A Lotto 6/49 jackpot has grown so hefty it’s broken an eight-year record.
On Thursday, Loto-Québec announced that the $62 million top prize now stands at $64 million.
There are only three balls in the draw now — two white balls worth a million each and one lucky gold ball. The next draw is on Saturday, in which a guaranteed prize winner will have a one-in-three chance of winning a life-altering prize of $64 million.
Another Classic Jackpot will also be up for grabs, so players will have a chance to win $5 million. In this draw, numbers from 1 to 49 are drawn. Aside from the $5 million, many other runner-up prizes will also be given at each draw.
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The last time the Lotto 6/49 Gold Ball jackpot was won was earlier this year, on January 7. An 18-year-old from Sault Ste. Marie won the prize worth $48 million, says the OLG.
You could be celebrating a big win like one lucky British Columbian who recently won a major prize from a lotto draw with a 1-in-13,983,816 chance of winning.
And if you bag a major prize, check out our guide on what you should do if you win the lottery.
Lotto 6/49 costs $3 per play, and the draw takes place twice a week. So keep your eyes peeled for the draw on Saturday, April 15!
With files from Isabelle Docto