Canada is looking for its next major Lotto Max winner, as the Western Canada Lottery Corporation reports that someone has won a stunning multi-million prize. According to the Crown agency, the winner of the CA$70 million jackpot from last week resides in Alberta, thus breaking the previous record for the largest lottery win in the history of the province.
Lotto Max is a weekly drawn lottery game that is the preferred choice for many Canadian lottery fans as its max jackpot can reach CA$70 million. Once the main prize passes the CA$50 million mark it also offers several Maxmillion prizes each worth CA$1 million. Draws for the game are held on every Tuesday and Friday.
Waiting for the Winner
On Friday, April 1, 2022, the Lotto Max jackpot reached its peak of CA$70,000,000 and according to the WCLC, it has been won by an Alberta resident. The winner is still unknown but the Crown agency stated that they are not from either Calgary or Edmonton. The exact point of purchase is not revealed due to safety concerns, but they will be announced once they claim their prize.
The WCLC urges everyone from the province to double-check their tickets and reminds that the winning numbers for the Friday draw were 07, 10, 18, 29, 38, 43, 50, and, 41 was drawn as the bonus number. The winner now has up to 52 weeks to contact the agency and book an appointment to claim their CA$70,000,000 windfall at a WCLC office.
This most recent win breaks the record for the largest lottery prize won in Alberta. The previous record was held by a Calgary ticket holder who won a hefty CA$65 million jackpot in Lotto Max draw back in October 2019. His name is Tai Trinh, and he won his hefty prize from a CA$6 Quick Pick ticket, which was purchased at a northeast Calgary gas station.
Another major winner from the region is Bon Truong from Edmonton who won the life-changing CA$60 million from the game in an October 26 draw back in 2018. He cashed out his prize after 10 months. According to the WCLC, 56 locals have won a prize worth CA$1 million or more in 2021, including a ticket worth CA$34,162,116.30 from Pincher Creek.
This is the second time in several months, that a Canadian has won a CA$70 million jackpot from a Lotto Max draw. Previously, 54-year-old Manoharan Ponnuthurai from Brampton won such a prize on December 17, 2021 draw who also used the Quick Pick option. With the prize, his wife will be able to back to school, and they also plan on traveling around the world.
In October 2021, British Columbia also recorded a winner of a CA$70 million Lotto Max prize. The name of the winner is Christine Lauzon from Burnaby, who also used the Quick Pick option. Her winning ticket was purchased at Shopper Drug Mart on Hastings Street in Burnaby in time for the September 28 draw last year, which is a day she will never forget.
Source: Franklin, Michael “Winning $70-million Lotto Max ticket sold in Alberta”, CTV News Calgary, April 2, 2022