2019 marks record high $70 M jackpot. This will definitely bring good fortune to Canadians. More chances of winning and higher jackpot prize are something to really look forward to.
Beginning May 11, 2019, Lotto Max jackpot will increase to $70 million from $60 million jackpot cap. The jackpot prize was originally $50 million in 2009 when Lotto Max started and then increased to $60 million in 2015.
In addition to this, there will be 2 weekly draws as the interprovincial lottery game will then have Tuesday draw adding to Friday draw. This will definitely perk up the jackpot prize even more.
Two new prize categories will also be introduced: (1) Match 5/7 + bonus, (2) Match 4/7 + bonus.
The lottery said the odds of winning the main jackpot will be 1 in 33.3 million per $5 ticket.
Good thing about this increase is that there will be no additional cost on tickets and Maxmillion prizes will still be offered on the $50 million threshold as it is right now.