Imagine starting off the weekend and entering the first official week of summer $140 million richer.
As a result of nobody winning Lotto Max’s big-time $70 million draw, the record-setting jackpot is carrying over for the third consecutive week.
As such, Friday’s jackpot will be worth a jaw-dropping $140 million — the $70 million jackpot plus 70 $1 million prizes.
According to Lotto Max, 34 Maxmillions ($1 million each) were won in British Columbia, The Prairies, Ontario, Quebec, and the Atlantic Provinces.
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The previous record set for a Lotto Max jackpot was in October 2018, when it totalled $116 million, consisting of a $60,000,000 jackpot and 56 Maxmillions prizes.
According to the Crown corporation, this is the eighth time the Lotto Max jackpot has hit its cap of $70,000,000 since revamping the game in May 2019.
Millionaire-hopefuls can buy tickets in-store or online.
The draws for the Canada-wide lottery are held on a biweekly basis, every Tuesday and Friday.
Each play costs $5 and consists of three selections of seven numbers from 1 to 50.
Friday’s LOTTO MAX jackpot is still flying high at $70 million plus an est. 70 MAXMILLIONS for a record-breaking est. $140 million draw! Do you have your ticket? #DreamToTheMax pic.twitter.com/r0qsousFw5
— LOTTO MAX (@lottomax) June 16, 2021
The Canada-wide lottery has jackpot-winning odds of 1 in 33,294,800. But, considering how the last 14 months have gone, is anything really impossible?