow.com. Winning numbers can be found at www.bclc.com following each draw.
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