Friday, June 14, 2024

First time in history: Lotto 6/49 is offering a $66 million jackpot on Saturday


For the first time in history, Lotto 6/49 is offering a staggering $66 million jackpot this Saturday, and you could be the lucky winner.

Lottery players in Canada are in for a historic moment as they gear up for the largest Lotto 6/49 jackpot in the game’s history.

With the Gold Ball Jackpot reaching a staggering $66 million and an additional $5 million available in the Classic Jackpot, players are eagerly preparing to take a shot at these life-changing prizes.

Tickets for the Lotto 6/49 draw can be purchased at any authorized lottery retailers in British Columbia or online through or the BCLC Lotto! App.

The odds are set with only two balls remaining in the draw, making it a 1 in 2 chance that the gold ball will be drawn on Saturday night.

If the gold ball is drawn, one lucky individual will walk away with the $66 million Gold Ball Jackpot, while the $5 million Classic Jackpot remains up for grabs.

This Saturday’s draw is a significant milestone, marking the first time that the Lotto 6/49 Gold Ball jackpot has reached this remarkable $66 million sum.

Introduced in September 2022, the Gold Ball draw enhanced the game, ensuring a guaranteed winner with every draw.

It starts with an initial prize of $10 million and comprises a set of 30 balls: 29 white and 1 gold. Each white ball carries a value of $1 million, while the coveted jackpot is embodied by the gold ball.

The Gold Ball jackpot progressively increases by $2 million with every white ball drawn.

“If the Gold Ball Jackpot grows to where there are no white balls left, the jackpot can reach up to $68 million,” said BCLC in a press release.

In April 2023, the previous record of $64 million was matched, thanks to a ticket purchase in New Brunswick. It was the first time since 2015 that the national Lotto 6/49 prize reached $64 million.


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