Record $110 million in lottery prizes could be won tonight in Canada

Jun 1 2018, 5:36 pm

Lotto Max looks to shatter its historical winnings tonight with an estimated jackpot of $60 million, as well as 50 additional and separate “Maxmillions” prizes, worth $1 million each.

With a whopping $110 million in prizes to be won across the country, tonight’s draw is not only the largest prize offering in Lotto Max history but the largest prize offering for any single lottery draw in Canadian history.

According to the BCLC, a massive spike in Lotto Max sales is expected to take place later in the afternoon.

For those unfamiliar with the Lotto Max system, Lotto Max draws are held every Friday night.

Tickets cost $5 with three chances to win. A player will receive three sets of seven numbers ranging from one to forty-nine.

To win the jackpot or a Maxmillions prize, players must match seven out of seven numbers.

According to the BCLC, the odds of winning any prize are actually rather attainable, being one in 6.6 per play (15%).

The odds of winning the jackpot or a Maxmillions prize, however, are of course exponentially smaller. For every play, a person has a one in 28,633,528 chance of winning.

The draw will take place at 7:30 pm PST.

Note: Daily Hive is not in any way promoting gambling or participating in lotteries. For those that do choose to participate, remember to play safely and know your limit. 

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