Canada’s biggest-ever lottery jackpot has been confirmed, with Toronto claiming a CA$21.3 million prize in the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. (OLG) draw on May 18th, 2019.

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CA$21M Jackpot Goes to Ontario, Confirms OLG

Last week’s multi-million prize from Lotto 6/49 was won by a local ticket holder, according to the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation. According to information from the Crown agency, one fortunate player from Kawartha Lakes has won the CA$21 million jackpot. The winner now has 52 weeks to collect their substantial prize.

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Lotto 6/49 is a popular game among lottery players in Canada, and it is drawn twice a week. One of the draws takes place on Wednesdays, while the other takes place on Saturdays. Every year, Ontarians win hundreds of millions of dollars in cash rewards, whether it’s one of the normal prizes or the Guaranteed CA$1 million prize, which is given out at the end of each round.

In search of the Big Winner

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The Crown corporation stated that the Lotto 6/49 jackpot winner was eventually located in the February 26, 2022 draw. The grand prize is valued at CA$21,593,703.80, and the lucky ticket holder lives in Kawartha Lakes, Ontario. The Crown urges the winner to contact them by calling 1-800-387-0098 to schedule a prize claim appointment at an OLG center.

Furthermore, the OLG said that certain awards from past lottery drawings had yet to be claimed. The agency stated that one Encore Lotto Max ticket, valued over CA$1,000,000, was won by a Welland resident on April 30, 2021. There’s also a CA$57,065.30 Lotto 6/49 ticket sold in Mississauga that expires at the end of May 2022.

Peter Stefanovic of Brantford won CA$2 million in the Instant CA$2 Million Extreme game, according to the Crown organization. After receiving his check, the 60-year-old retiree said that he had won the huge reward after winning CA$40 in a game and using it to purchase the ticket that finally netted him the CA$2 million.

Mr. Stefanovic also disclosed that he purchased the ticket at an Esso on Brantford’s King George Road. He intends to split the large sum with his children and take some time to make other choices with the money. He is now contemplating buying himself a brand-new pickup and a new set of golf equipment as a gift.

There Will Be More Winners

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has paid out a CA$22,000,000 Lotto Max prize to Gary Myles of Oakville, Ontario. His ticket was chosen as the winning one in the game’s January draw, and the IT worker said that he found out about the large prize on his wife’s birthday, and that it was a fantastic birthday present for both of them.

This isn’t the first large Lotto Max victory in recent weeks; in mid-February, the Western Canada Lottery Corporation reported that a Saskatchewan resident had won a whopping CA$20 million. The winning combination for the February 15, 2022 draw was 19, 26, 28, 36, 40, 42, 48, and 6 as a bonus number. The winner should contact the agency to find out when they will be able to collect their prize.

Allysha Howse, Allysha Howse, Allysha Howse, Allys Narcity, February 28, 2022, “A Winning Lottery Ticket Worth Over $21 Million Was Sold In Ontario, So Check Your Pockets.”

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens when you win the lottery in Ontario?

A: In Ontario, you win the lottery when your ticket number matches one of the five winning numbers. If it is a match, then you get paid in Canadian dollars. Depending on how much money you won and whether or not there are taxes involved will determine what percentage of that amount goes back to the government.

Is OLG for Ontario only?

A: NO! OLG is a government sponsored lottery in Canada.

Where does the money go from OLG?

A: The money that comes from OLG is used to fund the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation. Since this organizations mission includes protecting players, enforcing fair play, and overseeing social responsibility initiatives in gaming, they use some of the revenue generated by a game like Beat Saber for these purposes.

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