October 18, 2012 18:07 ET

Jackpot Alert: LOTTO MAX at $50 Million Plus an Estimated 25 MAXMILLIONS

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 18, 2012) - LOTTO MAX players have more chances to win $75 million in prizes this Friday.

The October 19th LOTTO MAX draw is $50 million, plus an estimated 25 MAXMILLION prizes of $1 million each.

MAXMILLIONS give players multiple chances to win prizes of $1 million. Winning a MAXMILLION is similar to winning the main jackpot - a player must match all seven winning numbers drawn for that prize. If no ticket wins the $50 million jackpot, it will again carry over to the next draw, along with all MAXMILLIONS that are not won.


  • LOTTO MAX players in B.C. have won more than $426 million since the game launched in 2009.
  • A total of 49 MAXMILLIONS have been won in B.C., the latest was last week (October 12) in Burnaby.
  • Fifteen $50 million LOTTO MAX jackpots have been won in Canada since 2009.
  • The number '18' has been drawn the most in all LOTTO MAX draws.
  • Draws are held every Friday night.
  • A $5 ticket gives players three chances to win.
  • Players must match 7/7 numbers (from 1-49) to win the jackpot.
  • Odds of winning any prize are one in 6.6 per play.
  • Odds of winning a LOTTO MAX jackpot or MAXMILLION are one in 28.6 million per play.

What you would do if you won a LOTTO MAX jackpot? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter @lottomax.

LOTTO MAX can be played at your favourite lottery retailer and at www.PlayNow.com. Winning numbers and can be found at www.bclc.com following each draw.

BCLC is a provincial Crown corporation offering socially responsible gambling entertainment while generating more than $1 billion in provincial revenue last year that went back into health care, education and community groups across B.C.

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