Canadian lottery players get set for bumper Christmas EveWednesday December 22nd 2010
Christmas Eve could be extra lucky for players in Canada’s Lotto Max lottery draw, as an estimated top prize of CAN$50million is up for grabs. The top prize has rolled over from last Saturday to create the bumper prize pot, which equates to just over £31.75million. Under the lottery’s regulations, the top prize cannot go any higher.
People who buy lottery tickets for Lotto Max need to match seven numbers to claim the top prize. Six people who matched six from seven main balls in the draw on December 17 all walked away with a cool CAN$168,926, or £107,300, but the bumper festive prize is sure to encourage more people to buy lottery tickets in the hope of changing their lives forever.
As well as the top prize, ten other winners will also become Canadian dollar millionaires, and win the seven-figure sum to make it an extra-special Christmas.
Lotto Max is drawn every Friday, and in addition for this week only, the state of Ontario is promising to create six more lottery dollar millionaires, as tickets bought there will be entered into a one-off bonus draw with half a dozen top prizes to be won.
Written by Brett Levenson