June 3, 2024 2 min read


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Lucky Winner in Ottawa Scores CAD70 Million Lotto Max Jackpot

Several smaller wins also added to the recent excitement in Canada, as players aim at the remaining 6/49 multi-million prize

A lucky individual in the Canadian capital, Ottawa, struck gold with the CAD70 million (51.38 million) Lotto Max jackpot. The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) confirmed that the winning ticket for Friday night’s draw was sold somewhere in the city. The mystery winner has not yet made a public statement regarding his landmark win.

Ontario Players Are Winning Big

The winning numbers for the 17 May draw were 01, 04, 18, 19, 23, 28, and 29, with the bonus number being 43. This enormous win marks the latest in a series of significant Lotto Max jackpots claimed in Ontario. In recent months, the CAD70-million jackpot landed twice in the province: once in Lakefield in February and again in Toronto in April.

This string of wins highlights Ontario’s recent lucky streak in the popular lottery game. Besides the headline-making jackpot in Ottawa, Friday’s draw produced four Maxmillions winners, each claiming CAD1 million ($733,800). These fortunate tickets came from Etobicoke, the Cornwall area, and OLG’s online platform, OLG.ca, sold the remaining two.

Additionally, two Encore tickets, valued at CAD100,000 ($73,380) each, were sold in Mississauga and the Lennox and Addington/Frontenac region, adding to the excitement for lottery players across the province. For those still hoping for a big win, Ontario players have another chance to strike it rich with the upcoming Lotto 6/49 draw. 

OLG Remains Committed to Its Player Base

As the latest Ottawa winner steps forward to claim their life-changing prize, the OLG reminds all players to sign the front of their tickets and complete the information section on the back before submitting any claims. These measures are vital to ensuring ownership of the prize and avoiding any potential legal disputes.

Unclaimed OLG prizes get redirected to profits paid to the provincial government to benefit the people of Ontario. The lottery prides itself on its community-facing efforts, organizing regular fundraisers and prioritizing player safety. My PlaySmart, the OLG’s responsible gaming program, aims to help customers create and maintain healthy habits that enable a lifetime of sustainable play.

For now, Ottawa is buzzing with the excitement of producing another multi-millionaire, with the mystery winner likely savoring the moment before making any public statements. The lucky individual joins the ranks of those whose lives have undergone an astounding transformation by a single ticket and a stroke of extraordinary luck.

Deyan is an experienced writer, analyst, and seeker of forbidden lore. He has approximate knowledge about many things, which he is always willing to apply when researching and preparing his articles. With a degree in Copy-editing and Proofreading, Deyan is able to ensure that his work writing for GamblingNews is always up to scratch.

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