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$30M Lotto Max ticket sold in GTA

Maryam Shah, QMI Agency

(QMI Agency File Photo)

(QMI Agency File Photo)

Ontarians seem to be a lucky bunch, especially when they play Lotto Max.

On Friday, a Torontonian won the $30,350,652.50 jackpot and an Encore ticket holder in the Brampton area won $1 million.

Now the OLG is simply waiting for them to claim their prize.

“Sometimes people come in right away, sometimes they like to wait a while,” OLG spokesman Tony Bitonti said. “Maybe talk to an accountant, maybe wait for the shock to wear off.”

Better do all that within a year, because that’s how long you have to claim your winning ticket.

OLG does not reveal where the winning ticket was sold until the prize claim review process is over, in order to “maintain the security of that ticket,” Bitonti said.

“It could be a visitor, it could be a resident,” he said.

Last month, a family from Peterborough won the $50-million jackpot and in April, a Torontonian won the $40 million jackpot.

Next Friday’s jackpot is an estimated $10 million.

Since 2009, Lotto Max players in the province have won over $1.8 billion in prizes, including 28 jackpot wins and 169 winning Maxmillions tickets, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation says.

Players can check winning numbers on olg.ca, by visiting a lottery retailer or by calling OLG’s WIN! Line at (416) 870-8946 (Toronto area) or toll free at 1-866-891-8946 (outside the Toronto area).

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