Historic $68 million Lotto 6/49 jackpot winner guaranteed for upcoming draw
Published September 24, 2023 at 5:09 pm
Canada’s iconic lottery game, Lotto 6/49, is set to make history with its draw this week.
On Wednesday (Sept. 27) for the very first time, the draw will feature a guaranteed Gold Ball winner who will walk away with an unprecedented jackpot prize of $68 million.
According to the OLG (Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation), since the enhancement of Lotto 6/49 in September (2022), the jackpot has never before reached this staggering amount.
With only one ball left for Wednesday’s draw – the Gold Ball – the jackpot is assured to find its new multi-millionaire.
The OLG reports, the largest-ever Lotto 6/49 win to date was $64 million, claimed by a ticket holder in New Brunswick in April 2023 and in 2015, another $64 million was won by a resident of Mississauga.
In the most recent draw, on June 14, 2023 a Gold Ball jackpot was awarded to a lucky ticket holder in Niagara Falls, with the jackpot totalling $42 million.
After 15 weeks and 30 draws, the Lotto 6/49 Gold Ball jackpot has reached its peak limit of $68 million, setting the stage for a momentous draw on Wednesday night.
For many the excitement is palpable, as the nation anticipates the next multi-millionaire.
Lotto 6/49 offers players a chance to win two multi-million dollar jackpots every Wednesday and Saturday, all for just $3 per play. Alongside the Gold Ball draw, Lotto 6/49 also features the $5 million classic jackpot.
If you’re thinking of taking a chance at becoming the next multi-millionaire, tickets can be acquired at OLG.ca or through authorized OLG retailers until 10:30 p.m. on the evening of the draw.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising