Barrie, Ont. –
Friday’s mega jackpot makes history as many people rush to buy what they hope will be a lucky ticket.
“It’s very busy,” said Shabu Momin, the owner of Hasty Market. “People spend more money because it’s a high lottery, so instead of buying a $ 6 ticket, they buy $ 28 and $ 21.”
The $ 70 million jackpot, combined with an additional $ 70 million in prizes of $ 1 million, is a first.
“We have never seen so many prizes offered in a single draw in Canadian lottery history,” said OLG spokesperson Tony Bitonti.
Bitonti says the last time a winner hit the jackpot was in April when a $ 10 million prize was split between two people, one from Simcoe County and the other bought online .
“In the last few draws, a number of winning tickets have been sold in Simcoe County,” Bitonti said. “We are delighted to see where this next winner will come from.”
The odds of winning the jackpot are approximately one in 32 million.
If no one wins the jackpot, it will continue to roll.
According to the OLG, in recent draws entrants have won more than half of the Max Millions, valued at $ 1 million.