Saturday (Feb. 21) night’s 6/49 Lotto draw carried the second biggest Canadian jackpot ever, at $50.3 million (Canadian dollars) and the game produced four winners, one in Quebec and three in Ontario.
The Ontario tickets were purchased in the Sudbury area, as well as the Halton Region west of Toronto and Durham Region east of the city.
I do not yet know where in Quebec the winning ticket was bought.
Each winner will receive just under $12.6 million.
The biggest Canadian prize ” $54 million ” was won in 2005 by a lottery pool, 17 oil and gas workers from the Alberta communities of Camrose, Killam and Sedgewick.
GAMES WE PLAY:
There was no big winner in the Feb. 24 Mega Millions game moving the jackpot up to a very hefty $171 million.
The winning numbers were 1,27,28,35, 40 and the Mega ball was 6.
13 tickets overall matched the first five numbers but not the Mega ball. 10 of those tickets are each worth $250,000. Those tickets were bought in Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts (2 tickets), Michigan (2 tickets), New Jersey (2), New York and Texas.
3 tickets in California matched five numbers and not the Mega ball, those 3 tickets are each worth $211,387.
The Feb. 25 Powerball jackpot is $150 million.
The Feb. 27 Euro Millions jackpot is worth 41 million Euros.
Big jackpots everywhere.
Good luck, players.