ON CLOUD 6/49: RECORD-HIGH $64 MILLION LOTTO 6/49 JACKPOT THE BIGGEST IN CANADIAN HISTORY

Toronto, ON –Cloud 6/49 has soared to new, uncharted heights! For the first-time ever, Saturday’s LOTTO 6/49 jackpot will reach a record-high estimated $64 Million plus the Guaranteed $1 Million Prize Draw.

“This Saturday’s LOTTO 6/49 jackpot is the biggest-ever offered in Canada!” says Wendy Montgomery, Vice President of Lottery Marketing & Sales at Ontario Lottery and Gaming. “With a $64 Million jackpot up for grabs, LOTTO 6/49 players can really dream BIG!”

LOTTO 6/49 has been busy making dreams come true since its launch 33 years ago:

  • Previously, the largest LOTTO 6/49 jackpot ever offered was $63,413,885 for the April 13, 2013 draw. The jackpot was shared between four winning tickets - three sold in British Columbia and one sold in Western Canada.
  • A LOTTO 6/49 jackpot was last won on September 5, 2015. The amount was $7 million. Since then the jackpot has rolled over 11 times.
  • A LOTTO 6/49 jackpot greater than $30 Million has been won 35 times.
  • Lucky sevens? The top number sequence chosen by LOTTO 6/49 players is 7, 14, 21, 28, 35, 42.
  • The most frequently drawn numbers for LOTTO 6/49 are 31, 45 and 40.
  • LOTTO MAX recently made headlines by offering and awarding a huge $60 Million jackpot for the September 25, 2015 draw.

Since LOTTO 6/49 was launched in June 1982, Ontario players have won more than $10.9 billion in prize money, including 1,313 jackpot wins. As of October 10, 2015 there have been 3,310 LOTTO 6/49 draws. For more information, please visit olg.ca and click on Lotteries.

Players can purchase a LOTTO 6/49 ticket at authorized OLG retailers until 10:30 p.m. Saturday, October 17, 2015 for the draw that evening.

OLG is a provincial agency responsible for gaming facilities, the sale of province-wide lottery games, the PlayOLG Internet gaming website and the delivery of bingo and other electronic gaming products at Charitable Gaming Centres across the province. Since 1975, OLG has provided nearly $42 billion to the Province and the people of Ontario. OLG’s annual payments to the province have helped support the operation of hospitals; prevention, treatment and research of problem gambling; amateur sport through the Quest for Gold program; and local and provincial charities. OLG was a Premier Sponsor of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am / Parapan Am Games.

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