Jackpot soars to $62 million after another lottery draw without a winner

Apr 9 2023, 3:09 pm

Didn’t win in the last lottery draw?

You might want to try your luck again because this time the jackpot is even bigger.

After another draw without anyone winning the main prize, the Lotto 6/49 jackpot is now at a massive $62 million.

“The draw machine now only contains three white balls, each worth $1 million, and one gold ball, worth $62 million,” states a release from Loto-Québec. “The guaranteed prize winner therefore has a 1 in 4 shot at winning $62 million!”


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The draw machine now only has three white balls (each one worth $1 million) and one gold ball, which is worth $62 million. As a result, the guaranteed prize winner has a 1 in 4 chance of winning the main prize.

In addition, there’s a chance to win the $5 million Classic Jackpot.

Each Lotto 6/49 play costs $3 and the draw takes place twice a week. The next draw will take place on Wednesday, April 12.

A North Vancouver, BC lottery player recently won big after trying his luck in the lottery after starting a new job.

Software engineer Simon Pleau now has two reasons to celebrate after winning $5 million in the Lotto 6/49 Classic Jackpot in the March 29 draw.

“I bought a lottery ticket and a bottle of champagne to celebrate the new job,” said Pleau. “The draw was for that night, so when I found out I won I told my wife we have something else we need to celebrate.”

Despite having $5 million in his bank account, he says he has no plans to quit his new job.

Read the full story here.

With files from Amanda Wawryk.

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