Two winners share Lotto 649 jackpotMonday March 22nd 2010
Lottery fever has gripped Canada over the weekend as ticket sales for the Lotto 649 soared. After the draw which took place on Saturday, two winners share Lotto 649 jackpot of just over $41 million, each taking home a lottery win of $20.6 million. One of the winning tickets was sold in Edmonton and the other in Ontario and the lucky ticket holders will be able to claim their prizes as early as today and we hope that the winners will come forward very soon and we will of course bring news of these straight to you.
Lottery officials did expect there to be a winner on the Lotto 649 this weekend purely due to the amount of people flocking to buy lottery tickets for this game. Obviously the more people that play, makes the odds of finding a winner more favourable and this is what has happened here. This win will now see the Lotto 649 start with a new jackpot of $3.5 million for the next draw.
However, lottery players in Canada still have something to get excited about in the coming week as another of their lottery games fails to find a winner at the weekend. With a jackpot of $10 million up for grabs on Friday, the Lotto Max also failed to produce a winner which means that the jackpot for the next lottery draw has reached a massive $15 million. So it seems that excitement is set to race amongst Canadian Lottery players until the next draw at least, which will be Friday 26th March.