- A historic $70 million jackpot is up for grabs tonight thanks to Loto-Québec.
- In addition to the huge Lotto Max prize, there are also 25 Maxmillion prize of $1 million each to be won.
- Details below.
Loto-Québec's Lotto Max jackpot went unclaimed last week, when no winning ticket was sold for the $70 million prize which was to be given out on Friday, January 3, 2020. Loto-Québec will be drawing numbers again tonight, Tuesday, January 7, 2020 to find the future multi-millionaire who will walk away with the $70 million jackpot. There will also be 25 Maxmillion prizes of approximately $1 million each.
This $70 million jackpot is apparently a record-breaking prize for Loto-Québec, surpassing the previously-titled largest jackpot in the province's history, a prize of $65 million, which was won last June in Montreal, according to TVA Nouvelles.
So if you've racked up some holiday debt or have been dreaming of a vacation... hell, if you're not stupid and know that $70 million would completely change your life, you should consider buying a ticket today before the deadline at 10:30 p.m.
Also, you don't have to head to a store to purchase your ticket, either, as Loto-Québec allows Québecers to play online via their website. You must be 18 years old, of course, with a valid credit card. Your billing address must be a Québec address and the phone number linked to your card must also be a Québec-region area code.
I tried signing up this morning and was out of luck because I've stubbornly not changed my phone number and 416 was not an option in the area code drop-down list... so it looks like I'll have to hoof it to the store if I really want my chance at this unreal prize.
J’ai la confirmation que le gros lot du #lottomax de 70 M$ N’A PAS été gagné ce soir! Nous avons toutefois 1 billet… https://t.co/AWxNWppqUi— Patrice Lavoie (il/lui) (@Patrice Lavoie (il/lui)) 1578122215.0
To purchase your ticket online, just head to the Loto-Québec website here and create an account. In order to be validated on their website, you have to have a valid credit card.
Otherwise, validation with an I.D. will take 48 hours and by then someone else will likely be $70 million richer.
In addition to the $70 million jackpot there is also the chance to win a mere $1 million via the Maxmillion prizes.
Just kidding. $1 million could change your life, too. Let's not be greedy.
J’apprends à l’instant que le lot de 65 M$ n’a pas été gagné, mais on a 2 billets gagnants d’un Maxmillions au Québ… https://t.co/nGowKiTJGZ— Patrice Lavoie (il/lui) (@Patrice Lavoie (il/lui)) 1577858203.0
It costs $5 per each Lotto-Max play and $2 to add the Québec Max and $1 to play with Extra, which means this purchase could cost you less than a fancy coffee and could afford you the money to then hire your own live-in barista.
On commence 2020 en force avec le Salon des gagnants rempli de nouveaux millionnaires!🙌🎉#nosgagnants https://t.co/aF8RNjXiOq— Le Chèque Géant (@Le Chèque Géant) 1578070187.0
Of course, gambling is not for everyone and it certainly won't solve your problems, so consider the consequences of getting swept up in a fever dream of fantasy.
The approximate odds of winning one of the Maxmillion $1 million prizes is 1 in 7, with one play.
The odds of winning the jackpot is a measly 1 in 33,294,800 with one play... which is nearly equivalent to you being chosen out of everyone in Canada.
So don't hold your breath... but if you win, call me. A cool million should cover it, considering you may have never known about this prize if it wasn't for me, right?
Bonne chance, Québec!