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N.S. ticket holder wins Saturday night’s $17.4-million Lotto 649 jackpot

TORONTO — A lottery player in Nova Scotia won Saturday night’s $17.4-million Lotto 649 jackpot.

Atlantic Lottery says the winning ticket was sold in Victoria County on Cape Breton Island.

Meanwhile, the draw’s guaranteed $1-million prize went to a ticket holder in Ontario.

The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on Aug. 19 will be approximately $5 million.

A sign outside a Toronto convenience store advertises a Lotto 6/49 draw. (Chris Kitching/CP24)

A lottery player in Nova Scotia won Saturday night’s $17.4-million Lotto 649 jackpot.

Two $100,000 prizes won in Atlantic Lottery in Cape Breton last week

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Cape Breton Island was the hot spot for Atlantic Lottery last week with a number of winners, including two $100,000 winning tickets.

On Sept. 8, $100,000 was won in Cape Breton County on the Lotto Max Tag (1-8-0-2-9-6).

Although not confirmed by Atlantic Lottery, the Cape Breton Post has learned the ticket was purchased at the Irving in Howie Centre and was won by a group of 10 individual employees from Citizenship Canada in Sydney.

Meanwhile, on Sept. 11, a $100,000 prize was won in Port Hawkesbury on the Lotto Max Tag (6-4-7-8-9-0). The winner or location the ticket was purchased were not available.

Those wins weren’t the only ones in Cape Breton during the week.

On Sept. 7, a $5,000 prize was won in Sydney on Keno Atlantic, the winner had nine of 10 numbers correct, one number short of the $250,000 top prize; on Sept. 8, a $1,000 prize was won in Cape Breton County on the Hit or Miss main draw, with the winner having 11 of 12 numbers correct, one number shy of the $250,000 grand prize; and on Sept. 11, a $1,000 prize was won in Glace Bay on the Hit or Miss main draw. The winners and locations the tickets were purchased were not available.

Cape Breton Island was the hot spot for Atlantic Lottery last week with a number of winners, including two $100,000 winning tickets. On Sept. 8, $100,000 was won in Cape Breton County on the Lotto Max Tag (1-8-0-2-9-6). Although not confirmed ]]>