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The Next Lottery Draw In Canada Just Hit $65 Million & You Can Play Online

The draw is on Tuesday.

What would you do with $65 million? One lucky Canadian could be about to find find out. Next Tuesday’s Lotto Max draw just hit $65 million dollars, which is close to the highest jackpot in Canadian history. The best part is you might not even have to go outside to play.

In a news release, Lotto Max confirmed that the multi-million dollar prize would be up for grabs on Tuesday, March 24.

There would also be eight extra draws that night for $1 million each. That means a total of $73 million is waiting to be won.

However, with the current health situation in the country, going outside to buy a lottery ticket or two may not be the best or safest idea. Fortunately, there is a solution to that depending on where you live.

“In light of the current situation, we want to remind customers that—depending on the province they live in—they can also purchase their Lotto Max tickets online or by subscription,” the company said in a statement.

These provinces include Ontario through the PlayOLG website and Quebec through their Loto-Quebec site.

B.C. and Manitoba both offer online ticket purchases through their PlayNow website.

Meanwhile, on the east coast, the Atlantic Lottery Corporation, which serves all four eastern provinces, sells tickets for the draw on their website.

Unfortunately in Alberta and Saskatchewan, online ticket purchases are only available if you want to get a whole subscription.

Buying online may also mean some extra fees associated with processing your order. For example, in Ontario, The Star has reported in the past that these charges could be around $3.50 per ticket.

As for the prize available this time around, it is almost breaking records. At $65 million, it comes in second place to the highest jackpot ever offered in Canada.

The record-breaking prize was $70 million and has not only been up for grabs twice in 2020 so far but has been won twice as well.

The first win went to a man in Brampton back and January and then in February a Quebec man in his 20s was lucky enough to become a multi-millionaire.

While it’s nice to dream about all the things you could do with an extra $65 million, it’s also important to know what you’re getting into when you play.

According to OLG, the odds of winning any prize in the upcoming draw are 1 in 7. However, if you have your eyes on the big jackpot, your chance of winning drops down to approximately 1 in 33 million.

What would you do with $65 million? One lucky Canadian could be about to find find out. Next Tuesday’s Lotto Max draw just hit $65 million dollars, which is close to the highest jackpot in Canadian history. The best part is you might not even have to go outside to play. 

Lotteries

Prize Payout Offices 2020 Holiday Hours

For St. Albert and Calgary Prize Payout offices

AGLC Prize Payout Offices open to the public by appointment only

AGLC Prize Payout Offices are processing claims for players with the following requirements:

  • For the safety of staff and players, all in-person claims are by appointment only. Walk-in claims will not be accepted.
  • In-person appointments are available Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Prizes between $1,001 and $9,999.99 can be claimed in both Calgary and St. Albert. Prizes of $10,000 and up can only be claimed in St. Albert.
  • Winners can still claim prizes under $1,000 at retail. We recommend that claimants check with the retailer first to be sure they are able to pay out the prize.
  • Both locations are implementing the health measures outlined by Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, including physical distancing and disinfecting all appropriate surfaces between appointments.
  • AGLC staff are pleased to assist players and will be available by email and phone to answer questions or concerns.
  • Safety protocols, as advised by Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, have been implemented to ensure the safety of players and staff.

To book an appointment please call:

  • St. Albert Prize Payout Office – 780-447-8616
  • Calgary Prize Payout Office – 403-663-8301
  • Email: [email protected]

Please read our Frequently Asked Questions for the re-opening of the AGLC Prize Payout Offices.

How to claim a lottery prize

Congratulations! You’ve won a prize. Now what?

Take a look at the information below to get you started. Your prize amount determines what you do.

Up to $100

Prizes may be claimed:

  • Through a Lottery Ticket Retailer

$101 to $1,000

Prizes may be claimed:

Through a Lottery Ticket Retailer: Ask the retailer if they have enough cash to pay your prize. Lottery retailers are not obligated to pay prizes over $100. If a ticket wins $100.01 or more, the retailer can cancel the validation and direct you to claim your prize at another retailer or from an Alberta Prize Payout office.

By mail, through WCLC:

Western Canada Lottery Corporation
Prize Payout
10th Floor, 125 Garry Street
Winnipeg, MB R3C 4J1

  • In person, through Alberta Prize Payout Offices:

Phone: 780-447-8616
Toll Free: 1-800-272-8876 ask for extension 8616
Office hours: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday (except holidays)

Calgary Prize Payout Office
Deerfoot Atrium South
310, 6715 – 8 Street NE
Calgary, AB T2E 7H7

Phone: 403-663-8301
Office hours: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday (except holidays)

$1,001 to $9,999.99

Prizes may be claimed:

    By mail, through WCLC:

Western Canada Lottery Corporation
Prize Payout
10th Floor, 125 Garry Street
Winnipeg, MB R3C 4J1

  • In person, through Alberta Prize Payout Offices:
  • Phone: 780-447-8616
    Toll Free: 1-800-272-8876 ask for extension 8616
    Office hours: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Monday – Friday (except holidays)

    Calgary Prize Payout Office
    Deerfoot Atrium South
    310, 6715 – 8 Street NE
    Calgary, AB T2E 7H7

    Phone: 403-663-8301
    Office hours: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Monday – Friday (except holidays)

    $10,000 and up

    Anything over $10,000 is considered a major claim. You must claim in person.

    All major claims require an appointment in advance. Please call 1-800-272-8876 and ask for extension 8616.

    How to check your ticket

    There are several ways to check your ticket.

    • Use the Ticket Checkers at your lottery retailer.
    • Sign up for the WCLC MVP Service and have DAILY GRAND, LOTTO MAX, WESTERN MAX, LOTTO 6/49 and WESTERN 649 winning numbers emailed to you.
    • Download the free WCLC Lottery Manager app and use the ticket checker feature.
    • Check the winning numbers printed and posted at retail centres.
    • Call the Winning Numbers Lines for the most recent numbers:
      • Edmonton 780-459-5100
      • Calgary 403-275-8101
    Learn about checking lottery tickets, how to claim your prize and Prize Payout locations. ]]>