LOTTO SUPER 7 – $30 MILLION JACKPOT FOR FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2003

This is only the second time a LOTTO SUPER 7 jackpot has been this big.
SAULT STE. MARIE, ON, April 11 /CNW/ – Lottery players across the country are looking to win tonight’s HUGE $30 million jackpot! This is only the second time a LOTTO SUPER 7 jackpot has been this big.Jackpots Update
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The largest-ever jackpot in Canadian lottery history was $37,841,970 on the LOTTO SUPER 7 draw of Friday, May 17, 2002. That jackpot was split on four winning tickets across Canada – two in Quebec, one in Saskatchewan and one in British Columbia. The largest-ever prize won with a single ticket in Canadian lottery history was $25,000,000 from the April 4, 2003 LOTTO SUPER 7 draw that was won with a ticket sold in Ontario. A group of police officers from Hamilton and Waterloo shared that prize.The Game
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Not familiar with the lottery game that Canadians are playing in record numbers? Here are some fun facts about LOTTO SUPER 7.

– A LOTTO SUPER 7 ticket costs $2 and gives you three chances to win! Each ticket includes three sets of seven numbers. (You can select one set, the other two sets are Quick Picks, or you can choose to have Quick Picks for all three sets!)
– The odds of any one ticket winning the jackpot are approximately 21 million to 1. The odds of any one set of seven numbers winning are approximately 63 million to 1 (each SUPER 7 ticket includes three sets of numbers and therefore three chances to win on a single ticket). The overall odds of winning a prize are better than 1 in 6.
– There have been 461 draws held since LOTTO SUPER 7 was launched in May 1994.
– The jackpot has been won 106 times with a total of 133 top prize winning tickets. (A jackpot is shared when there is more than one winning ticket) In Ontario, players have won or shared a LOTTO SUPER 7 jackpot 69 times. Ontario LOTTO SUPER 7 players have won more than $1.4 billion in prizes.
– The biggest LOTTO SUPER 7 jackpot so far was $37.8 million on May 17, 2002. It was split on four winning tickets. The 2nd largest LOTTO SUPER 7 jackpot so far is the $25 Million from April 4th, 2003. The third largest to date was $22.5 million on March 27, 1998 and was won by an Ontario couple.
– The number drawn most frequently on LOTTO SUPER 7 to date is 16. It has been drawn as a regular (not bonus) winning number 85 times. The least frequently drawn number is 42. It has been drawn as a regular winning number 56 times. (Please note, the frequency at which a number has been drawn has no bearing on future draws. Each draw is an independent event, and each number has an equal chance of being drawn.)
– Ticket sales are expected to be brisk today! Ticket sales for a big LOTTO SUPER 7 jackpot typically pick up their pace as the draw approaches, with approximately half of the sales for the week taking place on the day of the draw. – For more information on LOTTO SUPER 7, visit our web site for lottery players at www.OLGC.ca.

Tickets for this week’s LOTTO SUPER 7 draw are available at more than 7,800 retail locations throughout Ontario until 9:00 p.m. (ET), Friday, April 11, 2003.

It is a provincial offence, punishable by fines,
to sell OLGC lottery tickets to anyone under 18 years of age.

It’s just a game. Play responsibly.
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