The total prize package in the Lotto Max lottery has climbed to another record.
After no winning ticket was drawn for the $70-million jackpot on Tuesday, even more $1-million Maxmillions have been added, bringing the total to $120 million in prizes.
The jackpot remains at $70 million, but now there are 50 Maxmillions to be won.
Lotto fever has gripped those who play the lottery as the Lotto Max continues a record-setting streak with Friday night’s draw.
"With an estimated 50 $1-million Maxmillions prize draws, plus a $70-million jackpot, lottery excitement is hitting unprecedented heights as Canada’s largest lottery game sets a second national record in less than one week for total prizes," the BC Lottery Corporation said in a press release Thursday.
Tuesday's draw saw one of the Maxmillions prizes won in B.C.
Two ticket holders will share the prize, receiving $500,000 each. One was sold in Vernon and one purchased online at playnow.com.
So far in 2021, B.C. lottery players have redeemed more than $58 million in winnings from Lotto Max.
The Maxmillions prizes are offered when the main jackpot reaches and exceeds $50 million.
The odds of winning the main jackpot are 1 in 33,294,800 ... but you can't win if you don't play.