$50 million LOTTO MAX jackpot won in Manitoba!

WINNIPEG, Nov. 7 /CNW/ - Canada's newest lottery game has had its first BIG winner. Last night's LOTTO MAX main Jackpot of $50 Million was won by a single ticket purchased in Manitoba!

Some lucky ticket holder in Manitoba purchased the only ticket in all of Canada to match all seven of the main numbers drawn - 2, 7, 8, 11, 16, 17 and 18 - on one line.

"All we know right now is that the ticket was purchased somewhere in Manitoba," said WCLC spokesperson Andrea Marantz. "The winner, or winners, has an entire year in which to claim the prize - but I'm hoping we hear from them much sooner than that!"

This $50 Million Jackpot is a new record lottery win for Manitoba. LOTTO MAX is Canada's newest lottery game. The first draw was September 25, and the Jackpot has been rolling ever since. When LOTTO MAX's Jackpot hits $50 Million, it is capped and any additional funds are put into separate prizes of $1 Million each, called MAXMILLIONS. Last night, in addition to the $50 Million main Jackpot, there were draws for 10 MAXMILLIONS prizes.

Five of the MAXMILLIONS prizes were won, by a total of eight winning tickets - including one purchased in Winnipeg, and three purchased in Alberta. When checking their tickets manually, players must check their numbers against all 11 sets of winning numbers drawn. On the main winning numbers, prizes can be won for matching as few as three winning numbers on a single line. On MAXMILLIONS winning numbers, all seven numbers must be matched to win or share the $1 Million prize.

The earliest opportunity for any of the lucky winners on the Prairies to be in touch with WCLC is 8:30 a.m. CT/7:30 a.m. MT on Monday morning. The winner should call 1-800-665-3313 to receive confirmation that they hold the winning ticket, and instructions on how to claim the prize.

Revenue generated from Manitoba Lotteries gaming products and services
    have a direct and positive impact on Manitobans with net revenue
    allocated towards government programs in health care, education, social
    and community services and economic development.

For further information: Andrea Marantz, (204) 946-1397