Lotto Max jackpot to hit $70 million this Friday
People line up to buy Lotto Max tickets at a subway station in Toronto, Friday, June 4, 2010
TORONTO - Canadians will have a shot at the country's largest-ever lottery prize total this Friday -- $70 million.
There was no winner in last Friday's Lotto Max draw, so the jackpot remains at the maximum of $50 million.
Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. spokeswoman Sarah Kiriliuk says it will be the fourth time that amount is being offered as a jackpot.
However, she says the number of Maxmillions draws will rise to 20 separate $1 million prizes -- up from the five offered last Friday.
That makes a grand total of $70 million in prizes up for grabs.
The Maxmillions draws are triggered when the Lotto Max jackpot hits $50 million.