It's Official: Canada's Lotto MAX Can Now Break The $50 Million Prize Barrier

Greg McKenzie from OLG presents a $50 Million check to Gregory and Tammy Nikolopolous along with their children Caiden and Jennifer. PHOTO: CNW Group/OLG

Canadian lottery players can get excited. The Lotto Max jackpot that's usually stuck at $50 million is going up.

The lottery announced that beginning July 17, 2015, the Lotto Max jackpot cap will increase from $50 million to $60 million.

Following the increase, the jackpot cap - or the maximum amount that a main jackpot can reach - will now continue to grow once the LOTTO MAX jackpot reaches $50 million.

There will be no change in price for Lotto Max. Players will continue to receive three lines for each $5 play.

The timing of the first draw with a $60 million jackpot will depend on sales and when jackpots are won between now and then.

Jo-Ann and Gaetan Champagne were one of 33 to win the $50 million Lotto Max jackpot. PHOTO: Toronto Sun

MAXMILLIONS prizes will continue to start when the jackpot reaches $50 million.

FUN FACT: Since 2009 and across Canada, Lotto Max has offered a $50 million jackpot 83 times and it has been won 33 times.


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