Canada’s Lotto Max jackpot sets game record

Canada’s Lotto Max jackpot sets game record

New regulations elevate jackpot cap to $70 million

By Todd Northrop

In the primary days of the brand new yr, data are already being damaged in Lotto Max, one in all Canada’s national lottery video games.

Tuesday’s Lotto Max jackpot is a record-breaking $70 million, the largest jackpot presented in Canadian historical past.

The record-breaking quantity comes after adjustments to the lottery in May allowed for the lottery winnings to surpass $60 million.

Since the adjustments, jackpots of $65 million had been presented on 3 events: in June, in October, and on December 31.  The first Lotto Max jackpot of the brand new yr — which was once drawn on Friday — was once the primary to achieve the game’s new $70 million cap.

The $70 million is not the one prize at the desk. Tuesday’s drawing can even come with an estimated 25 Maxmillion prizes — further attracts for prizes of $1 million each and every.

Friday’s drawing integrated 26 Maxmillion prizes of $1 million each and every, and 8 of them have been received. They might be cut up among 13 profitable price ticket holders — 8 in Ontario, two within the Prairies and one each and every in Quebec, Atlantic Canada and British Columbia.

Whenever the Lotto Max jackpot is in the end received, it is going to go back to its place to begin of $10 million.

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Updated: January 6, 2020 — 11:45 pm

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