British Columbia Lottery Players Dominate Weekend Jackpots
It’s been a remarkable weekend for lottery players from British Columbia, who have scooped well over $33 million as two jackpot tickets and an extra reward all go to this Canadian province in the matter of days.
British Columbia Lottery Players Celebrate
A lucky lotto player won a 6/49 jackpot worth $7 million from a lottery ticket sold in Chilliwack, with numbers on the slip matching all six winning numbers. What is more, the Extra numbers $500,000 reward also went to a ticket holder in British Colombia, to Peace River-South region of the province.
However, it is the Lotto Max ticket worth $25.9 million, purchased in Burnaby, that started the winning streak for the British Colombia lottery players who ended up scooping the incredible sum of money.
The spectacular coincidence becomes even more jaw-dropping once you put all the numbers in perspective.
What are the odds for that?
The B.C. Lottery Corp. spokesman Doug Chang reveals that the odds of winning the Lotto Max Jackpot are nearly one in 28 million. And with the odds for 6/49 jackpot standing at roughly one on 14 million, the chances to have successive wins speak volumes for themselves.
According to the B.C. Lottery Corporation regulations, all lottery prize winners have 52 weeks from the draw date to claim their winnings. The B.C. Lottery Corp will make official announcement on specific locations where winning lottery tickets were purchased once the winners have reached forward to claim their rewards.
Interestingly enough, the largest 6/49 jackpot ever won thus far was $63.4 million back in April 2013, whereas the most lucrative Lotto Max jackpot prizes were drawn in October 2010, March and April 2016 when lucky winners scooped $50 million.