In Canada, the Interprovincial Lottery Corporation has announced the addition of a second weekly draw to its Lotto Max game alongside an increase in the lottery title’s maximum jackpot to a record-setting C$70 million ($52 million).

Dual draws:

The Toronto-headquartered lottery operator used an official press release to detail that Lotto Max draws have been held every Friday since 2009 but that aficionados will now be able to participate in identical Tuesday seven-number games for a corresponding C$5 ($3.72) charge.

Historical highpoint:

The Interprovincial Lottery Corporation is owned by Canada’s five provincial lottery operators, which encompass the Atlantic Lottery Corporation, the British Columbia Lottery Corporation, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, the Western Canada Lottery Corporation and Loto-Quebec, and stated that the launch of a second weekly Lotto Max draw represents ‘a new chapter in Canadian lottery history.’

Contemporary categories:

The lottery firm used the press release to explain that every Lotto Max entry sees participants invited to select a trio of seven numbers from one to 50 and comes complete with a one in 33,294,800 chance of hitting the main prize. It declared that the games moreover offer C$1 million ($742,955) Maxmillions jackpots as well as the new Match 5/7+bonus and Match 4/7+bonus categories.

Read a statement from the Interprovincial Lottery Corporation…

“Starting this week, Canadians can play the nation’s biggest lottery game twice each week. Thanks to a brand-new Tuesday draw added to the Friday draw, Lotto Max players will see jackpots grow more quickly than ever. What’s more, the main Lotto Max jackpot can now grow as large as C$70 million, a jackpot offering not yet seen in Canada.”