Canada's widely popular offering Lotto Max has recently awarded another lottery player with another major windfall. According to the Western Canada Lottery Corporation this time the winner resides in Edmonton, Alberta. Their identity remains unknown at the time, but they are eligible for a massive CA$50-million jackpot from the game.
Lotto Max is a nationwide game with two draws taking place every week. One on Tuesday and the other on Friday. The offering is quite popular among lottery enthusiasts due to its hefty payouts, such as its main prize which can reach the whooping CA$70,000,000. On top of that depending on the size of the jackpot, there are sometimes Maxmilions, each coming at CA$1 million.
Jackpot Finds Its Holder
According to the Western Canada Lottery Corporation, a winner has been found for the jackpot worth CA$50 million in the Tuesday, September 5, 2023 drawing of the popular lottery game. At the time, the name of the lucky winner is unknown. However, the Crown agency only revealed that the holder of the winning ticket resides somewhere in Edmonton.
Those who had tickets for the said draw are encouraged to check their tickets for the winning combination of 08, 20, 23, 26, 38, 45, 47, and 33 as bonus numbers. The winner matched all seven winning numbers. Now, after the jackpot has been claimed after a solid accumulation phase, it will amount to CA$12 million in the next draw on Friday, September 8, 2023.
But in addition to the activation of the jackpot, Tuesday's draw also saw one ticket claim a hefty second prize after matching six of the seven winning numbers plus the bonus numbers. The winner is set to claim CA$186,281.10, provided that they validate the ticket with the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation as they are located somewhere in the Heartland province.
However, that is not all, in its press release, the WCLC also reported that in the said drawing of Lotto Max, thirty-seven people matched six of the seven winning numbers. Hence, making them eligible for a CA$5,034.60 payout each. Unfortunately, no player managed to get one of the two Maxmillions from the draw. Lotto Max Extra also remained intact.
Alberta and Its Fair Share of Lotter Winners
Over the last couple of years, Albertans have claimed some hefty prizes by playing Lotto Max. This includes the largest recorded lottery win in the province belonging to Calgary business owner Mitchel Dyck. He won a life-changing CA$70,000,000 in 2022. Mr. Dyck is a lottery regular as he often buys purchases tickets when stopping to refill his truck for his business.
In addition to Mr. Dyck, in April 2023, Alberta witnessed another major lottery win in the province. This time a Lethbridge man won an amazing CA$55 million from the April 25, 2023 draw. The name of the winner is Aaron Parsons who got his lucky ticket from a 7-Eleven in Lethbridge to which he went to buy his girlfriend соме cake. To his surprise came home significantly richer.
Source: Silvestre, Irish Mae “Jackpot alert! Someone just won a life-changing $50 million lottery prize” Daily Hive, September 6, 2023