VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - April 7, 2012) - LOTTO MAX players should be checking for more than Easter eggs this holiday weekend. The winning ticket for Friday's $30 Million LOTTO MAX jackpot was sold in Abbotsford, B.C.
The winner has one year to claim their prize and will join a growing list of lucky British Columbians who have struck it rich with LOTTO MAX including Steve Murphy of Atlin who won more than $16.6 million in February.
Winning tickets for secondary prizes of $141,026 were sold in Vernon and Comox for Friday's draw.
- The largest prize won in B.C. was a $50M LOTTO MAX jackpot in October 2010.
- In February 2010, two people split the $50M LOTTO MAX jackpot, with one of the winners from B.C.
- The largest prize ever won in Canada was a $54M Lotto 6/49 jackpot in Alberta in October 2005.
- The largest amount ever available to be won was $95M in a June 2010 LOTTO MAX draw - this was one $50M jackpot and 45 $1M MAXMILLION prizes. From this draw there were seven wins in B.C. with final winnings totaling about $2.5M.
LOTTO MAX can be played at all lottery retail locations and online at PlayNow.com, with tickets available until 6:00 p.m. (PDT) on draw day (Friday). Winning numbers and group release forms can be found online at bclc.com.