Save your money if you win the Lotto Max jackpot, advises one previous winner

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A Lotto Max jackpot winner has some advice for any potential winners of Friday night's record $95 million in lottery prize money.
Don't go on a wild spending spree or change your life too much - hard as that might be.
Retired Canadian Pacific worker Donald MacDonald is enjoying the $10-million jackpot he won back in March.
The 78-year-old Oakville, Ont., resident - who's single - has been renovating his home and plans to take a trip to Europe in August.
After his win, he says two or three banks approached him, all with the same advice - don't waste the money and just use it as needed.
MacDonald, who was an NHL goal judge in the 1960s, is happy to say few people have tried to hit him up for a loan.
The Lotto Max jackpot is at the maximum $50 million for the third straight week, and there are 45 Maxmillion draws worth $1 million each.
Ticket sales are up 38 per cent across the country compared to last week, said Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. spokeswoman Sarah Kiriliuk.
Because there are so many draws, the winning numbers might not be available by 5 a.m. ET Saturday when some retailers open, she said.
People planning to stay up all night to see if they're the country's newest millionaire might want to sleep in, she added.
In February, one ticket each in Quebec and B.C. split a $50-million Lotto Max draw while Marie Fontaine of Pine Falls, Man., won the $50-million jackpot last November.

Organizations: Canadian Pacific, NHL, Ontario Lottery and Gaming

Geographic location: Toronto, Oakville, Europe Quebec B.C. Pine Falls

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