The winning ticket for last night's record-setting $65M lottery was sold in Quebec

Jun 12 2019, 12:38 pm

Quebecers might be wise to start being extra nice to people they know bought a ticket in last last night’s record-setting lottery — it was purchased in Quebec.

AKA maybe somebody you know just became $65 million richer.

Tuesday’s Lotto Max prize, $65 million, is the largest lottery jackpot in Canadian history.

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There was only one winner for last night’s grand prize, according to the Lotto Max website, while two tickets purchased in British Columbia will split the second place $425,809.90 payout.

A Maxmillions $1 million ticket was purchased in the The Prairies.

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Since its creation in 2009, 26 jackpots have been claimed by Quebecers, including four $60 million prizes.

The odds one winning the grand prize is one in 33 million.

The next Lotto Max draw will take place on Friday and the payout will be $19 million.

Yesterday’s record-setting prize was $1 million higher than the country’s previous jackpot record, $64 million, in 2015.