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October 15, 2015 11:04 ET

JACKPOT ALERT: Lotto 6/49 Jackpot Soars to Historic $64 Million

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Oct. 15, 2015) - While the leaves and temperature outside might be falling, jackpot fever for Lotto 6/49 is rising. This Saturday's Lotto 6/49 jackpot is now estimated at $64 million after sales pushed the jackpot to record breaking levels.

The Lotto 6/49 top prize has been building since Wednesday, September 9. No one has matched 6/6 numbers for 11 consecutive draws.

The jackpot breaks the previous Lotto 6/49 record of $63.4 million on April 13, 2013. From that draw, there were five winning tickets sharing the top prize. Four out of the five winners were from B.C., each winning $15,853,471.30.

Lotto 6/49 can be played at all Lotto retailers and Lotto Express locations or online at PlayNow.com, with tickets available until 7:30 p.m. (PT) on draw days (Wednesday and Saturday). Winning numbers and group release forms can be found online at bclc.com.

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Kevin Gass, BCLC Vice President of Lottery Gaming

"The higher jackpots create a buzz amongst our players as they get in on the excitement and dream big. The jackpot for Lotto 6/49 has never been this big, so we are anticipating there will be a lot of people lining up to buy tickets for their chance to win. You never know who might be the next big winner."

Quick Facts:

  • 74 per cent of Lotto 6/49 tickets are sold via Quick Pick.
  • Odds of winning a Lotto 6/49 jackpot are 1:13,983,816.
  • To win the jackpot, players must match 6/6 numbers.
  • Largest Lotto 6/49 jackpot claimed in B.C.: a group of six from Surrey shared a $22 million Lotto 6/49 win in 2005.

Learn more:

BCLC is a provincial Crown corporation offering socially responsible gambling entertainment while generating more than $1 billion in net income each year to benefit provincial and community programs across B.C. Every time a lottery ticket is purchased or a dice in a casino is rolled, it is funding programs across B.C. Today, $0.89 of every dollar played goes back into the Province. When you play with BCLC, you Play It Forward. Learn more at http://www.bclc.com/.

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