Lotto Max adds highest single jackpot ever at CanadaYAHOO! #Lotto_MaxMay 15, 2019
Lotto Max has launched a new Tuesday draw, in addition to the regular Friday event.
The jackpot on this new draw day has the potential to reach $70 million, making it the highest single jackpot ever in Canada.
“It’s not just about, oh I can pay off my mortgage and buy my own car, it’s I can buy my own island, I can support all the charitable causes I want to, I can take a dream vacation around the world in a yacht.”
“We know that all of our winners talk about the time when they find out they have a winning ticket, that ‘winner, Gagnon’ sound bite.”
To highlight the inaugural draw, Lotto Max partnered with chef Matt Basile from Fidel Gastro to celebrate with Lotto Max-themed “Taco Tuesday” food trucks in Toronto and Ottawa.
There is now a category for four out of seven numbers, plus the bonus number, and five out of seven numbers, plus the bonus number.
There has been another number added to game as well.
“That one ticket, that five-dollar ticket, gives people the chance to dream,” Kuhtey said.
“We want people to dream big, think about what that $70 million jackpot offers you.”
Since 2009, Lotto Max players across Canada have won over $11 billion in prizing, with 116 jackpot wins and 1,021 Maxmillions prizes, currently offered when the Lotto Max jackpot hits $50 million and will continue with the new system.
It’s not the first time a winner has tried to avoid the limelight that comes with being an instant millionaire. In 2014, Langley’s Friedrich and Annand Mayrhofer, who won a $50-million Lotto Max jackpot, tried to remain anonymous by having a lawyer claim their ticket for a family trust, but that move was rejected by the BCLC.