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Lotto Max breaks Canadian lottery record with $117m prize offer

Lotto Max has highlighted an increased “lottery buzz” in British Columbia, as 8 June’s draw will be the largest prize amount in Canadian history, a total of $117m.

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There will be 47 $1m Maxmillions prize draws as well as a $70m jackpot; Lotto Kax has described the affair as a “very exciting night of lottery."

Players can purchase Lotto Max tickets at any of the 3,500 lottery retailers in British Columbia; they can also purchase them online via the Play Now site or the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) lotto app.

In recent history, no Canadian lottery has reached the total prize amount of $117m. The previous record was set at $116m in October 2018, when customers could win a $60m jackpot and 56 Maxmillions prizes.

So far this year, Lotto Max says British Columbia lottery players have gained more than $56m in lottery winnings through its services.

Lotto Max is a lottery provider that offers jackpots of around $10m to $70m.

The firm organises two draws a week and $1m Maxmillions prizes when the main jackpot exceeds $50m.

Customers pay $5 for three selections of seven numbers; according to Lotto Max the odds of winning the jackpot per each $5 play are 1 in 33,294,800, whereas the overall odds to win a prize are 1 in 7.

It was recently reported that last Friday no one had claimed the $70m Lotto Max draw, though eight tickets were sold worth $1m each.

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