Fridays Lotto Max jackpot climbs to an estimated $40 million

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Another huge lottery jackpot is up for grabs this Friday.
The Lotto Max jackpot stands at an estimated $40 million for the fourth time since the game was launched in September 2009.
Players can purchase tickets at authorized retailers until 9 p.m. on May 28.
The most recent Lotto Max jackpot of more than $40 million was won on April 23rd by an Alberta welder laid off just a few weeks earlier.
Thirty-two-year-old Cameron Blair won $41.7 million to claim the second largest lottery jackpot ever won by an individual in Canada.
In February, two tickets split a $50 million Lotto Max draw - one in Quebec and the other in British Columbia. Last November, Marie Fontaine of Pine Falls, Manitoba pocketed a $50-million Lotto Max prize.
The Canadian record is a Lotto 6/49 prize of $54.3 million won in 2005 by 17 people in Camrose, Alberta. Each took home $3.2 million.

Geographic location: Alberta, Canada, Quebec British Columbia Pine Falls Manitoba Camrose

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  • lottoboothwrker
    July 02, 2010 - 13:31

    no steve people are just more greedy now

  • Busy Bayman
    July 02, 2010 - 13:30

    I'd settle for a tenth of a quarter of $40mil.

  • DB
    July 02, 2010 - 13:30

    I thought it was Altlantic Lotto not Central Canada Lotto another scew job for Atlantic Canadians

  • TS
    July 02, 2010 - 13:30

    don't waste your money folks - I already have the winning ticket here in my hand. :)

  • Steve
    July 02, 2010 - 13:23

    Human nature is a wonderful thing. The jackpot hits 40 million dollars and we are lining up for tickets. Yet when the jackpot is 10 million dollars many of us won't even give the lottery booth a second look.

    I guess 10 million dollars just doesn't go as far as it used to!

  • David
    July 02, 2010 - 13:20

    Today the headline blares out 'Huge Jackpot'! Tomorrow it will be: 'Gambling Addiction Hurts the Vulnerable'.

    Why does the media engage in such duplicitous and irresponsible tactics? Shameless hypocrites.

  • Jerome
    July 02, 2010 - 13:18

    Save your money - I already have the winning ticket

  • well
    July 02, 2010 - 13:18

    thats ok Steve ,we both buy tckets no matter what the jackpot is and i dont even get a free ticket , sooner or later im going to fly to Ont to buy one , at least ill have a chance. seems its like everything else here in newfoundland , if your here on the rock you dont have a chance for anything lol

  • Thornhill
    July 02, 2010 - 13:18

    I disagree with Steve from Corner Brook. The big lottery prizes DO go as far as they used to: as far as Quebec, Ontario and Western Canada.

  • g
    July 02, 2010 - 13:12

    I think it would be better to have 40 draws of $1 million each...$1 million to me is just as good as $40...and it increases your odds of actually winning something more than just a free play !!

  • Whaddaya At ?
    July 02, 2010 - 13:12

    Bill 'Talk Back' Rowe says lotteries are a tax on the stupid. Tell that to the laid off welder in Alberta who won $40 million.

  • Billy
    July 02, 2010 - 13:11

    As a gambling addict, this makes me want to rush out and buy an Oregon Lottery ticket.

  • Laughable
    July 02, 2010 - 13:10

    To all the people who think there is some conspiracy that gives the lotto to Ontario, Quebec, Western Canada:

    GET A CLUE.

    Look at the populations!

  • lottoboothwrker
    July 01, 2010 - 20:20

    no steve people are just more greedy now

  • Busy Bayman
    July 01, 2010 - 20:19

    I'd settle for a tenth of a quarter of $40mil.

  • DB
    July 01, 2010 - 20:18

    I thought it was Altlantic Lotto not Central Canada Lotto another scew job for Atlantic Canadians

  • TS
    July 01, 2010 - 20:18

    don't waste your money folks - I already have the winning ticket here in my hand. :)

  • Steve
    July 01, 2010 - 20:07

    Human nature is a wonderful thing. The jackpot hits 40 million dollars and we are lining up for tickets. Yet when the jackpot is 10 million dollars many of us won't even give the lottery booth a second look.

    I guess 10 million dollars just doesn't go as far as it used to!

  • David
    July 01, 2010 - 20:02

    Today the headline blares out 'Huge Jackpot'! Tomorrow it will be: 'Gambling Addiction Hurts the Vulnerable'.

    Why does the media engage in such duplicitous and irresponsible tactics? Shameless hypocrites.

  • Jerome
    July 01, 2010 - 20:00

    Save your money - I already have the winning ticket

  • well
    July 01, 2010 - 19:59

    thats ok Steve ,we both buy tckets no matter what the jackpot is and i dont even get a free ticket , sooner or later im going to fly to Ont to buy one , at least ill have a chance. seems its like everything else here in newfoundland , if your here on the rock you dont have a chance for anything lol

  • Thornhill
    July 01, 2010 - 19:59

    I disagree with Steve from Corner Brook. The big lottery prizes DO go as far as they used to: as far as Quebec, Ontario and Western Canada.

  • g
    July 01, 2010 - 19:50

    I think it would be better to have 40 draws of $1 million each...$1 million to me is just as good as $40...and it increases your odds of actually winning something more than just a free play !!

  • Whaddaya At ?
    July 01, 2010 - 19:49

    Bill 'Talk Back' Rowe says lotteries are a tax on the stupid. Tell that to the laid off welder in Alberta who won $40 million.

  • Billy
    July 01, 2010 - 19:48

    As a gambling addict, this makes me want to rush out and buy an Oregon Lottery ticket.

  • Laughable
    July 01, 2010 - 19:47

    To all the people who think there is some conspiracy that gives the lotto to Ontario, Quebec, Western Canada:

    GET A CLUE.

    Look at the populations!