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Largest lottery prize in Canadian history hits $70M mark

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TORONTO — Canadians will have a shot at the country's largest-ever lottery prize total this Friday — $70 million.

There was no winner in last Friday's Lotto Max draw, so the jackpot remains at the maximum of $50 million.

Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. spokeswoman Sarah Kiriliuk says it will be the fourth time that amount is being offered as a jackpot.

However, she says the number of Maxmillions draws will rise to 20 separate $1 million prizes — up from the five offered last Friday.

That makes a grand total of $70 million in prizes up for grabs.

The Maxmillions draws are triggered when the Lotto Max jackpot hits $50 million.

Canadian Press

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Posted: June 8, 2010, 8:20 am - IP Logged

7/49 Plus Bonus Ball

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    rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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    Posted: June 8, 2010, 12:46 pm - IP Logged

    7/49 Plus Bonus Ball

    How does the Bonus Ball Work?

    And how do you get one of those extra million dollar prizes?

    I'd go up there and get a ticket but they don't let you carry your guns up there. What the hell kind of country is that?


                                                 
                         
                                             

     

     

     

     

                                                                                                       

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      starchild_45's avatar - spherewall2
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      Posted: June 8, 2010, 2:30 pm - IP Logged

      And how do you get one of those extra million dollar prizes?

      I'd go up there and get a ticket but they don't let you carry your guns up there. What the hell kind of country is that?

      LOL this is so funny. i had to laugh. "what the hell kind of country" lol

        starchild_45's avatar - spherewall2
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        Posted: June 8, 2010, 2:36 pm - IP Logged

        well i know what kind of country it is and it is a nice country to go BUY A LOTTERY TICKET.

        i got mine. matter of fact i have 2 tickets and it gives me 6 chances to win this friday. still it is a confusing game and how they come up with the 20 extra million for the extras. i just don't get it. is it like powerball when it gets to a record?

        another thing they do is allow for something called an extra. it is an additional cost for the ticket but it you get all the numbers it is worth another 100,000 without winning the jackpot.

        oh well keep an eye  out for surrey BC for the million dollar winning ticket. it will be me. oh i can use the lottomax too.

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          Posted: June 8, 2010, 9:17 pm - IP Logged

          Well it is kind of confusing but it is a lottery that spreads around the winnings.

          When the jackpot hits 50 million the first set of numbers drawn apply to that amount.  Any million dollar amount over 50 million then gets it's own set of 7 numbers. So. this Friday there will be one set of numbers drawn for the 50 million dollars, and one or more tickets can share that amount.  Since no one hit the 50 million last Friday the extra money wagered has accrued to 20 million.  There will be 20 sets of 7 numbers drawn and more than one set can win a million dollars.  Each 1 million dollar amount may or may not have a winner or could have multiple winners. Any non winning amount rolls to the next jackpot.

           

          About a month ago here were the results when the jackpot was at 60 million.

          One ticket hit for the 50 million.

          Five tickets hit for a million.

          Two million dollars were shared by two tickets.

          The remaining 3 million rolled to the next jackpot.

          Therefore 10 tickets won during this drawing, ranging from 500,000 to 50 million and the next jackpot started at 13 million.

          I like the concept, if P Ball or Mega capped at 100 million on the first set of numbers, there would be many more people winning on huge jackpots. It would be better if some shared the main jackpot and other dollar amounts rolled down after a set limit.

          starchild the extra is called Encore, a 7 digit number that wins anywhere from a free ticket to 1 million dollars.

          One thing I like about the Canadian Lotteries is that if you win 50 million you get 50 million tax free, no annuites and taxes come later :)

            rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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            Posted: June 8, 2010, 11:38 pm - IP Logged

            Well it is kind of confusing but it is a lottery that spreads around the winnings.

            When the jackpot hits 50 million the first set of numbers drawn apply to that amount.  Any million dollar amount over 50 million then gets it's own set of 7 numbers. So. this Friday there will be one set of numbers drawn for the 50 million dollars, and one or more tickets can share that amount.  Since no one hit the 50 million last Friday the extra money wagered has accrued to 20 million.  There will be 20 sets of 7 numbers drawn and more than one set can win a million dollars.  Each 1 million dollar amount may or may not have a winner or could have multiple winners. Any non winning amount rolls to the next jackpot.

             

            About a month ago here were the results when the jackpot was at 60 million.

            One ticket hit for the 50 million.

            Five tickets hit for a million.

            Two million dollars were shared by two tickets.

            The remaining 3 million rolled to the next jackpot.

            Therefore 10 tickets won during this drawing, ranging from 500,000 to 50 million and the next jackpot started at 13 million.

            I like the concept, if P Ball or Mega capped at 100 million on the first set of numbers, there would be many more people winning on huge jackpots. It would be better if some shared the main jackpot and other dollar amounts rolled down after a set limit.

            starchild the extra is called Encore, a 7 digit number that wins anywhere from a free ticket to 1 million dollars.

            One thing I like about the Canadian Lotteries is that if you win 50 million you get 50 million tax free, no annuites and taxes come later :)

            I kinda like that system except they ought to keep drawing numbers until all the extra millions are awarded.

            And they ought to let Americans carry their guns if they're coming up there just to buy a ticket.

            I mean what if you're walking to the liquor store to get a lottery ticket and all of a sudden a moose jumps out of the bushes and starts trying to scratch you with his horns?  What are you going to do, throw a hockey puck at him? Stab him with an icicle?

            They should let us carry our guns.


                                                         
                                 
                                                     

             

             

             

             

                                                                                                               

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              Posted: June 9, 2010, 8:58 am - IP Logged

              I kinda like that system except they ought to keep drawing numbers until all the extra millions are awarded.

              And they ought to let Americans carry their guns if they're coming up there just to buy a ticket.

              I mean what if you're walking to the liquor store to get a lottery ticket and all of a sudden a moose jumps out of the bushes and starts trying to scratch you with his horns?  What are you going to do, throw a hockey puck at him? Stab him with an icicle?

              They should let us carry our guns.

              ok this was funny the first time around and not the 2nd time.

                starchild_45's avatar - spherewall2
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                Posted: June 9, 2010, 9:11 am - IP Logged

                Well it is kind of confusing but it is a lottery that spreads around the winnings.

                When the jackpot hits 50 million the first set of numbers drawn apply to that amount.  Any million dollar amount over 50 million then gets it's own set of 7 numbers. So. this Friday there will be one set of numbers drawn for the 50 million dollars, and one or more tickets can share that amount.  Since no one hit the 50 million last Friday the extra money wagered has accrued to 20 million.  There will be 20 sets of 7 numbers drawn and more than one set can win a million dollars.  Each 1 million dollar amount may or may not have a winner or could have multiple winners. Any non winning amount rolls to the next jackpot.

                 

                About a month ago here were the results when the jackpot was at 60 million.

                One ticket hit for the 50 million.

                Five tickets hit for a million.

                Two million dollars were shared by two tickets.

                The remaining 3 million rolled to the next jackpot.

                Therefore 10 tickets won during this drawing, ranging from 500,000 to 50 million and the next jackpot started at 13 million.

                I like the concept, if P Ball or Mega capped at 100 million on the first set of numbers, there would be many more people winning on huge jackpots. It would be better if some shared the main jackpot and other dollar amounts rolled down after a set limit.

                starchild the extra is called Encore, a 7 digit number that wins anywhere from a free ticket to 1 million dollars.

                One thing I like about the Canadian Lotteries is that if you win 50 million you get 50 million tax free, no annuites and taxes come later :)

                About a month ago here were the results when the jackpot was at 60 million.   <<<<  what site are you getting this information?

                One ticket hit for the 50 million.

                Five tickets hit for a million.

                Two million dollars were shared by two tickets.

                The remaining 3 million rolled to the next jackpot.   <<<<<  this is some  good information and it would be nice to know where to get it. i go to the BC lottery page. i can get to canada easily. do you cross over to Ontairio to get your tickets if you play?

                 

                from bc lottery page: Say "YES" to add Extra for a chance to win $500,000. $1 per Extra selection, up to ten. Make things more interesting by learning more about the many ways to play!


                Winning NumbersMatchPrizeWinners
                LOTTO MAX Extra07 31 75 914/4$500,000.000
                3/4$1,000.0086
                2/4$10.004,903
                1/4$1.00100,877

                maybe where you play it is called encore but here in bc it is called extra.  what province do you play the game?

                 

                you are providing me some good information. where are you going to find out this info?

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                  ok this was funny the first time around and not the 2nd time.

                  I thought it was a riot.


                                                               
                                       
                                                           

                   

                   

                   

                   

                                                                                                                     

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                    I thought it was a riot.

                    hehehe..Got caught did we...hehehe...

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                      Posted: June 9, 2010, 3:34 pm - IP Logged

                      7/49 Plus Bonus Ball

                      How does the Bonus Ball Work?

                      i believe they draw 6 numbers for the jackpot and one additional number for the bonus. i have caught the bonus ball a few time for like 3 dollars cdn.

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                        Posted: June 9, 2010, 5:24 pm - IP Logged

                        Quite a big jackpot,equal to $150 mil MM lottery,get what you see,no tax,no annuity. I love it ! They dont sell it online any more?

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                          Hi starchild, I do go to Ontario quite often as I was born near Niagara Falls and have many relatives there.  Extra seems to be like Encore, but our Encore top prize is 1 million.  I use OLG.CA web site to get my Ontario Lottery information.

                           

                          Good Luck !!

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                            Posted: June 9, 2010, 9:16 pm - IP Logged

                            I thought that Americans were ineligible to win foreign lotteries.  I thought I remember reading that somewhere.  Can anyone verify that?  Todd, do you know?