Estimated 31 MaxMillions $1 million draws coming Friday
By Todd Northrop
For the third straight week, lottery players across Canada will take their chances at a $50 million main jackpot and a rising number of $1 million MaxMillions bonus drawings.
On Friday night, no tickets matched the seven numbers drawn to win the $50 million main jackpot, so the upcoming Lotto Max draw for Friday, March 11 will remain at an estimated $50 million with an additional estimated 31 $1 million MaxMillions prizes up for grabs, bringing the total prize amount to $81 million.
Friday night there were 22 MaxMillions bonus draws, each worth $1 million. All of the MaxMillion bonus draw winning numbers, plus the lottery results for the main drawing, are published on Lottery Post's Lotto Max with MaxMillions for March 4, 2011 page.
Nine of the 22 bonus draws were winners, with three of those winning tickets split by two winning tickets.
When Lotto Max is in MaxMillions mode, consumers will see the green 'plus' symbol at retailers and in advertising. This indicates that the Lotto Max jackpot is estimated at $50 million plus the number of additional MaxMillions draws that are also estimated.
MaxMillions prizes are drawn separately from the Lotto Max jackpot draw, which means that a Lotto Max ticket not only gives players a chance at $50 million but also the chance to win any of the $1 million MaxMillions draws on the same date.
Tickets for the upcoming drawing are available at official lottery retailers until approximately 9 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, March 11.