One of two winners of the national lottery Lotto Max was someone who purchased their ticket in Kamloops, splitting the $70 million prize with another winner in Ontario.
Another ticket purchased in Kamloops won a $250,000 prize as part of Maxmillions.
The jackpot and $250,000 win follow two other recent lotto wins in Kamloops, with two people who purchased tickets here winning $1 million and $500,000 in last Friday's draw. But no one claimed the big prize that day. Winners have 52 weeks from the draw date to claim their prize.
The winning numbers were 7, 11, 22, 28, 33, 44, 49 with a bonus of 10. The Extra numbers were 1, 7, 23 and 41.
Whoever sold the ticket will also win. BCLC says sellers of winning tickets between $2 million and $70 million will receive 0.1 per cent of the pot — or in this case, $35,000.
The next Lotto Max jackpot is estimated at $50 million.
About Lotto Max:
• Draws are held on Tuesdays and Fridays at 7:30 p.m.
• Jackpots are between $10 million and $70 million.
• Cost is $5 for three selections of seven numbers
• $1 million Maxmillions prizes are offered when the main jackpot reaches and exceeds $50 million.
• Numbers are selected from 1 to 50.
• Odds of winning the main jackpot: 1 in 33,294,800 per $5 play.
• Overall odds to win a prize: 1 in 7 per $5 play.